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Basketball In America From The Playgrounds To Jordan"s Game And Beyond (Contemoprary Sports Issues) (Contemoprary Sports Issues) by Bob Batchelor

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Published by Haworth Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Basketball,
  • Essays, journals, letters & other prose works,
  • Leisure,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • History,
  • Sports,
  • United States,
  • Basketball - General,
  • 20th century,
  • Social aspects

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8152575M
ISBN 100789016125
ISBN 109780789016126

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This companion piece to Library of America`s "Baseball" and "Football" contains forty-five articles and book excerpts covering the game of Basketball. It begins with an article written in the `s by Canadian James Naismith in which he describes how he devised a new game for his students at a /5(14). This book can tell you where they re running today, all over America. Who s got next? Chris Ballard is a staff writer covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine. Clark Kellogg is a CBS basketball commentator and former NBA by: 2.   Basketball in America: From the Playgrounds to Jordan’s Game and Beyond is a pioneering analysis of the history of basketball and its effect on popular culture from the s to today. The popularity of basketball is undeniable, and the subject allows for such a broad range of interpretations in popular by: 3. Basketball. 1 - 20 of results. Grid View Grid. List View List. Add to Wishlist. Quickview. Eleven Rings: The Soul of by Phil Jackson. Paperback $ $ Current price is $, Original price is $ See All Formats Publish your book with B&N. Learn More.

  Longtime Sports Illustrated contributor ALEXANDER WOLFF is the author or co-author of seven books on basketball, including The Audacity of Hoop: Basketball and the Age of Obama; the New York Times bestseller Raw Recruits; and Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure, a New York Times Notable Book. In he was named winner of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame's Brand: Library of America.   Two new books make the case for that (and for Dirk) "Basketball: Great Writing About America’s Game" and "The Soul of Basketball" find depth in . Basketball in America: From the Playgrounds to Jordan's Game and Beyond is a pioneering analysis of the history of basketball and its effect on popular culture from the s to today. The popularity of basketball is undeniable, and the subject allows for such a broad ran Examine the social and cultural impact of basketball on America at the /5. Basketball: Great Writing About America’s Game Edited by Alexander Wolff Foreword by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar “Alexander Wolff has put together this collection like a master point guard distributing the ball, deftly providing both a chronology of the game and a full, rich accounting of its place in American culture.”—Glenn Stout, series editor, The Best American Sports Writing.

  UVM men's basketball outlasts nemesis UMBC to book fifth straight America East title trip. Top seed and defending champion Vermont topples UMBC for . Panini America is the home for the NFL, NBA, Baseball, Hockey, NASCAR and Collegiate Sports Trading Cards, Official NFL, NBA and Disney Sticker Collections and Authentic Game-Worn Memorabilia! Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball (approximately inches (24 cm) in diameter) through the defender's hoop (a basket 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter mounted 10 feet ( m) high to a backboard at each end of the court) while preventing Equipment: Basketball. According to Alexander Wolff, in his book Years of Hoops, Naismith drew up the rules for the new game in "about an hour." Most of them still apply in some form today. Basketball caught on because graduates of the YMCA school traveled widely, because Naismith disseminated the rules freely, and because there was a need for a simple game that.