The Book of Basketball

The Book of Basketball
Author: Bill Simmons
Pages: 715
ISBN: 9780345511768
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Release: 2009
Editor: Espn Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how Hall of Famers should be selected.

The Book of Basketball

The Book of Basketball
Author: Bill Simmons
Pages: 734
ISBN: 9780345520104
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Release: 2010
Editor: ESPN
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how Hall of Famers should be selected.

The Comic Book Story of Basketball

The Comic Book Story of Basketball
Author: Fred Van Lente,Joe Cooper
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781984856197
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Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fast-break history of basketball--from its humble beginnings to its all-time great players--featuring engaging true tales from the court and vivid, dynamic illustrations. Whether it's millionaire pros facing off in an indoor arena full of screaming fans or a lone kid shooting hoops on an outdoor court, basketball is one of the most popular and widely played sports in the world. The Comic Book Story of Basketball gives you courtside seats to the history of hoops. It chronicles the sport from its beginnings in a YMCA in Massachusetts to its current status as a beloved international game for men and women of all ages. Learn the true stories behind the college game, the street game, the women's game, and the international game, with legendary players and coaches like Dr. J, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Steph Curry profiled throughout.

Now I Can Die in Peace

Now I Can Die in Peace
Author: Bill Simmons
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1933060050
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Release: 2005-10-01
Editor: ESPN Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ESPN's beloved Sports Guy replays the years leading up to the Boston Red Sox historic championship season and says goodbye to a lifetime of suffering. At least for now. "The Red Sox won the World Series." To Citizen No. 1 of Red Sox Nation, those seven words meant "No more 1918 chants. No more smug glances from Yankee fans. No more worrying about living an entire life -- that's 80 years, followed by death without seeing the Red Sox win a Series." But once he was able to type those life-changing words, Bill Simmons decided to look back at his Sports Guy columns for the last five years to find out how the miracle came to pass. And that's where the trouble began. Why didnt he see it coming? Why didn't it happen sooner? What was the key deal, the lucky move, the funny bounce, the sign from above that he failed to spot? Pretty soon, The Sports Guy was second-guessing himself, rewriting history, sniping at his own past predictions, pounding the table -- that's what sports guys do, right And doing so, he let himself get sidetracked by the suffering of the Boston Bruins, frustrated by the false promise of the Celtics -- and driven into a state of ecstasy by the dynastic New England Patriots. The result is Now I Can Die in Peace, a hilarious and fresh new look at some of the best sportswriting in America, with sharp critical commentary (and fresh insights) from the guy who wrote it in the first place.

My First Book of Basketball

My First Book of Basketball
Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Pages: 48
ISBN: 154780002X
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Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Sports Illustrated Kids
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

My First Book of Basketball, the sixth book in the best-selling Rookie Book series from Sports Illustrated Kids, coaches young kids through the game of basketball with a visual retelling of a professional basketball game—from the jump ball to the game-winning basket! Dribbling, passing, traveling, shooting, dunks, and more are all explained using a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text, a full glossary of terms, and awesome graphics. Illustrated "Rookie" characters—a girl, Gabby, and a boy, Sprat—appear on every page, providing fun facts and simple explanations to help kids better understand the game. Perfect for emerging readers from preschool up, My First Book of Basketball is meant to be a shared reading experience between parents and their little rookies before, during, and after the game.

The Capital of Basketball

The Capital of Basketball
Author: John McNamara
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781626167209
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Release: 2019-11-03
Editor: Georgetown University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The celebration of Washington D.C. basketball is long overdue. The D.C. metro area stands second to none in its contributions to the game. Countless figures who have had a significant impact on the sport over the years have roots in the region, including E.B. Henderson, the first African-American certified to teach public school physical education, and Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to take the court in an actual NBA game. The city's Spingarn High School produced two players – Elgin Baylor and Dave Bing – recognized among the NBA’s 50 greatest at the League’s 50th anniversary celebration. No other high school in the country can make that claim.These figures and many others are chronicled in this book, the first-ever comprehensive look at the great high school players, teams and coaches in the D.C. metropolitan area. Based on more than 150 interviews, The Capital of Basketball is first and foremost a book about basketball. But in discussing the trends and evolution of the game, McNamara also uncovers the turmoil in the lives of the players and area residents as they dealt with prejudice, educational inequities, politics, and the ways the area has changed through the years.

