New PDF release: Basketball and Its Greatest Players

By Britannica Educational Publishing,Sherman Hollar

ISBN-10: 1615305580

ISBN-13: 9781615305582

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.

CONCLUSION By the early 21st century, basketball had developed into a truly global game. In the United States, it was firmly established at the forefront of the sporting scene, alongside such traditional leaders as baseball and football, and in numerous other countries around the world, the game continued to grow steadily both in popularity and importance. Interest in the game has deepened over the years as a result of increased exposure via network and cable television coverage. More importantly, however, it is the nature of the game of itself—its fast and exciting pace, creative and intricate styles of play, frequently dramatic and high-scoring contests, and the skills and athleticism demanded of players at the highest levels—that ensures that the sport of basketball will always have a broad appeal.

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.

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