Advantage Disadvantage

Advantage Disadvantage

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by Yale Jaffe
     
 

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A neighborhood bookie peddles athletes to college coaches and develops a sport betting operation centered on high school games. He recruits an accomplice to execute his last bet, one that could set them up financially for life but is fraught with danger. The Chicago Police investigate the greedy gamblers who might try to manipulate a high school basketball playoff…  See more details below

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A neighborhood bookie peddles athletes to college coaches and develops a sport betting operation centered on high school games. He recruits an accomplice to execute his last bet, one that could set them up financially for life but is fraught with danger. The Chicago Police investigate the greedy gamblers who might try to manipulate a high school basketball playoff game.

A chance meeting between the father of a mediocre student-athlete and the bookie puts in motion a sequence of events transforming the player into a Division 1 prospect using unorthodox basketball training methods. Corrupt adults, who selfishly engage in risky and exploitive behaviors, surround the athlete: gangland profiteers, win-at-all-cost coaches, greedy street agents, shoe company representatives, college recruiters, disloyal lovers, and others.

Advantage Disadvantage examines the motivations that drive the surrounding adults to corruption, betrayal, and greed.

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ISBN-13:
9781439204184
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
08/26/2008
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Advantage Disadvantage 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Vincent Mandile More than 1 year ago
Boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would encourage parents to read this book, I think the author does a good job on his evaluation of both officals and athletes parents. I wish more high school coaches put the players interests in front of thier own agenda. I found the coaches change in attitude regarding his goals the most fictional part of the book. The shooting drill mentioned is something I plan on trying out, as well as some of the drills. I liked the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
50 pages long
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I don't like sports, but I thought this was pretty good for a novel about the sports arena.
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Jacob Vockler More than 1 year ago
You can't say anything bad about a free book, I enjoyed reading this book.
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Lisa Cory More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read. My son played basketball and even in our small town you saw some stuff. Adults and young adults will enjoy this book.
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NYM More than 1 year ago
I must say I never knew some of the stuff that apparently goes on the high school basketball world. While I'm sure there was a bit of creative licensed used in the writing of this book, there surely is a fair amount that is true to life. While I had some difficulties with the dialogue, I loved the characters and the story they told. What a shocking insight into the prep world of basketball in the Chicago area.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nuff' said.