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2019-20 NFHS Basketball Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

September 01, 2019

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Contains the official rules for basketball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim S. Grover

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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<b>For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats—Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life—and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.</b><br /><br />Direct, blunt, and brutally honest,<b> </b>Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In “The Relentless 13,” he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. <i>Relentless </i>shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients—“don’t think”—and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, <i>Relentless </i>shows you how even the best get better . . . and how you can too.
The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy
by Bill Simmons

Language

English

Pages

752

Publication Date

October 20, 2009

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<b>The NBA according to The Sports Guy</b><br /><br />Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell<br />  <br /> Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more*<br /><br />Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining basketball addict known to millions as ESPN.com’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.<br /><br />Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), <i>The Book of Basketball</i> offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game’s finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.<br /><br />*Including even more footnotes!
Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Fou...
by Sam Anderson

Language

English

Pages

435

Publication Date

August 21, 2018

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018<br /><br />NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, <i>CHICAGO TRIBUNE</i>, <i>SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE</i>, <i>THE ECONOMIST </i>AND<i> DEADSPIN</i><br /><br />Award-winning journalist Sam Anderson’s long-awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City—a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny.</b><br /><br />Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous “Land Run” in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team’s 2012-13 season, when the Thunder’s brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti’s all-in gamble on “the Process”—the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team’s best hope for long-term greatness—kicked off a pivotal year in the city’s history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed.<br /><i><br />Boom Town</i> announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for <i>New York</i> magazine and now a staff writer at the <i>New York Times</i> magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball frontman Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City's would-be Robert Moses<b>; </b>to<b> </b>civil rights activist Clara Luper; to the citizens and public servants who survived the notorious 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, <i>Boom Town </i>offers a remarkable look at the urban tapestry woven from control and chaos, sports and civics.
Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team that Barnstormed...
by Lydia Reeder

Language

English

Pages

303

Publication Date

January 24, 2017

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<b>“Thrilling, cinematic . . . I loved every minute I spent with the bold, daring women of the Cardinals basketball team . . . The stuff of American legend” (Karen Abbott, <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author).</b><br /><br /><i>The Boys in the Boat</i> meets <i>A League of Their Own</i> in this true story of a Depression-era championship women’s team.<br /><br />During the drought and financial crisis of the 1930s, Oklahoma basketball coach Sam Babb traveled from farm to farm recruiting talented, hardworking young women and offering them a chance at a better life: a free college education in exchange for playing on his basketball team, the Cardinals. And as Babb coached the Cardinals, something extraordinary happened. These remarkable athletes found a passion for the game and a heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach—and they began to win.<br /><br />Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, <i>Dust Bowl Girls</i> takes readers on the Cardinals’ intense, improbable journey all the way to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. Lydia Reeder captures a moment in history when female athletes faced intense scrutiny from influential figures in politics, education, and medicine who denounced women’s sports as unhealthy and unladylike. At a time when a struggling nation was hungry for inspiration, this unlikely group of trailblazers achieved much more than a championship season.<br /><br />“A compelling, heartwarming story of a group of college students determined to accomplish the impossible. This is a book you can’t put down.” —<i>The Denver Post</i><br /><br />“[A] great sports story about an underdog whose triumphs inspired a community that badly needed a lift in the midst of hard economic times. I can’t wait for the movie.” —<i>The Oklahoman</i>
2019-20 NFHS Basketball Case Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

September 25, 2019

Product Description
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Contains the official case plays for basketball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
LeBron, Inc.: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete
by Brian Windhorst

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b> From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Return of the King</i> comes the story of LeBron James's incredible transformation from basketball star to sports and business mogul.</b><br /> With eight straight trips to the NBA Finals, LeBron James has proven himself one of the greatest basketball players of all time. And like Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan before him, LeBron has also become a global brand and businessman who has altered the way professional athletes think about their value, maximize their leverage, and use their voice. <br /><br /> LEBRON, INC tells the story of James's journey down the path to becoming a billionaire sports icon -- his successes, his failures, and the lessons both have taught him along the way. With plenty of newsmaking tidbits about his rollercoaster last season in Cleveland and high-profile move to the Lakers, LEBRON, INC. shows how James has changed the way most elite athletes manage their careers, and how he launched a movement among his peers that may last decades beyond his playing days.
The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team
by Matthew Goodman

