Basketball Junkie

Basketball Junkie
Author: Chris Herren,Bill Reynolds
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN: 1429924144
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basketball Junkie Book Excerpt:

I was dead for thirty seconds. That's what the cop in Fall River told me. When the EMTs found me, there was a needle in my arm and a packet of heroin in the front seat. At basketball-crazy Durfee High School in Fall River, Massachusetts, junior guard Chris Herren carried his family's and the city's dreams on his skinny frame. His grandfather, father, and older brother had created their own sports legends in a declining city; he was the last, best hope for a career beyond the shuttered mills and factories. Herren was heavily recruited by major universities, chosen as a McDonald's All-American, featured in a Sports Illustrated cover story, and at just seventeen years old became the central figure in Fall River Dreams, an acclaimed book about the 1994 Durfee team's quest for the state championship. Leaving Fall River for college, Herren starred on Jerry Tarkanian's Fresno State Bulldogs team of talented misfits, which included future NBA players as well as future convicted felons. His gritty, tattooed, hip-hop persona drew the ire of rival fans and more national attention: Rolling Stone profiled him, 60 Minutes interviewed him, and the Denver Nuggets drafted him. When the Boston Celtics acquired his contract, he lived the dream of every Massachusetts kid—but off the court Herren was secretly crumbling, as his alcohol and drug use escalated and his life spiraled out of control. Twenty years later, Chris Herren was married to his high-school sweetheart, the father of three young children, and a heroin junkie. His basketball career was over, consumed by addictions; he had no job, no skills, and was a sadly familiar figure to those in Fall River who remembered him as a boy, now prowling the streets he once ruled, looking for a fix. One day, for a time he cannot remember, he would die. In his own words, Chris Herren tells how he nearly lost everything and everyone he loved, and how he found a way back to life. Powerful, honest, and dramatic, Basketball Junkie is a remarkable memoir, harrowing in its descent, and heartening in its return.

Basketball For Dummies

Basketball For Dummies
Author: Richard Phelps
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-03-16
ISBN: 9781118053614
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basketball For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Basketball is the most popular participatory sport in the United States. As simple as the game often seems—throwing a ball through a hoop—there are many aspects of the game that go unnoticed. But with Basketball For Dummies, Second Edition, you’ll get the inside scoop on hoops. Whether you’re a player, a fan, or a coach, Basketball For Dummies, Second Edition will get you better acquainted to the game, so you can play it better, coach it smarter, or appreciate it more as a spectator. Former Notre Dame head coach Digger Phelps begins with the fundamentals and quickly moves up court from there. From playing a pick-up game to watching March Madness on TV to the excitement of the NBA Playoffs, Phelps has come up with a game plan that shows you how to have fun with the game, while you become familiar with it. By the final buzzer, you’ll have pulled down pointers on how to play the game, how to look good on the court, how to coach it, how to watch it, ho w to strategize, and even how to talk trash on the playground. Within these pages, you’ll also discover how to: Suit up for the court Get into basketball shape Play effective offense and defense Use signature moves from NBA greats Shoot quality free-throws Join fantasy leagues and get great stuff online From the basics to the latest coaching drills and techniques, this friendly reference offers you expert advice on the plays, strategies, and moves on and off the court—from high school to college hoops, to the WNBA, and beyond.

Echoes of Kansas Basketball

Echoes of Kansas Basketball
Author: Matthew Fulks,Triumph Books,Bill Self
Publsiher: Triumph Books
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1572438681
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Echoes of Kansas Basketball Book Excerpt:

Spanning decades with great columns from renowned writers, this time capsule recounts the greatest moments in Kansas lore and tracks the chronological progression of sports writing styles from the esoteric to the ultra-modern. The account details the Jayhawks from their roots of glory to their modern-day triumphs.

