Materials for Basketball Fans

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The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons Bill Simmons, the from-the-womb hoops addict known to millions as ESPN.com's Sports Guy, offers in a single volume his wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining look at the past, present, and future of pro basketball.
Basketball by Gabrielle Vanderhoof This book, geared towards younger athletes, discusses basketball conditioning and injuries.
Shaw Uncut by Shaquille O'Neal In this candid new autobiography the four time NBA champion and a three time NBA Finals MVP discusses his colorful career, NBA victories, and his thoughts on major NBA names like Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, and Pat Riley.
Resilience by Alonzo Mourning Biography of Alonzo Mourning.
Shooting stars Basketball superstar James and Bissinger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Friday Night Lights," tell this poignant, thrilling account of the power of teamwork to transform young lives, including James's own.
Wilt 1962 by Gary Pomerantz Learn about Wilt Chamberlain's historic achievement.
Love and Basketball From the playground to the pro leagues, Monica and Quijncy taught each other how to play the game. Now, their commitment to the sport will force them to make a choice between each other and the game ... between family and team ... between Love and Basketball.
Basketball Diaries Teamed with his friends Mickey, Neutron and Pedro, high school student Jim Carroll seems headed for a bright basketball career. But when pressures from his coach, his mom, and school seem to mount, Jim finds solace in all the wrong places, and the dark streets of New York begin to tear him apart.
Just Wright Leslie Wright is a straight-shooting physical therapist who gets the gig of a lifetime working with injured NBA star Scott McKnight. Leslie not only whips Scott into shape, she helps take his game to the next level and all is going well-- until Leslie finds herself falling for him.
Semi-pro  Jackie Moon is a former pop sensation who somehow made enough money from a couple of hit records to buy Flint's semi-pro basketball team, the Tropics. When the league plans to merge with the NBA and in order to survive, the Tropics must do the seemingly impossible - win. 
Coach Carter Inspired by a true story, this inspirational account of a high school basketball coach who received high praise, and staunch criticism, for benching his entire undefeated team due to their poor academic performances.
Hoop Dreams Follows the high school careers of two young, African-American men from inner-city Chicago as they pursue their dream of playing professional basketball.
Hoosiers A basketball coach with a checkered past leads him to a last-chance position with a last-chance team.

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