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Golden Days - West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball

Jack McCallum

The bestselling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West. During their 1971–72 championship season, the L.A. Lakers won thirty-three games in a row, a streak that still stands as the longest and greatest in the history of American professional sports. It was a run of uninterrupted dominance that predated by decades the overwhelming firepower of today's Warriors, a revolutionary team whose recent seasons include some record-threatening win streaks of their own. In Golden Days, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum uses these two teams—the Jerry West/Wilt Chamberlain/Elgin Baylor Lakers and the Stephen Curry/Kevin Durant/Draymond Green Warriors—to trace the dynamic history of the National Basketball Association, which for much of the last half-century has marched memorably through the state of California. Tying together the two strands of McCallum's story is Hall of Famer West, the ferociously competitive Laker guard who later became one of the key architects of the Warriors. With "the Logo" as his guide, McCallum takes us deep into the locker rooms and front offices of these two era-defining teams, leveraging the access and authority he has amassed over his forty-year career to create a picture of the cultural juggernaut that the NBA has become. Featuring up-close-and-personal portraits of some of the biggest names in basketball history, from the larger-than-life Wilt Chamberlain to the innovative Warriors coach Steve Kerr to the transcendent duo of Curry and Durant, Golden Days is a history, not just of a changing sport, but a changing America, as seen through the prism of two teams that ruled the league during times of violence and political turmoil—the Charles Manson murders and the athlete-activist in the age of Trump among the narrative backdrops. In the end, McCallum's book leaves an indelible portrait of

The bestselling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West. During their 1971–72 championship season, the L.A. Lakers won thirty-three games in a row, a streak that still stands as the longest and greatest in the history of American professional sports. It was a run of uninterrupted dominance that predated by decades the overwhelming firepower of today's Warriors, a revolutionary team whose recent seasons include some record-threatening win streaks of their own. In Golden Days, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum uses these two teams—the Jerry West/Wilt Chamberlain/Elgin Baylor Lakers and the Stephen Curry/Kevin Durant/Draymond Green Warriors—to trace the dynamic history of the National Basketball Association, which for much of the last half-century has marched memorably through the state of California. Tying together the two strands of McCallum's story is Hall of Famer West, the ferociously competitive Laker guard who later became one of the key architects of the Warriors. With "the Logo" as his guide, McCallum takes us deep into the locker rooms and front offices of these two era-defining teams, leveraging the access and authority he has amassed over his forty-year career to create a picture of the cultural juggernaut that the NBA has become. Featuring up-close-and-personal portraits of some of the biggest names in basketball history, from the larger-than-life Wilt Chamberlain to the innovative Warriors coach Steve Kerr to the transcendent duo of Curry and Durant, Golden Days is a history, not just of a changing sport, but a changing America, as seen through the prism of two teams that ruled the league during times of violence and political turmoil—the Charles Manson murders and the athlete-activist in the age of Trump among the narrative backdrops. In the end, McCallum's book leaves an indelible portrait of
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The bestselling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West. During their 1971–72 championship season, the L.A. Lakers won thirty-three games in a row, a streak that still stands as the longest and greatest in the history of American professional sports. It was a run of uninterrupted dominance that predated by decades the overwhelming firepower of today's Warriors, a revolutionary team whose recent seasons include some record-threatening win streaks of their own. In Golden Days, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum uses these two teams—the Jerry West/Wilt Chamberlain/Elgin Baylor Lakers and the Stephen Curry/Kevin Durant/Draymond Green Warriors—to trace the dynamic history of the National Basketball Association, which for much of the last half-century has marched memorably through the state of California. Tying together the two strands of McCallum's story is Hall of Famer West, the ferociously competitive Laker guard who later became one of the key architects of the Warriors. With "the Logo" as his guide, McCallum takes us deep into the locker rooms and front offices of these two era-defining teams, leveraging the access and authority he has amassed over his forty-year career to create a picture of the cultural juggernaut that the NBA has become. Featuring up-close-and-personal portraits of some of the biggest names in basketball history, from the larger-than-life Wilt Chamberlain to the innovative Warriors coach Steve Kerr to the transcendent duo of Curry and Durant, Golden Days is a history, not just of a changing sport, but a changing America, as seen through the prism of two teams that ruled the league during times of violence and political turmoil—the Charles Manson murders and the athlete-activist in the age of Trump among the narrative backdrops. In the end, McCallum's book leaves an indelible portrait of

Language:

English

Length:

11h 48m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:14


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:04


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:24


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:52


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:53


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:29


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:51


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:02


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:21


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:29


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:15


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:00


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:19


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:04


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:38


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:05


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:47


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:19


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:27


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:40


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:44


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:01


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:07


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:37