Pdf ebook: Playing for the Hoops

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Summary: "How did George McCluskey become one of Celtic F.C.’s most memorable football players? What binds the fans and players and creates this strong sense of b

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 191032485X
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 229
  • Language: English
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Description: "How did George McCluskey become one of Celtic F.C.’s most memorable football players? What binds the fans and players and creates this strong sense of belonging? And what does the Irish diaspora have to do with Celtic F.C.? George McCluskey was one of the key strikers for the Hoops in the ‘70s and ‘80s, a successful time in the club’s history. He did not only score for his team, but changed the entire game in favour of Celtic more than once. In this account of his life story told by his close friend Aidan Donaldson and his son Barry McCluskey, George McCluskey is praised as the embodiment of the Celtic spirit. His individual history is intertwined with the history and mentality of the club. However, George McCluskey did not only influence Celtic F.C. but also other clubs he played for and the people he has met during his life. This book takes you on a journey through the development of the club from its very beginning, as well as exploring the evolution of football in general. How did we get from football legends like George McCluskey to football celebrities like David Beckham? What did professional football look like back then, what constitutes it nowadays? This timely book will appeal not only to Celtic supporters, but to anyone interested in the development of professional football. His exuberant celebration depicted on the cover of the book remains iconic in the eyes of Celtic supporters today. His Cup winning goal led inadvertently to a riot and the banning of alcohol in Scottish football grounds."


Pdf ebook: The Hoops Whisperer

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Summary: Basketball’s most unlikely—and most sought-after—training guru offers an inside look at his career, his methods, and the all-star players whose games

  • Author : Idan Ravin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698157036
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1209
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Description: Basketball’s most unlikely—and most sought-after—training guru offers an inside look at his career, his methods, and the all-star players whose games he’s helped transform. Where do the best basketball players in the world turn when they want to improve their game? Whom does a future NBA Hall of Famer thank at his press conference when he’s named Rookie of the Year? Who is it that Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and Men’s Journal all call the "Hoops Whisperer" because of his ability to engage, inspire, and challenge the players he trains? The answer to all of these questions is Idan Ravin. Ravin never played or coached in college or the pros, yet a virtual NBA All-Star team relies on him to better their game and reach their full potential. A soft-spoken former lawyer, Ravin has become professional basketball’s hottest trainer. In The Hoops Whisperer, Ravin shares the fascinating story of how he transformed a passion for the game into working with iconic basketball stars such as Chris Paul, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Dwight Howard, and many more. He offers a rare unguarded glimpse inside the lives of these great athletes, drawn from his intimate connection with them that is the basis of his success. Showcasing his unorthodox drills and improvisational techniques in action, Ravin reveals how faith, effort, dedication, and passion can make a player into a superstar—and anyone into a success. Combined with his own inspiring journey, Ravin’s insights make The Hoops Whisperer a must-read for anyone who loves the game.


Pdf ebook: Living through the Hoop

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Summary: Visit the author's YouTube channel! When high school basketball player LeBron James was selected as the top pick in the National Basketball Association dra

  • Author : Reuben A. Buford May
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814795613
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 243
  • Language: English
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Description: Visit the author's YouTube channel! When high school basketball player LeBron James was selected as the top pick in the National Basketball Association draft of 2003, the hopes of a half-million high school basketball players soared. If LeBron could go straight from high school to the NBA, why couldn’t they? Such is the allure of basketball for so many young African American men. Unfortunately, the reality is that their chances of ever playing basketball at the professional, or even college, level are infinitesimal. In Living Through the Hoop, Reuben A. Buford May tells the absorbing story of the hopes and struggles of one high school basketball team. With a clear passion for the game, May grabs readers with both hands and pulls them onto the hardwood, going under the hoop and inside the locker room. May spent seven seasons as an assistant coach of the Northeast High School Knights in Northeast, Georgia. We meet players like Larique and Pooty Cat, hard-working and energetic young men, willing to play and practice basketball seven days a week and banking on the unlimited promise of the game. And we meet Coach Benson, their unorthodox, out-spoken, and fierce leader, who regularly coached them to winning seasons, twice going to the state tournaments Elite Eight championships. Beyond the wins and losses, May provides a portrait of the players’ hopes and aspirations, their home lives, and the difficulties they face in living in a poor and urban area — namely, the temptations of drugs and alcohol, violence in their communities, run-ins with the police, and unstable family lives. We learn what it means to become a man when you live in places that define manhood by how tough you can be, how many women you can have, and how much money you can hustle. May shows the powerful role that the basketball team can play in keeping these kids straight, away from street-life, focused on completing high school, and possibly even attending college. Their stories, and the double-edged sword of hoop dreams, is at the heart of this compelling story about young African American men’s struggle to find their way in an often grim world.


