The Victory Machine by Ethan Sherwood Strauss audiobook

The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty

By Ethan Sherwood Strauss
Read by Ethan Sherwood Strauss

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From a top NBA reporter, a look at the fast-moving, deal-making, often brutal world that built an NBA dynasty--the Golden State Warriors--and now perhaps threatens to break it apart. The Golden State Warriors are the envy of the modern NBA. Chasing their third consecutive championship, they have assembled an incredible wealth of athletic talent, lead the league in merchandise sales, and are planning to move into a glitzy new arena next season. Their owner, Joe Lacob, regularly hosts the top CEOs and influencers of Silicon Valley in his box, fashioning himself into one of the most powerful men in the world. Yet inside the organization, there is considerably more strife. In this breakthrough work of reportage, star NBA reporter Ethan Sherwood Strauss investigates the team's culture, its financial ambitions and struggles, and the toll that being a super-team can take. In so doing, he not only rewrites the story of the Warriors, but reveals how the Darwinian business of NBA basketball really works. Reconstructing the deals that lured Steph Curry away from Nike and Kevin Durant away from Oklahoma City, Strauss shows how the smallest mistakes can define success or failure for years. And, as he looks ahead to the 2020 season, Strauss ponders whether this organization can survive its own ambitions. Written with great personality and remarkable breadth, The Victory Machine shows what it takes to win when you are constantly under siege.

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From a top NBA reporter, a look at the fast-moving, deal-making, often brutal world that built an NBA dynasty--the Golden State Warriors--and now perhaps threatens to break it apart.

The Golden State Warriors are the envy of the modern NBA. Chasing their third consecutive championship, they have assembled an incredible wealth of athletic talent, lead the league in merchandise sales, and are planning to move into a glitzy new arena next season. Their owner, Joe Lacob, regularly hosts the top CEOs and influencers of Silicon Valley in his box, fashioning himself into one of the most powerful men in the world.


Yet inside the organization, there is considerably more strife. In this breakthrough work of reportage, star NBA reporter Ethan Sherwood Strauss investigates the team's culture, its financial ambitions and struggles, and the toll that being a super-team can take. In so doing, he not only rewrites the story of the Warriors, but reveals how the Darwinian business of NBA basketball really works.


Reconstructing the deals that lured Steph Curry away from Nike and Kevin Durant away from Oklahoma City, Strauss shows how the smallest mistakes can define success or failure for years. And, as he looks ahead to the 2020 season, Strauss ponders whether this organization can survive its own ambitions.


Written with great personality and remarkable breadth, The Victory Machine shows what it takes to win when you are constantly under siege.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An unvarnished inside account of the Golden State Warriors, from the driven, resolute owner who bought them to the capricious, conflicted superstar who ultimately left them. A must-read for NBA fans.” Jackie MacMullan, senior ESPN writer and Hall of Fame basketball commentator
"The Victory Machine isn’t a romantic look at the Golden State Warriors dynasty, but it gets to the human core of success and asks the reader to question everything he or she knew about sports.” Bomani Jones, cohost of High Noon
“Strauss skillfully captures a team peaking as change is taking place all around them and pulls the curtain aside on the often unsavory realities of what it means to succeed in the NBA.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Ethan Sherwood Strauss

Author Bio: Ethan Sherwood Strauss

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 6.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English