Jeff Pearlman

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Kevin Durant and I did it!

I did it!

I did it!

Back in 1996 I was offered a job by Sports Illustrated.

I’d been writing for The Tennessean, and we were good, but I wanted to bring my best to the best. So I joined SI, and we did it! We were the best sports magazine in the world! I helped Rick Reilly and Steve Rushin and William Nack and Richard Hoffer and Gary Smith become the greatest sports magazine in the world!

And, eh, sure—they were coming off a year in which they published, um, the best sports magazine in the world! But then I arrived! I brought my A game! And we did it! We did it! My hard work did it! I carried SI to the next level! Which, well, was the same level it had been at before I showed up! But we did it! We did it! I knew we could do it! It’s all about hard work, baby! And dreaming!

We did it!

We did it!

(Congrats, K.D.)

Showtime Book
Love Me, Hate Me Barry Bonds Book
Sweetness Walter Peyton Book
The Bad Guys Won Book
The Rocket that Fell to Earth Book
Boys Will Be Boys Book

Once again, Jeff Pearlman has produced an exhaustively researched, elegantly written book that re-creates one of the most colorful and memorable teams of the modern era. No basketball fan's bookshelf will be complete without it.

— Seth Davis, author of Wooden: A Coach's Life