King Of The Court

Autore: Aram Goudsouzian
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520258878
Grandezza: 10,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3893
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the celebrated basketball player, who won eleven NBA championships, and who was the first African American to coach in the NBA and to be elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Under The Boards

Autore: Jeffrey Lane
Editore: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803207557
Grandezza: 69,95 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5401
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From its birth as interdependent towns on the Missouri River frontier to its emergence as a metropolis straddling two states, Omaha-Council Bluffs has been one of the great urban construction projects in the nation's history. Upstream Metropolis provides the first comprehensive history of this unique urban region that ranks 60th among the 370 major metropolitan areas in the United States.

Three Finger Zen

Autore: Xiao-Xing Chen
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462047181
Grandezza: 40,79 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1235
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With its technical limitations, modern basketball has developed radically to a physical game. A revolution of basketball fundamental skills is needed, and now it is feasible with a break-through technique—Three-Finger Zen, Universal Ball-Handling Mechanism. In 2010, after five-year dedicated research and praxis, Xiaoxing Chen discovered Three- Finger-Zen (3fz), a nature mechanism of human hand and arm for handling the basketball. It benefits every participant of the sport, and has technical capabilities to revolutionize basketball for a perfect game. Chen built his theories and praxes of how basketball should work in 3fz with its unique features: • Integrates all basketball offense skills as one simple mechanism. • Enables unchallengeable shooting with exceptional accuracy. • Improves players’ athletic abilities and prevent passive injuries. • Enhances physical and mental development of children. • Sparks logic and artistic intelligence in youths and adults. • Promotes physical and mental health of the general public. Distinctive from conventional basketball skills, 3fz applies the last three fingers—middle finger, ring finger and pinky—to handle and control the ball. In this method, the ring finger plays a command-and-control role in the ball-handling processes of dribbling, passing, and shooting. The technique is easy to learn when you understand the 3fz mechanism and follow the training instructions. In this book, Chen reveals the steps to 3fz basketball revolution and teaches you how to be the best basketball player you can be.

Boys Among Men

Autore: Jonathan Abrams
Editore: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 080413927X
Grandezza: 53,58 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3176
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"The definitive story of the prep-to-pro generation, those basketball prodigies who from 1995 to 2005 made the jump directly from high school to the NBA and changed the game forever"--Cover.

Basketball R Evolution

Autore: Flavio Tranquillo
Editore: Baldini & Castoldi
ISBN: 8868657872
Grandezza: 55,56 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2467
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Per capire come da una fattoria del Wyoming si possa tracciare una linea che arriva dritta agli Splash Brothers. Come una sala da ballo di Harlem abbia aiutato un intero popolo a trovare dignità. Come giudicare gli arbitri sia molto più facile che essere giudicati da loro. Come il male delle scommesse facesse parte dello sport anche in passato. Come abbiamo dimenticato gli allenatori che hanno davvero innovato il Gioco. Cinque uomini, un ideale quintetto di rivoluzionari del Gioco made in Usa: l’allenatore-uomo d’affari, il giocatore all’avanguardia, lo scommettitore incallito, l’arbitro tutto d’un pezzo e il coach visionario. Storie vere che raccontano come il cambiamento, dentro e fuori dal campo, ha più a che fare con la forza di volontà e la capacità di cogliere delle opportunità che con la tecnica e il talento. LE LEGGENDARIE IMPRESE DI BOB DOUGLAS E DEGLI HARLEM RENS, LA RIVOLUZIONE DEL TIRO OPERATA DA KENNY SAILORS, LA CONTROVERSA FIGURA DI JACK MOLINAS, LA PERSONALITÀ SENZA LIMITI DI EARL STROM E IL GENIO TATTICO DI PETE NEWELL RAPPRESENTANO ALCUNI DEI MOMENTI PIÙ SIGNIFICATIVI DELLO SPORT CHE PIÙ DI TUTTI HA INCARNATO LA LIBERTÀ D’ESPRESSIONE E D’INTERPRETAZIONE, NEL GIOCO COME NEL PENSIERO.

