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The Basketball Book of Why (and Who, What, When, Where, and How): The Answers to Questions You've Always Wondered about Hoops (Paperback)
How was basketball born? Why is the area in the paint and around the free throw circle known as the key? When did the NBA begin play? What team was arguably the worst NBA squad ever? Who was the highest drafted college player who never played a single game in the NBA?
This book provides over 100 questions and detailed answers concerning the traditions, rules, and history of basketball. Organized by the sport's three eras--its birth through 1945, the NBA from 1946 through 1999, and the game today--it answers questions about the sport at all levels, from college games to the Olympics. A bonus chapter provides a who, what, when, where, why, and how of basketball--the perfect resource to settle arguments or to answer challenging trivia questions.
About the Author
Wayne Stewart is the author of thirty-eight books and hundreds of articles in sports. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including ESPN Classic, and has done extensive public speaking for libraries and writers' groups through the Cleveland Speakers Bureau. He lives in Lorain, Ohio.