Transition game: how Hoosiers went hip-hop

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, Mar 8, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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A study of the transformation of high-school basketball in America's heartland assesses the influence of such factors as technology, multiculturalism, commercialization, and more on the sport of basketball in Indiana, looking at the growth of the women's game, the influx of players of foreign heritage, the influence of big money, and the emphasis on style rather than shooting. 50,000 first printing.

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It seems you can't turn on the television these days without catching a story about the sad, contemptible state of the National Basketball Association. Millionaire point guards are villanized for ... Read full review

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L. JON WERTHEIM is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and the author of five books, including Blood in the Cage, a chronicle of the rise of mixed martial arts, and Running the Table, about a bipolar pool hustler named Kid Delicious, which has been optioned for film by Tom Hanks's Playtone and is currently in development. His work has been featured in The Best American Sports Writing numerous times.