Sports

Staff Pick: The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons

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In this book, The Sports Guy takes us through the past, present and future of the NBA, touching on every major basketball debate along the way. His humorous asides and frequent pop culture references make this book accessible to everyone, not just the hardcore basketball fan.

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Staff Pick: The Sports Gene by Adam Epstein

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Are some athletes genetically predisposed for greatness or is their culture and upbringing responsible for their success? Read this book and find out.

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The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training?

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