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Basketball in America
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Table of Contents

  • About the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: Basketball in America (Bob Batchelor)
  • Part I: BASKETBALL IN AMERICAN CULTURE
  • Chapter 2. Michael Jordan: Icon (Bob Batchelor)
  • Chapter 3. Marvin, Marvin (David Davis)
  • Chapter 4. Nike and Popular Culture (Kelly McMasters)
  • Chapter 5. Hoosiers to Hoop Dreams: Basketball on the Big Screen (Kevin Grace)
  • Part II: THE PLAYGROUNDS AND BEYOND
  • Chapter 6. The Schoolyard Game: Blacktop Legends and Broken Dreams (Bijan C. Bayne)
  • Chapter 7. Fundamentals: Coaching Today's High School Player (Chris Burtch)
  • Chapter 8. Seventeen Things I Learned from Dean Smith (Peter Cashwell)
  • Chapter 9. Socks, Jocks, and Two Championship Rings (Michael Buchert)
  • Chapter 10. Foreign Players and the Globalization of Basketball (Renada Rutmanis)
  • Part III: THE PROFESSIONAL GAME
  • Chapter 11. Elgin Baylor: The First Modern Professional Basketball Player (James Fisher)
  • Chapter 12. Chocolate Thunder and Short Shorts: The NBA in the 1970s (David Friedman)
  • Chapter 13. Crashing the Boards: The WNBA and the Evolution of an Image (Lisa A. Ennis)
  • Chapter 14. Dr. J., Bird, Magic, Jordan, and the Detroit Bad Boys: The NBA in the 1980s (Lawrence Ziewacz)
  • Chapter 15. The Jordan Era: The NBA in the 1990s (Doug Fox)
  • Chapter 16. King James: LeBron James, Hype, Hope, and the Future of the NBA (Bob Batchelor)
  • Chapter 17. Conclusions: Basketball Is America (Bob Batchelor)
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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