Full Court Press

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Putnam, 2001 - Poetry - 360 pages
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"Truly hip, uproariously funny and, my god, it might even be true", wrote Elmore Leonard. "Bump and Run places Lupica high up among the funniest guys writing fiction". And now Lupica proves it again.

This is what happens when the desperate golden-boy owner of the worst pro basketball team in the world and his equally desperate golden-boy coach do the unthinkable: sign the first woman ever to play in the NBA. Her name is Dee Gerard, the daughter of a New York playground legend and the product of God having an exceptionally good day. A star in Europe, but weary of bad arenas, she retires -- until the day a scout for the hapless New York Knights calls his boss: "I found you a point guard who is perfect, except for one thing". What, no heart? "It's not a heart, exactly. But you're close".

The league doesn't want the circus. The other players don't want her. The owner wants fannies in the seats. The sportswriter just want their column inches. What she wants . . . is to play in the best game there is. How she gets there, the hilarious and sobering things that happen to her, the personal and professional entanglements that spring up everywhere, the pitfalls of remaining old-school when all about her are tattooed, self-indulgent, young millionaires -- this is the smart, funny, outrageous, wonderful story of Full Court Press.

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User Review  - April - Goodreads

Full Court Press Mike Lupica GP Putnam's Sons 2001 I'm a huge fan of Lupica's Young Adult novels, so I thought I would try this novel for adults. Especially since the subject was one that I am ... Read full review

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User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

Imagines the first woman drafted to the NBA. Perfect beach read. UPDATE I started this, but after a few chapters found it was not what I was in the mood for. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
27
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About the author (2001)

At the age of 23, Mike Lupica began his newspaper career covering the New York Knicks for the New York Post. In 1977, he became the youngest columnist ever at a New York newspaper when he started working for the New York Daily News. He has also written for numerous magazines during his career including Golf Digest, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, ESPN: The Magazine, Men's Journal and Parade. In 2003, he received the Jim Murray Award from the National Football Foundation. He has been a television anchor for ESPN's The Sports Reporters and hosted his own program The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN2. He has written both fiction and non-fiction books. His novels include Dead Air; Limited Partner; Jump; Full Court Press; Red Zone; Too Far; Wild Pitch; and Bump and Run. He also writes the Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids series. He co-wrote autobiographies with Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells and collaborated with William Goldman on Wait Till Next Year. His other non-fiction works include The Summer of '98; Mad as Hell: How Sports Got Away from the Fans and How We Get It Back; and Shooting from the Lip.

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