Re: Sports Biographies
Pretty much none of those are Bios. I'm not usually a big Bio guy, especially of the sports variety. But I've read a couple Wilt Chamberlain Bios. There's one that was better than the others, and not the one he ghost wrote.
I read Walter Payton's which was pretty good. He was an incredible guy. He basically saved Christmas in the city of Chicago for all the children who were wards of the state. It's not great, but it's ok. I only read it because I was a huge fan.
I really liked Let Me Tell You a Story, by Feinstien, as told to by Red Aurbach. A ton of hoops history told through anecdotes.
And I loved The Miracle of St. Anthony's. It was supposed to be Bob Hurley's last season as a coach. A hugely touted senior class that never grew, and never went anywhere as far as big time college or pro's go, but they went undefeated against a monstrous schedule of teams loaded with eventual pros, travelling around the country. It's a team's team reading.