Basketball s Most Wanted II

Basketball s Most Wanted    II
Author: David L. Hudson, Jr.
Publsiher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-10-01
ISBN: 1574889508
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basketball s Most Wanted II Book Excerpt:

Basketball has so many great stories, so many interesting anecdotes-about college and pro teams, players from all levels, announcers, and even owners-that one book just isn't enough to hold it all. That's why Potomac Books, Inc. is introducing Basketball's Most Wanted™ II: The Top 10 Book of More Hotshot Hoopsters, Double Dribbles, and Roundball Oddities. With even more fun tales and interesting facts from the world of hoops, there's something in here for all fans of basketball. Which NBA team attempted to draft a player straight out of high school in 1969-a female player from the Iowa six-on-six league? What standard features in today's NBA were originally introduced in the renegade American Basketball Association? Who are the best three-point shooters in both the pros and college? Which high school team had an amazing four future NBA players on its roster? With which team did Wilt Chamberlain begin his professional career? (Hint: It wasn't an NBA team.) You'll find the answers to all those questions and so much more in Basketball's Most Wantedª II, including the best and worst basketball movies, the most shocking NCAA tournament upsets, top names from basketball's "Asian invasion," and even guys who played one game-and only one game-in the NBA. So join David L. Hudson, Jr. as he looks at the amazing and the amusing, the wacky and the wonderful, the best and worst of everything basketball has to offer. It's a slam dunk!

Handbook of Emergent Methods

Handbook of Emergent Methods
Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber,Patricia Leavy
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 1462514804
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Emergent Methods Book Excerpt:

Social researchers increasingly find themselves looking beyond conventional methods to address complex research questions. This is the first book to comprehensively examine emergent qualitative and quantitative theories and methods across the social and behavioral sciences. Providing scholars and students with a way to retool their research choices, the volume presents cutting-edge approaches to data collection, analysis, and representation. Leading researchers describe alternative uses of traditional quantitative and qualitative tools; innovative hybrid or mixed methods; and new techniques facilitated by technological advances. Consistently formatted chapters explore the strengths and limitations of each method for studying different types of research questions and offer practical, in-depth examples.

Infractions

Infractions
Author: Jerry Parkinson
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-09
ISBN: 149621692X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infractions Book Excerpt:

Jerry Parkinson spent nearly ten years, from 2000 to 2010, as a member of the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions, participating in over one hundred major infractions cases. He came away from that experience--and the experience of reading extensive commentary on infractions cases--with the conviction that most observers do not understand the NCAA's rules-enforcement process, despite the amount of public attention many major cases receive. Parkinson uses his insider's perspective, along with illustrative stories, to help readers understand how the NCAA's rules-enforcement process really works. These stories include: a university board of trustees chair committing suicide over an infractions case; a pay-for-play scandal leading directly to the state's governor; a head coach falsely portraying a deceased player as a drug dealer to cover up the coach's own misconduct; a gambler laundering his money by making the largest booster payments in NCAA history; and a coach's sexual abuse of children leading to some of the harshest sanctions ever imposed by the NCAA. Based on years of experience and infused with insight, Parkinson provides a broad view of the world of NCAA rule breakers and the NCAA rules-enforcement process.

I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It

I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It
Author: Charles Barkley
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-10-01
ISBN: 1588362744
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It Book Excerpt:

Charles Barkley has never been shy about expressing his opinions. Michael Jordan once said that we all want to say the things that Barkley says, but we don’t dare. But even die-hard followers of the all-time NBA great, the star of TNT’s Inside the NBA and CNN’s TalkBack Live, will be astonished by just how candid and provocative he is in this book—and just how big his ambitions are. Though he addresses weighty issues with a light touch and prefers to stir people to think by making them laugh, there’s nothing Charles Barkley shies away from here—not race, not class, not big money, not scandal, not politics, not personalities, nothing. “Early on,” says Washington Post columnist and ESPN talk show host Michael Wilbon in his Introduction, “Barkley made his peace with mixing it up, and decided the consequences were very much worth it to him. And that makes him as radically different in these modern celebrity times as a 6-foot-4-inch power forward.” If there’s one thing Charles Barkley knows, it’s the crying need for honest, open discussion in this country—the more uncomfortable the subject, the more necessary the dialogue. And if the discussion leader can be as wise, irreverent, (occasionally) profane and (consistently) funny as Charles Barkley, so much the better. Many people are going to be shocked and scandalized by I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It, but many more will stand up and cheer. Like Molly Ivins or Bill O’Reilly, Charles Barkley is utterly his own thinker, and everything he says comes from deep reflection. One way or another, if more blood hasn’t reached your brain by the time you’ve finished this book, maybe you’ve been embalmed.

