The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia (3rd Edition)
The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia (3rd
On December 12, 1891, 13 rules of a new game were posted in a YMCA gym in Springfield, Massachusetts. At each end of the floor, Dr. James A. Naismith, who had invented the game, had peach baskets nailed below a walkway that happened to be 10-feet high. Within a few days, one of Naismith's students would christen the new game "Basket Ball."Over a century ago, no one could possibly have envisioned the extraordinary changes that were going to transform Dr. Naismith's game. Who could have imagined a 6-10 George Mikan swatting shots away from the basket? Julius Erving in flight, soaring in from the free throw line for a heart-stopping stuff? Or Bob Cousy throwing a mind-boggling no-look, behind-the-back pass; Jerry West hitting a 60-foot shot with no time left in a crucial playoff game; Larry Bird's three-point prowess and Michael Jordan rising to heights - literally and figuratively - never before seen by any athlete? Who could have foreseen more than 62,000 fans crowded into the Georgia Dome to see a game between the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks? Or the titanic battles between Wilt and Russell? Or the Dream Team? The longevity of Stockton and Malone? Red Auerbach's victory cigars? Phil Jackson's Zen coaching? Or Shaquille O'Neal's powerful dunks? Who could have ever predicted tal...
- ASIN: 0385501307
Cincinnati's Basketball Royalty: A Brief History: A LOOK BACK at 15 years of Cincinnati Royals NBA Basketball
Cincinnati's Basketball Royalty: A Brief History: A LOOK
A look back at the fifteen-year history of Cincinnati's NBA team, 1957-1972. All the team's stories and all the stars. Follow the rise of pro basketball itself from their arrival to the city in 1957 throught to their title-contending years in the mid-1960s, to their concluding seasons in the early 1970s. All of it set against the pivotal events of their times in America.
- ASIN: 1537538500
Toddler Boy Pajamas, Kid's PJ's Sets, Boys 100% Cotton Long Sleeved Sleepwear in Sizes from 12-24 Months to 7 Years (3T, NBA - Basketball Dinosaur)
Toddler Boy Pajamas, Kid's PJ's Sets, Boys 100%
Your little one will sleep comfortably in each of these pajama sets. Plus you'll love how cute these soft and comfy PJ's are! Both top and bottom are made of soft and smooth 100% cotton. For fire safety, this sleepwear is designed to fit snugly. Due to the snug design, you may want to order a size larger for that perfect fit. We are certain that you and your little one both enjoy these pajamas from our unique collection. Machine wash warm, inside out.
- Color: Nba - Basketball Dinosaur
- Brand: WERGO
- ASIN: B07BT4SKHY
- UPC: 650226512148
The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy
The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to
The NBA according to The Sports GuyForeword by Malcolm Gladwell Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more*Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining basketball addict known to millions as ESPN.com’s The Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA. From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens—and then closes, once and for all—every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons’s one-of-a-kind five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players in the history of pro basketball. And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing: The Secret of Basketball.Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game’s finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.*Incl...
- Brand: ESPN Books
- ASIN: 0345520106
NBA: 2018 Champions Golden State Warriors DVD/Blu-ray Combo
NBA: 2018 Champions Golden State Warriors DVD/Blu-ray
Golden State Warriors fans, be the first to own the only officially licensed DVD and Blu-ray of the 2017 - 2018 champions triumphant season. Loaded with clutch bonus features including profiles on your favorite players and in-depth analysis. Experience what it is to be a champion! You haven t seen anything until you have seen the official 2018 NBA Back to Back Champions Golden State Warriors DVD and Blu-ray Combo.
- ASIN: B07DQ9DC99
- UPC: 825452533193
Bleacher Report: sports news, scores, & highlights
The Wizenard Series: Training Camp
The Wizenard Series: Training
#1 New York Times BestsellerA People Kid Pick of the weekFrom the mind of basketball legend and Academy Award–winning storyteller Kobe Bryant comes this radically original portrait of five young basketball players, one enlightening coach, and the awesome transformative power of the game. Filled with insights about the mental stamina and emotional clarity that peak performance requires, this is an indispensable story for young athletes, coaches, educators, and anyone interested in the astonishing potential of team sports to unlock individual growth.THE GAME WILL NEVER BE THE SAMEMagic doesn’t seem possible for the West Bottom Badgers. They’re the lowest-ranked basketball team in their league, and they live in the poorest neighborhood in Dren. Nobody expects them to succeed at anything. Plus, every kid on the team has secret struggles of his own.When a new coach named Professor Wizenard arrives on the first day of training camp, the Badgers can’t explain the magical-seeming things they see and hear. Every player experiences unique and strange visions―visions that challenge everything they thought they knew about basketball, and about their lives and their secrets off the court. To survive the increasingly intense ordeals of training, the Badgers will need to take unimagin...
