Not the best I've ever read, but I'll recommend Foul!
, the Connie Hawkins story. Sorry for mentioning it in two separate threads, but I thought it might be fitting to post here.
It took me a while to work my way through it (after ignoring it on my own shelf for years) because the first 100 pages slogged a bit. It felt like the same old "from the streets of New York, then greatness, and tragedy". But after Hawkins reaches the professional ranks, I got pretty engrossed.
If nothing else, it gives great insight to the NBA at the time (around '70) and it's interesting to see all sort of familiar names pop up, but often in much earlier forms than we've grown accustomed (Cotton Fitzsimmons, the Colangelo family, Johnny Red Kerr, Paul Silas, Gail Goodrich, etc).
On top of everything else, I only knew the core basics about Hawkins and his ban from the NBA. This cleared a ton of things up. Good stuff.