Jeff Pearlman

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You know you’re in Texas when …

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Just checked into my hotel in Dallas.

Right before¬†entering, I was greeted by this …

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And here’s the crazy thing: It’s not the most Texas sighting of the night. That would be the billboards for the 10 different strip clubs. Or the endless off-the-highway fast food joints. Or the cheap gas.

Now, to be clear, I like coming to Texas. I truly do.

But this was a bit strange. Actually asked the front-desk clerk whether the hotel owners are extremely religious. It was right around midnight. She sighed.

“Honestly,” she said, “I just work here.”


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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