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Loose balls : easy money, hard fouls, cheap laughs, and true love in the NBA

Author: Jayson Williams; Steve Friedman
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"From a land of fragile egos, available women, unexpected tenderness, intramural fistfights, colossal partying, bizarre humor, inconceivable riches, and desperate competition [come] ... real insider tales of refs, groupies, coaches, entourages, and all the superstars, bench warmers, journeymen, clowns, and other performers in the rarefied circus that is professional basketball."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Williams, Jayson.
Loose balls.
New York : Doubleday, 2000
(OCoLC)606738530
Online version:
Williams, Jayson.
Loose balls.
New York : Doubleday, 2000
(OCoLC)607759063
Named Person: Jayson Williams; Jayson Williams; Jayson Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jayson Williams; Steve Friedman
ISBN: 038549226X 9780385492263
OCLC Number: 42021463
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Dumb & dumber don't even begin to describe it: my years with the Philadelphia 76ers (following a brief detour in the desert) --
2. The meanest, funniest, smelliest, and softest players in the league and how Larry Bird's better than most people think, Hakeem Is nastier, and Michael Jordan Is much, much, much meaner --
3. Pleasures of the flesh, temptations of the spirit, and how Charles Barkley took me under his wing and proceeded to shave four years off my life --
4. Bathroom brawls, cheating and arguing with teammates over stats. Why I love the college game --
5. Poverty, wealth, my plan for making every NBA player take a nine-to-five job laying bricks for two years before entering the league & why I'll puke if I hear another kid say, "I'm leaving college 'cause my mama needs a new house" --
6. Race, racism & the night Tom Gugliotta told Keith (the Great White Hope) Van Horn, "There's one sheriff in town, and I'm it," then proceeded to light him up for 35 points --
7. Dirty tricks, hidden fouls, head games & other tools of an NBA veteran's trade --
8. On the road, at the bars & in the backwoods. L.A. Has the best cheerleaders, there are some real animals in New York City, and Milwaukee is strictly Laverne & Shirley. Plus, why Utah fans are crazy but nice --
9. Friends, hangers-on, entourages & the relative you haven't heard from in ten years who wants to borrow fifteen grand--yesterday --
10. What's love got to do with it? Or why guys who really can't stand each other can be great teammates, why good friends occasionally almost kill each other & who hates who --
11 Riches, fame, celebrity, and the night George Bush and I put our heads together to figure out what was up with UFOs, aliens & Area 51 --
12. Liars, cheats, tramps & thieves. All about coaches (with a few words on refs) --
13. What's young & skinny & can do a 580-degree-double-pump-backward jam but doesn't know how to shoot a jump shot or set a back-side pick? Meet the future of the NBA --
14. Trash-talking, violence, toughness & why most seven-footers with big muscles wouldn't know what to do If they ever got in a fight --
15. The wwamp called the meadowlands: my up & down, loving & hating, bench-riding & all-star career with the New Jersey Nets --
16. What the NBA has taught me about life.
Other Titles: Easy money, hard fouls, cheap laughs, and true love in the NBA
Responsibility: Jayson Williams with Steve Friedman.
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"From a land of fragile egos, available women, unexpected tenderness, intramural fistfights, colossal partying, bizarre humor, inconceivable riches, and desperate competition [come] ... real insider tales of refs, groupies, coaches, entourages, and all the superstars, bench warmers, journeymen, clowns, and other performers in the rarefied circus that is professional basketball."--Jacket.

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