Basketball and Other Things

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 ...

Author: Shea Serrano

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350936

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 441

#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.

Movies And Other Things

It was called Basketball (And Other Things). It came out in 2017. 4. Did you know
that you were going to write Movies (And Other Things) back when you were
writing Basketball (And Other Things)? Yes. I knew I wanted to write Movies (And

Author: Shea Serrano

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538730200

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 969

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER BARNES & NOBLE BESTSELLER AMAZON BESTSELLER "Paging through Serrano's Movies (and Other Things) is like taking a long drive at night with a friend; there's that warmth and familiarity where the chat is more important than the fastest route from Point A to Point B...It's like a textbook gone right; your attention couldn't wander if it tried." -- Elisabeth Egan, New York Times Book Review Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things), combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria table, and the sheer power of a Denzel monologue, all into one. Movies (And Other Things) is a book about, quite frankly, movies (and other things). One of the chapters, for example, answers which race Kevin Costner was able to white savior the best, because did you know that he white saviors Mexicans in McFarland, USA, and white saviors Native Americans in Dances with Wolves, and white saviors Black people in Black or White, and white saviors the Cleveland Browns in Draft Day? Another of the chapters, for a second example, answers what other high school movie characters would be in Regina George's circle of friends if we opened up the Mean Girls universe to include other movies (Johnny Lawrence is temporarily in, Claire from The Breakfast Club is in, Ferris Bueller is out, Isis from Bring It On is out...). Another of the chapters, for a third example, creates a special version of the Academy Awards specifically for rom-coms, the most underrated movie genre of all. And another of the chapters, for a final example, is actually a triple chapter that serves as an NBA-style draft of the very best and most memorable moments in gangster movies. Many, many things happen in Movies (And Other Things), some of which funny, others of which are sad, a few of which are insightful, and all of which are handled with the type of care and dedication to the smallest details and pockets of pop culture that only a book by Shea Serrano can provide.

Indian Youth Activities and Initiatives

Some communities focus on softball , basketball , and other things , and I see
other kids even playing these video games and things ; there are other sports
they need to be introduced to , other things like lacrosse and other Native
American ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs (1993- )



Category: Indian youth

Page: 113

View: 955

Off the Rim

This is a book about basketball that is more than a book about basketball.

Author: Fred Hobson

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826265258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 538

“Why should a particular game, played with a round ball by twenty-year-olds in short pants often hundreds of miles away, mean so much to me, since I seem to have so little to gain or lose by its outcome?” Fred Hobson thus begins Off the Rim, his narrative of college basketball and society, of growing up and not growing up. He seeks the answer to this question by delving into the particulars of his own experience. Growing up in a small town in the hills of North Carolina where basketball was king, he became a rabid UNC basketball fan (like many others) at the tender age of thirteen during the Tar Heels’ “magical” 32–0 national championship season in 1956–1957. He starred as a high school basketball player and lived a dream by “walking on” the highly successful 1961–1962 Carolina freshman team. That was also the year Dean Smith was elevated to head coach of the Heels. Hobson observed firsthand Coach Smith’s difficult early days before he became the winningest coach in college basketball. Forced to find a substitute for his beloved sport after not making the varsity his sophomore year, Hobson turned to the romance of books, both reading and writing them. Changing his major to English, he discovered the joys of William Faulkner and Richard Wright, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O'Connor, and H. L. Mencken, and made a career teaching American literature. This is a book about basketball that is more than a book about basketball. It is, in the beginning, a depiction of a part of the South that departs from the usual idea of Dixie, a look into the culture, religion, and politics of the Carolina hills. It is a portrait of the people who made up the South, including the author’s parents, who both were and were not conventional southerners. Finally, in some respects, it is the story of a boyhood that never ends, relived each year during basketball season in the frantic, tortured life of a fan. Although Hobson’s story is largely about the Tar Heels—and about other things related to growing up in the South of the 1950s—what he says about basketball, childhood, and adulthood also holds true for those who find themselves in emotional bondage to Hoosiers or Bulldogs or Ducks, to Wolverines, Gophers, Badgers, and various other species of Upper Midwestern low-lying ground fauna, to Blue Devils or Blue Demons, to Tigers, Wildcats, Cougars, and all other breeds of cat.

Basketball and Philosophy

I'm happy to say that the team is not just you guys (and me); it's something over
and above its actual members. And I'm happy to say that the extra bit comes from
the fans, among other things. But that means that when the season starts, there ...

