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Best NBA Books Reviewed & Ranked

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Nba books.

1. The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy (2010)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedForeword by Malcolm Gladwell   Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more*Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining basketball addict known to millions as’s The Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA. From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens—and then closes, once and for all—every major pro…
Author(s): Bill Simmons, Malcolm Gladwell

2. Basketball Now!: The Stars and Stories of the NBA (2017)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedIdeal for every fan of the game. Riding the best-selling success of the first edition, Basketball Now! Second Edition presents the best players in the NBA today — complete with a fresh crop of young stars whose swagger and game has seen them launch to league-wide stardom. From hyped rookies to bona fide superstars, this second edition is packed with 50 profiles and more than 130 action images. From Curry and Lebron to Klay Thompson and DeMar DeRozan, here are just some of the stars: Adam Elliott Segal also gives readers a tour of the NBA universe, including chapters on the NBA Draft, the Dunk Contest, and the best clutch performances and…
Author(s): Elliott Segal, Adam

3. NBA Design: Shoes, Logos and Jerseys: The Ultimate Creative Coloring Book for Adults and Kids! (2017)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedHours of fun coloring your favorite NBA jerseys, logos and player shoes! Full Jersey (front and back) and logos of every team. Over 15 NBA player shoes. The ultimate coloring book for the creative basketball fan! Design your own jerseys, shoes and so much more!     Featuring Shoes from: DeMar DeRozen, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Isaiah Thomas, DeAndre Jordan, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, John Wall and more! 100 Pages (91 total pages to color)   Ages 6+      Excellent Birthday or Christmas Gift for the NBA fan!…
Author(s): Anthony Curcio

4. NBA All Stars 2018-2019: The Ultimate Basketball Coloring and Activity Book for Adults and Kids (All Star Sports Coloring) (Volume 5) (2018)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedThis is the 2018-19 NBA edition of the best selling All Stars series! With more players, more detail, more statistics and more excitement for basketball fans of all ages! Featuring all 30 current team logos, over 40 high quality player illustrations and a new “Design Your Own Team” section. Create your team logo, jerseys, basketball court, shoes, plays and even players!Be sure to check out the newest released in the series: MLB All-Stars 2019 Coloring Book by Anthony Curcio! NBA All Stars 2018-19 is the ultimate coloring book for the creative basketball fan and…
Author(s): Anthony Curcio

5. NBA COLORING BOOK / LOGO of all TEAMS ’19-20 (Sports Series Charles Okurowski) (2019)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedOver thirty NBA teams logo to coloring. Season 2018 / 2019.Each illustration is printed on a separate 8.5 X 11 inch sheet.I hope you like my book. I would be very grateful for the comment….
Author(s): Karol Okurowski

6. The NBA Summer Almanac, 2019 edition: Cover 4 (2019)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedThe 2019 edition of the NBA Summer Almanac is a comprehensive reference guide that thoroughly analyzes all matters related to the this year’s NBA Offseason. This almanac includes full scouting reports on this year’s draft prospects, free agent contract projections and detailed breakdowns of the current state of all 30 NBA teams along with deep dive research that you can’t find anywhere else. If you are looking for the best available information that covers the draft, free agency and the future direction of every NBA team, then pick up a copy of this 2019 edition…
Author(s): Richard Lu

7. Who Is The Greatest Teams In NBA History?: An in-depth look at the top 16 teams in NBA history. (2017)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedWho is the greatest NBA team of all time? A better question might be “Is this even something that can be answered?” Instead of being a traditional countdown that simply discusses the resumes for these historic teams, this book pits these legendary teams against each other in a memorable 16-team bracket to see who will emerge on top. Following the tournament, it is the 2017 Golden State Warriors turn as they face off against all 16 teams to see their place in history….
Author(s): Matthew R Damian

8. Stephen Curry (Amazing Athletes) (2015)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedNBA scouts nearly overlooked point guard Stephen Curry. Most NBA stars come from well-known schools, but not Stephen. He played for Davidson College in North Carolina, where he set the all-time scoring record for his university and his conference. In 2007-2008, he set the all-time college record for most three-point shots made in a season. Stephen was the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft, chosen by the Golden State Warriors. He has racked up impressive stats ever since and led his team to the best record in the NBA midway through the 2014-2015 season….
Author(s): Jon M. Fishman

