More often than not, you learn about the humanity of these players, and the endearing quirks which can endear them to you beyond the amazing things that even the most basically skilled of them can do on the court.
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The Bird-McHale relationship is shed some light beyond the storied simpatico of their championship glory. You'll see how they contend with aging in a sport where the torch of glory is seemingly taken in the new decade by one Chicago Bulls team powered by a yet-to-peak Michael Jordan and zen master coach Phil Jackson.
Larry's feats in spite of his back problems have their luster in print that could have rivaled seeing him live.
His maverick attitude, while justified by his killer instinct and production, seems to make sense in co-existence. By its' end, you'll see a "Changing of the Guard" within the team, the coaching staff, and the organization under which they play. The season is a story setting, and your emotions may run high if you at any time in your life have "bled Green" as some Boston fans will say.
If nothing, Larry Bird's wedding cake line and the story behind made it worth the 20 bucks.
Feb 13, P. This is a book about the — Boston Celtics basket team. A look at how that season started out with so much promise but ended up with star players being hurt. During the second half of the season McHale, Parrish, and Bird were absent for multiple games and they could not overcome the loss of those players especially during the playoffs when they were looking for experience to help guide the younger players. Plus missing Birds clutch shooting because of a bad back added to the down fall a This is a book about the — Boston Celtics basket team.
Plus missing Birds clutch shooting because of a bad back added to the down fall as well. The author takes you behind the scenes of that season with a look at all the players and where they came from. He takes you through Chris Ford being hired as the coach for that year and a look at his life and his playing career. I enjoyed reading about some of the lesser known players and how they made it to the pros.
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I also enjoyed the story on Chris Ford and his family, things that I did not know about it. I got this book from net galley. Jul 01, Renato Muller rated it really liked it. Waaaaay better than the two other McCallum's books I've read "Less than 7 seconds" and the one on the Dream Team , and it was quite a surprise. A funny reading, filled with irony and quirky remarks, showing McCallum was more objective than in the Dream Team book in which he sounded like a fan.
In this "Unfinished Business", the author tells the story of the Celtics, a team that seemed to have a shot at the NBA title, but fell short due to a lot of injures, specially for Larry Bird. I be Waaaaay better than the two other McCallum's books I've read "Less than 7 seconds" and the one on the Dream Team , and it was quite a surprise.
I believe they wouldn't stand a chance against the Bulls anyway, but even so the way they were defeated in game 6 by the Pistons must have hurt a lot Jul 20, Sandi rated it liked it Shelves: sports , read One of the better journalist follows a team for an entire year books. Though I can only remember bits and pieces of that season it was fun to read about how the Celtics got off to such a promising start with the Big Three and some young additions to the team and how it all played out in the end.
Another McCallum masterpiece Great commentary on an aging team transitioning to a young core of players. It showed the struggle of a team with current times in a league as dynamic as the NBA. McCallum does it again with an entertaining chronicling of a season. Mar 22, Nathan Foy rated it really liked it.
Unfinished Business: On and Off the Court With the 1990-91 Boston Celtics
Fun for a Celts fan. Oct 24, Ira friedman rated it liked it. Interesting but nowhere near as good as The Breaks of the Game. Aug 24, Thomas Nahigian rated it it was amazing. Wonderful book about the Boston Celtics. Full review to come. McCallum shows us once again why he is the premier writer of NBA books. Micah rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Alex rated it really liked it Oct 10, SB rated it liked it Feb 15, Connor rated it really liked it Jul 22, Ray rated it it was amazing May 20, Joe rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Matthew T.
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