The NBA, the game for equality

This is not an act like the others. First in form: the hardcover, richly illustrated, is aesthetically successful. On the merits, it proves as essential as its title suggests: A Match for Equality. A chance to learn – or learn – more about how Martin Luther King’s influence has grown year after year, through and through basketball.

Especially since 1986, Martin Luther King Day (MLK ​​Day) has been created every January to honor the memory of the peaceful leader of the civil rights movement for blacks. Indeed, the NBA has become a major player in these commemorations.

Dr. Although it vividly evokes the life and struggles King led, the book focuses above all on the legacy of this struggle by current and former players of the National Basketball Association. A way to understand the evolution of the legendary American League.

From Bill Russell to Tony Parker through Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Stern, Damion Thomas, Lou Williams, LeBron James or Jaylen Brown, Black Lives Matters, not forgetting the WNBA basketball players, are all represented, page by page, so essential. A testament to this unfortunately never-ending struggle for civil rights.

Words, pictures, a play-list, portraits, dates, dreams… just like Martin Luther King. That’s why this book is unlike any other. It is inevitable.

The NBA, the game for equalitySolar editions, 144 pages, €26.90

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