eBook The World of Sports: The Britannica Guide to Basketball, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615305777
  • ISBN-13: 9781615305773
  • DDC: 796.323
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Despite its American origins, the fast-paced and often acrobatic game of basketball commands the attention of audiences around the world. The sport's seeming simplicity—put the ball in the basket—is delightfully offset by the complexity of the athleticism and strategy required to be successful at the game. Recounting the evolution of basketball and profiling greats from George Mikan to Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and beyond, this gripping volume examines the story of a game that continues to dazzle American and global audiences alike.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The History of Basketball.
2: The Early Years.
3: U.S. College Basketball.
4: Professional Basketball in the U.S..
5: Early Professional Leagues.
6: The NBA.
7: Business and Development.
8: The WNBA.
9: International Competition.
10: Play of the Game.
11: Rules.
12: Common Basketball Terms.
13: Principles of Play.
14: The National Basketball Association.
15: Eastern Conference.
16: Western Conference.
17: Selected Basketball Hall of Famers, 1959 to 1993.
18: Mikan, George.
19: Lapchick, Joe.
20: Auerbach, Red.
21: Cousy, Bob.
22: Schayes, Dolph.
23: Sharman, Bill.
24: Baylor, Elgin.
25: Chamberlain, Wilt.
26: Lucas, Jerry.
27: Robertson, Oscar.
28: Bradley, Bill.
29: Smith, Dean.
30: Twyman, Jack.
31: Havlicek, John.
32: Barry, Rick.
33: Frazier, Walt.
34: Maravich, Pete.
35: Knight, Bob.
36: Mcguire, Al.
37: Erving, Julius.
38: Walton, Bill.
39: Selected Basketball Hall of Famers, 1994 through the Present.
40: Blazejowski, Carol.
41: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem.
42: Donovan, Anne.
43: Miller, Cheryl.
44: Lieberman, Nancy.
45: Bird, Larry.
46: Embry, Wayne.
47: Krzyzewski, Mike.
48: Malone, Moses.
49: Johnson, Magic.
50: Lloyd, Earl.
51: Auriemma, Geno.
52: Barkley, Charles.
53: Jackson, Phil.
54: Ewing, Patrick.
55: Jordan, Michael.
56: Robinson, David.
57: Malone, Karl.
58: Other BasketBall Greats.
59: Anthony, Carmelo.
60: Bryant, Kobe.
61: Duncan, Tim.
62: Edwards, Teresa.
63: Garnett, Kevin.
64: Iverson, Allen.
65: James, Lebron.
66: Lobo, Rebecca.
67: Mourning, Alonzo.
68: O’Neal, Shaquille.
69: Rodman, Dennis.
70: Swoopes, Sheryl.
71: Ming, Yao.
Epilogue.
Appendix: Basketball Championship Winners.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.