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Jonathan Lethem Loves Chris Mullin, Is Confused by the Sports Guy

Over in the Vulture Reading Room, with almost our entire panel chiming in, Bill “the Sports Guy” Simmons’s Book of Basketball is taking a beating. Tommy Craggs: "Lord knows the world has seen more than its share of treacly crap about fate and muscles and human whim conspiring miraculously to take sports somewhere beyond sports." Jonathan Lethem: “I felt starved for something booklike in this book-resembling object.” Bethelem Shoals: “Bill Walton as Tupac, I simply cannot abide.” Simmons defenders, go forth! [Vulture Reading Room]