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Telander lets these kids speak for themselves, revealing their grand dreams and ambitions, but never flinches from showing us how far their dreams are from reality. The precursor to Ben Joravsky's Hoop Dreams. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Earth is a Jar Waiting to be Opened
After reading an abundance of baseball books for the last few months, it was nice to change it up with a basketball book. Read more
Great look into life on the 1970s playgrounds of NYC and the kids who became stars there -- or didn't.Published on July 7, 2011 by Jeffrey K. Roberts
I bought it as a gift for my son so I was happy to see this book is in excellent condition to give to himPublished on March 3, 2010 by on-line buyer
This book is about a hot bed of baketball in inner N.Y.C. namely Bklyn in the mid 70's When the King wasn't called Lebron James, but King Albert (Albert King) averaging 44 a game... Read morePublished on June 28, 2008 by ZANZIBAR
Rick Telander brings all together all the great themes of basketball in this unforgettable book. He stays true to the sport and never strays too far from it (or its many... Read morePublished on September 11, 2007 by Brett P. Ziller
This is the best book on basketball I've ever read. First read it when I was a kid in the late '70's, and it still rings as true today. Just about the best sportswriting ever.Published on September 4, 2006 by Joseph C. Sweeney
Rick Telander is visiting Brooklyn to write a magazine article and locate all star legend Fly Williams. Read morePublished on April 22, 2004 by N. Pfaff
Rick Telander is an incredibly gifted writer - with Sports Illustrated (senior writer) last I knew, and one of the "guys" on TV on the Chicago WGN "Sports... Read morePublished on October 31, 2001 by Gilbert Gandenberger
One of the best books I've ever read! I spent some time in Brooklyn playing 'ball in the early 80's and must admit that this book was my guideline. Read morePublished on May 10, 2001 by Thomas Moody