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Tricksters in the Madhouse : Lakers vs. Globetrotters, 1948

Author: John Christgau
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004.
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"In February 1948 the brand-new, all-white Minneapolis Lakers were arguably the greatest basketball team in America, favored to win the World Professional Basketball Tournament later that year. Meanwhile the Harlem Globetrotters, at the center of black basketball, were riding their own incredible 103-game winning streak. Best known to white audiences for their clowning and comedy, the Globetrotters were not even

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Christgau
ISBN: 0803215266 9780803215269
OCLC Number: 54696442
Description: 219 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Race --
Ma Piersall --
The Kangaroo Kid --
Babe --
Goose --
Ermer --
The Fastest Runner on Sixty-first Street --
Blackie --
The King of Basketball --
The Crisco Kid --
Olson's Terrible Swedes --
Sambo --
Johnny and Abe --
Bucky --
Pop --
Marques --
Ted --
The Wee Ice Mon --
David and Goliath --
The Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost --
The shot --
Sweetwater --
Over time --
Shaq --
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In February 1948, the all-white Minneapolis Lakers, arguably the greatest basketball team in America met for the first time the Globetrotters. This book presents the story of this pivotal meeting, a  Read more...


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"John Cristigau, a former high scoring forward for the Gator basketball team, takes readers back to a night in Chicago Stadium when a single game eclipsed the nation's racial divide."-SFSU Magazine * Read more...

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