Basketball's Most Wanted II: The Top 10 Book of More Hotshot Hoopsters, Double Dribbles, and Roundball Oddities

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Basketball has so many great stories, so many interesting anecdotes-about college and pro teams, players from all levels, announcers, and even owners-that one book just isn't enough to hold it all. That's why Potomac Books, Inc. is introducing Basketball's Most Wanted™ II: The Top 10 Book of More Hotshot Hoopsters, Double Dribbles, and Roundball Oddities. With even more fun tales and interesting facts from the world of hoops, there's something in here for all fans of basketball....
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Overview

Basketball has so many great stories, so many interesting anecdotes-about college and pro teams, players from all levels, announcers, and even owners-that one book just isn't enough to hold it all. That's why Potomac Books, Inc. is introducing Basketball's Most Wanted™ II: The Top 10 Book of More Hotshot Hoopsters, Double Dribbles, and Roundball Oddities. With even more fun tales and interesting facts from the world of hoops, there's something in here for all fans of basketball.

Which NBA team attempted to draft a player straight out of high school in 1969-a female player from the Iowa six-on-six league? What standard features in today's NBA were originally introduced in the renegade American Basketball Association? Who are the best three-point shooters in both the pros and college? Which high school team had an amazing four future NBA players on its roster? With which team did Wilt Chamberlain begin his professional career? (Hint: It wasn't an NBA team.) You'll find the answers to all those questions and so much more in Basketball's Most Wantedª II, including the best and worst basketball movies, the most shocking NCAA tournament upsets, top names from basketball's "Asian invasion," and even guys who played one game-and only one game-in the NBA.

So join David L. Hudson, Jr. as he looks at the amazing and the amusing, the wacky and the wonderful, the best and worst of everything basketball has to offer. It's a slam dunk!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574889505
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/31/2005
  • Series: Most Wanted Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,368,295
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David L. Hudson, Jr. has written and cowritten more than thirty books, including Horse Racing’s Most Wanted™, Boxing’s Most Wanted™, Mixed Martial Arts’ Most Wanted™, Basketball’s Most Wanted II™ and Basketball Championships’ Most Wanted™. He resides in the middle Tennessee area with his wife, Carla.
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Table of Contents

Photographs xiii
Acknowledgments xv
National Championship Game Performances: Final college game heroics 1
Great Game 7s in NBA Finals: Final pro game heroics 6
NCAA Upsets: They weren't supposed to win 11
Freshman Phenoms: Immediate college stars 16
They Played Great in College But Not in the Pros: From college great to pro flop 20
Transfer Talents: A positive change of scenery 26
Played For One Team: Their only pro squad 32
They Coached One College Team: These were their schools 36
Three-Point Kings (NBA): Long distance pro marksmen 40
Three-Point Kings (NCAA): Long distance college marksmen 44
Court Thieves: Stealing the ball 47
Terrific Trios: It takes three to be great 51
Sixth Men: Instant spark off the bench 56
She Can Hoop, Too: Female b-ballers with famous relatives 60
Unlikely NBA and ABA Record Holders: Surprise record holders 65
Undrafted Stars: Unlikely route to the pros 70
Terrible Trades: Lopsided deals 74
Clipping Talents: Bad decisions by a lowly franchise 80
Sultans of Swat: They blocked many shots 84
Not a Scorer: Players who didn't score much but contributed in other ways 88
Small Packages II: Tiny talents 92
Same Name Game: They shared the same name 97
Their Rookie Years Were Their Best: Starting off strong 102
Player-Coaches: They played and coached at the same time 106
Their College Teams Lost But They Won Top Honors: Great NCAA tournament performances from players on losing teams 110
Married to Stars: Not the only celebrity in the family 114
Legal Stars: From the basketball court to a court of law 118
They Turned Their Teams Around: Immediate positive impact 123
They Coached Their Sons: Father knows best 127
High School Teammates: From high school to the pros 132
Charity Kings: Automatic from the foul line 139
Charismatic Pro Owners: Unique owners 142
Brothers in the NBA: Bloodlines in the pro ranks 148
Sibling Teammates in College: They played together 153
Born on the Same Day: Birthday trivia 157
Basketball Musicians: A little string music 162
All-Jones Team: More name game trivia 167
All-Johnson Team: Even more name games 171
Academic and Athletic All-Stars: Brains as well as brawn 175
Hawkeye Glory: Great Iowa players 180
Famous Quotes: They said it 185
The Best of Al McGuire: Notable quotes from a famous coach 190
Asian Invasion: Basketball stars from the Far East 195
Globetrotter Favorites: Favorite players from America's favorite team 199
Best Basketball Movies: B-Ball at the box office 204
Worst Basketball Movies: Box office bombs 208
High School 100-Point Scorers: They bested the century mark in high school 211
Draft Oddities: Unusual draft selections 214
When Basketball and Wrestling Collide: Hoops and the hulks 218
Basketball Tragedies: Sadness on and off the court 222
ABA Uniqueness: A wild league 226
Enforcers: They were intimidators 232
Sexual Misconduct: The wrong kind of headlines 236
They Played in One Pro Game: They didn't get many minutes 240
Playground Legends: Kings of the street 243
Pro Basketball Mascots: The wild and woolly 249
Cameron Crazies: Those devilish Duke fans 253
Bibliography 257
Index 259
About the Author 271
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