Basketball : The Legends and the Gameby Vincent M. Mallozzi
This book is a tribute to the great players of the past, and of today, who make the game a rush for fans with their athletic prowess and
Basketball is just over 100-years old as a sport, and the NBA, just over 50. It is a mere baby compared to baseball, but fascinating to millions of fans that know about its history and the contemporary great players.
This book is a tribute to the great players of the past, and of today, who make the game a rush for fans with their athletic prowess and determination to win. In Basketball: The Legends and the Game the author includes 292 of basketball's biggest stars. From the greats of yesterday (Bob Cousy, Nat Holman and George Mikan), through stars of recent years (Bill Russell, Willis Reed, Bob McAdoo, Earl Monroe and Larry Bird) to today (Michael Jordan, "Penny" Hardaway and Charles Barkley), there is a full-page profile on each player.
In addition to the text and a large photograph of each (340 out of 370, in full color), a complete "Fact File" describes the player's active career, major teams, records and awards won. Each page is a life seen by the author, who conveys the excitement of the game with a fan's enthusiasm. It is a combination of enjoyable browsing and useful reference.
Additional double-page spreads highlight important events in basketball history.
About the Author:
Vincent M. Mallozzi has been writing about sports for The New York Times since he graduated from university. He has contributed to Reader's Digest, Sport, Time Out, New York, Hardball and Source magazines. He is the author of Hoop Drills (Firefly, 1998) and lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey.
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