Despite its American origins, the fast-paced and often acrobatic game of basketball commands the attention of audiences around the world. The sportas seeming simplicityaput the ball in the basketais delightfully offset by the complexity of the athleticism and strategy required to be successful at the game. Recounting the evolution of basketball and profiling greats from George Mikan to Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and beyond, this gripping volume examines the story of a game that continues to dazzle American and global audiences alike.... of the most imposing physical presences to ever step on a basketball court, Shaquille Oa#39;Neal was named to the NBA list ... Oa#39;Neala#39;s great size and strengtha he stood 7 feet 1 inch (2.16 metres) tall and weighed 315 pounds (143 kg)a madeanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Britannica Guide to Basketball|
|Author||:||Britannica Educational Publishing|
|Publisher||:||Britannica Educational Publishing - 2011-05-01|