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Center by Jason Glaser

The whistle blows, the ball is up, two players leap for it-tip-off! The athletes of the National Basketball Association (NBA) entertain millions of fans with their amazing dribbling skills, no-look passes, and daring dunks. The books in the Gareth Stevens series Tip-Off: Basketball give an exciting, close-up look at the five basketball positions, as well as the stars who have dominated at those positions. Readers also get advice about how to train to become future basketball superstars. So get your sneakers on, because it's time for tip-off!

Center takes an in-depth look at the position played by some of the tallest and strongest players in basketball-from the NBA's all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, to modern superstar Shaquille O'Neal. Learn about the sport's most exciting centers and see colorful photos of them scoring with style. Also read about the skills and drills necessary to make it as a center in the NBA. There's no doubt about it, this book's a slam dunk!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433939716
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2010
Series: Tip-Off: Basketball
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Big Men, Big Plays 4

01 Getting Started 6

02 Center Stage 10

03 How to Play Center 16

04 Today's Leading Centers 34

05 Future Star: You! 40

Record Book 44

Glossary 46

For More Information 47

Index 48

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