Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? , presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn???t even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball???s greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.
takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present. Shea Serrano deftly pays homage to the most important song of each year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music???from artists??? backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players???both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, , is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation.,Complete with infographics, lyric maps, hilarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, , is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created.