Thirty years ago after changing the sports book landscape with his mega-hit, A Season on the Brink, #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 college hoops.
The powerful story of a college basketball team who carried an era’s brightest hopes—racial harmony, social mobility, and the triumph of the underdog—but whose success was soon followed by a shocking downfall
“A masterpiece of American storytelling.”—Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Devil in the Grove
No one had really heard of Chaminade University—a tiny NAIA Catholic school in Honolulu with fewer than eight hundred undergraduates—until its basketball game against the University of Virginia on December 23, 1982. The Chaminade Silverswords defeated the Cavaliers, then the Division I, No.$32.95ISBN: 9781492571490Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Human Kinetics, Inc. - December 18th, 2019
Why is strength training important for the basketball athlete? In a dynamic game that changes by the instant, athletes need to be conditioned to sustain the highly stressful workloads experienced during practice or a game.$28.00ISBN: 9780525534662Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Blue Rider Press - November 19th, 2019
The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations.
$16.99ISBN: 9781501197826Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Atria Books - November 12th, 2019
Golden State Warriors insider and bestselling author Marcus Thompson “paints a complex portrait and captures all the multitudes of a dynamic athlete trying to carve his legacy” (Jonathan Abrams, New York Times bestselling author) with this definitive biography of one of the most extraordinary basketball players in NBA history—Kevin Durant.$17.99ISBN: 9781641602723Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Lawrence Hill Books - March 3rd, 2020Shawn Harrington returned to Marshall High School as an assistant coach years after appearing as a player in the iconic basketball documentary film Hoop Dreams. In January of 2014, Marshall’s struggling team was about to improve after the addition of a charismatic but troubled player.$28.00ISBN: 9781538749722Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Grand Central Publishing - March 17th, 2020
How the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers trusted The Process -- a bold plan to get to first by becoming the worst.
Including exclusive interviews with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Coach Brett Brown, Sam Hinkie, and more.$19.95ISBN: 9781629377926Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Triumph Books - March 10th, 2020Howard Beck. Marc Stein. Jonathan Abrams. Chris Broussard. Ira Berkow. George Vecsey. Mike Wise. Selena Roberts. Lee Jenkins. All have graced the pages of The New York Times, entertaining readers with their probing coverage of the N.B.A.: a stage on which spectacular athletes perform against a backdrop of continuous social change.$17.00ISBN: 9780525434023Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Anchor - February 11th, 2020
Welcome to Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, in a working-class corner of the Bronx, where a driven coach inspires his teams to win games and championships--and learn Russian history and graduate and go on to college.$24.95ISBN: 9781496217059Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Nebraska Press - November 1st, 2019Remembered in name but underappreciated in legacy, Forrest “Phog” Allen arguably influenced the game of basketball more than anyone else.
In the first half of the twentieth century, Allen took basketball from a gentlemanly, indoor recreational pastime to the competitive game that would become a worldwide sport.