BASKETBALL Smartiepants is the most complete book on basketball ever written. Basketball Smartiepants was written for any reader that has any interest in basketball including the serious player, the pickup player, coaches, officials and every level of fan. Topics include NBA history, today's player, fundamentals for improving a player's game, Chemistry, The versatile and efficient player, limiting turnovers, practice and training, footwork, angles and spacing, individual and team offense and defense, passing, rebounding, coaching, Emotional Intelligence, pickup game etiquette, Characteristics of winning teams, common basketball injuries and rehabilitation, the senior player, and inspirational comments. Also covered are coaching "blind spots" and mistakes, why officials sometimes do not make calls, why games are at times inconsistently officiated, how to recognize a good official and how to properly work an official. For the basketball fan topics discussed include attending and watching games, Bacteriology and wagering on games and basketball on social media. Also discussed are personal interaction stories with famous basketball personnel including Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Mark Cuban and others. The single best informational source on basketball ever written. Author is a former coach, former official and has been playing since 1966.