Jack McCallum
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Jack McCallum

--I make a nice tomato sauce, using bell peppers and vinegar.
--My book, GOLDEN DAYS, due out in October. It's about the Jerry West-Wilt Chamberlain Lakers who won 33 straight games and the modern Golden State Warriors, the standard for contemporary excellence.
--Our family used to have two waverunners that I drove too wildly and served as a poor example for my sons, who also drove too wildly. We don't have them anymore.
--My wife is smarter than I. One of my sons is a farmer and the other is a professor of sociology and both are also smarter than I.
--I'm not sure what else I would've done if I weren't a journalist. I always dreamed about having a TastyKake route at the Jersey shore. I am at the shore much of the summer but have no route, though I do enjoy Tastykakes.
--I played a lot of pickup basketball until I tore my Achilles. My knees aren't great either.
--Though it is more in the romantic tradition of journalism to have an eccentric two-fingered typing style, I type well, owing to a background in piano and a typing class in high school. I now suck at the piano.
--I will talk about my four grandkids all day. Their names are Oliver, Eudora, Zev and Asa.
--My golf game is just good enough to be ultimately disappointing.
--I count myself lucky to have been covering the NBA in the 1980s and early 2000s.

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    • Golden Days

    • West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball
    • By: Jack McCallum
    • Narrated by: Jack McCallum
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The best-selling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early 1970s Los Angeles Lakers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting and fun to read

    • By Joe on 06-12-18
    • West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball
    • By: Jack McCallum
    • Narrated by: Jack McCallum
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 10-24-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Dream Team

    • How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
    • By: Jack McCallum
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    Dream Team vividly recreates the moment when a once-in-a-millennium group of athletes came together, outperformed the hype, and changed the future of sports....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great insight into the great basketball team ever.

    • By James O'Brien on 09-04-12
    • How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
    • By: Jack McCallum
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 08-06-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 262 ratings

    Regular price: $24.46

    • Seven Seconds or Less

    • My Season on the Bench with the Runnin' and Gunnin' Phoenix Suns
    • By: Jack McCallum
    • Narrated by: B. Jay Kaplan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Sports Illustrated's chief NBA writer, Jack McCallum, only planned to spend the preseason with the Phoenix Suns as an "assistant coach" - and then write a story about his experiences. Instead, he stayed on....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Robot Narration with Clueless Word Emphasis

    • By Pick and Papi on 05-15-17

    Regular price: $17.95

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