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08-11-2013, 05:08 PM
I have a SLAM subscription which I do really enjoy.

I read a fair deal of grant land articles which sometimes I enjoy. Shaq's biography was awesome.

Just wondering if there was something I was missing that would be an awesome read or time waster before the season started?

Any suggestions?

08-11-2013, 05:10 PM
Prosportsdaily is awesome. And yeah...Grantland.

08-11-2013, 05:17 PM
bill simmons the book of basketball.

08-11-2013, 05:19 PM
Bill Simmons book is a pretty awesome read IMO. 500+ pages but its a breeze through. Extremely biased and Celtic-homerish but still a good read nonetheless.

08-11-2013, 05:22 PM
Good NBA blog.


Good site for images when you're bored. (although he's a Lakers fan :p ; and doesn't update that often)


I have this book on Jordan, but i'll be honest I never read it...

08-11-2013, 05:31 PM
The most recent sports book in general that I read and loved was Scorecasting: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0307591808

It basically challenges common conceptions in basketball and other sports and it's all very interesting/entertaining. Basically the Freakonomics of sports.

TrueHoop network is dope too: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop. Has links to all the team-specific blogs on the right.

08-11-2013, 05:35 PM
Phil Jackson's Sacred Hoops is the first book I would recommend.

The NBA's Hangtime Podcast has interesting interviews. The hosts, Seikou Smith, Lane Whitaker, and Rick Fox are funny and bring a lot of knowledge to the table.

08-11-2013, 05:37 PM
Everything from Zach Lowe.

08-11-2013, 08:41 PM
awesome database for stats... http://www.basketball-reference.com

You may have known about that already though.