Basketball's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Hoops' Outrageous Dunkers, Incredible Buzzer-Beaters, and Other Oddities

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Potomac Books, Inc., Sep 30, 2001 - Basketball - 332 pages
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All-American George Glamack was known as the Blind Bomber because his eyesight was so poor that he couldnOCOt see the basket. Bobby Bailey once fouled out of a game in three minutes. The first professional basketball player, Fred Cooper, earned sixteen dollars per game. Swedish player Mats Wermelin scored all 272 points in a game. Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach punched out the owner of the St. Louis Hawks prior to a game. Dennis Rodman dressed like a bride for his book signing. Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 100 points in an NBA game, claimed to have had 20,000 lovers. The 1936 Olympic basketball gold medal game was played on a muddy court during a driving rainstorm. Former vice president Al Gore played college basketball at Harvard. Basketball's Most WantedOao chronicles 700 of the most outlandish players, coaches, and fans in basketball history. Its seventy lists describe in humorous detail basketballOCOs top-ten worst shooters, strangest plays, bizarre nicknames, politicians who played, little-known records, unlikely NBA teams, and more."
 

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Contents

Draft Follies
Dumb Decisions
Moments They Would Rather Forget
Air Balls
FreeThrow Woes
The Offense Rests
Blown Leads
Ultimate Upsets

The Sporting Life
Olympic Moments
Money Shots
Scorers and Scholars
The write Stuff
HighSchool Highs
Big Stars from Small Colleges
Basketball Prodigies
The Greatest College Players
The Greatest Professional Players
The Greatest College Teams
Fab Fives
Hick Brick and Tricky Dick
Magic Men
The name Game
Colleges That never Won the NCAA
Coaches Who never won the NCAA
Coaching Characters
Women Stars
Unsung Heroes
Early AfricanAmerican Stars
Tall Men
Small Packages
Leaning Towers of Pizza
The One and Only
Basketballs Strangest Games
Hoop Oddities
You Can Look It Up
Believe It or not
Colleges Greatest Games
Scoring Machines
OneMan Teams
Record Breakers
Mules Stags and Vagabond Kings
They never Won an NBA Title
International Basketball Association
Role Players
Like Father Like Son
Calling the Shots
Doctors of Dunk
The Best There Was
Showtime
Totally Outrageous
The Worm Turns
Mind Games
Home Court Advantage
Point Shaving
Zebras
Foul Mood
Basketbrawl
Incredible Injuries
The Blind Bomber
Death in the Afternoon
Buzzer Beaters
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Copyright

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Floyd Conner is the author of numerous popular sports books, including "Baseball's Most Wanted ", "Football's Most Wanted ", and "Golf!", which sold more than 150,000 copies. He has been interviewed many times for radio, newspaper, and television and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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