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Swish: The Quest for Basketball's Perfect Shot (Exceptional Sports Titles for Intermediate Grades) (Spectacular Sports) Library Binding – February 1, 2009
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In the "1930s and 1940s, the game `took off.'" It was hot and the makings of the modern game had begun. The game was maturing and a more strategic game was emerging. During this time there "were enough good players and enough fans for new professional leagues to start." In this book you'll get to take a look at most of the best players, men and women alike, to ever come out of the game. You'll read about exiting games, a controversial game between the Americans and the Soviets, loads of trivia, numerous different kinds of shooting (can you do a finger roll?), some truly astounding lucky shots, and more. Have you ever heard of anyone consistently scoring around 40 points a game? There was someone who did that, but you'll have to read the book to find out who it was!
This is a great book for the basketball fan. I've read many that are good, but tend to rely mostly on statistics to move the book along. This one is alive with information and is very vibrant. It's peppered with action photographs that will draw even the most reluctant reader to the end of the book. There are numerous informative sidebars and in the back of the book there are additional recommended book and website resources. If you have a diehard young basketball fan in your house, you just might want to swish this one onto your gotta have list!