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

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#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: 505

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.

Swimming World and Junior Swimmer

something I was more and more successful until swimming became the thing I
did . “ I still enjoy basketball and other things besides swimming but I had to pick
something to be first in line . So , because it's kind of hard to be the best
basketball ...

Author:

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Category: Swimming

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View: 553


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

Publisher:

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Guidance in a Rural industrial Community Harlan County

That year I learned a little more about arithmetic and a lot of other things . That
year I played a little basketball and other things . At the first of the year I missed a
lot of school but he kept on talking to me about missing school all the time and so
 ...

Author: Amber Arthun Warburton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children

Page: 249

View: 956


ScottForesman Spelling

When you compare and contrast, you tell how people, places, ideas, or things are
alike and different from each other. ... On the other side, list how the things are
different — for example: basketball is played on a court- baseball is played on a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780673286710

Category: English language

Page: 311

View: 115


Rural Heritage

Next , they are talking about midnight basketball and other things to keep kids out
of trouble . How about a paper route , or bagging groceries , or cutting lawns , or
helping bring in hay ? Not only would the kids stay out of trouble , they would be ...

Author:

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Focus

Who takes part today? How are today's participants different from the original
participants? When you read the following articles, think about how some things
in the games of basketball and baseball have changed while other things have
not.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780673210166

Category: Readers

Page: 576

View: 670


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: 823

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.

History of Erie County 1870 1970

It was his shrewd judgment which , by siring the doubleheader basketball
program , brought big - time basketball to Buffalo for the 35 ... Since there are
fashions in flamboyance as in other things , the notable basketball coaches
belonged ...

Author: Walter Scott Dunn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Erie County (N.Y.)

Page: 462

View: 760



African American Master Student Profiles

At Wake Forest , he encountered a different type of challenge . I learned early on
that basketball was best used as a tool to help you get other things . In the ghetto
, basketball — all sports really — is more than just a game . It ' s a way of life .

Author: Osborne Robinson, Jr.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780395796887

Category: Education

Page: 79

View: 819

This text is an ideal way to integrate discussion of diversity into the student success course, while demonstrating to students how ordinary people can transform obstacles into opportunity and accomplish extraordinary things. The subjects profiled in African American Master Student Profiles represent a wide range of fields, including politics, business, academics, sports, and the arts.

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: 238

“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.

Courtships Bar Mitzvahs and Other Things

The speech was something else . There were three other boys being bar
mitzvahed that same morning . The rabbi had already told us there was no time
for ... You play basketball . And my voice hasn ' t changed yet . Everytime I
answer the ...

Author: Alan Brody

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 36

View: 573


Guys and Other Things that Fry Your Brains

And since I ' m going out for track and girls ' basketball and I want to take that after
- school course they ' re offering at church , I kind of didn ' t want to load myself
down with more big academic courses than I needed . ” “ What about the ...

Author: Nancy N. Rue

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781569551264

Category: Religion

Page: 191

View: 914

A collection of short stories conveying spiritual truths which relate to getting along with siblings, building trust with parents, guy-girl relationships, and handling life's setbacks.

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: 641

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.

Professional Basketball

As this distinguished committee is no doubt aware , professional basketball has
been the subject of a good deal of ... all competition among themselves by
merging in April of 1970 when all the NBA players sued , among other things , to
enjoin ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Basketball

Page: 1328

View: 979


Recreation

The story book characters were enacted solely by the puppets suspended by
wires or string and operated by different ... But some of them like coasting ,
skating , basketball , and other things that playground directors get for them just
as well as ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Play

Page:

View: 958


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
simulations.

Author: Grant Palmer

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430200219

Category: Computers

Page: 472

View: 824

*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: 500

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.