Discover more from Singal-Minded
Win A Copy Of A Book About One Of The Most Successful American Organizations Of The 2010s
It's about basketball, but really about everything
What You’ve Missed If You’re Not A Paid Singal-Minded Subscriber
Win A Copy Of The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty By Ethan Sherwood Strauss
Even if you aren’t a basketball fan, you are going to want to read this one, which just came out yesterday:
The Golden State Warriors dominated the NBA for the better part of a decade. Since the arrival of owner Joe Lacob, they won more championships and sold more merchandise than any other franchise in the sport. And in 2019, they opened the doors on a lavish new stadium.
Yet all this success contained some of the seeds of decline. Ethan Sherwood Strauss's clear-eyed exposé reveals the team's culture, its financial ambitions and struggles, and the price that its players and managers have paid for all their winning. From Lacob's unlikely acquisition of the team to Kevin Durant's controversial departure, Strauss shows how the smallest moments can define success or failure for years.
Knowing Ethan, this is going to be about basketball, but also about everything. He’s just a wonderfully sharp reporter and writer and thinker, and I’m really looking forward to reading this, having been delayed by my own book-writing responsibilities. Check out the interview with him I did on Singal-Minded Conversations last year, if you haven’t already — we talked some basketball but also some politics.
The publisher, PublicAffairs, is providing me with three copies to give away. There’s a slight catch at the moment, thanks to coronavirus: At first, the winners will only be able to receive e-copies (readable on their laptops, phones, or e-readers like Kindle). Then, whenever things open back up, they’ll get their physical copies. If you want to be entered, send an email with the subject line ‘warriors’ to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Eastern tomorrow, April 16th. As always, one copy is reserved for a paid subscriber.
Stay safe, everyone.
(Holy hell do I miss basketball…)