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            On the Court with... Stephen Curry

            On the Court with... Stephen Curry (Paperback)

            By Christopher, Matt

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            Discover the amazing on- and off-court achievements of fan favorite, two time MVP Stephen Curry in this brand-new, comprehensive biography from Matt Christopher

            ISBN 9780316509589
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2017
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Rise and Fire: The Origins, Science, and Evolution of the Jump Shot--and How It Transformed Basketball Forever
             

            Rise and Fire: The Origins, Science, and Evolution of the Jump Shot--and How It Transformed Basketball Forever (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fury, Shawn

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            It's hard to believe that there was a time when the jump shot didn't exist in basketball. When the sport was invented in 1891, players would take set shots with both feet firmly planted on the ground. Defenders controlled the sport, the pace was slower, and games would frequently... end with scores fit for a football field. It took almost forty years before players began shooting jump shots of any kind and sixty-five years before it became a common sight. When the first jump shooting pioneers left the ground, they rose not only above their defenders, but also above the sport's conventions. The jump shot created a soaring offense, infectious excitement, loyal fans, and legends. Basketball would never be the same. Rise and Fire celebrates this crucial shot while tracing the history of how it revolutionized the game, shedding light on all corners of the basketball world, from NBA arenas to the playgrounds of New York City and the barns of Indiana. Award-winning journalist Shawn Fury obsesses over the jump shot, explores its fundamentals, puzzles over its complexities, marvels at its simplicity, and honors those who created some of basketball's greatest moments. Part history, part travelogue, and part memoir, Rise and Fire bounces from the dirt courts of the 1930s to today's NBA courts and state-of-the-art shooting labs, examining everything from how nets and rims affect a shooter to rivalries between shooting coaches to how the three-pointer came to rule the game. Impeccably researched and engaging, the book features interviews and profiles of legendary figures like Jerry West, Bob McAdoo, Ray Allen, and Denise Long---the first woman ever drafted by the NBA, plus dozens more, revealing the evolution of the shot over time. Analyzing the techniques and reliving some of the most unforgettable plays from the greats, Fury creates a technical, personal, historical, and even spiritual examination of the shot. This is not a dry how-to textbook of basketball mechanics; it is
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            ISBN 9781250116659
            Released NZ 28 Mar 2017
            Publisher St Martin's Press
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            Michael Jordan: A Biography
              

            Michael Jordan: A Biography (Hardback, Annotated edition)

            By Porter, David L.

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            Michael Jordan is among the best-known and wealthiest athletes in the history of sport. This biography traces the life story of Michael Jordan. It highlights Jordan's on and off the court accomplishments and examines his relationship with Chicago Bulls' coaches, his commercial en...dorsements, and his role as part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.
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            ISBN 9780313337673
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2007
            Publisher ABC-CLIO
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Greenwood Biographies
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            2020 Hoops! 365 Days of Basketball Trivia Page-A-Day Calendar
             

            2020 Hoops! 365 Days of Basketball Trivia Page-A-Day Calendar (Calendar / Learning Resources)

            By Cooper, Danny; With Calendars, Workman

            A slam-dunk gift for basketball buffs. Hoops is the desktop calendar that shoots--and scores--with day after day of fascinating stats, facts, and history. Discover Immortal Records: What was the point total in the highest scoring game in NBA history, a 1983 contest between the Nu...ggets and Pistons? 370 (It was also the most points ever scored by both a winning team and a losing team, with Detroit winning 186-184.) Draft History: Did you know that 1996's epic NBA draft included 10 future All-Stars, including Kobe Bryant? Plus, Dubious Distinctions, Hoops History, and quotes: There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket. --College coach Abe Lemons
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            ISBN 9781523506873
            Released NZ 12 Sep 2019
            Publisher Workman Publishing
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            Russell Westbrook: Style Drivers

            Russell Westbrook: Style Drivers (Hardback)

            By Westbrook, Russell

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            For NBA superstar turned style icon Russell Westbrook, fashion is not just a spectator sport it pushes boundaries, blurs lines, and drives culture. This book is a celebration of Westbrook s style on and off the court, and the creative people he admires and works with.

            ISBN 9780847859931
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780789338174
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2017
            Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
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            The Road to the NBA, Vol. III
              

            The Road to the NBA, Vol. III (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carter, Curtis W.

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            ISBN 9781453531235
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2010
            Publisher XLIBRIS
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            The Road to the NBA, Vol. III
              

            The Road to the NBA, Vol. III (Hardback)

            By Carter, Curtis W.

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            ISBN 9781453531242
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2010
            Publisher XLIBRIS
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            Michael Jordan
             

            Michael Jordan (Audio CD / Audio)

            By Lazenby, Roland; Read by Souer, MR Bob

            • RRP: $67.00
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            The definitive biography of the most legendary basketball player of all time. When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in bas...ketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now. Drawing on personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with friends, teammates, family members, and Jordan himself; and a career in the trenches covering Jordan in college and the pros, Roland Lazenby provides the first truly definitive study of Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.
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            ISBN 9781478927662
            Released NZ 10 Jun 2014
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Science of Basketball
             

            The Science of Basketball (Paperback)

            Edited by Radu, Alexandru

            • RRP: $82.99
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            The Science of Basketball is the only book to examine the scientific principles underpinning preparation and performance in basketball, applied to both individual and team contexts. Drawing on the very latest scientific evidence, and including contributions from leading internati...onal coaches and scientists involved in the sport, the book explores every aspect of physical and mental preparation and performance, including: * strength and conditioning, and training strategies * physiological aspects of performance * nutrition and supplementation * psychological preparation * skill acquisition * biomechanical aspects of performance * performance analysis * injury epidemiology, prevention and rehabilitation * coach education Incorporating case-studies at the end of each chapter to demonstrate how scientific principles can be applied to practice, the book bridges the gap between theory and applied practice in basketball better than any other. It is essential reading for any student, researcher, sport scientist, coach, physiotherapist or clinician with an interest in the game, and illuminative supplementary reading for students of sport science and sports coaching.
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            ISBN 9781138701540
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2018
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Tricksters in the Madhouse: Lakers vs. Globetrotters, 1948

            Tricksters in the Madhouse: Lakers vs. Globetrotters, 1948 (Hardback, New title)

            By Christgau, John

            • RRP: $60.99
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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 game that would encapsulate the racial tensions of the era, particularly the stru...ggle of black Americans to gain legitimacy in the world of sports.
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            ISBN 9780803215269
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2004
            Publisher University of New South Wales
            Interest Age General Audience
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