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Children's LiteratureWhen you think of basketball dynasties, one cannot help but think of the Los Angeles Lakers. A member of the Pacific Division of the National Basketball Association, they have had such greats as Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, and Magic Johnson. Shaquille O'Neal is a member of the new guard. Yet, the Pacific Division is more than the Lakers. The Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers have their own rich histories of basketball tradition. While the Los Angeles Clippers have been struggling for years, they are still around. Learn about this interesting and varied division in this volume of the "Above the Rim: The NBA Library" series. Ted Brock, a well-known author of children's non-fiction does a magnificent job of providing young readers an overview of the NBA's Pacific Division. From the beginnings of the teams to the amazing stars who played, Brock writes about each team individually as well as explaining the growth of the league. Photographs and factual paragraphs along page borders adorn the book. Included in the back along with an index and glossary are various pages of factual information as well as further resources. 2004, The Child's World Inc, Ages 8 to 13.
—John D. Orsborn