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Free download The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball review ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó John Taylor John Taylor Ó 4 Read & Download A BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE NBA’S GLORY DAYS AND THE RIVALRY THAT DOMINATED THE ERAIn the mid 1950s the NBA was a mere barnstorming circuit with outposts in such cities as Rochester New York and Fort Wayne Indiana Most of the best players were white; the set shot and layup were the sport’s chief offensive weapons But by the 1970s the league ruled America’s biggest media markets; contests attracted capacity crowds and national prime time television audiences The game was played “above the rim”–and the most marketable of its high flying stars were black The credit for this remarkable transformation largely goes to two giants Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain In The Rivalry award winning journalist John Taylor projects the stories of Russell Chamberlain and other stars from the NBA’s golden age onto a backdrop of racial tensions and cultural change Taylor. In the the story The Rivalry written by John Taylor the main person is Wilt Chamberlain who had a very prideful and cocky attitude towards others and basketball For example Wilt thinks that he is the best player ever in the history of basketball and said things like I m the only important one on the team the others don t matter at all Taylor 107 Wilt Chamberlain was the top pick in the 1959 draft from Kansas He stood 7 feet tall and he was so athletic that every single team so desparately wanted him As Wilt Chamberlain s view of himself in basketball was of being the best player his team does not preform well to the expectations because he dominates his teammates Other things he said about his basketball career was I always dominate my teammates and I feel like they do nothing for the team Taylor 282 Later on while he becomes older and matures he realizes that if he has good relationships with his teammates and gets them working in the system that the team can go very far Back in what the author calls the golden age of basketball if you had a very skilled Big Man or center then your team would do very well One of Wilt s rivals was Bill Russell Now it doesn t say this in the book but by clues you can tell that these two men hated each other s guts Bill Russell played for the championship Celtics coached by Red Auerbach The Celtics in the 50 s and 60 s won eight straight championships Bill Russell was a dominant center and he and Wilt talked a lot of trash to each other For instance Bill once said to a reporter He s had a good teacher and I don t mean Coach Hannum It s me Taylor 292 From this small uote you see how big the rivalry was Whenever Wilt and Bill faced off in a game it got aggressive and sometimes even physical as both of them threw some brutal punches and blows at each other Both of them are some of the best that the game of basketball has ever seen and their legacies will always remain in history As the years went by Wilt changed his attitude very much from being a prideful man to always thinking of his teammates and other people This well written book captivated me with its interesting facts of The Goilath Wilt Chamberlain Bill Russell and the game of basketball What I learned from reading was that back in the early days of basketball there was no three point line and they sometimes banned people from dunking because they often shattered the backboards due to the poor design of the rims Also as the new NBA started up in the 40 s and 50 s the games were not well attended and therefore they were not profitable In the book you also would notice how the black players were treated during the time Even if they were the league s greats like Bill and Wilt outside of the arena they were discriminated against I would recommend this book to anyone that has a strong passion for the game of basketball and loves history The game of basketball has changed over the years and it is hard to imagine what changes will take place in the future

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Free download The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball review ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó John Taylor John Taylor Ó 4 Read & Download Othing of their candor–also inflamed passions along America’s racial and generational fault lines In many ways Russell and Chamberlain helped make the NBA and to some extent America what they are todayFilled with dramatic conflicts and some of the great moments in sports history and building to a thrilling climax–the 1969 final series the last showdown between Russell and Chamberlain–The Rivalry has at its core a philosophical uestion Can determination and a team ethos embodied by the ultimate team player Bill Russell trump sheer talent embodied by Wilt Chamberlain Gripping insightful and utterly compelling the story of Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain is the stuff of sporting legend Written with a reporter’s unerring command of events and a storyteller’s flair The Rivalry will take its place as one of the classic works of sports history From the Hardcover editi. Okay but not greatThis was a decent read about my favorite era of basketball but I felt that the author was a little slanted against WiltThe narrative offered was the same tired account that was prevalent back in the 60 s that Wilt was a stat chasing loser and Russell was the heroic less talented winnerNobody loves GoliathThe author seemed to emphasize Wilt s flaws while downplaying Russell s flawsBut still an okay read if you love this era of basketball

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Free download The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball review ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó John Taylor John Taylor Ó 4 Read & Download ’s electrifying account of two complex men–as well as of a game and a country at a crossroads–is an epic narrative of sports in America during the 1960sIt’s hard to imagine two characters better suited to leading roles in the NBA saga Chamberlain was cast as the athletically gifted yet mercurial titan while Russell played the role of the stalwart centerpiece of the Boston Celtics dynasty Taylor delves beneath these stereotypes detailing how the two opposed and complemented each other and how they revolutionized the way the game was played and perceived by fans Competing with and against such heroes as Jerry West Tom Heinsohn Bob Cousy John Havlicek and Elgin Baylor and playing for the two greatest coaches of the era Alex Hannum and the fiery Red Auerbach Chamberlain and Russell propelled the NBA into the spotlight But their off court visibility and success–to say n. Like a game where your team is down by 20 points after the 1st uarter and they claw their way back for a win this book did the sameIt started out slow and tedious Reading like a school textbook taking way too much time introducing Russell Chamberlain and going off on too many unnecessary tangentsBut after the initial growing pains it rebounded nicely and flowed very smoothly describing not just the action on the court but also detailing a very interesting and entertaining in depth and behind the scenes look at not just these two players but the growth of this new league as well


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    PDF NEW [The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball] The book was a great view of two of the all time great players

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    PDF NEW [The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball] John Taylor Ó 4 Read & Download review ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó John Taylor In the the story The Rivalry written by John Taylor the main person is Wilt Chamberlain who had a very prideful and cocky attitude towards others and basketball For example Wilt thinks that he is the best player ever in the history of basketball and said things like I'm the only important one on the team the others don't matter at all Taylor 107 Wilt Chamberlain was the top pick in the 1959 draft from Kansas He stood 7 feet tall and he was

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    PDF NEW [The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball] Chamberlain was deceased when this was written and Russell refused to be interviewed He's therefore limited to third parties which

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    PDF NEW [The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball] Like a game where your team is down by 20 points after the 1st uarter and they claw their way back for a win this book did the sameIt

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    John Taylor Ó 4 Read & Download PDF NEW [The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball] Great sports book Definitely glad I didn't add Chamberlain to my All NBA team

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    review ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ó John Taylor PDF NEW [The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball] A great biography and early history of the league

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    PDF NEW [The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball] I really enjoyed this book John Taylor really did his research about not just the rivalry between Bill and Wilt but also what it was like playing basketball in those times when the NBA just started and especially during the civil rights movement This story has so many fascinating characters including Bill Wilt Red Auerbach the city of Boston and so many that make it an incredible storyI started reading this book because I love basketball

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    PDF NEW [The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball] Okay but not greatThis was a decent read about my favorite era of basketball but I felt that the author was a little slanted against WiltThe narrative offered was the same tired account that was prevalent back in the 60's that Wilt was a stat

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    PDF NEW [The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball] I remember watching them battle on TV when I was growing up And of course I'm partial to Wilt since he played for KU It's an interesting view into the growth of the NBA and the lives of 2 of the biggest players of that era

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    PDF NEW [The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball] I liked the book it was an easy read I also found it a bit simplistic The Rivalry touches a lot of things but doesn't go in depth on a

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  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • The Rivalry Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain and the Golden Age of Basketball
  • John Taylor
  • English
  • 10 January 2019
  • 9781400061143