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The gritty, no-holds-barred account of the 1987 NBA season, a thrilling year of fierce battles and off-the-court drama between Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas, and Michael Jordan - from New York Times bestselling author Rich Cohen.. "Cohen brings new life to these athletes and their legendary rivalries." - Bob Ryan, sports columnist emeritus, The Boston Globe. Four historic teams. Four legendary players. One unforgettable season.. The 1980s were a transformative decade for the NBA. Since its founding in 1946, the league had evolved from a bruising, earthbound game of mostly nameless, underpaid players to one in which athletes became household names for their thrilling, physics-defying play. The 1987-88 season was the peak of that golden era, a year of incredible drama that featured a pantheon of superstars in their prime - the most future Hall of Famers competing at one time in any given season - battling for the title, and for their respective legacies.

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