Basketball

Basketball
Author: Jackie MacMullan,Rafe Bartholomew,Dan Klores
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781524761790
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Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Broadway Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An oral history of basketball"--

The Little Book of Basketball Law

The Little Book of Basketball Law
Author: Melissa Altman Linsky
Pages: 183
ISBN: 1614389438
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Release: 2013
Editor: Amer Bar Assn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dr. Naismith never could have foreseen the skill, popularity, and financial rise of the game called basketball, that he inadvertently created. And of course, with prominence and money come interesting legal dilemmas. Explore 13 fascinating cases that have arisen at all levels of the game in this fascinating book. It's the perfect addition to any lawyer/sport fan's library!

Sports Illustrated Fifty Years of Great Writing

Sports Illustrated  Fifty Years of Great Writing
Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated
Pages: 560
ISBN: 1932273379
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Release: 2004-10-19
Editor: Sports Illustrated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bringing together a lineup of writing talent worthy of the Hall of Fame, this anthology of classic stories represents the best work of sports writers over the past 50 years, including contributions from A.J. Liebling, Jimmy Breslin, George Plimpton, Wallace Stegner, William Faulkner, and John Steinbeck.

The Best Book Of Basketball Facts And Stats

The Best Book Of Basketball Facts And Stats
Author: Marty Strasen
Pages: 304
ISBN: 155297877X
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Release: 2004
Editor: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides information on each NBA team, memorable coaches, great games, notable events in NBA history, statistical leaders, and profiles of legendary players.

The Book of Basketball

The Book of Basketball
Author: Bill Simmons
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9780345513113
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Release: 2009-10-27
Editor: ESPN
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The NBA according to The Sports Guy—now updated with fresh takes on LeBron, the Celtics, and more! Foreword by Malcom Gladwell • “The work of a true fan . . . it might just represent the next phase of sports commentary.”—The Atlantic Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining basketball addict known to millions as ESPN’s The Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA. From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens—and then closes, once and for all—every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons’s one-of-a-kind five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players in the history of pro basketball. And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing: The Secret of Basketball. Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game’s finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.

The Science of Basketball

The Science of Basketball
Author: Alexandru Radu
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9781351789714
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Release: 2018-08-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Science of Basketball is the only book to examine the scientific principles underpinning preparation and performance in basketball, applied to both individual and team contexts. Drawing on the very latest scientific evidence, and including contributions from leading international coaches and scientists involved in the sport, the book explores every aspect of physical and mental preparation and performance, including: strength and conditioning, and training strategies physiological aspects of performance nutrition and supplementation psychological preparation skill acquisition biomechanical aspects of performance performance analysis injury epidemiology, prevention and rehabilitation coach education Incorporating case studies at the end of each chapter to demonstrate how scientific principles can be applied to practice, the book bridges the gap between theory and applied practice in basketball better than any other. It is essential reading for any student, researcher, sport scientist, coach, physiotherapist or clinician with an interest in the game, and illuminative supplementary reading for students of sport science and sports coaching.

Coaching Basketball For Dummies

Coaching Basketball For Dummies
Author: The National Alliance For Youth Sports
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781118051719
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Release: 2011-02-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

So you’re thinking about volunteering to coach youth basketball? Great! You’re in for a fun, rewarding experience. Whether you’re new to the sport and looking for some guidance or you’re a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips, Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command the court with confidence. Each friendly chapter is packed with expert advice on teaching the basics of basketball—from dribbling and shooting to rebounding and defending—and guiding your kids to a fun-filled, stress-free season. You get a crash course in the rules and regulations of the game, as well as clear explanations of what all those lines, circles, and half-circle markings mean on the court. You’ll assign team positions, run great practices, and work with both beginning and intermediate players of different age groups. You’ll also see how to ramp up your players’ skills and lead your team effectively during a game. This book will also help you discover how to: Develop your coaching philosophy Understand your league’s rules Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—crucial for opening the lines of communication Teach offensive and defensive strategies Keep your kids healthy and injury-free Encourage good sportsmanship Make critical half-time adjustments during a game Help struggling players Address discipline problems and handle difficult parents Coach an All-Star or Travel team Complete with numerous offensive and defensive drills and tips for helping your kids relax before a game, Coaching Basketball For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get the score on this worthwhile endeavor!

The Great Book of Baseball

The Great Book of Baseball
Author: Bill O'Neill
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1648450199
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Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: Lak Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Great Book of Baseball is an entertaining, instructive and interesting Trivia & Facts book about Baseball. This book shows how intertwined with everyday life baseball has been over the years, from its relationship to world conflicts to the impact on US Presidents.

