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New PDF release: Basketball: Great Writing About America's Game

By Alexander Wolff

ISBN-10: 1598535560

ISBN-13: 9781598535563

From the road online game to March insanity to Jordan and LeBron, the best writing in regards to the grit, grace, and glory of basketball

Made in the United States, basketball is a activity that stirs a countrywide ardour, achieving fever pitch through the NCAA's March insanity and the NBA Finals. Masterfully assembled through longtime Sports Illustrated author Alexander Wolff, Basketball spans 8 a long time to assemble a dream workforce of writers as awe-inspiring and eternally creative because the online game itself. listed here are in-depth profiles of the legends of the hardcourt--Russell, Kareem, chook, Jordan, and LeBron--and storied franchises corresponding to the Knicks and Celtics, in addition to extraordinary photos of the flash and sizzle of playground ball and extra own reflections at the video game via a few of America's best writers, between them Donald corridor, John Edgar Wideman, and Pat Conroy. Highlights contain James Naismith recalling how he invented the sport that may pass directly to triumph over the area; John McPhee taking pictures the ever-disciplined invoice Bradley as a Princeton Tiger; Peter Goldman's indelible portrait of the existence and demise of a Harlem Globetrotter; and Michael Lewis's account of the courageous new global of NBA analytics. vintage journalism approximately inner-city basketball by means of Pete Axthelm, Rick Telander, and Darcy Frey is joined through tales of the game's reputation throughout the United States, from the heartland of Hoosier state to an Apache Reservation in Arizona.

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