Pdf ebook: The Hoops Whisperer

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Summary: Basketball’s most unlikely—and most sought-after—training guru offers an inside look at his career, his methods, and the all-star players whose games

  • Author : Idan Ravin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698157036
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 460
  • Downloads: 460
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Description: Basketball’s most unlikely—and most sought-after—training guru offers an inside look at his career, his methods, and the all-star players whose games he’s helped transform. Where do the best basketball players in the world turn when they want to improve their game? Whom does a future NBA Hall of Famer thank at his press conference when he’s named Rookie of the Year? Who is it that Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and Men’s Journal all call the "Hoops Whisperer" because of his ability to engage, inspire, and challenge the players he trains? The answer to all of these questions is Idan Ravin. Ravin never played or coached in college or the pros, yet a virtual NBA All-Star team relies on him to better their game and reach their full potential. A soft-spoken former lawyer, Ravin has become professional basketball’s hottest trainer. In The Hoops Whisperer, Ravin shares the fascinating story of how he transformed a passion for the game into working with iconic basketball stars such as Chris Paul, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Dwight Howard, and many more. He offers a rare unguarded glimpse inside the lives of these great athletes, drawn from his intimate connection with them that is the basis of his success. Showcasing his unorthodox drills and improvisational techniques in action, Ravin reveals how faith, effort, dedication, and passion can make a player into a superstar—and anyone into a success. Combined with his own inspiring journey, Ravin’s insights make The Hoops Whisperer a must-read for anyone who loves the game.


Pdf ebook: Elle of the Ball

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Summary: From 2015 WNBA MVP, 2016 Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the first novel in a brand-new middle

  • Author : Elena Delle Donne
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1534412336
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
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Description: From 2015 WNBA MVP, 2016 Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the first novel in a brand-new middle grade series with as much heart as there is game. Elle Deluca is a seventh grader who is tall—not just sort of tall. She’s six feet tall. And for a twelve-year-old girl, this means that her basketball team has high hopes for her changing positions and becoming their starting center. But a new position is not the only footwork she has to learn. Her class’s dance unit in gym is coming up, and that means she has to learn ballroom dance steps with a boy much shorter than her—and perform publically for a grade. In the first book in WNBA MVP and Olympic gold medalist Elena Delle Donne’s Hoops series, Elle must figure out a way to remain herself when others want her to be someone else.


Pdf ebook: Playing with the Big Boys

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Summary: Basketball has a lock on the Filipino soul. From big arenas in Manila to makeshift hoops in small villages, basketball is played by Filipinos of all walks

  • Author : Lou Antolihao
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 0803278519
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1153
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Description: Basketball has a lock on the Filipino soul. From big arenas in Manila to makeshift hoops in small villages, basketball is played by Filipinos of all walks of life and is used to mark everything from summer breaks for students to religious festivals and many other occasions. Playing with the Big Boys traces the social history of basketball in the Philippines from an educational and “civilizing” tool in the early twentieth century to its status as national pastime since the country gained independence after World War II. While the phrase “playing with the big boys” describes the challenge of playing basketball against outsized opponents, it also describes the struggle for recognition that the Philippines, as a subaltern society, has had to contend with in its larger transnational relationships as a former U.S. colony. Lou Antolihao goes beyond the empire-colony dichotomy by covering Filipino basketball in a wider range of comparisons, such as that involving the growing influence of Asia in its region, particularly China and Japan. In this context, Antolihao shows how Philippines basketball has moved from a vehicle for Americanization to a force for globalization in which the United States, while still a key player, is challenged by other basketball-playing countries.


Pdf ebook: Hoops

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Summary: An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults New Bonus Content: -Q&A with Walter Dean Myers -Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard -Teaser chapter from On a Clear

  • Author : Walter Dean Myers
  • Publisher: Ember
  • ISBN: 0553512129
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 396
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Description: An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults New Bonus Content: -Q&A with Walter Dean Myers -Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard -Teaser chapter from On a Clear Day -Excerpt from 145th Street All eyes are on seventeen-year-old Lonnie Jackson while he practices with his team for a city-wide basketball Tournament of Champions. His coach, Cal, knows Lonnie has what it takes to be a pro basketball player, but warns him about giving in to the pressure. Cal knows because he, too, once had the chance—but sold out. As the tournament nears, Lonnie learns that some heavy bettors want Cal to keep him on the bench so that the team will lose the championship. As the last seconds of the game tick away, Lonnie and Cal must make a decision. Are they willing to blow the chance of a lifetime?


Pdf ebook: The Lions of Lisbon

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Summary: On 25 May 1967, Celtic beat Inter Milan 2–1 to become the first British team to win the European Cup. Fifty years on, The Lions of Lisbon relives the jub

  • Author : Willy Maley
  • Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 1912387220
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1260
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Description: On 25 May 1967, Celtic beat Inter Milan 2–1 to become the first British team to win the European Cup. Fifty years on, The Lions of Lisbon relives the jubilation from the fans’ point of view.