9. NBA Legends: Basketball Coloring & Activity Book for Adults and Kids: Players, Jerseys and Logos (35 Best Biography) (2019)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedHours of fun for grown-up’s and kids alike with this NBA Legends coloring, activity, and stats book. Includes:Every NBA team’s Logo and Jersey (front and back)Player biographies, stats and ranking, position by position to select the NBA’s All-Time Greatest Teams!Over 35 detailed illustrations, of the greatest to ever play the game (Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry, Magic Johnson, Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Larry Bird, Dirk Nowitzki, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and so many more!) This book is the perfect gift idea, guaranteed to bring a smile to any true basketball…
Author(s): Anthony Curcio

10. We The Champs: The Toronto Raptors’ Historic Run to the 2019 NBA Title (2019)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedWe The North. The slogan for the most successful era of Raptors’ basketball was elevated to a new level with the stunning off-season acquisition of superstar Kawhi Leonard. Finally breaking through after years of knocking on the door of the Eastern Conference, the Raptors made history and brought the first championship home to Toronto since the Blue Jays in 1993. From an intriguing new coaching hire in Nick Nurse, to the Leonard trade, to a midseason addition of Marc Gasol, the 2018-2019 season was one of changing the identity of the team, building chemistry, and leading to the…
Author(s): Alex Wong , Sean Woodley, et al.

11. Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Basketball (2017)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedFast-paced, adrenaline-filled, and brimming with out-of-this-world athleticism, basketball has won the hearts of fans all across America—yet it is particularly popular among kids and teens. Giants of the game like Steph Curry, LeBron, and Michael Jordan have transcended the sport to become cultural icons and role models to young fans. From the cornfields of Indiana and the hills of North Carolina, to the urban sprawl of New York City, Chicago and L.A., love of the game stretches from coast to coast. Featuring Top Ten Lists to chew on and debate, and a Top 40-style Timeline of Key Moments in…
Author(s): Howard Bryant

12. The Ultimate Basketball Trivia Book: 600 Questions for the Super-Fan (2019)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & Ranked  In this collection of 600 questions, Sam Amico tests your level of expertise on all things basketball. Every era of basketball history is represented, from Bob Cousy to Chris Paul, Moses Malone to Joel Embiid, Michael Jordan to LeBron James, Wilt Chamberlain to Shaquille O’Neal ,and everyone in between. Some of the many questions that Amico poses include:     From the Celtics dynasty to the most exciting Final Four games of all time, from Magic Johnson and Larry Bird to Stephen Curry and James Harden, here is the definitive…
Author(s): Sam Amico

13. NBA Coaches Playbook: Techniques, Tactics, and Teaching Points (2008)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedThe Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash shines in running the break, but how do his teammates know where to go to get open to receive his passes? Orlando's Dwight Howard is a tremendous talent in the post, but how has he improved and added new dimensions to his game? And how is it that Utah's Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer run the screen-and-roll as smoothly as Jazz legends John Stockton and Karl Malone did years before? Coaching. Yes, even in a league loaded with superior athletic talent, the teaching, tactical maneuvers, and strategies provided by NBA coaches are second to…
Author(s): National Basketball Coaches Association, Giorgio Gandolfi

14. Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success (2014)

 Best NBA Books Reviewed & RankedDuring his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the “Zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story…
Author(s): Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty

Best Nba Books Reviewed & Ranked

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The NBA Story: How the Sports League Slam-Dunked Its Way into a Global Business Powerhouse (The Business Storybook)

Author(s): Rich Mintzer; eric Mintzer
ID: 2530033, Publisher: Harpercollins Leadership, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Feeding the Dragon: Inside the Trillion Dollar Dilemma Facing Hollywood, the NBA, & American Business

Author(s): Chris Fenton
ID: 2580282, Publisher: Post Hill Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Rapture: Fifteen Teams, Four Countries, One NBA Championship, and How to Find a Way to Win -- Damn Near Anywhere

Author(s): Nick Nurse
ID: 2819416, Publisher: Little, Brown, Year: 2020, Size: 12 Mb, Format: epub

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