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Basketball

  • Basketball in Americaby Frank Hoffmann; Robert P Batchelor; Martin J Manning

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 63.95

    Examine the social and cultural impact of basketball on America at the amateur and professional levels! 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 1970s to today. The popularity of basketball is undeniable, and the subject... more...

  • The Mozart of Basketballby Todd Spehr; Digger Phelps

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    Dra?en Petrovic was born on October 22, 1964, in ?ibenik, Croatia. Learning basketball at an early age from his older brother, Aleksandar, Dra?en was a natural. He began his professional career at the age of fifteen, playing for the national team, where he began his rise through the European circuit. Known as a skilled shooter, it was not unusual... more...

  • Playing Like a Girlby Marian Betancourt

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99

    More and more women and girls are discovering the joy and relishing the fierce competition of team sports. Their increasing participation in sports is influencing all aspects of women?s?and men?s?lives. Playing Like a Girl explores the ramifications of this sports revolution, such as the change in male-female relationships, the impact on women in... more...

  • Wartime Basketballby Douglas Stark

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 34.95

    Wartime Basketball  tells the story of basketball?s survival and development during World War II and how those years profoundly affected the game?s growth after the war. Prior to World War II, basketball?professional and collegiate?was largely a regional game, with different styles played throughout the country. Among its many impacts on home-front... more...

  • Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performanceby Ian Jeffreys; Jeremy Moody

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 79.95

    An effective strength and conditioning program is an essential component of the preparation of any athlete or sportsperson. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning, providing students, coaches and athletes with everything they need... more...

  • Ball Don't Lieby Yago Colás

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    Pro basketball player Rasheed Wallace often exclaimed the pragmatic truth ? Ball don?t lie!? during a game. It is a protest against a referee?s bad calls. But the slogan, which originated in pickup games, brings the reality of a racialized urban playground into mainstream American popular culture.  In Ball Don?t Lie!, Yago Colás traces the... more...

  • Kobe Bryantby The Los Angeles Daily News

    Triumph Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    After 20 unforgettable years in the NBA, Kobe Bryant is calling it a career. All he?s done in those two decades is establish himself as one of the best to ever play the game, arguably the greatest Laker ever and the most popular athlete in the history of Los Angeles sports. The Black Mamba?s path to iconic status started quietly as the 13th pick of... more...

  • Back from the Deadby Bill Walton

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 27.00 US$ 18.99

    This inspiring memoir from sports and cultural icon Bill Walton recounts his devastating injuries and amazing recoveries, set in the context of his UCLA triumphs under John Wooden, his storied NBA career, and his affinity for music and the Grateful Dead. In February 2008, Bill Walton suffered a catastrophic spinal collapse?the culmination of a lifetime... more...

  • Boys Among Menby Jonathan Abrams

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00

    The definitive, never-before-told story of the prep-to-pro generation, those basketball prodigies who from 1995 to 2005 made the jump directly from high school to the NBA .   When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be attending college?as young basketball prodigies were expected to do?but instead enter the 1995 NBA draft... more...

  • The Legends Clubby John Feinstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.95

    The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends?University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano?by the king of college basketball writers, #1 New York Times bestseller John Feinstein On March 18, 1980, the immensely powerful Duke basketball... more...