by Andrew Luke


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Basketball by Andrew Luke

No major sport is as uniquely American as basketball. The sport has come a long way since students at a Massachusetts YMCA started throwing balls into peach baskets nailed to the wall. Today, some of the world's most spectacular athletes soar through the air in feats of athleticism on the basketball court. With the advent of the shot clock and the three pointer, the game became more exciting over the years. The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is one of the most popular sporting events in the United States, and the NCAA superstars go on to thrill NBA audiences as professionals. Kids play basketball across the country, from urban playgrounds in New York and L.A. to the gyms of Chicago and dusty farmland courts in Indiana. All that is needed is a ball, a hoop, and a dream. Each book in the Inside the World of Sports series takes you from the very beginning of a sport to a look at its future. Inside these pages, learn more about basketballs greatest moments, iconic athletes, and what the future holds for the game.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422234587
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Series: Inside the World of Sports Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 249,854
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Basketball's Greatest Moments 6

Chapter 2 Naismith Ball 16

Chapter 3 Size Matters 24

Chapter 4 Free Throws and Fast Breaks 30

Chapter 5 Bird, Magic, and Michael 36

Chapter 6 Modern-Day Stars 42

Chapter 7 Basketball's Greatest Players 52

Chapter 8 The Future of Basketball 64

Glossary of Basketball Terms 72

Chronology 75

Further Reading, Video Credits, & Internet Resources 77

Index 79

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