Monday, February 16, 2009

The No-Stats All-Star

When Michael Lewis writes, you read. If you didn't already know, he's the author of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (about baseball) and The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game (about football). If you're a die-hard sports fan, you owe it to yourself to read these books. Even if you aren't remotely interested in sports, they're certainly worth your time. His writing is that good.

His latest work is a piece for the New York Times on the NBA (that would be basketball)...particularly Shane Battier of the Houston Rockets. Check it out here.
And for the record, I hate the NBA...but now I kinda like Battier and the Rockets. And Derrick Rose and the Bulls (Hey...I live in Chicago).

Essential reading. Thanks to Deadspin for the heads-up.