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Hoops Nation: A Guide to America's Best Pickup Basketball

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Looking for a game? Here's your guided tour of the country's best pickup basketball courts, from the blacktops of Brooklyn to the asphalt of Anchorage to the gyms of Jackson, Mississippi. It's all inside: where the pros play, the most scenic runs in the land, and a ranking of the top five courts.

Chris Ballard and three other former college players piled into a used Chevy van and traveled thirty-one thousand miles in seven months, playing at over a thousand courts in 166 cities in forty-eight states. This is the story of their roundball road trip and a guide to the places, people, and communities they encountered.

More than a travel guide, Hoops Nation is "a celebration of the game of basketball as it is played in America." It includes guides to streetball fashion, the lingo of the courts, the etiquette of the pickup world, the tricks of old-guy basketball, and tips for the dunking impaired. Also included are profiles of playground legends and dispatches from the legions of basketball lifers who populate the country's courts.

This book can tell you where they're running today, all over America. Who's got next?

Review:

"Not only a reference for aspiring pickup hoopsters, but also a loving tribute to a unique part of contemporary sports culture." Booklist

Review:

"Engaging and informative, funny as Muggsy dunking on Shaq....Chris Ballard got game." Vibe

Review:

"A travelogue worthy of frequent rereading and a guidebook no hoopaholic should leave home without." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"The ultimate guide to nationwide pickup games, from the playgrounds of the pros to the courts of high school shorties." NBA Inside Stuff magazine

Review:

"A handy and entertaining guide to blacktops and backboards from sea to shining sea. Even if you don't dare venture beyond your backyard, Mr. Ballard's book will make you wish you could." Washington Times

Review:

"A comprehensive look at basketball courts across the country, with all sorts of inside dope and practical advice." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"An entertaining riff on the culture, history, and mythology of pickup basketball." Men's Fitness

About the Author

Chris Ballard is a staff writer covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine. Clark Kellogg is a CBS basketball commentator and former NBA star. Chuck Wielgus and Alexander Wolff are the authors of The In-Your-Face Basketball Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803262355
Author:
Ballard, Chris
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Introduction:
Kellogg, Clark
Foreword by:
Wielgus, Chuck
Foreword:
Wielgus, Chuck
Author:
Wolff, Alexander
Author:
Kellogg, Clark
Author:
Wielgus, Chuck
Location:
Lincoln, Neb.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Basketball courts
Subject:
Basketball - General
Subject:
Basketball courts -- United States.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
G-2003-53
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
82 photographs, 16 illustrations, 11 map
Pages:
367
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.95 lb

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Product details 367 pages Bison Books - English 9780803262355 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Not only a reference for aspiring pickup hoopsters, but also a loving tribute to a unique part of contemporary sports culture."
"Review" by , "Engaging and informative, funny as Muggsy dunking on Shaq....Chris Ballard got game."
"Review" by , "A travelogue worthy of frequent rereading and a guidebook no hoopaholic should leave home without."
"Review" by , "The ultimate guide to nationwide pickup games, from the playgrounds of the pros to the courts of high school shorties."
"Review" by , "A handy and entertaining guide to blacktops and backboards from sea to shining sea. Even if you don't dare venture beyond your backyard, Mr. Ballard's book will make you wish you could."
"Review" by , "A comprehensive look at basketball courts across the country, with all sorts of inside dope and practical advice."
"Review" by , "An entertaining riff on the culture, history, and mythology of pickup basketball."
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