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Monday, September 12, 2016

Lindy's Pro Basketball 2016-17 is Available Now!

Lindy's Pro Basketball 2016-17 is in stores now. This season's edition includes the standard lineup of eight feature articles plus previews for each of the 30 NBA teams. The features are "Scoping the NBA" (Jorge Ribeiro and Roland Lazenby examine some of the key off-season stories), "Stopping the Unstoppable" (Michael Bradley ponders whether anyone can stop the Warriors after the addition of Kevin Durant), "It's Legacy, Dudes" (Lazenby discusses the Cavaliers' chances of winning back to back titles), "The Curious Case of Benjamin Simmons" (Lazenby provides a scouting report on the number one overall pick in the draft), "NBA Report Card" (Lazenby grades each team's off-season moves), "A Look Ahead" (Jeremy Treatman previews the 2017 NBA Draft), "Fantasy Basketball" (Mike Ashley provides advice to fantasy basketball aficionados) and "A Look Back" (Lazenby reminisces about how Michael Jordan took over the NBA 30 years ago, averaging a non-Wilt Chamberlain record 37.1 ppg). 

I wrote the L.A. Lakers team preview and sidebar this year. I enjoyed quickly shifting gears from Bar Exam preparation to analyzing the prospects of one of pro basketball's most storied franchises. This is the ninth edition of Lindy's Pro Basketball for which I have contributed at least one team preview or feature article, a run that started in 2005 and continued through 2013, after which I took a couple years off as I earned my J.D. degree. Respected author/editor Roland Lazenby has ably handled the editorial duties for Lindy's Pro Basketball seemingly forever; I first met Lazenby during the 2005 NBA All-Star Weekend in Denver after admiring his work from afar for many years and it has always been a pleasure to work with him.

When I was a kid/young adult, one of the highlights of this time of year was going to Waldenbooks and looking for the various NBA preview magazines, plus the new NBA Guide and NBA Register. The NBA Guide and NBA Register are now digital only products and many of the preview magazines of yesteryear have ceased publication but it still remains a thrill to go to a bookstore and see Lindy's Pro Basketball in the magazine section--and the thrill is heightened because I have been blessed with the opportunity to contribute to Lindy's!

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posted by David Friedman @ 11:04 PM



At Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM, Blogger beep said...

too bad it's hard to get overseas

At Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:16:00 PM, Blogger David Friedman said...


Sorry to hear that it is hard to get Lindy's overseas. Have you tried ordering online from the Lindy's site? Here is the link:

Lindy's Online Store

At Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:10:00 AM, Blogger Awet M said...

Thanks for the link. I used to read those annual yearbooks at the newstand during the 90s.

At Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:49:00 PM, Blogger beep said...

Thank you for link, unfortunately it doesn't quite work for me. I mean I can see everything, but I can't register no matter what I try. It seems it's restricted to US and Canada only. Not that they ship overseas (unless it's US armed forces?), but even digital edition would suffice.

At Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:00:00 PM, Blogger David Friedman said...


The online store has the option of shipping to many countries, not just U.S and Canada. After you put an item in your shopping cart you click that you are ready to buy and you go to a page that includes a drop down menu enabling you to ship the magazine to many countries, not just U.S. and Canada.


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