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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.

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 ESPN.com’s The Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA.
Author(s): Bill Simmons, Malcolm Gladwell

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.
Author(s): Elliott Segal, Adam

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!
Author(s): Anthony Curcio

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.
Author(s): Anthony Curcio

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

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.
Author(s): Richard Lu

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

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.
Author(s): Jon M. Fishman

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.
Author(s): Anthony Curcio

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.
Author(s): Alex Wong , Sean Woodley, et al.

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.
Author(s): Howard Bryant

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.
Author(s): Sam Amico

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.
Author(s): National Basketball Coaches Association, Giorgio Gandolfi

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.
Author(s): Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty

Best Nba Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Boxed out of the NBA: Remembering the Eastern Professional Basketball League

Author(s): Syl Sobel, Jay Rosenstein
ID: 2958742, Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: epub

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

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