Jack Molinas was a star college and professional basketball player in the 1950s who was expelled from the National Basketball Association in his rookie year for betting on games. He had been manipulating point spreads since his college days at Columbia, and after his expulsion from the NBA he attained his law degree and became a major wheel in the mob-influenced college basketball point fixing scandals of 1961. Eventually sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role as a fixer, he served five before being paroled, forging a new career in pornography, and finally being gunned down under mysterious circumstances. Prolific basketball writer Rosen quotes extensively from lengthy interviews Milton Gross conducted with Molinas in the 1960s for a never-published biography. Because of Molinas's duplicitous, self-serving nature, the reader is never sure how true certain allegations are. A fascinating view of the seamy side of sports gambling, this will be of particular interest to college sports and basketball historians. Recommended for all libraries. John Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, NJ
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Sent me the wrong book. Sent message, but no reply at all.The least they should do is make contact and try to correct the error.Published on August 16, 2009 by Joel Schwartz
I read this book on the life of Jack Molinas over a year ago. Now, as I get ready to write a review and recommend it I find many people reporting in the reviews here that info in... Read morePublished on April 21, 2009 by Norman Jones
Born to a great family and blessed with amazing athletic prowess, Jack Molinas just couldn't go straight. Read morePublished on March 16, 2007 by J. Walker
Besides being well over six feet tall, Jack Molinas stood above the basketball competition he faced in other ways. His I.Q. Read morePublished on August 21, 2004 by M. Bell
This is probly the most boring book I have ever read. I have read alot of basketball books and by far this is one of the worst. It seemed interesting so I bought it. Read morePublished on April 14, 2003 by Phil