- ASIN: 1949520013
Season of Strength: The complete guide to in-season and off-season training for basketball
Season of Strength: The complete guide to in-season
Scott Thom is the head strength coach for men’s basketball at Washington State University. Previously, he was the strength coach for University of California-Berkeley men’s basketball team and the head basketball coach for Vintage High School (Napa, Calif.) He has been coaching since 2003 and has experience working with athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional level. Simply put, this book is every “learning moment” Coach Thom has had since 2003. Whether, these moments came in the form of trial and error with his teams, to summer internships, to learning from great coaches around him. Season of Strength is 500 pages of applicable information for coaches at all levels. Season of Strength gives you: • 39 Specific lifting programs • 140+ Basketball player/Team development drills • Year plans • In-season and off-season conditioning plans • Movement screens & testing protocols • How to create “buy-in” with your team • Injury prevention, promoting recovery, and nutrition • Pre-practice and pre-game activation routines • Game day and game week management • Understanding the different training phases; Work Capacity, Strength, and Power Coach Thom’s positive energy and enthusiasm makes training in the weight room and on the basketball cou...
- ASIN: 1535562943
2018-19 Panini Contenders Season Ticket #21 Eric Bledsoe NM-MT Milwaukee Bucks Official NBA Basketball Card
Brooklyn Bounce: The Highs and Lows of Nets Basketball's Historic First Season in the Borough
Brooklyn Bounce: The Highs and Lows of Nets
An in-depth account of the Brooklyn Nets’ inaugural season—and the meaning of professional basketball’s arrival into the urban center of Brooklyn—written by a talented New York Times, GQ, and Slam sportswriter.When the Brooklyn Nets played their first game at Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn in the fall of 2012, they succeeded in bringing a major professional sports franchise back to Brooklyn for the first time since the Dodgers abandoned the borough in 1957. Now, Brooklyn Bounce chronicles the Nets’ historic inaugural season in the borough, full of highs and lows—plenty of them entirely unexpected. Jake Appleman takes us inside the locker room and courtside, examining the team’s transition from the New Jersey swamp to gentrified Brooklyn, from an opening night delayed by Hurricane Sandy to an epic seven-game playoff showdown with the Chicago Bulls. The Nets were the game’s foremost paradox in 2013, a team that managed to be the most improved in the NBA, but also consistently disappointed. What made them interesting wasn’t their style of play or even their unique collection of personalities; it was their constant state of reinvention and their evolving relationship with their new home: as the Barclays crowds would chant it, BROOOOOOK-LYN!
- Brand: Scribner
- ASIN: 1476726752
Basketball Analytics: Spatial Tracking
Basketball Analytics: Spatial
Equipped with new spatial tracking data collected by SportVU and others, Basketball Analytics investigates game strategy, player evaluation, player types, and prospect potential. Author Stephen Shea, Ph.D. introduces new measures of a player’s scoring and playmaking efficiency, quantifies the spacing in an offense and the stretch of a defense, and demonstrates several ways in which the NBA game has changed over the years. He also reveals the full methodology behind popular topics from the blog, BasketballAnalyticsBook.com, such as the College Prospect Rating System and the periodic tables of NBA elements. The author presents a modern viewpoint on basketball analytics’ most fundamental principles and demonstrates the power of the industry’s latest statistical breakthroughs. Basketball Analytics is a must-read for any sports analytics enthusiast.
- ASIN: 1503236277
The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul
The Last Season: A Team in Search of
Nine-time NBA Champion coach Phil Jackson knows all about being in the spotlight, about high-profile, high-pressure seasons coaching gigantic personalities through adversity and controversy in the middle of a media hothouse in which every move is another headline, another installment in the soap opera. But nothing, not six championships with the Bulls of Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen, not three previous championships with the Lakers of Shaq and Kobe, had quite prepared him for the only-in-Hollywood high-wire act of the Lakers' 2003-2004 season. In The Last Season: A Team In Search of Its Soul, Jackson tells the full inside story of the season that proved to be the final ride of this great Lakers dynasty. From its beginnings in the off-season, with the signing of the future Hall-of-Famers Karl Malone and Gary Payton and the enormous expectations it created, and the bombshell news of the felony sexual-assault charges against Kobe Bryant, one of the league's marquee superstars, Jackson describes the many challenges that arose during this turbulent season. Juggling enormous egos with enormous sums at stake, managing difficult relationships and public feuds, facing injuries, contract disputes, and team meltdowns, all in the shadow of the Kobe Bryant trial-slash-m...
- ASIN: B0006IU6KA
Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated
Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions
#1 New York Times bestseller Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn’t even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball’s greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.