Living A Dream with Coach Gate

Living A Dream with Coach Gate
Author: Tom Applegate
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2004-09-10
ISBN: 1465333274
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living A Dream with Coach Gate Book Excerpt:

This is the story of Tom Applegate, a Quaker pastor who decided that he could best serve humanity by teaching in the city. He grew up in Spiceland (in east central Indiana) and developed a passion for basketball. He became a basketball coach, first at the middle school level (at MacFarlane Middle School) and later at the high school level (at Dunbar High School) in Dayton, Ohio. Applegate strived to make sure that his players were academically solid and also helped prepare them to meet the challenges of life.

The Anatomy of Competition in Sports

The Anatomy of Competition in Sports
Author: Christopher B. Doob
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2015-06-17
ISBN: 1442250615
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anatomy of Competition in Sports Book Excerpt:

This book examines different professional sports leagues in the United States and the role of competition within that league—in the history of the league, for children learning and competing in the sport, for individuals competing to join a pro league, and the pros themselves meeting the various challenges of their career.

Inside the Cage

Inside the Cage
Author: Wight Martindale
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1416905391
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Cage Book Excerpt:

A chronicle of the twenty-five-year history of the famed summer league basketball tournament on West 4th Street in New York's Greenwich Village describes this legendary, amateur tournament that stands out in an age of commercialized sports as a true example of sportsmanship in which the game is the ultimate prize. 30,000 first printing.

True Religion

True Religion
Author: Palmer Chinchen
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 1434702235
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Religion Book Excerpt:

Give your life away to change this world and God will change you…for the best. A rising voice in the missional movement, Palmer Chinchen challenges Christians to a new kind of spiritual formation—one focused on pouring out our life for others and radical dependence upon God. When we get out of our comfort zone, our souls are awakened—everything seems more alive and vibrant. So why don’t we live our faith that way? Why is it that our faith can easily become an old, tired routine instead of an exhilarating, God-honoring lifestyle? Discover why true religion involves engaging the problems in our world as we go with the good news of the gospel. And in the process of pouring ourselves out for others, we’ll see God radically transform our own hearts as well.

Inside the Cage

Inside the Cage
Author: Wight Martindale Jr.
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN: 9781439115107
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Cage Book Excerpt:

The most popular outdoor basketball court in New York City is half the regulation size, offers no seating, and has sidelines bounded by a chain-link fence. But the summer league on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village has developed its share of stars and has become known throughout the world for another reason: Here the only thing that matters is the game. Inside the Cage follows the West 4th Street's summer league through a single season, chronicling its legendary history along the way. From 1970s playground legend Fly Williams to NBA veteran Anthony Mason and L.A. Lakers guard Smush Parker, three generations of players have mastered their game at West 4th Street. And the Cage itself -- located in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in America and frequented by men from the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Harlem -- proves that talent can flourish even in the most unlikely places.

Basketball Junkie

Basketball Junkie
Author: Chris Herren,Bill Reynolds
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN: 1250006899
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basketball Junkie Book Excerpt:

Traces the author's journey from a promising high-school basketball star to a recovering drug addict, describing his struggles with addiction throughout his college and NBA years, the overdose that nearly cost him everything and his subsequent work as a mentor for young athletes. 50,000 first printing.