Pdf ebook: Only Here For A Visit

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Summary: 'The only book that will give you a hangover' Chris Evans Breakfast Show --- The hilarious, no holds barred autobiography from sporting legend and broadcas

  • Author : Alan Brazil
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473584434
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 359
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Description: 'The only book that will give you a hangover' Chris Evans Breakfast Show --- The hilarious, no holds barred autobiography from sporting legend and broadcaster Alan Brazil. As Alan recounts tales from his extraordinary life, he relives the sporting occasions, radio broadcasts and famously long drinking sessions that have defined his career. He takes readers inside the talkSPORT studio for a behind-the-scenes view of his most memorable interviews, and talks for the first time about the on-pitch rivalries and dressing room debriefs of his footballing career. With his typically outspoken and irreverent delivery, Alan shares everything from his thoughts on how the sports he loves have changed to his top tips for picking winners (and many losers) at Cheltenham. And he revels in wine-soaked jaunts in the South of France and late-night supermarket sweeps with Ray Parlour - if you can keep up. Packed full of never-before-told stories, refreshing appraisals, sporting controversy and a cast of larger-than-life characters, this is a brutally honesty and wickedly funny insight into an extraordinary life.


Pdf ebook: Dragon Hoops

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Summary: In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high schoo

  • Author : Gene Luen Yang
  • Publisher: First Second
  • ISBN: 1250783143
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1676
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Description: In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches. Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn’t get sports. As a kid, his friends called him “Stick” and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that’s been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he’s seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn’t know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons’s lives, but his own life as well.


Pdf ebook: Out of the Blue

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Summary: “It may seem like I came out of the blue. But, my road was long, windy, full of hurdles, and even some dead ends. I lost family. I lost friends. I even l

  • Author : Victor Cruz,Peter Schrager
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110159294X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 403
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Description: “It may seem like I came out of the blue. But, my road was long, windy, full of hurdles, and even some dead ends. I lost family. I lost friends. I even lost my way. When I reached what felt like rock bottom, I realized I had a responsibility to everyone who believed in me and to kids, like me, who just needed a chance and something to believe in.”—from the epilogue of Out of the Blue Victor Cruz, the Super Bowl-winning and record-breaking wide receiver, is best known for his explosive plays and salsa touchdown celebrations. While his meteoric rise in the NFL looked like the result of a magical year, it was actually a lifetime in the making. Raised in Paterson, New Jersey’s gritty Fourth Ward, Cruz overcame numerous setbacks through hard work, perseverance, and the support of his loving family—from his grandmother who gave him his signature dance moves; to his late father, a former firefighter, who introduced him to football and taught him how to play; to his hard-working, single mother who never let him give up in the face of a challenge. They all helped to keep him on the right path, as did his coaches, but Cruz’s journey was never easy. There were family tragedies, academic struggles, injuries, and more. In this inspiring, never-before-seen account, Cruz pays tribute to the people and places that made him the man he is today, recounts his most defining moments, and illustrates how his hardships ultimately unleashed his impenetrable will to win. Out of the Blue is a candid and moving reflection of an overlooked and undersized athlete with an uncommon last name in American football that was determined to beat the odds and earn his chance to succeed.


Pdf ebook: Digging Deep

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Summary: From WNBA MVP, Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the fourth novel in a middle grade series with

  • Author : Elena Delle Donne
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1534441263
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1423
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Description: From WNBA MVP, Olympic gold medalist, and global ambassador to the Special Olympics Elena Delle Donne comes the fourth novel in a middle grade series with as much heart as there is game. Elle is still reeling from her BIG decision but is also amazed at all the free time she has without basketball. With so much time to fill, she can figure out what she really likes doing—and maybe finding ways to spend more time with Amanda. But when she keeps being drawn back to the gym, could her big decision have been a big mistake?


Pdf ebook: I'm Down

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Summary: Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black. "He strutted around with a short per

  • Author : Mishna Wolff
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9781429982900
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1589
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Description: Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black. "He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains and a Kangol—telling jokes like Redd Fox, and giving advice like Jesse Jackson. You couldn't tell my father he was white. Believe me, I tried," writes Wolff. And so from early childhood on, her father began his crusade to make his white daughter Down. Unfortunately, Mishna didn't quite fit in with the neighborhood kids: she couldn't dance, she couldn't sing, she couldn't double dutch and she was the worst player on her all-black basketball team. She was shy, uncool and painfully white. And yet when she was suddenly sent to a rich white school, she found she was too "black" to fit in with her white classmates. I'm Down is a hip, hysterical and at the same time beautiful memoir that will have you howling with laughter, recommending it to friends and questioning what it means to be black and white in America.


