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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.
Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation
by Michael Powell

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<b>The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Deep in the heart of northern Arizona, in a small and isolated patch of the vast 17.5-million-acre Navajo reservation, sits Chinle High School. Here, basketball is passion, passed from grandparent to parent to child. Rez Ball is a sport for winters where dark and cold descend fast and there is little else to do but roam mesa tops, work, and wonder what the future holds. The town has 4,500 residents and the high school arena seats 7,000. Fans drive thirty, fifty, even eighty miles to see the fast-paced and highly competitive matchups that are more than just games to players and fans.<br /> 聽<br /> Celebrated <i>Times </i>journalist Michael Powell brings us a narrative of triumph and hardship, a moving story about a basketball team on a Navajo reservation that shows how important sports can be to youths in struggling communities, and the transcendent magic and painful realities that confront Native Americans living on reservations. This book details his season-long immersion in the team, town, and culture, in which there were exhilarating wins, crushing losses, and conversations on long bus rides across the desert about dreams of聽 leaving home and the fear of the same.
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim S. Grover

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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<b>For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats鈥擬ichael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life鈥攁nd 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 鈥淭he Relentless 13,鈥?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鈥檚 weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients鈥斺€渄on鈥檛 think鈥濃€攁nd 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.
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,聽<i>CHICAGO TRIBUNE</i>, <i>SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE</i>,聽<i>THE ECONOMIST </i>AND<i> DEADSPIN</i><br /><br />Award-winning journalist Sam Anderson鈥檚 long-awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City鈥攁 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 鈥淟and Run鈥?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鈥檚 2012-13 season, when the Thunder鈥檚 brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti鈥檚 all-in gamble on 鈥渢he Process鈥濃€攖he patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team鈥檚 best hope for long-term greatness鈥攌icked off a pivotal year in the city鈥檚 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>聽announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for聽<i>New York</i>聽magazine and now a staff聽writer at the聽<i>New York Times</i>聽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,聽<i>Boom Town聽</i>offers a remarkable look at the urban tapestry woven from control and chaos, sports and civics.
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 /> 聽<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鈥檚 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鈥攁nd then closes, once and for all鈥攅very 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.<br /><br />*Including even more footnotes!
I'll Show You
by , Sam Smith

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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In 2012, Derrick Rose was on top of the world.After growing up in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, Rose achieved an improbable childhood dream: being selected first overall in the NBA draft by his hometown Chicago Bulls. The point guard known to his family as "Pooh" was a phenom, winning the Rookie of the Year award and electrifying fans around the world. In 2011, he became the youngest MVP in league history. He and the Bulls believed the city's first berth in the NBA Finals since the Jordan era was on the horizon. Rarely had a bond between a player and fans been so strong, as the city wrapped its arms around the homegrown hero.Six years and four knee surgeries later, he was waived by the Utah Jazz, a once surefire Hall of Fame career seemingly on the brink of collapse. Many speculated his days in the NBA were over.But Derrick Rose never doubted himself, never believed his struggles on and off the court were anything other than temporary setbacks. Rather than telling the world he had more to give, he decided to show them.I'll Show You is an honest, intimate conversation with one of the world's most popular athletes, a star whose on-court brilliance is matched only by his aversion to the spotlight. Written with New York Times bestselling author Sam Smith, Rose opens himself up to fans in a way they've never seen before, creating a document that is as unflinching鈥攁nd at times as uncomfortable鈥攁s a personal diary.Detailing his childhood spent in one of his city's most dangerous neighborhoods; his relationships with both opponents and teammates; the pain and controversies surrounding his career-altering injuries; his complicated relationship to fame and fortune; and his rise, fall, and reemergence as the player LeBron James says is "still a superhero," I'll Show You is one of the most candid and surprising autobiographies of a modern-day superstar ever written.
Elevated: The Global Rise of the N.B.A.
by , Jeff Van Gundy

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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Howard Beck. Marc Stein. Jonathan Abrams. Chris Broussard. Ira Berkow. George Vecsey. Mike Wise. Selena Roberts. Lee Jenkins. All have graced the pages of <i>The New York Times</i>, entertaining readers with their probing coverage of the N.B.A.: a stage on which spectacular athletes perform against a backdrop of continuous social change. Now, their work and more is collected in a new volume, edited and annotated by Hall of Fame honoree Harvey Araton, tracing basketball's sustained boom from Magic and Bird to the present.<br /><br /><i>Elevated </i>provides a courtside seat to four decades of professional basketball. Both the iconic moments and those quieter, but no less meaningful times in between are here, from Wise riding around Los Angeles with a young Kobe Bryant on the eve of his first All-Star Game, to Stein declaring Giannis Antetokounmpo's "unspeakable greatness" to the world in a riveting profile. Rather than simply preserving the past, <i>Elevated </i>reexamines and further illuminates hoops history. This expertly curated collection features exclusive new writing by Araton and postscripts from the original journalists, revealing candid exchanges with NBA greats that didn't make the original newspaper edit and tracing the rise of a worldwide phenomenon from a contemporary vantage point.
The Capital of Basketball: A History of DC Area High School Hoops
by John McNamara

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

November 03, 2019

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<p>The celebration of Washington D.C. basketball is long overdue. The D.C. metro area stands second to none in its contributions to the game. Countless figures who have had a significant impact on the sport over the years have roots in the region, including E.B. Henderson, the first African-American certified to teach public school physical education, and Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to take the court in an actual NBA game. The city's Spingarn High School produced two players 鈥?Elgin Baylor and Dave Bing 鈥?recognized among the NBA鈥檚 50 greatest at the League鈥檚 50th anniversary celebration. No other high school in the country can make that claim.These figures and many others are chronicled in this book, the first-ever comprehensive look at the great high school players, teams and coaches in the D.C. metropolitan area. Based on more than 150 interviews, <i>The Capital of Basketball</i> is first and foremost a book about basketball. But in discussing the trends and evolution of the game, McNamara also uncovers the turmoil in the lives of the players and area residents as they dealt with prejudice, educational inequities, politics, and the ways the area has changed through the years.</p>
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by , David Casstevens

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p> <p>"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."<br /><br />--<b>Ben Crenshaw</b>, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain</p> <p>"<i>Mind Gym</i> hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."<br /><br />--<b>Ken Griffey Jr.</b>, Major League Baseball MVP</p> <p>"I read <i>Mind Gym</i> on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."<br /><br />--<b>Jason Kidd</b>, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner</p> <p>In <i>Mind Gym</i>, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." <i>Mind Gym</i> will give you the "head edge" over the competition.</p>
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鈥檚 brightest hopes鈥攔acial harmony, social mobility, and the triumph of the underdog鈥攂ut whose success was soon followed by a shocking downfall</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淎 masterpiece of American storytelling.鈥濃€擥ilbert King, Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning author of<i>聽Devil in the Grove</i></b><br /><br />The unlikeliest of champions, the 1949鈥?0 City College Beavers were extraordinary by every measure. New York鈥檚聽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鈥攁nd at a time when the National Basketball Association was still segregated鈥攅very 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 help, finding another kind of triumph鈥攐ne 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鈥攅xcept for the young men who actually played the games.聽<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.

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