The City Game: Basketball from the Garden to the Playgrounds

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U of Nebraska Press, 1970 - 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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Close your eyes, take your time machine, then open this book. You are seated at Madison Square Garden and eager to live one more time that epic season. But it's not over. We're in NYC, so basket is a ... Read full review

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When this book was written (1970), it was pretty groundbreaking, just in its structure and subject matter. It's mostly about the Knicks' championship season that year. But there's a parallel story ... 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
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About the author (1970)

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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