City Game Basketball from the Garden to the Playgrounds

ISBN-10: 0803259344
ISBN-13: 9780803259348
Edition: 1999
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Description: Pete Axthelm, a former editor for Newsweek, follows the 1969-70 season of the New York Knicks and provides a parallel focus on basketball as it was then played in the black neighbourhoods of New York City.

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 2/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

Pete Axthelm, a former editor for Newsweek, follows the 1969-70 season of the New York Knicks and provides a parallel focus on basketball as it was then played in the black neighbourhoods of New York City.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Knick Phenomenon
Two Games: The Challenge of Basketball
"It Makes It Fun": The Game as It Should Be Played
The Tradition: At Last, a Winner for New York
Winning Streak
The Cast of Characters
A Matter of Respect: Willis Reed
The Backcourts of New York: Walt Frazier, Dick Barnett, and Lesser-Known Stars
In the Glare of the Media: Cazzie Russell and Bill Bradley
The Bit Players: Mike Riordan, Dave Stallworth, Nate Bowman
The Men Who Made It Jell: Dave DeBusschere, the Catalyst, Red Holzman, the Coach
Playground Profiles
"People Wonder Why": The Stars Who Never Made It
The Fallen Idol: The Harlem Tragedy of Earl Manigault
"You Grow Up Quick": The Comeback of Duane Smith
"Searching for Myself": An Athlete Called Funny
The Giant Killers
Approaching the Playoffs
The Baltimore Scare
The Bucks: Holding Off the Future
Champions

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