Author: Jerry L. Walls

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138140

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 787

What can the film Hoosiers teach us about the meaning of life? How can ancient Eastern wisdom traditions, such as Taoism and Zen Buddhism, improve our jump-shots? What can the "Zen Master" (Phil Jackson) and the "Big Aristotle" (Shaquille O'Neal) teach us about sustained excellence and success? Is women's basketball "better" basketball? How, ethically, should one deal with a strategic cheater in pickup basketball? With NBA and NCAA team rosters constantly changing, what does it mean to play for the "same team"? What can coaching legends Dean Smith, Rick Pitino, Pat Summitt, and Mike Krzyzewski teach us about character, achievement, and competition? What makes basketball such a beautiful game to watch and play? Basketball is now the most popular team sport in the United States; each year, more than 50 million Americans attend college and pro basketball games. When Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, first nailed two peach baskets at the opposite ends of a Springfield, Massachusetts, gym in 1891, he had little idea of how thoroughly the game would shape American -- and international -- culture. Hoops superstars such as Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Yao Ming are now instantly recognized celebrities all across the planet. So what can a group of philosophers add to the understanding of basketball? It is a relatively simple game, but as Kant and Dennis Rodman liked to say, appearances can be deceiving. Coach Phil Jackson actively uses philosophy to improve player performance and to motivate and inspire his team and his fellow coaches, both on and off the court. Jackson has integrated philosophy into his coaching and his personal life so thoroughly that it is often difficult to distinguish his role as a basketball coach from his role as a philosophical guide and mentor to his players. In Basketball and Philosophy, a Dream Team of twenty-six basketball fans, most of whom also happen to be philosophers, proves that basketball is the thinking person's sport. They look at what happens when the Tao meets the hardwood as they explore the teamwork, patience, selflessness, and balanced and harmonious action that make up the art of playing basketball.

Risky Living

... and, of course, I would only get sent out for things like basketball and other
sports that I was obviously horrible at. I did some swimming things and a couple
other things, and then from then on I just knew I wanted to do something along
those ...

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602397694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 243

Shares the stories of men and women who risk their lives as part of their jobs, including a bull rider, a coal miner, an alligator trapper, and a high-rise window washer.

Flying High Beating Diabetes

I just kept playing basketball and getting sick . These days , everything is different
. Even kids can keep track of their blood sugar levels easily . They know all about
things like eating before exercise too . They probably have three shots a day ...

Author: Adrienne Jansen/Bill O’Brien

Publisher: Learning Media Ltd

ISBN: 9780478274011

Category: Basketball

Page: 28

View: 156

Two books in one. One is the story of a boy who learns that he has diabetes and how to live with it. The other, gives detailed facts about children living with diabetes.

Physics for Game Programmers

You will learn how to model a golf ball in flight, how to simulate a bank shot in
basketball, and many other things besides. The good news is that you have
already learned pretty much everything you need to create realistic sports

Author: Grant Palmer

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430200219

Category: Computers

Page: 472

View: 576

*Shows how to create realistic action games without assuming college-level Physics (which the majority of gamers won't have); includes necessary physics and mathematics *Ideal for all budding games programmers, with example code in Java, C#, and C *Complements Apress's platform-specific gaming books, like Advanced Java Games Programming and Beginning .NET Games Programming with C#, and the forthcoming Beginning .NET Games Programming in VB.NET *Palmer has strong contacts in the Microsoft Games Division and Electronic Arts, a major gaming producer.

Perspectives on Human Memory and Cognitive Aging

... set of features that cover all the things we would consider a game, such as
basketbalL tennis, chess, scrabble, poker, ... in different ways so that Johnny and
his uncle bear little resemblance to each other, so basketball shares something
in ...

Author: Moshe Naveh-Benjamin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134949693

Category: Psychology

Page: 446

View: 299

Divided into four parts, the first section of this book deals with levels of processing and memory theory, the second addresses working memory and attention, the third deals with cognitive aging, and the last addresses neuroscience perspectives.

Thinking about Things and Other Frivolities

I associate my physical activities with different friends: basketball and touch
football (Dan Hunt), tennis (my father-in-law, Dewey Kimbel), golf (Dennis
Shoemaker, Lynn Hinds), handball (Don Hartsock), outdoor canoeing and
camping (George ...

Author: Edward Farley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871346

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 244

This memoir records the story of the author's personal journey toward a life of university teaching and probes that story in reflective essays on a variety of subjects. One group of essays has to do with the characteristic activities and institutional setting of a professor. Other essays explore ways of experiencing the world as mysterious, beautiful, and tragic. One piece offers a rather somber account of current ways in which the American experiment in democracy is in peril. Scraps of what looks like an intellectual autobiography are scattered over the pages of the narrative, recalling the puzzles that gave rise to a number of writing projects. In a way this is a book of paradoxes and antitheses. Janus-like, it faces toward the past and the future. It offers generalized convictions and specific observations, treats both the ordinary themes of life experience and tangled esoterica, and presents both the experiences of an individual and an analysis of educational institutions. As a whole, the book invites readers to join the author in thinking about things.

