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Hoop lore : a history of the National Basketball Association

Author: Connie Kirchberg
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work covers 115 years of basketball, detailing how and why the NBA was able to overcome so many of the obstacles that crushed its predecessors to become the most successfully marketed league in all of professional sports"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kirchberg, Connie, 1956-
Hoop lore.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2007
(OCoLC)606121408
Online version:
Kirchberg, Connie, 1956-
Hoop lore.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2007
(OCoLC)608387682
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Connie Kirchberg
ISBN: 9780786426737 078642673X
OCLC Number: 76261674
Description: viii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Peach fuzz --
Play ball --
To pay or not to pay --
Color lines --
Around the bend --
Double trouble --
One for the money --
Tick tock --
Dynasty by committee --
Starlight, star bright --
Tremors --
The real deal --
Survival of the fittest --
A matter of style --
Last hurrah --
A fighting chance --
Saviors --
Glory days --
The greatest show on earth --
The good, the bad, and the global --
Intermission --
The greatest show on earth, II --
Promised land --
The dark age --
Staying alive --
The money tree --
The air apparents --
The young and the restless --
The global revolution --
A new foundation --
Renovation.
Responsibility: Connie Kirchberg ; foreword by Jim Barnett.
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