- Brand: Abrams Image
- ASIN: B06XQ14BWL
Timberland Men's Houston Rockets 6" Premium Waterproof Boot Medium Red Nubuck 10.5 D US
Timberland Men's Houston Rockets 6" Premium Waterproof Boot
Note: Timberland® recommends buying a half size down from your sneaker size. So if you're a sneaker size 11, order a size 10.5. Timberland's collaboration with the NBA continues this season with the Houston Rockets 6-inch boots. Get your Texas pride on with these red waterproof boots, and fast, because they're only available for a limited time! Seam-sealed waterproof gear keeps you dry in steady rain and on wet ground. Upper of premium leather from a tannery rated Silver by the Leather Working Group for environmental responsibility. Fully cushioned collar helps prevent ankle discomfort for all-day wear. Lace-up closure for a customized and secure fit. Leather lining naturally wicks away moisture to keep your feet cool and dry throughout the day. 400 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation. Leather-covered footbed with light cushioning delivers additional climate control and comfort. Anti-Fatigue midsole uses geometric cone support to provide exceptional standing comfort and shock absorption. Rubber lug outsole delivers traction and durability on varied terrain to maintain your sturdy stride. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz Shaft: 7 1⁄4 in Product measurements were taken using size 11, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size. We...
- Color: Medium Red Nubuck
- Brand: Timberland
- ASIN: B07FLHYPKQ
- UPC: 192364332542
NCAA Louisville Cardinals Infant Pacifier
The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball's Most Improbable Dynasty
The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with
In a city mired in endless decay, where the youth suffer through all the horrors of urban blight, hope comes in a most unassuming form: a tiny brick schoolhouse run by two Felician nuns where a singular basketball genius takes teenagers from the mean streets of Jersey City and turns them into champions on the hardcourt. Coach Bob Hurley had been working miracles at St. Anthony High School for over thirty years, winning state and national championships and offering his players rescue from their surroundings through college scholarships, when he met his most dysfunctional team yet. In The Miracle of St. Anthony Adrian Wojnarowski follows Hurley through a gripping and heartrending season as he struggles to lead a troubled team to glory through his unparalleled understanding of the game and his ceaseless determination to see no more children lost to these streets. In The Miracle of St. Anthony, acclaimed sports journalist Adrian Wojnarowski follows Hurley through a gripping and heartrending season, as he struggles to lead a troubled team to glory through his unparalleled understanding of the game and his ceaseless determination to see no more children lost to the city streets.
- ASIN: 1592401864
2016 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Champions DVD and Blu-ray
NBA 2K19 - Xbox One
NBA 2K19 - Xbox
NBA 2K celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best in class graphics & gameplay to groundbreaking game modes and an immersive open-world “Neighborhood.” NBA 2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture.TAKE CONTROL WITH TAKEOVERHarness your MyPLAYER’s full basketball potential with the new Takeover feature. Unlock special moves and abilities never before seen on the court, or activate Team Takeover and unleash the power of your full squad.RUN THE NEIGHBORHOODMake a name for yourself on the court, at the Under Armour Cages, and during live events on the block. Ball until dawn with new day to night transitions, walk on at the Jordan Rec Center, or get the old Crew back together for exciting 3 on 3 action.MyTEAMCreate your very first MyPLAYER card, and ball with LeBron, Kobe, and the rest of your collection in a variety of competitive modes. Introducing the new Unlimited mode, allowing you to pick any five cards from your deck and battle against other players online.MyCAREERThe original career story mode returns with an all-new, immersive narrative charting your journey from China to the G League and eventually the NBA. Featuring an all-star cast, endorsements tied to your popularity...
- Brand: 2K
- ASIN: B07DQ99FLC
- UPC: 710425590504
The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
The Mamba Mentality: How I
The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant—a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all timeIn the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant has decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever.For the first time, and in his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career.Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, capture...
- ASIN: B07DC3WRKT
Gem Stone King Stunning Basketball and Hoop with White Crystals Pendant and 16 Inch Snake Chain
Gem Stone King Stunning Basketball and Hoop with
This beautiful item is brand new and comes with complimentary gift packaging appropriately selected to match the item you purchased. The packaging ranges from dainty foam insert packaging to luxurious leather insert cherry wood boxes. Every order is fully insured regardless of value. This insurance protects you against damage or the loss of your item while in transit. The Shipping and Handling fees include the insurance so there is no need to pay separately for insurance. This item is not intended for use by children 12 and under
- Color: White
- Brand: Gem Stone King
- ASIN: B00CPPT1YY
Stephen Curry: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Sharpest Shooters (Basketball Biography Books)
Stephen Curry: The Inspiring Story of One of
Learn the Incredible Story of the Golden State Warriors' Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry!Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device.For a limited time, if you buy the print edition as a gift, you can keep the Kindle edition for yourself!An Amazon Best Seller, Stephen Curry: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Sharpest Shooters, outlines the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier point guards, Stephen Curry. Stephen Curry has had an electrifying basketball career playing in the National Basketball Association. In this Stephen Curry biography, we will learn about how Steph became the star point guard that he is today. Starting first with his childhood and early life, we'll learn about Steph Curry prior to entering the NBA, his time in the NBA, along with his impact on the communities of Davidson College and Golden State. Steph Curry's success is not an accident.It is hard to believe that a player who once was overlooked at every point in his career has made himself such an impactful and influential player to the game of basketball today. Steph Curry has transformed the Golden State Warriors franchise from a lottery-bound team to a perennial contender, spearheading the Warriors to a 2015 and 2017 NBA Championship over LeBron James and the Clevela...
- Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- ASIN: 1499118090