The Magic of Basketball

The Magic of Basketball
Author: Kayla Alexander,Kesia Alexander
Pages: 44
ISBN: 1999209508
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Release: 2019-08-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One dribble, two dribbles, three dribbles, four. One step, two steps, in the basket, score! When Kayla is first introduced to the game of basketball, she quickly learns that there is more to the sport than learning how to play. Kayla discovers that basketball is magical, and gives many gifts along the way! Written in rhyme, this book is inspired by the true story of a young Canadian girl who used an orange basketball to live out her dreams. 'The Magic of Basketball!' encourages children to recognize all of the gifts and opportunities that sports can provide. It teaches young girls and boys that the opportunities are endless when you work hard and follow your dreams.

The Little Giant Book of Basketball Facts

The Little Giant Book of Basketball Facts
Author: Wayne Stewart
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1402724152
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Release: 2005
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contains a collection of basketball facts, trivia, and history.

The Best of Everything Basketball Book

The Best of Everything Basketball Book
Author: Nate LeBoutillier
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1429654686
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Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Who is the only NBA player to score 100 points in a game? What team holds the league record with 33 wins in a row? What post player was known for his signature move, the “Dream Shake”? Learn the answer to these questions and more in The Best of Everything Basketball Book."

Basketball on Paper

Basketball on Paper
Author: Dean Oliver
Pages: 393
ISBN: 9781597973311
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Release: 2004
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Journey inside the numbers for an exceptional set of statistical tools and rules that can help explain the winning, or losing, ways of a basketball team. Basketball on Paper doesnat diagram plays or explain how players get in shape, but instead demonstrates how to interpret player and team performance. Dean Oliver highlights general strategies for teams when theyare winning or losing and what aspects should be the focus in either situation. He describes and quantifies the jobs of team leaders and role players, then discusses the interactions between players and how to achieve the best fit. Oliver conceptualizes the meaning of teamwork and how to quantify the value of different types of players working together. He examines historically successful NBA teams and identifies what made them so successful: individual talent, a system of putting players together, or good coaching. Oliver then uses these statistical tools and case studies to evaluate the best players in history, such as Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Charles Barkley and how they contributed to their teamsa success. He does the same for some of the NBAas oddball players-Manute Bol, Muggsy Bogues, and Dennis Rodman and for the WNBAas top players. Basketball on Paper is unique in its incorporation of business and analytical concepts within the context of basketball to measure the value of players in a cooperative setting. Whether youare looking for strategies or new ideas to throw out while watching the ballgame at a sports bar, Dean Oliveras Basketball on Paper will give you amazing new insights into teamwork, coaching, and success."

Above the Rim

Above the Rim
Author: Jen Bryant
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781647001612
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Elgin Baylor, basketball icon and civil rights advocate, from an all-star team Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball’s all-time-greatest players—an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. One of the first professional African-American players, he inspired others on and off the court. But when traveling for away games, many hotels and restaurants turned Elgin away because he was black. One night, Elgin had enough and staged a one-man protest that captured the attention of the press, the public, and the NBA. Above the Rim is a poetic, exquisitely illustrated telling of the life of an underrecognized athlete and a celebration of standing up for what is right.

From Hang Time to Prime Time

From Hang Time to Prime Time
Author: Pete Croatto
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781982103972
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Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perfect for fans of Moneyball and The Book of Basketball, this vivid, thoroughly entertaining, and well-researched book explores the NBA’s surge in popularity in the 1970s and 1980s and its transformation into a global cultural institution. Far beyond simply being a sports league, the NBA has become an entertainment and pop culture juggernaut. From all kinds of team logo merchandise to officially branded video games and players crossing over into reality television, film, fashion lines, and more, there is an inseparable line between sports and entertainment. But only four decades ago, this would have been unthinkable. Featuring writing that leaps off the page with energy and wit, journalist and basketball fan Pete Croatto takes us behind the scenes to the meetings that lead to the monumental American Basketball Association–National Basketball Association merger in 1976, revolutionizing the NBA’s image. He pays homage to legendary talents including Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan and reveals how two polar-opposite rookies, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, led game attendance to skyrocket and racial lines to dissolve. Croatto also dives into CBS’s personality-driven coverage of key players, as well as other cable television efforts, which launched NBA players into unprecedented celebrity status. Essential reading whether you’re a casual or longtime fan, From Hang Time to Prime Time is an enthralling and entertaining celebration of basketball history.