Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Review of "Strange But True Basketball Stories," by Howard Liss

Review of

Strange But True Basketball Stories, by Howard Liss ISBN 0394856317

Three out of five stars

 This book should really be titled something like, “Some Memorable Basketball Games.” For most of these games were not all that strange, and it is not necessary to significantly suspend your disbelief in order to accept the truth. That is not to say that the stories of the games are not interesting, for they are.

 The date of publication is 1972, when the NBA was largely a secondary professional sport, much less popular than it is today. The subtitle uses the phrase, “…basketball’s offbeat moments and zany players.” Few of these stories rise to that level, most of the games and situations were unusual, but not by that much.

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