• How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius

  • What Game Designers, Economists, Ballet Choreographers, and Theoretical Astrophysicists Reveal About the Greatest Game on Earth
  • By: Nick Greene
  • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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A brilliant, entertaining deconstruction of basketball, drawing on the expertise of board-game creators, magicians, therapists, and more.

Basketball is the second-most popular sport in the world - an insanely complicated game built on a combination of athleticism, craftiness, rules, intangibles, and superstardom. However, while it's enjoyable to watch, the real reason it works is because it's a game of culture, art, and all the things that make us human. How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius deconstructs the sport from top to bottom and then puts it back together again, detailing its intricacies through reporting and dozens of interviews with experts. These experts, however, are a diverse group: wine critics weighing in on LeBron's ability to delegate on the fly, magicians analyzing Chris Paul's mystifying dribbling techniques, cartographers breaking down Steph Curry's deadeye three-point shooting. Every chapter treats basketball to a multi-disciplined study that adventures far beyond the lines of the court, examining key elements of the sport from some surprising and revealing angles. There's a reason it has conquered the world, and every game is a chance to learn about pop culture, fashion, history, science, art, and anything else that bounces our way.

©2021 Nick Greene (P)2021 Tantor

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  • A. Newman
  • 05-31-22

Terrific

Just read this straight after Chasing Perfection by Andy glockner. If you're looking for an entertaining sideways look at the sport, this is far the superior book. It manages to be intelligent, engaging and deeply thoughtful without loosing a sense of humour and play. Great concept, and a great result.

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  • 01-28-22

Modern mix with history of worlds no 1 sport!

This is a great mix of bringing non basketball and basketball keys together - by far one of the most interesting and insightful books on the game today - interesting for anyone interested in bball but a great read for those having played/coached or in the game today - lot of thoughts to bring to your team at any level
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