Genuine fans take the best team moments with the less than great, and know that the games that are best forgotten make the good moments truly shine. This monumental book of the Los Angeles Lakers documents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the team, but also unmasks the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly. In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with Lakers highlights and lowlights, from wonderful and wacky memories to the famous and infamous. Such moments include the 33-game winning streak of the 1960s as well as the implosion of the 2004-2005 team. Whether providing fond memories, goose bumps, or laughs, this portrait of the team is sure to appeal to the fan who has been through it all.
Triumph Books; August 2007
- ISBN: 9781623685775
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Los Angeles Lakers
Series: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
- Author: Steven Travers; Art Spander (other)
Imprint: Triumph Books
About The Author
Steven Travers is a sports historian and sportswriter who is the bestselling author of numerous books—including One Night, Two Teams and Barry Bonds—and has also written for StreetZebra magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Los Angeles Times. He is a former professional baseball player with Major League Baseball teams the St. Louis Cardinals and the Oakland Athletics. He lives in San Anselmo, California. Art Spander is an award-winning sportswriter, author, and a columnist for the San Francisco Examiner and RealClearSports.com. He was awarded the McCann Award, earning him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame "Writer's Wing," and he has also been honored with the Masters Major Achievement Award and the PGA of America Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Oakland, California.