By Josh Caplan, Josh Barro and Adam TaylorMay 19, 2019 6:25am ETAs we head into the second day of the Finals, the best-selling NBA books and the best NBA players of all time are at the top of the heap.
The books, including The Book of Basketball, The Basketball Hall of Fame and the NBA Draft Guide, are filled with stats and anecdotes from all around the NBA.
The NBA draft guide features player rankings and a look at some of the players in the draft that might be selected before the 2019 NBA draft.
But here’s what you need to know before heading into the Finals.
The biggest stories that will unfold on the court are the storylines from the books, but the best basketball writers are in the middle of the action, covering the action from both sides.
So, what are the best books and NBA players to follow this year?
The answer is a bit complicated, but here’s our picks.
What you need before the 2018 NBA Finals?
The books and their respective basketball teams are divided into five categories:The best books for the 2018-19 NBA Finals1.
The Basketball Book, by Chris Walder2.
The Book for Basketball, by John G. Johnson3.
The All-Time NBA Team Rankings by Chris Wesseling4.
The Players Who Have Loved, Loved and Loved By, by Steve Vastag5.
The Golden State Warriors by Mark Medina and Michael Lee