By Britannica Educational Publishing,Sherman Hollar
Drawing crowds for its monitors of either uncooked athleticism and striking showmanship, basketball has turn into some of the most fascinating spectator activities within the usa, in addition to the realm. gamers popular for his or her maneuverability and skill—“Air” Jordan and his vintage acrobatic strikes, for instance—have intensified the extent of festival in expert leagues and encouraged daily lovers to “shoot hoops” in pleasant video games. This enticing quantity examines the heritage and evolution of basketball and a few of its such a lot influential gamers.
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Bird resigned in 2000 and became the Pacers’ president of basketball operations in 2003. MAGIC JOHNSON Magic Johnson led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships in the 1980s. 06 meters) tall, he was exceptionally tall for a point guard and was able to use his size to rebound and score inside. However, he was best known for his creative passing and expert floor leadership. Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles a ball down the court during a 1987 game. , on Aug. 14, 1959, the sixth of ten children.
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E. Luebering: Director, Core Reference Group, Encyclopædia Britannica Adam Augustyn: Assistant Manager, Encyclopædia Britannica Anthony L. Green: Editor, Compton’s by Britannica Michael Anderson: Senior Editor, Compton’s by Britannica Sherman Hollar: Associate Editor, Compton’s by Britannica Marilyn L. Barton: Senior Coordinator, Production Control Steven Bosco: Director, Editorial Technologies Lisa S. Braucher: Senior Producer and Data Editor Yvette Charboneau: Senior Copy Editor Kathy Nakamura: Manager, Media Acquisition Rosen Educational Services Shalini Saxena: Editor Nelson Sá: Art Director Cindy Reiman: Photography Manager Matthew Cauli: Designer, Cover Design Introduction by Shalini Saxena Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Basketball and its greatest players / edited by Sherman Hollar.
Basketball and Its Greatest Players by Britannica Educational Publishing,Sherman Hollar