Pdf ebook: Pacific Rims

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Summary: A young man's journey through the Philippines' most unlikely obsession: basketball. In Pacific Rims, Rafe Bartholemew, journalist, New Yorker, and veteran

  • Author : Rafe Bartholomew
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101187913
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1953
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Description: A young man's journey through the Philippines' most unlikely obsession: basketball. In Pacific Rims, Rafe Bartholemew, journalist, New Yorker, and veteran baller, ventures through the Philippines to investigate the country's love of basketball. From street corners where diehards fashion hoops out of old car parts to the professional league where politicians exploit team loyalties to win elections, Pacific Rims gets the story-and gets in the game.


Pdf ebook: Shoot for the Hoop

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Summary: When Rusty Young is diagnosed with diabetes, his parents want him to stop playing basketball, but Rusty doesn't want to. When Rusty learns that his friends

  • Author : Matt Christopher
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316095117
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Views: 781
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Description: When Rusty Young is diagnosed with diabetes, his parents want him to stop playing basketball, but Rusty doesn't want to. When Rusty learns that his friends have formed a summer league team, he is determined to persuade his parents to let him join them.


Pdf ebook: Mr. Booker’S Summer Vacation

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Summary: Mr. Booker is a good-natured high school history teacher whos planning on taking a summer trip to England, but on the morning of his planned departure, hes

  • Author : Mark Lages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1546209832
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1034
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Description: Mr. Booker is a good-natured high school history teacher whos planning on taking a summer trip to England, but on the morning of his planned departure, hes abducted and taken aboard an alien spaceship that is secretly orbiting planet Earth. The aliens have been observing human beings for years, trying to decide what they should do with our species. They have many probing questions for Mr. Booker, and he does his best to answer them intelligently. But are his answers really satisfactory, and what do the aliens think? And even more importantly, what do you think? This is not your typical alien abduction story, so hold onto your hat and try to keep an open mind!


Pdf ebook: The CYO in Indianapolis & Central Indiana

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Summary: Join historian Julie Young on this nostalgic look at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of Central Indiana, from football jamborees at CYO Stadium to fu

  • Author : Julie Young
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1625844522
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 641
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Description: Join historian Julie Young on this nostalgic look at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of Central Indiana, from football jamborees at CYO Stadium to fun times at camps Rancho Framasa and Christina. Share in the recollections of senior members who matured and found their voices and often their future spouses through their CYO experiences. Pull the award-winning apple pie from the oven and give the kickball a good boot in this spirited celebration of the CYO, a thriving organization that's ministered the spiritual, social, cultural, and athletic needs of countless young people throughout Central Indiana.


Pdf ebook: 101 Games to Play Before You Grow Up

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Summary: Playing games is the best part of growing up. Help kids tap into their playful imaginations with 101 Games to Play Before You Grow Up, the ultimate handboo

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
  • ISBN: 1633226395
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1032
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Description: Playing games is the best part of growing up. Help kids tap into their playful imaginations with 101 Games to Play Before You Grow Up, the ultimate handbook for kids that introduces tons of games to play by themselves or with friends and family! Offering an extensive list of games, from classic favorites such as H.O.R.S.E., Simon Says, and Handball to quirky card and board games such as Pandemic and Spoons, your children will get up, get outside, and never get bored. 101 Games to Play Before You Grow Up features both indoor and outdoor games for rainy or snowy days. With so many ways to play, kids will always have something new to do!


Pdf ebook: Autumns in the Garden

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Summary: Featuring 25 years’ worth of columns from one of New York’s most popular sportswriters, this collection is guaranteed to delight Knickerbockers fans of

  • Author : Ira Berkow
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • ISBN: 1623683351
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1297
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Description: Featuring 25 years’ worth of columns from one of New York’s most popular sportswriters, this collection is guaranteed to delight Knickerbockers fans of all ages. These unforgettable opinions, stories, and observations from New York Times columnist Ira Berkow capture the spirit of the Knicks, from memories of Red Holzman and Earl Monroe to reflections on Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin. As the 2013 team celebrates the 40th anniversary of their 1973 NBA championship, this book enlightens fans on the entire colorful history of the franchise.


Pdf ebook: Night Hoops

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Summary: Nick Abbott and Trent Dawson have nothing in common but basketball. Or so it seems. But as the basketball season progresses, their lives become unexpectedl

  • Author : Carl Deuker
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547349424
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 388
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Description: Nick Abbott and Trent Dawson have nothing in common but basketball. Or so it seems. But as the basketball season progresses, their lives become unexpectedly intertwined. In this story of an unlikely bond, award-winning author Carl Deuker explores that dark and confusing place between loneliness and friendship, between faithfulness and betrayal. Filled with gripping game play, the novel will leave readers wondering how much they themselves would reach out to a kid like Trent.