From Peach Baskets to Dance Halls and the Not-so-Stern NBA [NOOK Book]

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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.

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From Peach Baskets to Dance Halls and the Not-so-Stern NBA

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Overview

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.

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Evan Weiner is an award winning journalist who is among a very small number of people who cover the politics and business of sports and how that relationship affects not only sports fans but the non-sports fan as well. Weiner began his journalism career while in high school at the age of 15 in 1971. He won two Associated Press Awards for radio news coverage in 1978 and 1979. He was presented with the United States Sports Academy's first ever Distinguished Service Award for Journalism in 2003 in Mobile, Alabama. Advisor to the SUNY Cortland Sports Business Management Program. The United States Sports Academy's 2010 Ronald Reagan Media Award.He is the author of two books, The Business and Politics of Sports -- 2005 and The Business and Politics of Sports, Second Edition -- 2010.He has been quoted in 15 other books and his words were read into the United States House of Representatives Congressional record: July 14, 2004 - Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session.He was been a columnist with the New York Sun and provided Westwood One Radio with daily commentaries between 1999 and 2006 called "The Business of Sports." He has also appeared on numerous television and radio shows both in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.Evan speaks on the business of politics of sports in colleges and universities as well as on cruise ships around the world.In 2013, Evan will be part of a video documentary "Touchdown Israel" discussing American football's growth in that country.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    The dudes on the cover look like they are humping Hard

    Good book but... the humping. Geez.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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