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Tall Men Short Shorts: The 1969 NBA Finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a Very Young Sports Reporter

Author: Leigh Montville.

Tall Men Short Shorts: The 1969 NBA Finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a Very Young Sports Reporter

Author: Leigh Montville.

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Item #: D32462
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385545198
Having won 10 of the previous 12 NBA championships, Bill Russell and his juggernaut Boston Celtics squeak through one more playoff run and land in the Finals again. Russell's opponent? The fearsome 7'1" next-generation superstar, Wilt Chamberlain, recently traded to the L.A. Lakers to form the league's first dream team. A rookie journalist for the Boston Glo... More
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Having won 10 of the previous 12 NBA championships, Bill Russell and his juggernaut Boston Celtics squeak through one more playoff run and land in the Finals again. Russell's opponent? The fearsome 7'1" next-generation superstar, Wilt Chamberlain, recently traded to the L.A. Lakers to form the league's first dream team. A rookie journalist for the Boston Globe at the time, Leigh Montville was sent to cover the 1969 extravaganza, and here he looks back and delivers a joyful, multi-faceted account of one of the greatest seven-game series in NBA history.


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