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Pickup Artists Street Basketball in America

by Lars Anderson

  • ISBN: 9781859842355
  • ISBN10: 1859842356

Pickup Artists Street Basketball in America

by Lars Anderson

  • List Price: $25.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
  • Publish date: 06/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9781859842355
  • ISBN10: 1859842356
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Description: A New York street hustler. A lonely man in the Maryland prison. A confused native-American on an Indian reservation in Idaho. What do they all have in common? They are among the best pickup basketball players in the country. In Pickup Artists, Lars Anderson and Chad Millman tell the complete story of the street game from its mythical past to its glorious present. Using original reporting to examine the evolution of playground basketball, Anderson and Millman are the first journalists to unravel the thickly-woven tapestry of the sport's subculture.

Today's super-hyped, corporate-sponsored tournaments weren't always the norm. The foundation of this game was laid with sweat in the 1920s and it has grown from a rudimentary sport to a sophisticated exhibition. Basketball is more than macho melodramas acted out in America's inner-cities. It's a town-meeting in the heart of Indiana and symbol of freedom for prisoners in jail. Anderson and Millman tap into the essence of pickup basketball, examining its importance everywhere the game is played. They profile not just legends like Earl Manigault and Joe Hammond, but players like Fred 'Spook' Stegman, a man who carries the legacy of being the first to connect the playgrounds with colleges, and Gregory Vaughn, whose tragic death in the 1980s exposed the underground world of drugs in basketball.

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