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.
"Cleverly written and beautifully illustrated... It's a must for any basketball fan." Esquire
Shea Serrano is an award-winning writer, author, and illustrator. His first book, Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book , was widely praised, receiving accolades from Rolling Stone , GQ , Esquire , the LA Times , Pitchfork , MTV, and more. His second book, The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed , reached the bestseller lists for The New York Times and Washington Post , topped the Arts and Entertainment iBooks bestseller list, and was chosen for the Pitchfork book club. Currently, Shea is a staff writer for The Ringer .