BASKETBALL and Life: a collection of sing-song poetry based on growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn and a six-decades career as Official Scorer in the ABA & NBA, including works on such players as Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan.

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Xlibris Corporation, Nov 19, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 92 pages
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Utilizing the myriad of experiences and people he has met and worked with in a six-decades career as the Official Scorer for the New Jersey Nets of the NBA, Herb Turetzky has authored a collection of poems which will make the reader feel as if he/she is actually taking part in this wonderful life, going back to the beginning of the author ́s involvement with basketball in the blue-collar Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. Along the way, as the author makes his readers feel almost as if they, too, are sitting courtside working with some of the greatest athletes in the world, readers will get the feeling of winning team championships, being installed in numerous Halls of Fame, and forming relationships with such storied athletes as Shaquille O ́Neal, Michael Jordan and Julius "Dr. J" Erving. In short, for even the most casual fan of the game of basketball or almost any Brooklynite, you will find BASKETBALL and Life to be a MUST-READ book, one you will remember for years to come.
 

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Contents

Section 1
9
The Start Of It All
11
City Champs
13
The Scorer
15
The Streak
17
The Hall Call
19
Nine Years in Heaven by Herb Turetzky
21
Nets History From Then To Now
23
Erna and Bill
55
Happy 80th Birthday Dear    
57
Happy 50th Anniversary
59
Our Girl
60
Wheres David and Heather???
62
Dylan
64
The Girls
66
Our Familys Growth
67

Nets History
25
Nets Coaches From Z To A
26
The Season Opener
29
The Trading Process
30
My Friend Dr J
31
The Greatest
32
The BIG Man
33
The Great 27
35
The Deceptive Doctor
37
Tryouts
39
Free Throws
40
Let The Little Guy Play NIT
41
The Last Game
42
That Day
43
Sunday Morning
45
Section 2
47
The Courtship
49
My Bride
51
Dad
53
Best Friends
68
Our Brownsville Beginning
70
The Boys From The hood
72
Jack and Kates Poconos Vacation
73
Our Home Court
75
Section 3
77
The Beam
79
Small Business
80
Grand Old Bell
82
The Griller
84
The Sock Monster
85
The Wood Pen
86
Moving On
87
Colors
88
Why War?
89
Six Is Old For A Car
90
Nets History
91
Thanks For The Visit
92
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