Go buy the new FreeDarko book

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.

Comments (3)

  1. I may have to drink some vitaminwater to make room but ok, you talked me into it.

  2. Yep I was eyeing that book for the last couple of weeks, Probably a buy in the next week or so. Now I’ve just got to finish “The Breaks of the Game” by Halberstam (pretty good so far, indepth view on what the NBA business looked like in the late seventies). It would be my 5th NBA/ABA book of the last year I’ve bought.

    I’ve read “The Book of Basketball” by Bill Simmons. Highly humoristic book with a new twist on the Hall of Fame that’s keep you interested and debating for a long time (I loved it even I don’t agree with all the ranks). It IS highly opinionated, even if Simmons wants you to believe otherwise sometimes. Also read “The Rivalry”, a more sober book about Wilt and Bill, still very good. And “Loose Balls”, a highly entertaining and original approach to the ABA, very underappreciated through the years. A must-read.

  3. i bought the book!

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