Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution - Book Review
Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution
By: Jonathan Abrams
Life Skills: 2 out of 5
Entertaining: 5 out of 5
I interviewed Abrams for my podcast. The episode will be out in a few weeks, but I couldn’t wait to get this review out.
Boys Among Men chronicles the generation of NBA talent that jumped directly from high school to the NBA. With balance and grace, Abrams balances the successes of LeBron, Kobe and Garnett with the shortcomings of Leon Smith and Kwame Brown.
The years of research and interviews that went into this book are apparent in the great anecdotes and multiple perspectives brought to each chapter. I tore through the 300 pages in two flights.
Who should read this; Basketball fans, high school and college athletes, and .
Major lesson learned; Sending young men directly from high school to the NBA was not as disastrous as many made it out to be.
Interesting tidbit; Both Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant got passed over for far inferior players because they had never been to college.
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