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Basketball in America : from the playgrounds to Jordan's game and beyond

Author: Bob Batchelor
Publisher: New York : Haworth Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Basketball in America: From the Playgrounds to Jordan's Game and Beyond is an analysis of the history of basketball and its effect on popular culture from the 1970s to today. This book examines the social and cultural impact of basketball on American society, at amateur/collegiate play as well as the pros."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Basketball in America.
New York : Haworth Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)645715503
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Batchelor
ISBN: 0789016125 9780789016126 0789016133 9780789016133
OCLC Number: 55474476
Description: xvi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Michael Jordan : icon / Bob Batchelor --
Marvin, Marvin / David Davis --
Nike and popular culture / Kelly McMasters --
Hoosiers to Hoop dreams : basketball on the big screen / Kevin Grace --
The schoolyard game : blacktop legends and broken dreams / Bijan C. Bayne --
Fundamentals : coaching today's high school player / Chris Burtch --
Seventeen things I learned from Dean Smith / Peter Cashwell --
Socks, jocks, and two championship rings / Michael Buchert --
Foreign players and the globalization of basketball / Renada Rutmanis --
Elgin Baylor : the first modern professional basketball player / James Fisher --
Chocolate thunder and short shorts : the NBA in the 1970s / David Friedman --
Crashing the boards : the WNBA and the evolution of an image / Lisa A. Ennis --
Dr. J, Bird, Magic, Jordan, and the Detroit bad boys : the NBA in the 1980s / Lawrence E. Ziewacz --
The Jordan era : the NBA in the 1990s / Doug Fox --
King James : LeBron James, hype, hope, and the future of the NBA / Bob Batchelor --
Conclusion : Basketball is America / Bob Batchelor.
Responsibility: Bob Batchelor, editor.
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