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Basketball

Basketball

by Nate LeBoutillier
     
 

Which player on the Houston Rockets has the most career points? Which football stadium can hold the most people? How did someone score a "rat trick" in a hockey game? Whether you're into baseball, basketball, football, or hockey, Ultimate Pro Team Guides will fill you in about your favorite teams in pro sports.

Swoosh! The sound of a basketball going through the

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Which player on the Houston Rockets has the most career points? Which football stadium can hold the most people? How did someone score a "rat trick" in a hockey game? Whether you're into baseball, basketball, football, or hockey, Ultimate Pro Team Guides will fill you in about your favorite teams in pro sports.

Swoosh! The sound of a basketball going through the net has echoed through professional arenas since 1946. Since then each team has had its share of amazing players, top coaches, and exciting history. Discover the highlights about all the teams in pro basketball.

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Children's Literature - Leona Illig
As unbelievable as it might seem, in 1936 the international basketball organization known as FIBA passed a rule limiting the height of Olympic basketball players to 6-foot-1. There was a tremendous outcry, and the rule was revoked before the games began. The rest, as they say, is history, and now giant athletes dominate the game, taking it to heights of excellence never dreamed of in 1936. This book, part of the "Summer Olympic Legends" series, recounts some of the exciting stories of the teams and athletes who played in the summer games from 1896 to 2008. U.S. teams have excelled at this sport, and articles are included on the 1984 team coached by Bobby Knight, which was the last amateur team to win gold; the 1992 "Dream Team;" and the 1996 championship women's team. The disappointing U.S. performance in 2004, however, is not overlooked, and neither are the rising stars from Brazil, Argentina, and other countries. There is a short introduction to the sport at the beginning of the book, and a historical timeline is provided at the top of each chapter. The photographs are outstanding. At the back of the book are a glossary, a selected bibliography, a list of web sites, and an index. There are a few areas that could be improved, for example, the placement of the text and photograph on page 4 is confusing, and the verb tenses used to describe the 2012 Olympics at the end of the book are awkward. Nevertheless, this is an entertaining book that highlights both the victories and defeats of some of the sport's most popular athletes. Reviewer: Leona Illig

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608182084
Publisher:
Creative Company, The
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 10.51(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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