Sports & Recreation - Basketball

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If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Bu...

Kent MCDILL

The Chicago Bulls are one of basketball's most storied teams—from Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Phil Jackson to Hall of Famers and MVPs, the Bulls' NBA championship legacy will likely never be surpassed. Author and Bulls' beat...

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Published: Oct 2014

Earl the Pearl: My Story

In his own words, the story of Knicks hero, NBA champion, and iconic superstar Earl "The Pearl" Monroe.Earl "The Pearl" Monroe is a basketball legend whose impact on the game transcends statistics, a player known a...

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Published: Feb 2019

Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Frie...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Former NBA star and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.Instant New York Times and...

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Published: May 2018

Boys Among Men: How the Prep-To-Pro G...

Jonathan Abrams

The definitive, never-before-told story of the prep-to-pro generation, those basketball prodigies who from 1995 to 2005 made the jump directly from high school to the NBA.  When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he w...

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Published: Mar 2017

The Ultimate Basketball Trivia Book: ...

Sam Amico

Test yourself and your friends! Fans of the Warriors Raptors, Lakers, Celtics, the UNC Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils, UCLA Bruins, Kentucky Wildcats, and every other great pro or college team will be puzzled, challenged, and amused by t...

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Published: Oct 2019

When the Garden Was Eden: Clyde, the ...

Harvey Araton

In the tradition of The Boys of Summer and The Bronx Is Burning, New York Times sports columnist Harvey Araton delivers a fascinating look at the 1970s New York Knicks—part autobiography, part sports history, part epic, set against ...

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Published: Oct 2012

Meet the All-Stars: The Greatest Bask...

A. E. Arost

Which All-Star “King” has won the NBA Most Valuable Player award four times? Which monster rebounding All-Star loves math and computers and grew up playing football, soccer, baseball, and lacrosse in addition to basketball? Which ...

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Published: Apr 2016

Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin' in Flip...

Rafe Bartholomew

A young man's journey through the Philippines' most unlikely obsession: basketball. In Pacific Rims, Rafe Bartholemew, journalist, New Yorker, and veteran baller, ventures through the Philippines to investigate the country's love of ...

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Published: Jun 2011

Super Team: The Warriors' Quest for t...

Bay Area News Group

Super Team is the ultimate celebration of the unprecedented collection of star-power that makes up the Warriors' once-in-a-lifetime roster. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided a glimpse into the personalitie...

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Published: Jan 2017

Long Shots: Jay Wright, Villanova, an...

Jay Bilas

31 years after the Perfect Game – Villanova's shocking national championship upset over Georgetown – Nova struck again with the Perfect Shot, taking down North Carolina in one of the most thrilling finishes in sports histo...

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Published: Feb 2017

Ten Times a Champion: The Story of Ba...

Mark C. Bodanza

Sam Jones spent his boyhood in a small city tucked away in the segregated south. In many ways, it was the most unlikely of settings for the start of a professional sports career marked by a rare kind of success. Guided by humble begin...

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Published: Apr 2016

100 Things UCLA Fans Should Know & Do...

Ben Bolch

With traditions, records, and Bruins lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every UCLA fan should know--from the hardwood to the hard courts, the gridiron, the diamond, and beyond. It contains c...

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Published: Nov 2018

2015 NBA Champions (Western Conferenc...

Triumph Books

Strength in Numbers. The Warriors' 2014-2015 slogan fit this championship team to a T. While they were spearheaded by NBA MVP Stephen Curry, it took a true team effort and display of depth to claim their first NBA title in four decade...

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Published: Jun 2015

Wildcat Memories: Inside Stories from...

Doug Brunk

Since the tenure of Coach Adolph Rupp, the University of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team has been a virtual powerhouse, repeatedly dominating the Southeastern Conference and garnering eight national titles. UK basketball is a ...

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Published: Sep 2014

The Daily Nugget: Motivations for Bas...

Jim Burson

"The Daily Nugget is a treasure trove of inspiration for any coach, teacher, parent or player."- Jay Bilas, ESPN"The Daily Nugget gives coaches a positive approach to uplift players and themselves. A nugget a day will h...

