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Ë Read É The Last Great Game by Gene Wojciechowski æ Hmmm This was a solidly good book about one of the worst events of my entire life. I was left wondering exactly who the author considered his target audience to be, though. The Last Great Game Duke vs Kentucky and the 2. 1 Seconds That Changed Basketball by Gene Wojciechowski Blue Rider Press 2012 796. 323 is a fabulous book about college basketball I ve always thought of the game in question as the greatest game and the greatest shot that I ve ever seen Grant Hill inbounds the ball throws three quarters court to Christian Laettner at the opposing foul line Laettner catches the ball, he turns, he shoots over two Kentucky defenders, and it sGOOD Oh my A couple of things that truly stood out about this book were 1 how much Duke Coach Mike Kryzezewski loved Bobby Hurley and Laettner, and 2 the fact that Laettner could walk the length of the basketball court on his hands Now THAT S a freakish athlete My rating 7. 5 10, finished 9 27 12 Reread 4 15 19 I purchased a used HB copy in good condition from 1 23 19 HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH The Definitive Book On The Greatest Game In The History Of College Basketball, And The Dramatic Road Both Teams Took To Get There March , The Final Of The NCAA East Regional, Duke Vs Kentucky The , At The Spectrum In Philadelphia And The Millions Watching On TV Could Say They Saw The Greatest Game And The Greatest Shot In The History Of College Basketball But It Wasn T Just The Final Play Of The Game An Foot Inbounds Bass From Grant Hill To Christian Laettner With Seconds Left In Overtime That Made Duke S Victory So Memorable The Kentucky And Duke Players And Coaches Arrived At That Point From Very Different Places, Each With A Unique Story To Tell In The Last Great Game, Acclaimed ESPN Columnist Gene Wojciechowski Tells Their Stories In Vivid Detail, Turning The Game We Think We Remember Into A Drama Filled With Suspense, Humor, Revelations And Reverberations The Cast Alone Is Worth Meeting Again Mike Krzyzewski, Rick Pitino, Bobby Hurley, Jamal Mashburn, Christian Laettner, Sean Woods, Grant Hill, And Bobby Knight Timed For The Game S Th Anniversary, The Last Great Game Isn T A Book Just For Duke Or Kentucky Or Even Basketball Fans It S A Book For Any Reader Who Can Appreciate That Great Moments In Sports Are The Result Of Hard Work, Careful Preparation, Group Psychology, And A Little Luck Since I am a Duke fan I had to read this book My grandma is a huge Duke fan and told me to read this book, so I read it I thought it was very good because you feel like you are one of the players during this time The author goes through daily life of each of these teams throughout the year I enjoyed it because I got to learn about Duke players during this time Since I wasn t alive and I have heard how this National Championship game was such an epic game It made me want to learn about it So I started reading this book I enjoyed learning the hobbies and habits from the Duke team I didn t read much about Kentucky because I m not a fan and it was pretty boring I just wanted to learn about this Duke team I just loved how they got this new coach that everybody thought was awful and he had been somewhat successful in th RecoveryRecoveryI have to say that I enjoyed the book Being a Kentucky fan I have never watched a replay of the game and always turn my head every March when the damn shot is shown during March Madness It was time to get over it and appreciate the game for what it was. If you like love college basketball you need to read this book Wojciechowski weaves together a compelling narrative by tracing the individual journeys of the Duke and Kentucky players and coaches from their earliest days with their programs to the moment their lives intersect in the final 2. 1 seconds of the greatest basketball game ever played I actually hate Duke, but found myself appreciating, even admiring, them and how they played the game. Phenomenal behind the scenes book about this game and the two bball programs that made it happen I grew up a Duke fan and in couldn t put this book down Was sad to see it end It s too bad that players come and go so quickly nowadays it used to be so satisfying and enjoyable to see a talented player develop for 4 yrs.
Fascinating and ultrareadable behind the scenes look at THE game and THE shot Great choice for all for college basketball fans, but as a warning to my fellow Kentucky fans, after all these years, it still kinda hurts. First, full disclosure As a Duke fan I had to read this book And as long as it ended with the score the same as it was 20 years ago, I was going to be pretty satisfied with it However, I agree with the many reviewers who have said that this book is completely readable for Kentucky fans or college basketball fans in general. Looking at the book objectively, here are some things I liked and didn t like It read basically like an extended Sports Illustrated article, so it went down pretty easy A few too many f words for my taste, but I guess this is de rigueur for sports writing I liked the fact that 50 percent of the book was devoted to each side even to the point of recapping the game twice I thought the author pulled his punches a lot when writing about the Kentucky scandal it comes off s College team sports can make for great drama I think I learned this mostly from reading John Feinstein books over the years Sure, you have guys who are good or great athletes, and to compete at that level, they have to be unusually driven And you also have competition in this case, at a level that s highly visible Add to that mix the fact that these are effectively young kids who inevitably have a lot of learning and growing to do, the storyteller can follow several dramas unfolding, on and off the playing field Finally, you have the famous coaches, the great mentors, who teach the kids how to work together and make the most of themselves The story writes itself. For me, this was a trip down memory lane to my college years, and I very much enjoyed it as a guilty pleasure, much the way my girlfriend enjoys watching Glee Wojciechowski did a lot of interviews with a lo