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    Terry Pluto Ñ 0 download Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association Epub If you remember the ABA and loved the red white and blue ball the original 3 point line and what it all brought to the game of basketball then consider this reuired readingI cannot remember when I have laughed so hard while reading a documentary The depictions of the players and the unusual antics the owners tried to get people to come watch is simply too funny to describe here Whether it was making a big dea

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    free download Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association Terry Pluto Ñ 0 download Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association Epub Like many others who grew up in the late 60searly 70s I wondered about what was really going on behind the scenes of this upstart league that

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    free download Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association Epub review å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Terry Pluto Sports Ilustrated recently selected its Top 100 Sports Books of All Time 'Loose Balls' Terry Pluto's history of the ABA was listed in an eye opening 13th place That intrigued meWell the book is as good as advertis

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    Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association Epub As a kid in junior high school high school and freshman year of college I got to follow closely the Denver RocketsNuggets of the old ABA I have many fond memories of the cast of characters written in this book When I was in high school my high school coach freuently ridiculed the ABA when it came up in discussion

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Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association

review å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Terry Pluto summary Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook What do Julius Erving Larry Brown Moses Malone Bob Costas the Indiana Pa Great book

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review å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Terry Pluto summary Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook All got their professional starts in the American Basketball Associatio Like many others who grew up in the late 60searly 70s I wondered about what was really going on behind the scenes of this upstart league that wound up ultimately changing the way pro basketball is played and not just the 3 pointer either Pluto took a great approach with this book letting the former players coaches and execs tell their own stories of what really happenedFrom the league s start to its ultimate merger with the enemy ie the NBA it also showcases the successful Indiana Denver Kentucky San Antonio NY Nets and the flameouts Spirits of St Louis LAUtah Stars and esp the ill fated Balti Claws and San Diego Sails It talks about the bidding wars for players the personalities from each team and what ultimately led to the merger with the NBAThis book contains a wealth of humorous and virtually unbeleivable stories about the ABA What little I did see on TV of the ABA I always enjoyed and finally sitting down to read this book brought back some memoriesThere is a new ABA now called ABA 2000 but it s strictly a developmental league While at times the ABA could be rinky dink it was never a minor league for the NBAIf you want to know what the ABA was really like in its heyday get this book It s a keeper

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review å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Terry Pluto summary Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Cers the San Antonio Spurs and the Slam Dunk Contest have in common They If you remember the ABA and loved the red white and blue ball the original 3 point line and what it all brought to the game of basketball then consider this reuired readingI cannot remember when I have laughed so hard while reading a documentary The depictions of the players and the unusual antics the owners tried to get people to come watch is simply too funny to describe here Whether it was making a big deal out of 100000 contracts really just very long annuities or getting the whole crowd to move to one side of the arena the side shown on TV the league went to new lengths to promote the product Cow milking at halftime Whatever the means there is no doubt that the ABA changed the game forever The first slam dunk contest the 3 point line and the creativity of the play itself were brand newWhile the league may have been a circus act compared to the classic NBA who had the Laker s Celtic s Wilt Russell West Oscar and others make no mistake that some of the best to ever play came not out of the NBA but the ABA Connie Hawkins was MJ long before MJ himself followed in the footsteps of another ABA great Dr J The ABA started the early college exodus with the legal decision hardship rule applied to the great Spencer Haywood If you think Rasheed Wallace with his 28 technicals a season is a strange act to follow he pales in comparison with some of the bruisers in the other league One story about a playercoach who had benched himself for fighting ends with the coach putting himself in as a player and decking someone not 30 seconds into the game Who can forget the famous Marvin Barnes Here was a guy so talented he could arrive at the game 5 minutes before tip off wearing nothing but his uniform and a full length mink coat and carrying a sack full of take out hamburgers His coach is so mad he benches him for the start of first uarter Marvin gets in the game yet manages to pay his charter pilot from his checkbook during a time out Final stat line for the game for the late arriving Barnes 49 points and 19 reboundsIf the stories and no way you can make this up depictions are not enough then how about a chapter written by Bob Costas on his first assignment the announcer for the ABA s Spirit s of St Louis The chapter about the wild antics and totally undisciplined plays including some of the classic on air gaffes that Costas makes will leave you laughing until your sides hurt Who can forget Fly Williams A street player so out of control he tried a 360 dunk on a fast break all by himself and ended up so spun around he threw the ball over the backboard It was a close game at thatIf you are at all a fan of basketball you have to read this book 10 stars

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