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>The powerful story of a college basketball team who carried an era’s brightest hopes—racial harmony, social mobility, and the triumph of the underdog—but whose success was soon followed by a shocking downfall</b><br /> <br /><b>“A masterpiece of American storytelling.”—Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of<i> Devil in the Grove</i></b><br /><br />The unlikeliest of champions, the 1949–50 City College Beavers were extraordinary by every measure. New York’s City College was a tuition-free, merit-based college in Harlem known far more for its intellectual achievements and political radicalism than its athletic prowess. Only two years after Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier—and at a time when the National Basketball Association was still segregated—every single member of the Beavers was either Jewish or African American. But during that remarkable season, under the guidance of the legendary former player Nat Holman, this unheralded group of city kids would stun the basketball world by becoming the only team in history to win the NIT and NCAA tournaments in the same year.<br /><br /> This team, though, proved to be extraordinary in another way: During the following season, all of the team’s starting five were arrested by New York City detectives, charged with conspiring with gamblers to shave points. Almost overnight these beloved heroes turned into fallen idols. The story centers on two teammates and close friends, Eddie Roman and Floyd Layne, one white, one black, each caught up in the scandal, each searching for a path to personal redemption. Though banned from the NBA, Layne continued to devote himself to basketball, teaching the game to young people in his Bronx neighborhood and, ultimately, with Roman’s help, finding another kind of triumph—one that no one could have anticipated.<br /><br /> Drawing on interviews with the surviving members of that championship team, Matthew Goodman has created an indelible portrait of an era of smoke-filled arenas and Borscht Belt hotels, when college basketball was far more popular than the professional game. It was a time when gangsters controlled illegal sports betting, the police were on their payroll, and everyone, it seemed, was getting rich—except for the young men who actually played the games. <br /><br />Tautly paced and rich with period detail, <i>The City Game</i> tells a story both dramatic and poignant: of political corruption, duplicity in big-time college sports, and the deeper meaning of athletic success.
SLAM DUNK: The True Story of Basketball's First Olympic Gold Meda...
by Beth Fortenberry

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 23, 2019

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Ever wondered who invented basketball or who invented the Slam Dunk? Well, I can clear that up for you. James Naismith invented basketball and Joe Fortenberry invented the dunk. Yep, Joe’s my cousin and I grew up thinking everybody had a 6’8” relative with an Olympic Gold Medal that he kept in a shoebox, on the high shelf in the hall closet! Seven years ago, when Joe’s children decided this would make a good movie, I was summoned and it’s my pleasure to share this story with you. <br /> <br />Logline: An orphan, James Naismith, wants to “make the world a little better than he found it.”<br /><br />Summary: It’s a blustery December day in Springfield Massachusetts. The year - 1891. James Naismith, age 29 is a rare combination of violent rugby player and Presbyterian minister. He has his dream job as an athletic coach at the Y.M.C.A. but his boss threatens to fire him if he doesn’t come up with a game to be played between the football and baseball seasons. Determined not to fail, he prays in earnest and through logic and elimination invents “a New Game” - Basketball. A few days later he sees a pretty Southern lady who just happened to invent the first football helmet and they fall in love. He keeps his job and gets the girl all in the same week! They marry and have children. <br /><br />In 1905, the family moves to Lawrence, Kansas so Naismith can head the Kansas University Athletic Department. There he meets Phog Allen, a superb basketball coach with a foghorn voice. Phog starts a campaign to put basketball into the Olympics. As Naismith mentors many students (among them African- American John McLendon, who later becomes the Father of Basketball Integration), he wonders who would even want to go to the Olympics. <br /><br />Now, it’s the Depression. 1932 to be exact, and Joe Fortenberry at 21 years old, wants to play in the Olympics more than anything. Phog Allen protege, Gene Johnson, discovers Joe and hires him to play for the Globe Refiners with the goal of going to the Hitler Olympics in 1936. In preparation, at a Madison Square Garden game in 1936, the world sees the fast break, the zone press and for the first time Joe Fortenberry unveils his own invention - the Slam Dunk! The Refiners join with the Hollywood Universals and they become the first U.S.A. Olympic basketball team. <br /><br />After much controversy and many obstacles, they arrive in Berlin to win. However, the rules are changed, the ball is a balloon beach ball and the game is going to be played outdoors in rainy weather! Their uniforms are stolen and other countries want to eliminate all players over 6’2”. Still America perseveres. In the thrilling last game, it’s pouring rain and even though the court is a mudpit, America wins 19-8 with Joe as the high scorer. The next day is sunny and beautiful for the awards ceremony. Naismith presents the first Olympic Gold Medal for Basketball to the U.S.A. team. “The happiest day of my life”. Indeed, James Naismith made “the world a little better than he found it”.<br />
The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
by Kobe Bryant

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<p><b>The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant—a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time</b></p><p>In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant has decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” <i>The Mamba Mentalit</i>y takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever.</p><p>For the first time, and in his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career.</p><p>Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer.</p><p>The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make <i>The Mamba Mentality</i> an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.</p>

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