Sports fans don’t contain their fandom to the court or field. The most voracious of sports fans like to crack open an interesting book about their favorite athlete and team, reading all of the salacious stories within.
If you are looking for a few sports books to add to your list, here are a few of the best out there right now.
The Jordan Rules
After the 1990-91 season, the Chicago Bulls’ star was perhaps the biggest star on the planet. He was known as the face of Nike basketball and a newly-crowned NBA champion. But this was the first time that people were able to see Jordan as a real person who had real issues. A must-read if you are an NBA fan.
There was later a movie based on this book starring Jimmy Fallon and centered around the 2004 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. But the book was actually based on one obsessive devotion to the English Football Club Arsenal. Even if you are not an English football fan, it is still funny and makes you realize just why you continue to support a losing team.
Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
To say that ESPN has played a pivotal role in the growth of sports throughout the decades would be putting it lightly. That said, there are a ton of personalities who have come and gone along the way, standing out among the many. This book provides a deeper look at the beginning of the network and the names that would grow to make it the recognizable brand that it is today.
Doc: The Life of Roy Halladay
Roy Halladay was an all-star pitcher who later would go into the Hall of Fame. But there was so much more to the quiet all-star pitcher than meets the eye. Halladay and his addiction come to the forefront in this biography, showing the balancing act that he performed throughout his career.