The first definitive oral history of the ever popular L.A. Lakers
The L.A. Lakers have long been one of the NBA's most exciting teams. In The Show, critically acclaimed sportswriter Roland Lazenby brings the story of this charismatic team to life in an unprecedented oral history, featuring such legendary players as Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Magic Johnson, along with current stars like Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.
Through in-depth interviews with players, coaches, and many other key figures, Lazenby follows the Lakers from their birthplace in 1946 Minneapolis to their eventual successes and failures in Los Angeles, using his flair for storytelling and eye for detail to show you exactly why the 14-time NBA champion Lakers are a celebrated favorite for sports fans all over America.
What members say
Please be aware, this is NOT the full book!
Despite nothing I can see suggesting this is an abridged version of the Lazenby book, it is - if you don't mind that, there's a relatively interesting brief overview of the Lakers history covered by this book (up to Jackson's return to the Lakers in 2005). But to give you an idea of how much is missing, this audiobook goes for 4 hours and 37 minutes and the hardcopy of Lazenby's book is 445 pages!!! (Compare with the audiobook of Lazenby's THE LIFE re Michael Jordan, which is 21 hours 8 minutes!?) Incredibly disappointing - at the very least, the entry/advertisement on the Audible site should be amended to make it clear this is NOT the full book. On now to read the ACTUAL book, and the voluminous interviews which have been omitted...