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  • WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White. by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld.
    Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld.
    WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Liberty - Time, Inc, (2016.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book of essays in which Abdul-Jabbar "uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide - both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. . . he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off." SIGNED by Adbu-Jabbar on the title page. Index. 242 pp. ISBN: 978-1618931719.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72357
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  • JANE ALLEN: CENTER. by Bancroft, Edith.
    Bancroft, Edith.
    JANE ALLEN: CENTER.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, Ohio: The Saafield Publishing Company, (c 1918.) dj. Hardcover - A college girls' story - Jane solves the mystery of a shy new student, a gifted violinist, as well as succeeding in school and basketball. Frontispiece. 308 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (gift inscription on front pastedown, usual toning to the pages, flaw in gluing the endpapers, but overall the binding is tight and sturdy, dust jacket has some edgewear but is bright and attractive).

    Book ID: 75471
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  • MANUTE: The Center of Two Worlds. by [Bol, Manute] Montville, Leigh.
    [Bol, Manute] Montville, Leigh.
    MANUTE: The Center of Two Worlds.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The biography of Manute Bol, at 7 ft, 7 inches, the tallest man ever to play basketball in the NBA - from his boyhood in a small tribal village in the south of Sudan, to the incredible changes in his life in the US - the story of a gentle giant from a country in terrible turmoil. Photographs, 237 pp. ISBN: 0-671-749285.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51850
    Keywords: basketball, nba, Sports, sudan
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  • Brondfield, Jerry.
    KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, MAGIC JOHNSON AND THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Scholastic, 1981. First edition - Illustrated with many photographs. 123 pages. ISBN: 0-590-319655.

    Condition: Very good+ (short closed tear to upper edge of back cover, overall a nice, tight copy, no creasing.)

    Book ID: 21747
    Keywords: basketball, Sports
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  • THE PUNCH: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever. by Feinstein, John.
    Feinstein, John.
    THE PUNCH: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, 2002. First edition - "1977 and an on-court fight breaks out between the Houston Rockets and the LA Lakers. Rudy Tomjanovitch races to break it up and is met by Kermit Washington's fist, delivering one of the worst punches ever seen in sport. Basketball was changed for ever. Tomjanovitch was a Rockets all-star, 6'7" and white. The punch dislodged his skull from his head, leaving him needing years of surgery and therapy. Washington was . . . one of six athletes in the history of the NCAA to be both an academic all-American and a basketball all-American. By all accounts an exemplary man - until the split-second in which he threw his arm…

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    New York & Boston: Little Brown, 2002. First edition - "1977 and an on-court fight breaks out between the Houston Rockets and the LA Lakers. Rudy Tomjanovitch races to break it up and is met by Kermit Washington's fist, delivering one of the worst punches ever seen in sport. Basketball was changed for ever. Tomjanovitch was a Rockets all-star, 6'7" and white. The punch dislodged his skull from his head, leaving him needing years of surgery and therapy. Washington was . . . one of six athletes in the history of the NCAA to be both an academic all-American and a basketball all-American. By all accounts an exemplary man - until the split-second in which he threw his arm forward and devastated his reputation. The fact that Washington is black hasn't helped his treatment in the press or public opinion and no team in the NBA will hire him as a coach. . . the untold story of what went wrong that night, the drastic response by the NBA, the conspiracy theories about the fight's origins and a story of how one man's mistake has haunted two good men for their entire adult lives." 370 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68243
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  • THE WONDER FIVE. by Heuman, William.
    Heuman, William.
    THE WONDER FIVE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of high school basketball, where two new boys - one from a small upstate town and the other a Puerto Rican boy from the slums of the big city have just made the team and become friends. 178 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, missing front endpaper, front hinge cracked, in a good dust jacket ( label on the spine)

    Book ID: 72856
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  • SALT IN HIS SHOES: Michael Jordan In Pursuit Of A Dream. by Jordan, Roslyn and Deloris Jordan; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
    Jordan, Roslyn and Deloris Jordan; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
    SALT IN HIS SHOES: Michael Jordan In Pursuit Of A Dream.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Appealing story of the young Michael Jordan, told by his mother and sister. Michael was smaller than the other players and impatient to grow taller, but he learns that practice and hard work are more important than size in basketball. SIGNED on the title page by the illustrator, Kadir Nelson. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-689-833717.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57308
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  • Keown, Tim.
    SKYLINE. ONE SEASON, ONE TEAM, ONE CITY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Macmillan, 1994. First edition - Author's first book - a study of a year in the lives of the Skyline High basketball team in Oakland, CA - where basketball is not just a sport, but something that can provide focus in a world of violence - and sometimes a way out of that rough world. Highly praised.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 8332
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  • MIRACLE ON 49TH STREET. by Lupica, Mike.
    Lupica, Mike.
    MIRACLE ON 49TH STREET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Philomel Books, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - A holiday novel and a sports story - "Josh Cameron has it all: a World Championship ring with the Boston Celtics, an MVP award, a clean-cut image, and the adoration of millions. What he doesn't have is family. Until the day 12-year-old smartaleck Molly Parker confronts him in a parking lot and claims to be his daughter." 246 pp. ISBN: 0-399244883.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78815
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  • WHO'S AFRAID OF A LARGE BLACK MAN? by [Obama, Barack] Barkley, Charles, Edited and with an introduction by Michael Wilbon
    [Obama, Barack] Barkley, Charles, Edited and with an introduction by Michael Wilbon
    WHO'S AFRAID OF A LARGE BLACK MAN?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Former NBA star talks frankly and openly about race and racism and how it affected their lives, with interviewees ranging from students to KKK members, addressing such issues as interracial relationships, affirmative action, and racial stereotypes. Among those interviewed were Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, author Marita Golden, Tiger Woods, Samuel L. Jackson and many more. 236 pp. ISBN: 1-59420-042-4.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43501
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  • EDENVILLE OWLS. by Parker, Robert B.
    Parker, Robert B.
    EDENVILLE OWLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Philomel Books, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel set in a small town at the end of World War II, by the author best known for the Spenser mysteries. 184 pp. ISBN: 9780399246562.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50254
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  • REYNOLDS REMEMBERS: 20 Years with the Sacramento Kings. by Reynolds, Jerry with Don Drysdale.
    Reynolds, Jerry with Don Drysdale.
    REYNOLDS REMEMBERS: 20 Years with the Sacramento Kings.