Torneo Transnacional

BASKETBALL. The meaning and purpose of sport is relative to the initial
development, adoption, or creation of sport ... new shoes, making your parents
proud, staying out of trouble, and numerous other things that basketball serves a

Author: Bernardo Ramirez Rios


ISBN: 1427635749

Category: Basketball

Page: 152

View: 747


Falling because a skate comes off is the most sudden and the most dangerous
thing that can happen . ... But some of them like coasting , skating , basketball ,
and other things that playground directors get for them just as well as any of
these ...




Category: Play


View: 405

Martha s Vineyard Basketball

It is known for many things other than basketball. But here comes a book,
Martha's Vineyard Basketball: How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and
Class, by Bijan C. Bayne, that will surely yank your attention away from the
celebrity ...

Author: Bijan C. Bayne

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442238976

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 295

Martha’s Vineyard Basketball: How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and Class follows the rich history of basketball on the Island and tells the stories of the players and coaches themselves.

Washington D C Silly Basketball Sportsmysteries

through the room you ret closer to area, you realize is not the basketball players'
locker room. Missing are smelly sneakers, towels, posters, and other things that
characterize a basketball locker room. In their place, you find uniforms and ...

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Carole Marsh Books

ISBN: 0793314844



View: 544

Kentucky Silly Basketball Sportsmysteries

through the room you get closer to area, you realize is not the basketball players'
locker room. Missing are smelly sneakers, towels, posters, and other things that
characterize a basketball locker room. In their place, you find uniforms and ...

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Carole Marsh Books

ISBN: 079331660X

Category: Juvenile Fiction


View: 594

Alabama Silly Basketball Sportsmysteries

through the room you get closer to area, you realize is not the basketball players'
locker room. Missing are smelly sneakers, towels, posters, and other things that
characterize a basketball locker room. In their place, you find uniforms and ...

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Carole Marsh Books

ISBN: 0793315638

Category: Juvenile Fiction


View: 141

Games Other Stuff for Teachers

Objects that will not break when dropped and will not break anything if dropped (
e.g., book, pencil, box of tissue, piece of paper). ... The passenger turns to the
person on her right (player #1), holds up the pencil and says, "This is a

Author: Chris Cavert

Publisher: Wood 'N' Barnes Publishing

ISBN: 9781885473226

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 367

A wide range of activities put together by teachers to help teachers focus on specific skills, including listening, following directions, communication, problem-solving, interacting, using teamwork, practicing diversity, and so much more! The activities are fun and easy to understand. Sample questions provide a basis for discussion, and variations help teachers adjust skill levels.

Report of the Iowa State Fair Board

a committee appointed to look over the law with reference to other things that are
coming up, and possibly it would be all ... find that they have basketball and
football, and other things of that kind, for which they charge admissions, but still
they ...

Author: Iowa. Dept. of Agriculture. State Fair Board





View: 930

Jessica Ennis Unbelievable From My Childhood Dreams To Winning Olympic Gold

I had tried other things. Charlotte played basketball and soI gave itagotoo. We
played forthe Sheffield Hatters junior team, but I was rubbish. I also realized that I
was not cut out for team games. There was a nice sense of camaraderie
andIliked ...

Author: Jessica Ennis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444768611

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 779

On 4 August 2012 Jessica Ennis kicked off what some described as the greatest night in British sporting history. For her it was the end of a long, winding, and sometimes harrowing road. Nobody was under more pressure at the London Olympics than 'the face of the Games'. Yet Jessica delivered the heptathlon gold medal, and the huge outpouring of relief she showed afterwards hinted at the roller-coaster journey she had been on. Behind the smiles and politeness, Jessica has endured much. Bullied at school for being small, she proved to critics and rivals alike that size really didn't matter. Hers is an inspiring tale of following your dreams no matter what life throws at you. In 2008 Jessica thought her career might be over when she was injured on the eve of the Olympic Games in Beijing. But she overcame this setback to rebuild her career and technique, becoming the world and European champion in successive years. Her biggest test was yet to come, though, when her rivals overhauled her in the build-up to London. Unbelievable is a refreshingly candid account of her rise to fame in a highly charged world in which body image issues and drug abuses lurk. From the unique pressures facing her, to behind-the-scenes glimpses into the greatest show on earth, and a revealing account of her love-hate relationship with her long-term coach, Jessica reveals the truth behind the smiles for the first time. Unbelievable includes exclusive behind-the-scenes photos. This is the story of how the girl next door became London's poster girl, and how an ordinary woman used an extraordinary talent to claim the title of the world's greatest all-round female sports star.