I feel fortunate in that I was very close to the beginnings of the NBA. Living in Marion, Indiana in the late 1940s and early 1950s I was able to see the NBA formed. Few people know that Indiana had three teams in the NBA in the early years. They were the Anderson Packers, the Indianapolis Olympians and the Ft. Wayne Pistons. I saw them all play and have recently been privileged to even talk to some of those old time players. Needless to say, this book held my attention as I learned even more about the formulation of the NBA. It is a fascinating book for anyone to read who has the slightest interest in how the NBA got started. I loved it. Norman Jones, Ed. D. author of Growing Up in Indiana: The Culture & Hoosier Hysteria Revisited.