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These are the books that tell of basketball before the 1979-80 season (the beginning of the Magic-Bird era).

Title

Author

Secondary Author(s)
24 seconds to shoot Leonard Koppett
A Rocket at Heart Rudy Tomjanovich Robert Falkoff
A Sense of Where You Are McPhee, John
A View from the Bench Red Holzman
Basketball Stars of 1969 Barry Steinback
Basketball Stars of 1970 Louis Sabin
Basketball Stars of 1972 Louis Sabin
Basketball Stars of 1973 Louis Sabin
Basketball Stars of 1974 Hal Bock Ben Olen
Basketball: A History of the Game Alexander Wolff
Basketball: Startling Stories Behind the Records Jim Beuagh
Basketball: The New Champions Kurt Hannon
Bob Cousy Bartholomew House
Bull Session Johnny Kerr Terry Pluto
Clyde: The Walt Frazier Story Walt Frazier Joe Jakes
Confessions of a Basketball Gypsy Rick Berry Bill Libby
Cousy Bill Reynolds
Elevating the Game Nelson George
From Set Shot to Slam Dunk Charles Salzberg
Forward: Rick Barry Robert Geline Pricilla Turner
Foul! The Connie Hawkins Story David Shaw
Giant Steps Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Peter Knobler
Give them the Hook Tommy Heinsoln Joe Fitzgerald
Go Up for Glory Bill Russell William McSweeny
Great Moments in Basketball Sam Goldaper
Heir to a Dream Pete Maravich Darrell Campbell w/ Frank Schroeder
Hondo: Man in Motion John Havlicek Bob Ryan
Lakers Joeseph Hession
Let Me Tell You a Story Red Auerbach John Feinstein
Life on the Run Bill Bradley
Long Time Coming Chet Walker Chris Messenger
Loose Balls Terry Pluto

Miracle on 33rd Street
Phil Berger
Nothing but Net Bill Walton Gene Wojcieckowski
Red on Red Red Holzman Harvey Frammer
Season of the 76ers Wayne Lynch
Second Wind Bill Russell Taylor Branch
Shoot out the Lights! Bob Spitz
Tall Tales Terry Pluto
The Bathroom Trivia Book Steve Heldt
The Big O Oscar Robertson
The Bob Love Story Robert Earl Love Mel Watkins
The Greatest Basketball Story Ever Told Greg Guffey
The Knicks: The 50th Anniversary Celebration Geroge Kalinsky
The Lakers Roland Lazenby
The NBA Finals: a fifty year celebration Roland Lazenby
The Playmasters Eldon J. Ham
The Pivotal Season Charley Rosen
The Selling of the Green Harvey Araton Filip Bondy
The Show Roland Lazenby
Unstoppable: The George Mikan Story George Mikan Joseph Oberle
Values of the Game Bill Bradley
Vintage NBA Neil D. Isaacs
Walt Frazier: A Magical Season & a Player's Life Walt Frazier Neil Offen
Who's Running the Asylum? Wilt Chamberlain
Who's Better, Who's Best in Basketball? Elliott Kalb
Wilt Wilt Chamberlain David Shaw
Wilt: Larger than Life Robert Cherry
Wilt, 1962 Gary M. Pomerantz
Winning a Day at a Time John Lucas Joseph Moriarity