The City Game: Basketball from the Garden to the Playgrounds

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U of Nebraska Press, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 210 pages
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Pete Axthelm follows the 1969?70 season of the New York Knicks and provides a parallel focus on basketball as it was then played in the black neighborhoods of New York City. Throughout, he writes clearly, intelligently, and passionately about the game, bringing alive the players? efforts, accomplishments, and failures.
  

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Review: The City Game: Basketball from the Garden to the Playgrounds

User Review  - Christopher Borden - Goodreads

Great look back at basketball in NYC in late 60s/early 70s, great background on playground legends you don't hear much about. Read full review

Review: The City Game: Basketball from the Garden to the Playgrounds

User Review  - Conal - Goodreads

Been awhile since I read this but memory tells me I enjoyed the stories of the playground legends (Earl "the Goat" Manigault, Herman "the Helicopter" Rawlings and several others) more than the back story of the Knicks championship season. A good read if you can find a copy... Read full review

Contents

The Challenge of Basketball
3
The Game as
12
At Last a Winner
21
Winning Streak
37
Willis Reed
57
Walt
67
Cazzie Russell
84
Mike Riordan Dave
102
Dave
113
The Stars
125
The Harlem Tragedy
134
The Comeback
145
Approaching the Playoffs
159
Holding Off the Future
178
Champions
192
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Pete Axthelm was an editor for Newsweek. Rick Telander is a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a writer for ESPN Magazine.

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