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Phil Berger

Phil Berger (1943-2001) was a sportswriter, author, and screenwriter. A former boxing reporter for the New York Times , he wrote more than a dozen books about basketball and boxing, including Forever Showtime: The Checkered Life of Pistol Pete Maravich , Miracle on 33rd Street: The New York Knickerbockers' Championship Season , and Punch Lines: Berger on Boxing .