on 21 June 2012
Larry Bird was the inspiration for a love of basketball that has lasted for over 25 years of my life so far and this book isn't an easy read. There is a lack of fluidity to the writing but the main issue for me is the subject matter. It wasn't easy to read because part of me wanted to ignore the pain that Bird went through to continue playing for as long as he did and also the way that his time with the Celtics was blighted by the politics of the front office.
Uncomfortable, yes, but it is an important archive of what goes on in the mind of one of basketball's greatest.