[Reading] ➺ Showtime By Jeff Pearlman – Burberry-outlets-online.co.uk

Showtime TheNew York Times Bestselling Author Of Sweetness Delivers The First All Encompassing Account Of The 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, One Of Professional Sports Most Revered And Dominant Dynasties The Los Angeles Lakers Of The 1980s Personified The Flamboyance And Excess Of The Decade Over Which They Reigned Beginning With The Arrival Of Earvin Magic Johnson As The Number One Overall Pick Of The 1979 Draft, The Lakers Played Basketball With Gusto And Pizzazz, Unleashing Their Famed Showtime Run And Gun Style On A League Unprepared For Their Speed And Ferocity And Became The Most Captivating Show In Sports And, Arguably, In All Around American Entertainment The Lakers Roster Overflowed With Exciting All Star Caliber Players, Including Center Kareem Abdul Jabbar, And They Were Led By The Incomparable Pat Riley, Known For His Slicked Back Hair, His Armani Suits, And His Arrogant Strut Hollywood S Biggest Celebrities Lined The Court And Gorgeous Women Flocked To The Arena Best Of All, The Team Was A Winner Between 1980 And 1991, The Lakers Played In An Unmatched Nine NBA Championship Series, Capturing Five Of Them Bestselling Sportswriter Jeff Pearlman Draws From Almost Three Hundred Interviews To Take The First Full Measure Of The Lakers Epic Showtime Era A Dazzling Account Of One Of America S Greatest Sports Sagas, Showtime Is Packed With Indelible Characters, Vicious Rivalries, And Jaw Dropping, Behind The Scenes Stories Of The Players Decadent Hollywood Lifestyles From The Showtime Era S Remarkable Rise To Its Tragic End Marked By Magic Johnson S 1991 Announcement That He Had Contracted HIV Showtime Is A Gripping Narrative Of Sports, Celebrity, And 1980s Style Excess.


10 thoughts on “Showtime

  1. says:

    4.5 stars Solid, well written overview of the greatest team of the greatest era in professional basketball I m a lifelong Lakers fan and I read, watch, and listen to almost anything Lakers related, so perhaps my review should be taken with a grain of salt Many of the stories here have been told before, but Pear


  2. says:

    Here s an overview of what I learned from the book Magic Johnson basically ran that team throughout the 80 s and could get whatever he wanted, including a cheeseburger from Jack Kent Cooke Jerry Buss loved younger women and had a libido on par with Hugh Hefner Jerry West likes to swear a lot Kurt Rambis enjoyed living li


  3. says:

    This iwas pretty good As a kid growing up in Los Angeles during the 80s and 90s, I was all about Showtime Magic, Coop, Kareem, Rambis The machinations behind the personnel moves, the interactions, and the mentalities of the men who made all that happen are laid out in great detail Things I didn t know, things I expected, timelines


  4. says:

    4.5 stars.I enjoyed this book from the very first page It doesn t matter if you like the Lakers or not, this is a great read about the 80s Lakers Lots of stories you may or may not know, and I thoroughly enjoyed how the personal stories of ...


  5. says:

    I enjoyed this book during the 2016 NBA Finals In some ways, Golden State s small ball run n gun is like a throwback to the early 80 s Lakers There is much time and paradigm difference between them, though The three pointer was a novelty in the 1980s and it s hard to imagine coaches and pundits so blindly unaware of the inefficiency on offense back t


  6. says:

    Audiobook Decided to give this book a try when I came across it In basketball, I am a Houston Rockets fan through and through, but I can appreciate great teams and talent In the history of the NBA, you cannot mention the great teams in its history without talking about the Los Angeles Lakers teams of the 1980s Given the nickname Showtime for their uptempo styl


  7. says:

    ARC provided by LibraryThing early reviewsDuring the 1980 s the sports world was dominated by one team The Los Angeles Lakers Led by number one pick Earvin Magic Johnson, featuring Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and led by slicked back hair, Armani suit strutting Pat Reily, the team played in nine NBA championship series over eleven years winning five of them The Lakers became kn


  8. says:

    Once again a great book by Jeff Pearlman, possibly my favorite and he s done a bunch of good ones such as The Bad Guys Won on the 1986 Mets, Sweetness on Walter Payton and Boys Will Be Boys on the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s This book is about the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s Included in this very detailed book are stories about Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Byron Scott,


  9. says:

    This book is is an easy read and is very entertaining This is because the author has filled the book with interesting anecdotes as well as sensationalist stories worthy of a popular tabloid headline You can easily breeze through this book without feeling overwhelmed personally i would read this book when i am already exhausted from reading history books and my brain would feel like its alr


  10. says:

    I am a hugh basketball fans and I love LA SHOWTIME lakers very much It have three HOF players Not only it is fun to watch but also it can win championship Perhaps 80 becomes the best basketball time because it has D...


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