    Edition: First printing.

    Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Autobiography of a man whose career in basketball began with the Kings before they even left Kansas City to move to Sacramento - over the years, he was a scout, assistant and head coach, general manager and television analyst for the Kings. Foreword by Grant Napear. INSCRIBED by Reynolds "to Stephen, Best of luck in sports. Hope you enjoy the book!" on the front endpaper "Photographs. 182 pp. ISBN: 1596701374.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42453
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  • AFTER THE SHOT DROPS. by Ribay, Randy.
    Ribay, Randy.
    AFTER THE SHOT DROPS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, (2018). SIGNED first edition - Told in alternating voices, this is the story of two teenage boys from a tough inner city neighborhood and how their lives change when one wins a basketball scholarship to an elite private school. SIGNED on the title page. 325 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73083
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  • LOSING SEASON. by Ridl, Jack.
    Ridl, Jack.
    LOSING SEASON.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Fort Lee, NJ: CavanKerry Press, (2009). First edition - A series of interconnected poems which "explore the often unsettlingly central role that sports play in American life. From the star player to the kid who never gets in a game to the town religious fanatic to the disgruntled parent--all have their say. Even if you haven't lived in this town, you will recognize the lives of quiet endurance, unrecognized triumph, harsh weather, and hardnosed hope that propel people through the season." A title in the Notable Voices series. 89 pp. ISBN: 978-1933880150.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 77919
    Keywords: basketball, coach, Poetry, sports
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  • THE BIG O: My Life, My Times, My Game. by Robertson, Oscar.
    Robertson, Oscar.
    THE BIG O: My Life, My Times, My Game.

    Edition: First printing.

    np [Emmaus, PA:] Rodale, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of one of basketball's greatest all-around players - the story of how the NBA was built and his own story of segregation, triumph, and disillusionment when he was forced out of the game. Photographs. Index. 342 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42548
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  • THE BIG O: My Life, My Times, My Game. by Robertson, Oscar.
    Robertson, Oscar.
    THE BIG O: My Life, My Times, My Game.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    np [Emmaus, PA:] Rodale, (2003.). First edition - Autobiography of one of basketball's greatest all-around players - the story of how the NBA was built and his own story of segregation, triumph, and disillusionment when he was forced out of the game. Photographs. Index. 342 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47536
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  • WALK ON THE WILD SIDE. by Rodman, Dennis with Michael Silver.
    Rodman, Dennis with Michael Silver.
    WALK ON THE WILD SIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The NBA player at his frankest and most controversial. Illustrated with many photographs. 261 pages. ISBN: 0-385-318979.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 20479
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  • FADEAWAY. by Rosen, Richard.
    Rosen, Richard.
    FADEAWAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery featurning former baseball player turned private investigator, Harvey Blissberg (the first in the series won the Edgar award), Set in the world of professional basketball, mostly in Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-06-015599x.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj).

    Book ID: 62246
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  • SPACE JAM COLLECTOR'S POP-UP. by Warner Bros., Inc.
    Warner Bros., Inc.
    SPACE JAM COLLECTOR'S POP-UP.

    Edition: First edition.

    Ashland, OH: Landoll, (1996). First edition - Oblong format with five double page pop-ups, featuring Michael Jordan and the Tune Squad cartoon characters from the movie "Space Jam". All pop-ups complete. ISBN: 1-569878293.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 69132
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  • HOOP ROOTS. by Wideman, John Edgar.
    Wideman, John Edgar.
    HOOP ROOTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's memoir of "discovering the game that has been his singular passion for nearly fifty years. It is equally, inevitably, the story of the roots of black basketball in Ameica Ñ a story inextricable from race, culture, love, and home. " 242 pp. ISBN: 0-395-857317.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 43233
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  • Wideman, John Edgar.
    HOOP DREAMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - On the one hand this is a very personal memoir about his love for basketball and the role it has played in his life, but it is also an exploration of the roots of black basketball in America and its significance to black life. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-395-857317.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 24758
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