Basketball (and Other Things) A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated
Basketball (and Other Things)
A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated
By Shea Serrano
Illustrator Arturo Torres
Foreword by Reggie Miller
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Publication Date: October 10, 2017
  • Price: $19.99
  • Trim Size: 7 12 x 9
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2647-1
  • EAN: 9781419726477
  • Page Count: 240
  • Illustrations: 75 color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World/All
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#1 New York Times bestseller

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? Basketball (and Other Things) 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.


“Shea Serrano’s new book… is a hilarious, informative group of passages that answer questions you never realized needed to be asked."
Slam Magazine
“It's full of hilarious hypotheticals, fun footnotes, and magnificent illustrations…”
"...hilarious and insightful..."
Men's Journal
With colorful, comic-book depictions of Spurs great Tim Duncan and other NBA stars by artist Arturo Torres, Serrano drops some serious and seriously funny knowledge on a sprawling range of hoops debates.“
San Antonio Express-News
“The book is Serrano’s testament to the great joys of basketball fandom…”
“…weird and very fun…”
The Indianapolis Star

"Amazing artwork by Torres adds Jack Kirby-esque crackle to the book..."

The San Antonio Current

About the author

Shea Serrano is an award-winning writer, author, and illustrator. His most recent book, The Rap Year Book, reached the bestseller lists of the New York Times and Washington Post, topped the Arts and Entertainment iBooks bestseller list, and was named one of Billboard’s Best 100 Music Books of All Time. Currently, Serrano is a staff writer for The Ringer. He lives in Houston, Texas.