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Smooth moves : juking, jamming, hooking & slamming : basketball's plays, players, action & style / Derek Gentile.

Gentile, Derek. (Author).
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Newburgh Chandler PL - Chandler Branch Library 796.323 GEN (Text) 39206019479094 NonFiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 1579122841 :
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers : [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Shots: Jump shot: Origin of the elevated offense -- Hook shot: Art of shooting gracefully -- Slam dunk: Making a statement with the ball -- Alley-oop: Beating the defense by throwing the ball over it -- Drive: Taking the ball to the hoop with flair -- Foul shot: It's the little things that count -- Lay up: Easiest shot of all, sometimes -- Set shot: So out, it's in -- Bank shot: Using the glass -- Ballhandling moves: Artful pass: Getting the rock to the person who will do the most good with it -- No-look pass: Fancy way to move the ball -- Behind-the-back-dribble: Tricky but effective -- Crossover dribble: "Shake-and-bake" move -- Pick and roll: Two-man game -- Defensive moves: Steal: Taking the ball away from your opponent -- Reject: Get that stuff out of here! -- Defenders' moves: Guys they call "the Gloves" -- Offensive moves: Pivot: Doing the job in the paint -- Scorers: Putting up the numbers -- Garbage men's moves: Guys who do all the dirty work -- Rebound: Guys who get the ball for you -- Little big men's moves: Players who play with heart -- Big little men's moves: How to be a big guard in a big league -- Big big men's moves: Biggest players of all -- Little little men's moves: Getting by in a big man's world -- In-betweener's moves: Truly unclassifiable players -- Playground moves: How stylin' began -- One-on-one moves: Gunslingers of the 20th century -- Fast break: Getting it done in a hurry -- Rest of the moves: Trash-talking moves: When not to keep your mouth shut -- Innovative moves: All-stars and other innovations -- Coaching moves: Where bench jockeys came from -- Stylin' moves: It's all about looking good -- Last second moves -- Ten things we couldn't leave out -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
An information-packed, photo-filled history of basketball. All wrapped up in real basketball material.
Subject: Basketball > United States > History.
Basketball > Tournaments > United States.
Basketball players > United States.

Derek Gentile is a reporter for the Berkshire Eagle and is the baseball historian for Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He is the author of Smooth Moves and Baseball's Best 1,000, both published by Black Dog & Leventhal. He lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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