Today marks the release of the newest FreeDarko book. It’s called “The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History,” and you really should go buy it and put it in your hands and then read every single word of it while marveling at the pictures.
Not just because we’re friends with those bros. Not just because Chuck Klosterman called the illustrations “borderline genius.” And not just because you need to have read the entire text by this Friday because Bethlehem Shoals is going to be a guest on this week’s episode of The Overdose. Yes, all of those are valid reasons, but you really just need to read this book for your own benefit.
I’m about three-quarters of the way through and I will gladly vouch for this entire thing. It works as a reflection on NBA history, it works as a piece of art — seriously, the illustrations are incredible — and it definitely works as part of the FD ethos. You will be very happy to have read this book, no matter how familiar you are with FreeDarko‘s unique way of looking at the NBA. It is that good.
Plus, the orange cover looks excellent on a bookshelf. That’s extra bang for your buck.