Underbelly Hoops: Adventures in the CBA A. K. a the Crazy Basketball Association

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"The hoops answer to Ball Four. By turns funny and poignant -- and always self aware -- this book allows fans into the locker room and huddle, yes, but also into the cortex of a professional basketball player. If Carson Cunningham could have jumped, run and created his shot off the dribble as masterfully as he writes and observes, he'd be starring in the NBA."
-L. Jon Wertheim, senior writer for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

"During my nine years coaching in the CBA, I thought I'd witnessed every possible scenario in that...

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Overview

"The hoops answer to Ball Four. By turns funny and poignant -- and always self aware -- this book allows fans into the locker room and huddle, yes, but also into the cortex of a professional basketball player. If Carson Cunningham could have jumped, run and created his shot off the dribble as masterfully as he writes and observes, he'd be starring in the NBA."
-L. Jon Wertheim, senior writer for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

"During my nine years coaching in the CBA, I thought I'd witnessed every possible scenario in that zany league, yet Carson Cunningham's Underbelly Hoops was a delightful revelation. Most impressive were his observations of the on- and off-court experiences of such a wide range of fascinating characters--from Chris Daleo, the over-the-top manic coach of the Rockford Lightning, to teammate Keith Closs, a free-spirited 7'3" shot-blocker with a big heart but a big vice. At turns hilarious and infuriating, Cunningham's memoir is also enriched by his lively writing style, his profound understanding of America's basketball culture, and his unadorned honesty. The result is a bountiful triple-double for Cunningham and a must read for hoop-o-philes of every...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938120008
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publication date: 1/25/2012
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,023,265
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Bridget

    She walked in chewing gum and sat down at a far table. Leaning her back against the wall and propped her feet on the table she lounged back loking out the window as sh listeed to music

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    The Author does a great job of giving insight to the world of pr

    The Author does a great job of giving insight to the world of professional sports AND the delivery is so entertaining! I was tempted to recommend just to basketball fans, but I have found that this story hits home with anyone looking to move up in their respective field. I will certainly be keeping a watchful eye on this up and coming author!

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    It's buckets!!!!

    A unique look into the underbelly of professional basketball – it’s buckets! This is a very entertaining and insightful view of what players that have such a deep love for the game are willing to go through in their quest to continue playing. With a wide array of characters – coaches and players alike - the reader is able to see the talent, as well as the shenanigans, that occur behind the scenes. It was a great read and I would highly recommend it!

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