By Louis Sabin
Do you know much
about these players: Lew Alcindor (a.k.a. Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar), Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Billy
Cunningham, Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier,
John Havlicek, Elvin Hayes, Bailey Howell, Jerry Lucas, Earl Monroe,
Willis Reed, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Wes Unseld, and
Jerry West? If you do not, then this type of book (one of many in a series) is worth
grabbing. Each player has about 5 pages devoted to him, namely how he did the
previous season. The book also tells the standings of the previous season, the
highlights, and what to look for in the season to come, as well as the stats for all of
the players listed. (BTW, I created hyper-links to these players biographies, if you
wish to learn more about them).
It's really more of a reference book than biographical, but since all of these players have been retired for over 15 years, then I listed it as biographical. It's a bit dry in the reading, though, which is why I didn't give it a higher rating.
Basketball Stars of 1970. Louis Sabin. Pyramid Books. 1969.