Hoops: The Complete Guide to Basketball

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Random House of Canada, Limited, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 155 pages
Since its creation in 1891 by a young Canadian, Dr. James Naismith, basketball has been a part of our national sports scene in schools and local leagues. And the NBA's very first game was played at Maple Leaf Gardens in November, 1946, with the Toronto Huskies against the New Your Knicks!

Now, you can share in the special kind of excitement that pro basketball delivers with its fast action, amazing feats, and a chance to put gravity on hold. Hoops shows you the games' evolution, how it's played, the basic rules, player positions, strategies and tactics, All-Stars and statistics, high-lights of little-known hoop history, translates the box scores, and provides a complete dictionary of b-ball terms. Fully endorsed by the NBA, Hoops is illustrated throughout, includes a color photo section, charts, stats and a team directory. A must for every fan--young and old--Hoops is your fast break to follow all the action.

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About the author (1995)

Godfrey Jordan's previous book, The Official Kids' Book of Baseball, was a Canadian bestseller and is now available in the United States. Godfrey lives in Toronto and enjoys shooting hoops with his two sons.

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