It chronicles the recruitment, glory years, notorious time-out fiasco , cultural impact and the scandal that followed these players who are described as iconic figures in the media. On its original airing, the film drew 2. In particular, the film sparked a verbal war between Jalen Rose and Duke University 's Grant Hill through the media regarding issues of race in sports and education that fueled the Duke—Michigan basketball rivalry. The press regarded this as the first complete recounting of the fabled group.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Fab Five by Mitch Albom. Fans of the New York Times bestseller A Season on the Brink will savor this in-depth look at Michigan's Fab Five, the all-freshmen starting basketball team that wowed the country and stormed through the NCAA college basketball tournament.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 08, Harry Costea rated it liked it. This is my favorite book.
I've reread it so many times that the glue in the binding is beginning to wear out. I love basketball. I love college basketball. It's like I'm right back in front of that tv again. But every time I read Fab Five, the stories off the court are what I love most. J This is my favorite book. Muhammad Ali. The Utah Utes. There's no part of this book I don't love, and I have been ridiculed by many a book lover over this fact.
View all 3 comments. Aug 23, April rated it liked it Recommends it for: People who enjoy biographies. Recommended to April by: no one. I wanted to read because of the author. I was a little disappointed. Hard to pinpoint why. The Fab 5 is truly a terrific book. It tells the story of five Wolverine freshman who revolutionized the sport of college basketball.
Albom is a very consistant author and continues to uphold his reputation with this book. Albom does a magnificent job of going in-depth on why these 5 black freshman were different from the rest. He also impresses with his attention to every player and how each is unique.
The b ook comes across from multiple points of view and narrates how hard it was for these k The Fab 5 is truly a terrific book. The b ook comes across from multiple points of view and narrates how hard it was for these kids to succeed.
Throughout the story, they talk about the ups and downs of their careers. One of my favorite parts is when Coach K of Duke is talked about as someone who would only recruit, "Uncle Toms. Together, they made it to back to back NCAA tournament finals losing in them both much like Butler the past 2 years.
During that span, leader Jalen Rose was called out many times for trash talk. Although the whole team did it, Rose was pointed out and exploited most. Besides that, they were called out for their play and what they wore. They were famous for wearing baggy shorts, black shoes and black socks.
Although their accomplishments were tarnished by the Chris Webber scandal, in my opinion, the Fab 5 is one of the greatest stories ever. Albom is at his best in this novel when he chronicles the turmoil the players faced. The profanity they recieved, the negative feedback, all of it is just a testament to how tightly knit they were. Albom also does a great job depicting some of their moments. The classic is the Chris Webber timeout game.
Albom makes you feel as if you were in the stands watching the game as it happened. Although much praise is given to Albom for writing this novel, I think praise should go out to the players who lived it out and wrote history for us. I give the book 5 stars and 2 thumbs up and recommend it to any sports fan View 1 comment. Apr 05, Jarell added it. Fab Five by Mitch Albom, About a college basketball team, Michigan University, that had got real freshman talent in basketball.
Being a freshmen on a college basketball likely meant that you wouldn't start no matter how good you are. Some players started that were freshmen but not a whole team. In a small number of two weeks all of the freshmen on the basketball team were starting and out shining all of Fab Five by Mitch Albom, About a college basketball team, Michigan University, that had got real freshman talent in basketball.
In a small number of two weeks all of the freshmen on the basketball team were starting and out shining all of the expectations. This book talks about the racial struggle the team had to go through and the book go's through all of the players life's. I really enjoyed this book, i already new some things about the fab five but this book went deep into the experience and let me know things i didn't know.
The book was great the greatest sports book i have ever read. I recommend the book to all basketball fans maybe even people who aren't. Sep 13, Ben F rated it it was amazing. This book was amazing,it is about 5 basketball players at the university of Michigan. There were many scandals when they were playing there like they got caught with drugs, their grades were bad but they were still aloud to play, and they were being payed to play.
I loved this book because it was so attention grabbing and detailed. It made me feel confused because why would you risk your career to do those This book was amazing,it is about 5 basketball players at the university of Michigan. It made me feel confused because why would you risk your career to do those things, I like the sports players who play because they love the game.
I think basketball fans and fans of Michigan, and people interested in he topic of the Michigan scandal will love the book. I could compare this book to the price of silence it is a book about the duke lacrosse scandal and it is similar to the Fab five because it is also about a scandal. I hope you love this book as much as I do. Aug 15, Nick Innis rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. This was an actual historic event in the basketball world in the 'a.
I really enjoed it and i would read it again and again. Mar 06, Jimmy Alford rated it it was amazing. The fab five book by Mitch Albom was basically a book covering the entire college basketball career of the most famous college basketball team of all time. The book covered how even though they were look up to, they made many dumb choices such as play madden in a crack house or allowing their agents to pay them which is one of the biggest rules to break and you can possibly never play in the league again.
It also covered the big deal with out rivalry over the Duke Blue Devils. At the time our ri The fab five book by Mitch Albom was basically a book covering the entire college basketball career of the most famous college basketball team of all time. At the time our rivalry with Duke was a bigger deal than Michigan Ohio State. We faced them many times during this time span including the NCAA championship game which Michigan unfortunately lost.
Overall the book did a really good job covering up every thing that happened tat happened over their entire career at U of M.
The Fab Five
OLD IS OUT, THANKS TO U-M’S FAB FIVE