Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated (Paperback)
Basketball (and Other Things)—let's call it BAOT for short—is the follow-up to writer and Twitter champion Shea Serrano's phenomenal The Rap Year Book. As earnest and informative as its predecessor, filled with lists, graphs, movie scripts, and Arturo Torres' incredible art, BAOT asks and answers big questions, like: What was the most important NBA Championship? Was Kobe Bryant a dork? (He was.) How would Air Bud fare in the draft? By the end of these thirty-three chapters you'll realize that Shea's right: basketball is fun. And BAOT is the most fun you're going to have reading a book in 2017. It's good to have fun. -Eric— From Winter Gazette 2017
#1 New York Times bestseller
Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn't even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball's greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.
About the Author
Shea Serrano is an award-winning writer, author, and illustrator. His most recent book, The Rap Year Book, reached the bestseller lists of the New York Times and Washington Post, topped the Arts and Entertainment iBooks bestseller list, and was named one of Billboard's Best 100 Music Books of All Time. Currently, Serrano is a staff writer for The Ringer. He lives in Houston, Texas.