Black Fives is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Great story behind the story
If you love BB and history and good stories, this is a greg book. Everyone knows the NBA but this book tells the story behind the story of African Americans in BB. There was a whole world of BB before the NBA that is fascinating and fun to learn. Not just in terms of African Americans in BB, but also in how and why the game was played by everyone. You don't have to be a BB expert or a history buff to follow and enjoy the characters and events and stories.
Great knowledgeable book that told the story of the beginning of basketball in the black community. I'm a avid Negro League fan and I knew some Negro League players and owners played basketball so that was my motivation to read this book. what I found by reading was amazing!! I did not know that 1st generation West Indian immigrants were such a dominant force in African American basketball nor did I know that Amateurism was such a important concept.
Great book great insight Thanks for bringing this history to light.