First of all, if you’re a basketball fan or a fan of well-written, intelligent sports literature and you aren’t reading FreeDarko, you’re should reconsider. If you haven’t heard of it, you’re pardoned – just follow this link, add it to your RSS feed (along with Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie and ESPN’s True Hoop) and enjoy the three best blogs in basketball.
Now that we have that covered, I want to inform all of you that I have what could be the greatest basketball book ever written in my hands. The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac: Styles, Stats and Stars in Today’s Game by FreeDarko.
Forward by Gilbert Arenas.
Yeah. You heard me.
(And before any of you say anything, trust that I might be adding a little hyperbole to this. Yes, David Halberstam’s Playing for Keeps was a phenomenal pro basketball book, and there are countless more I haven’t read. But at this point in time, nothing is beating this FreeDarko masterpiece.)
The book is fantastically designed (a dying art, the design of books) and phenomenally written, touching on the best aspects of the game we all love. You can find it here.
BUY IT AND LOVE IT.
That is all. If you wonder where I am for the next two weeks, it’s reading this fucking masterpiece.