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Legends : the best players, games, and teams in basketball

by Bryant, Howard, 1968-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 796.323 B841a
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Children Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 796.323 B841a
 
 
Summary
ast-paced and adrenaline-filled, basketball is a high-powered sport that has won the hearts of fans all across America-yet it is particularly popular among teens. Giants of the game like LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant have transcended the sport to become cultural icons whose jersey sales alone are worth millions of dollars. The level of competition and skill is at an all-time high, with each game playing host to a series of highlight-reel dunks. From the cornfields of Indiana, the bluegrass of Kentucky, to the urban sprawl of New York City and L.A., love of the game stretches from coast to coast.

Featuring Top Ten Lists to chew on and debate, and a Top 40-style Timeline of Key Moments, this comprehensive collection includes insights into the greatest dynasties, from the Bill Russell-era Celtics to the Michael Jordan-led Bulls, along with all-time all-stars such as Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, and LeBron James. And of course, it's all about reaching the finals-Howard Bryant delivers a blow-by-blow of the most unforgettable, action-packed NBA Finals matchups. Here is the perfect book for young fans who dream about stepping on an NBA court.
Contents
The 1960s
The 1970s
The 1980s
The 1990s
The 2000s
The 2010s
Epilogue.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bryant continues his series on the history of professional American sports with a decade-by-decade account of the rise of the NBA (and ABA) from the 1950s to the 2016 Finals this past June. Rather than present a rigidly systematic chronicle or an indigestible barrage of names and statistics, he begins chapters with highlight reels of each era's leading players and teams and then follows with amplified tributes to select stars of the court, breathless tales of hard fought Finals, rosters of colorful nicknames, and tallies of top 10 teams, players, and epic performances all with fulsome explanatory comments. Aside from brief glances at drugs and racial issues, the author rarely, if ever, looks past the court action to the players' private lives or pre- and post-professional careers. Complete basketball newbies will flounder, but readers with a basic grasp of the game's rules, jargon, and history will find this a trove of awesome athletic feats, game-changing stars of the past and present, and rich fodder for heated arguments.--Peters, John Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects National Basketball Association -- History -- Juvenile literature.
National Basketball Association -- History.
Basketball -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Basketball -- United States -- History.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Basketball players -- Rating of -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Basketball -- Tournaments -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Biographies.
Publisher New York, New York :2017
Language English
Description 356 pages ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes index.
ISBN 9780147512574
0147512573
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