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Published: Mar 2015

Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Stree...

Caron Butler

Two-time All-Star and thirteen-year NBA veteran Caron Butler has an impressive basketball record. He was Big East Co-Player of the Year at UConn, the 10th overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft and a key player for the Dallas Mavericks in...

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Published: Sep 2016

Ball Don't Lie

Kevin Cottrell

Ball Don't Lie is a collection of in-depth, in-your-face conversations examining an assortment of basketball's defining moments. Longtime NBA practitioner, Kevin Cottrell Jr., goes one-on-one with some of the game's most prominent fig...

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Published: Mar 2020

The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, ...

Alejandro Danois

The inspiring true story of a remarkable coach whose superb undefeated high-school basketball team in 1980s Baltimore produced four NBA players and gave hope to a desperate neighborhood and city—"a feel-good story that is timel...

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Published: Sep 2017

Unknown, Untold, and Unbelievable Sto...

John C. Decker

For over 125 years, Hoosier athletes and coaches have grabbed headlines with their accomplishments and accolades. Legendary performers and larger-than-life figures have called Bloomington home, and their stories have been passed down ...

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Published: Jul 2018

Runnin' The Show: Basketball Leadersh...

Dick DeVenzio

Runnin' the Show spells out what it takes to be a real leader on a basketball court. How can a coach get the most from his players? How can a player make everyone around her better and do the little things that lead to championship pe...

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Published: Dec 2012

Rebound: From Pain to Passion - Leade...

Matt Doherty

"Matt is everything you could ask for in a friend and leader." ––Jay Bilas, ESPN Matt Doherty played and coached basketball at the University of North Carolina. He started on the 1982 National Champ...

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Published: Mar 2021

Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His S...

George Dohrmann

Winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary SportswritingWinner of the Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Youth Sports Eight years of unfettered access and a keen sense of a story’s deepest truths allow Pulitzer Prize–winning ...

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Published: Feb 2012

Personal Foul: A First-Person Account...

Tim Donaghy

The media has often speculated and sports fans have debated, but until now no one has known the real story. Personal Foul takes an in-depth look at former NBA referee Tim Donaghy and the betting scandal that rocked professional basket...

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Published: Jun 2010

I Love IU / I Hate Purdue: Why Hoosie...

Joe Drozda

Here's the book die hard IU fans have been waiting for, the book that will at the same time make Purdue fans want to slink away and go sit in the corner. The Indiana–Purdue sports rivalry began in 1891 when the two schools first met...

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Published: Nov 2019

Tucson a Basketball Town

Bob Elliott

In 1972, the University of Arizona built McKale Center, a basketball arena that seated nearly 14,000 people. Filling that arena would present considerable challenges: the Wildcats hadn't been to an NCAA post-season tournament for over...

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Published: Mar 2014

100 Things Rockets Fans Should Know &...

Jonathan Feigen

Most Rockets fans have attended a game at the Toyota Center, have marveled at Hakeem Olajuwon highlights, and remember exactly where they were when Houston became "Clutch City." But only real fans have sat with the Red Rowdi...

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Published: Oct 2018

The Back Roads to March: The Unsung, ...

John Feinstein

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein returns to his first love—college basketball—with a fascinating and compelling journey through a landscape of unsung, unpublicized and often unknown heroes of Division-1 co...

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Published: Feb 2021

100 Things Cavaliers Fans Should Know...

Bob Finnan

Only real Cavaliers fans know what truly went into the LeBron James' "Decision," the best place to grab a burger before tipoff, or which player once left a pregame huddle to buy a hot dog from a concession stand. 100 Things Cavaliers ...

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Published: Nov 2016

100 Things Jazz Fans Should Know & Do...

Jody Genessy

With traditions, records, and lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Jazz fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, behind-the-scenes tales, memorable momen...

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Published: Apr 2019

100 Things Arizona Fans Should Know &...

Anthony Gimino

Whether you're a die-hard booster from the Lute Olson era or a new supporter of Sean Miller, this is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Arizona Wildcats. Authors Steve Rivera and Anthony Gimino have collected every essen...

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Published: Nov 2014
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