The Making of a Coach

The Making of a Coach
Author: Pat Kanalley
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1329630343
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of a Coach Book Excerpt:

Linspired Kids Edition

Linspired  Kids Edition
Author: Mike Yorkey,Jesse Florea
Publsiher: Zonderkidz
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN: 0310735262
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linspired Kids Edition Book Excerpt:

Linspired reveals the inside story of the remarkable and meteoric rise of Jeremy Lin, superstar of the New York Knicks the first Asian-American-born player of Chinese/Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA. Discover the journey of the underdog who beat the odds to reach his current stardom and catch the attention of the sports world with both his incredible basketball skills and his on and off-court example of faith, persistence, and hard work. After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and not being drafted by an NBA team after graduating from Harvard, Lin signed a deal with his hometown team of the Golden State Warriors. After only his first year of play he was waived by the Warriors, but he was picked up by the Houston Rockets. Again, he was let go, on Christmas Eve, 2011. In spite of this disappointment, Lin always remained positive and trusted that God had a plan for his life and talents. Soon after, Lin was picked up when the New York Knicks needed a guard. After weeks of sitting on the bench, a teammate’s injury placed Lin on the court, and since then he has captivated sports fans throughout the world with his tremendous skill and humble response.

Gifts From Others

Gifts From Others
Author: Audley Stephenson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1105817709
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gifts From Others Book Excerpt:

Linspired

Linspired
Author: Mike Yorkey,Jesse Florea
Publsiher: Zonderkidz
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN: 0310742900
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linspired Book Excerpt:

No athletic scholarships, ignored by the NBA draft, waived by team after team, yet Jeremy Lin remained positive and never doubted God’s plan. Finally picked up by the New York Knicks, a teammate’s injury placed Lin on the court after weeks on the bench. Since then, Lin has captivated the sports world with his incredible basketball skills as a New York Knick and now a Houston Rocket. This is his remarkable story.

The Breaks of the Game

The Breaks of the Game
Author: David Halberstam
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-07-17
ISBN: 1401305199
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Breaks of the Game Book Excerpt:

A New York Times bestseller, David Halberstam's The Breaks of the Game focuses on one grim season (1979-80) in the life of the Bill Walton-led Portland Trail Blazers, a team that only three years before had been NBA champions. More than six years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his groundbreaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves. The tactile authenticity of Halberstam's knowledge of the basketball world is unrivaled. Yet he is writing here about far more than just basketball. This is a story about a place in our society where power, money, and talent collide and sometimes corrupt, a place where both national obsessions and naked greed are exposed. It's about the influence of big media, the fans and the hype they subsist on, the clash of ethics, the terrible physical demands of modern sports (from drugs to body size), the unreal salaries, the conflicts of race and class, and the consequences of sport converted into mass entertainment and athletes transformed into superstars -- all presented in a way that puts the reader in the room and on the court, and The Breaks of the Game in a league of its own.

Most Valuable Player

Most Valuable Player
Author: Peter Giant Bowleg
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN: 1984584545
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Most Valuable Player Book Excerpt:

Julian Baxter could play basketball well. For some reason he played great in practice but when the games began he played poorly. Julian worked hard, practiced and practiced. He was last man off the bench. Then he had a "life-changing experience". He become a "new man". He becomes the "Most Valuable Player". "Hidden inside anyone can be a Champion waiting for the opportunity to shine and become... the MVP..."

Then Steve Said to Jerry

 Then Steve Said to Jerry
Author: Steve Silverman
Publsiher: Triumph Books
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN: 1617492043
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Then Steve Said to Jerry Book Excerpt:

Written for every sports fan who follows the 49ers, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers--all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From the San Francisco locker room to the sidelines and inside the huddle, the book includes stories about Ronnie Lott, Steve Mariucci, Joe Montana, Terrell Owens, Jerry Rice, Jesse Sapolu, Bill Walsh, and Steve Young, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the celebrations.