This companion piece to Library of America`s "Baseball" and "Football" contains forty-five articles and book excerpts covering the game of Basketball.
It begins with an article written in the 1930`s by Canadian James Naismith in which he describes how he devised a new game for his students at a YMCA Training School in 1891. It was to have two teams of nine players each, passing a soccer ball (no dribbling), the object being to toss the ball into one of two peach baskets suspended above each end of the floor. The first important innovation came when they cut the bottom out of the peach baskets.
The book goes on to cover nearly all aspects of the game through interviews and stories of players, managers, teams and descriptions of memorable moments and games, at all levels, professional, college, high school and playground.
All Basketball fans should have this book.
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