Sportswriter to share stories

A clash of NBA titans. Seven riveting games. One young reporter. Welcome to the 1969 NBA Finals.

Sports journalist Leigh Montville visits Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on July 15 at 7 p.m. to present Tall Men, Short Shorts: The 1969 NBA Finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a Very Young Sports Reporter, a masterpiece of sports journalism with a charming touch of personal memoir. Montville has crafted his most entertaining book yet, richly enshrining luminous players and moments in a unique American time.

A three-time New York Times bestselling author, Montville is a former columnist at The Boston Globe and former senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the author of Sting Like A Bee, Evel, The Mysterious Montague, The Big Bam, Ted Williams, At the Altar of Speed, Manute, and Why Not Us? He lives in Boston.

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Author: Insider Staff

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