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Life on the Line: A Basketball Story by Brian E. O'Neill
Series: Life is A Free Throw-Might As Well Make It!, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 33,240. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In 2005 I had back surgery. At 66, my rehab would be difficult. I joined a local gym and rediscovered the sport of my youth, Basketball. I couldn’t run the court but I could throw up a Free Throw. In doing so I’ve developed my own technique, ”The Net Technique” I invite you to see how my love of Basketball as a boy eventually led me to shooting 97% at 73 years young.
From Peach Baskets to Dance Halls and the Not-so-Stern NBA by Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,530. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Essay » Business
The 21st century version of the National Basketball Association will never be confused with the various leagues that cropped up after Dr. James Naismith came up with a game in the fall of 1891 at a Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA. Dr. Naismith put up some peach baskets and gave 18 players a soccer ball and the game of "basket ball" was born. A century later, basketball was a global sensation.
The Breaks of the Wind by Blogcat
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,490. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
Blogcat, writer for BobcatsPlanet.com, performs what he calls "stunt journalism" by daring to watch every minute of the disastrous 2011-2012 Charlotte Bobcats season. As his beloved team infamously wins just 7 games, the toll it takes on Blogcat becomes increasingly hilarious. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be glad you're not him.
The Fantasy Basketball Coaches' Fantasy Basketball Strategy Guide by Nels Wadycki
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,060. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
Over the years, the guys from Fantasy Basketball Coaches (fantasybasketballcoaches.com) have written the book on fantasy basketball. Now, they have quite literally written the book on fantasy basketball. Whether you are a fantasy basketball rookie looking to compete with more experience players, or a veteran baller wanting to take your game to the next level, this guide has it all.
Drinking and Drafting: Fantasy Basketball Strategery for Each Phase of the Game by Josh Ahlstrom
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,840. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
If your interested in taking your fantasy basketball game to the next level then “Drinking and Drafting” might as well have been written for you personally! Fantasy basketball is a lot of fun, but it takes quite a bit of skill and effort to be a great manager. This book will help you know when and where to focus your efforts and how to best tweak your own approach to team management.
Basketball Just for You by Henry Walczyk
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,350. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports coaching
This book is a motivational teaching tool for both coaches and players and shows the beauty of the unique sport of basketball. There is an emphasis on the importance of health, educational and discipline as well as strategies and techniques essential to playing a good game.
Bench Rules: A Guide to Success On and Off the Bench by Kevin Christensen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,150. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
BENCH RULES shows ten different ways a person can contribute to a team without scoring a single point, or even playing a single minute, on game day. From superstar down through last player on the bench, the ideas in this book are valuable to anyone who desires to become the best player, teammate and person they can be. BENCH RULES is the blueprint for success in every role on a team.
The Crossover: A Brief History of Basketball and Race, From James Naismith to LeBron James by Doug Merlino
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » History » American
The history of basketball contains all the drama inherent in America’s long struggle with racial intolerance and quest for equality. Highlighting characters both famous (Bill Russell, Michael Jordan) and obscure (Earl Lloyd, Holcombe Rucker), this book explores how what’s happened on the basketball court has mirrored race relations in the United States—and often preceded changes off of it.
The Villanova Miracle and 63 Other Dreams: A Game-by-Game Guide to the 1985 NCAA Tournament by John Schaefer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,330. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
While many of the great games and heroes produced by the NCAA tournament are well-known to sports fans, there are countless stories that have been forgotten. That changes with 'The Villanova Miracle and 63 Other Dreams'. This book, which was produced after countless hours of meticulous research, chronicles every game played in the NCAA tournament in 1985, when the field was expanded to 64 teams.
The Kobe Code: Eight Principles For Success -- An Insider's Look into Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant's Warrior Life & the Code He Lives By by Pat Mixon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,220. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Strength & Honor. A code that Kobe Bryant seems to live by. This inspiring & practical guide takes a unique spin on the traditional unauthorized biography by providing insight into how Kobe approaches his life, on & off the court. Also, by highlighting Eight Principles For Success pulled from various stages in his life, this book allows you to potentially apply these practices to your own life.
National Title: The Unlikely Tale of the NAIB Tournament by Danny Stooksbury
You set the price! Words: 50,470. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
“National Title: The Unlikely Tale of the NAIB Tournament” is an archeological dig through the history of collegiate athletics. It details the origins of America's oldest collegiate national championship and the foundation of character-driven athletics. The NAIB (NAIA), began by Emil Liston and Dr. James Naismith, surpassed the NCAA in membership in just 10 years, and smashed color barriers.
Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor: The Len Bias Tragedy and the Search for Reform in Big-time College Basketball by C. Fraser Smith
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
On June 19, 1986, Len Bias, one of the greats of college basketball, destined for NBA stardom, died of a cocaine overdose. The nation was stunned, and for the next several months, millions followed the unfolding tragedy at University of Maryland. In this account, Baltimore Sun reporter C. Fraser Smith examines the abuses that led to the Bias tragedy, and the crucial reform that followed.
How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way To Brainwash Your Child Into Becoming A Syracuse Fan by Sean Keeley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,070. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Being a parent is hard. Make the wrong decisions and your child can grow up to do something terrible, like root for Georgetown. How To Grow An Orange shows every parent how to make sure that never happens...by providing them with everything they could ever possibly want to know about Syracuse University sports. No Orange fan should be without this guide to the people, places and history of SU.