Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball

ISBN9780399179075
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedOctober 1, 2017
Pages336
AuthorJack McCallum
FormatHARDCOVER
Weight0.6 Kg.
Height9.6 in.
Width6.3 in.
Depth1.2 in.

Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball

Jack McCallum

HARDCOVER

October 1, 2017

The bestselling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West.

In Golden Days, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum uses two teams—today’s Golden State Warriors and the L.A. Lakers of the early 1970s—to trace the dynamic history of the National Basketball Association, which for much of the last half-century has marched memorably through the state of California. Tying together the two strands of McCallum’s story is Hall of Famer Jerry West, the ferociously competitive Laker guard who later became one of the key architects of the Warriors. With “the Logo” as his guide, McCallum takes us deep into the locker rooms and front offices of these two era-defining teams, leveraging the access and authority he has amassed over his forty-year career to create a picture of the cultural juggernaut that the NBA has become.
 
Featuring up-close-and-personal portraits of some of the biggest names in basketball history, from Wilt Chamberlain to Steve Kerr to the transcendent duo of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, Golden Days is a history, not just of a changing sport, but a changing America.

Featuring vintage photos and contemporary shots of NBA greats including Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Pat Riley, and more.

Buy Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball by Jack McCallum at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball

Jack McCallum

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ISBN9780399179075
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedOctober 1, 2017
Pages336
AuthorJack McCallum
FormatHARDCOVER
Weight0.6 Kg.
Height9.6 in.
Width6.3 in.
Depth1.2 in.

Synopsis

The bestselling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West.

In Golden Days, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum uses two teams—today’s Golden State Warriors and the L.A. Lakers of the early 1970s—to trace the dynamic history of the National Basketball Association, which for much of the last half-century has marched memorably through the state of California. Tying together the two strands of McCallum’s story is Hall of Famer Jerry West, the ferociously competitive Laker guard who later became one of the key architects of the Warriors. With “the Logo” as his guide, McCallum takes us deep into the locker rooms and front offices of these two era-defining teams, leveraging the access and authority he has amassed over his forty-year career to create a picture of the cultural juggernaut that the NBA has become.
 
Featuring up-close-and-personal portraits of some of the biggest names in basketball history, from Wilt Chamberlain to Steve Kerr to the transcendent duo of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, Golden Days is a history, not just of a changing sport, but a changing America.

Featuring vintage photos and contemporary shots of NBA greats including Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Pat Riley, and more.

Buy Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball by Jack McCallum at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“[Jack] McCallum holds legitimate claim for being the greatest NBA writer of all time—he wrote for Sports Illustrated for several decades, and his Dream Team is a chronicle of the souls of every basketball player you’ve ever cared about—and this book, typically, is full of juicy anecdotes and wagging fun. . . . The Warriors is a team of big ideas, big achievements and big personalities.”

– Wall Street Journal

“Only one writer I know could pull all this together: two iconic champions, two roundball revolutions, and the deadeye legend whose silhouette binds them both. If basketball writing had a logo, it would be the image of Jack McCallum.”

– Lee Jenkins, senior writer, Sports Illustrated

“I had the pleasure of playing with, coaching with, and coaching for Jerry West, one of the great influences in the history of the NBA. Jack McCallum’s Golden Days gets at the essence of the man as a player and an executive, while also exploring today’s game through the Golden State Warriors.”

– Pat Riley, president, Miami Heat