The Good Food Revolution

Autore: Will Allen
Editore: Avery
ISBN: 1592407609
Grandezza: 49,14 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4732
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"A MacArthur ""Genius Award"" recipient and co-launcher of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! program describes his early experiences as a sharecropper's son and a KFC executive before building a preeminent urban farm to feed, educate and employ thousands of at-risk youths."

The Book Of Basketball

Autore: Bill Simmons
Editore: Espn Books
ISBN: 0345520106
Grandezza: 30,68 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5854
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An opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how Hall of Famers should be selected.

Basketball Jones

Autore: Todd Boyd
Editore: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814713165
Grandezza: 42,94 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6632
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It began with Magic, Bird, and Dr. J. Then came Michael. The Dream Team. The WNBA. And, most recently, "Spree" Latrell Sprewell—American Dream or American Nightmare?—the embodiment of everything many believe is wrong—and others believe is exciting—about the game. Today, despite the NBA strike, despite home run derbies, despite football's headlock on network television ratings, despite the much-heralded return of baseball, basketball has assumed a role in American culture and consciousness impossible to imagine 20 years ago, when arenas were empty and the NBA finals were broadcast via tape delay in the wee hours. So what happened? How did a "black sport," plagued by drug scandal and decimated by white flight, come to achieve such prominence? What are the subtle and not-so-subtle racial codes that define how the game is played and perceived, and the reception of its high-profile stars? What does the shift in popularity from the predominantly white, working-class ethos of baseball to the black, urban ethos of basketball suggest about contemporary life in America? What linkages exist between basketball and hip-hop culture and how did these develop? How has the arrival of women on the scene changed the equation? Bringing together journalists, cultural critics, and academics, this wide-ranging anthology has something for everyone, from hard-core fan to casual observer. Contributors: Todd Boyd, Kenneth L. Shropshire, Gerald Early, James Peterson, Susan J. Rayl, Davis W. Houck, Mark Conrad, Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Earl Smith, Sohail Daulatzi, Larry Platt, Tina Sloan Green, Alpha Alexander, Tara McPherson, Aaron Baker.

Chasing Perfection

Autore: Andy Glockner
Editore: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306824035
Grandezza: 68,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8806
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Chasing Perfection goes behind the scenes of the multi-million dollar, high-stakes world of basketball player development, research and analysis, and the often secretive, cutting-edge methods that NBA franchises use to turn less-expensive, supporting players into vital parts of championship teams. NBA superstars push as close to perfection as we’re likely to see, but they are few and far between. The farther you get from the league’s top echelon of talent, the more it’s up to the players—and their teams—to develop and utilize their strengths while diminishing and masking their weaknesses as much as possible. There are no perfect basketball players, but there are plenty of perfected ones, who start with a basis of skill and physical ability and then are refined further and further in order to move closer and closer to their absolute potential. In Chasing Perfection, national sportswriter Andy Glockner reveals that, though the concept of player improvement is as old as basketball itself, the current era of Big Data analytics in the NBA is transforming that process more quickly and aggressively than anything we have seen before. Players are learning more and more about themselves through video and data visualization, seeing how things like diet and sleep can impact their performance, and learning how having healthy joints and role-specific workout plans are lengthening and improving their careers. Teams are internalizing the same lessons, as well as figuring out how to better implement optimal on-court strategies, how to refine their approaches to player acquisition and how to gauge the varying values and success rates of different, crucial team-building strategies. It’s an absolutely fascinating time to be a fan, as the marriage of basketball and technology is bringing two of our most popular and competitive worlds together in compelling fashion. Using the 2014–15 NBA season as a prism to explore this mesh of sport and science, Glockner offers detailed perspective from NBA players, coaches, team management, and media, offering a comprehensive insider’s view of how analytics are shaping the basketball we watch, and how those who are lagging behind in the technology race already are feeling the competitive hit.

Bill Russell

Autore: Murry R. Nelson
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313330919
Grandezza: 70,14 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4140
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the celebrated basketball player, who won eleven NBA championships, and who was the first African American to coach in the NBA and to be elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.