Jack McCallum

Jack McCallum

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I'm excited about my new book due out in March 2024. THE REAL HOOSIERS. It's a deep-dive into Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, which produced, among others, Oscar Robertson. But so much more is in the book--the roots of basketball itself; its origin story along parallel lines (the Black Game and the White Game); the seminal importance of the Hoosier state, and especially Oscar, to the growth of the game; the connections, some real, some imagined, between the Attucks teams and the movie Hoosiers that still lives in the hearts and minds of so many. I hope you enjoy it. A few other things. --I'm probably best known (if I'm known at all) for my 2012 book DREAM TEAM. Much to my amazement, it keeps on selling. I do not object. Keep on buying. --A podcast drawn from the book, THE DREAM TEAM TAPES, got 2.5 million downloads. You can Google it and listen. Regretfully, there's a part when I sing. With the fabulous J.A. Adande, I also did a podcast about THE REDEEM TEAM, also Googleable. I do not sing on that and neither does J.A. --My book, GOLDEN DAYS, was about the Jerry West-Wilt Chamberlain Lakers who won 33 straight games and the modern Golden State Warriors, the standard for contemporary excellence. And there's some other books I wrote scattered around here on this page. -One of my sons (Chris) is a Spanish translator and the other (Jamie) is a professor of sociology at Middlebury College. Please check out his books. --I played a lot of pickup basketball until I tore my Achilles. Had a knee replacement, too, and some other stuff. But I'm still chuffing along as they say ... somewhere? England maybe? --Though it is more in the romantic tradition of journalism to have an eclectic 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. And I would probably suck at high school if I went back. --I have five grandkids--Oliver, Eudora, Zev Asa and Tessa. They love me, but--truth be told--they love their grandmother (my wife Donna) a little more. --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. And I count myself luckier to have worked at Sports Illustrated for 30 years. Yes, the mag is not what it used to be, but, what it once was. was magnificent.
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    • Crispus Attucks High School, Oscar Robertson, and the Hidden History of Hoops
    • By: Jack McCallum
    • Narrated by: Cary Hite
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-24
    • Language: English
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    • 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 56 mins
    • Release date: 08-06-12
    • Language: English
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    • 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
    • Language: English
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