There are not many things more exciting and entertaining than watching your favorite player charge toward the net, leap into the air, slam dunk, and score! The top NBA pros in this book, including Daryl Dawkins, Shawn Kemp, and Vince Carter, are known for their athletic power and crowd-stopping performances. Full-page photos of the players in action accompany each spread. Readers will learn the details of these NBA players backgrounds and such details as positions, teams, and best slam dunk moments. Easy-to-read language by veteran sports author David Aretha will keep readers turning the pages.
Who throws down the best dunks? What are the most important qualities of the best slam dunkers? Size? Strength? Agility? From stars of the past like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the greatest players today like LeBron James, Ken Rappoport lists the ten best basketball players to have ever rattled a rim. Other players included in this book are Vince Carter, Darryl Dawkins, Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bill Russell, and Dominique Wilkins.
Author Peter Bjarkman has chosen ten basketball players whom he thinks best define the slam dunk style. Anecdotes, career statistics, and quotations of such greats as Charles Barkley, Darryl Dawkins, Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving, Darrell Griffith, Connie Hawkins, Michael Jordan, Shawn Kemp, Scottie Pippen, and Spud Webb all bring the excitement of the court to the reader.
All-American George Glamack was known as the "Blind Bomber" because his eyesight was so poor that he couldn’t see the basket. Bobby Bailey once fouled out of a game in three minutes. The first professional basketball player, Fred Cooper, earned sixteen dollars per game. Swedish player Mats Wermelin scored all 272 points in a game. Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach punched out the owner of the St. Louis Hawks prior to a game. Dennis Rodman dressed like a bride for his book signing. Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 100 points in an NBA game, claimed to have had 20,000 lovers. The 1936 Olympic basketball gold medal game was played on a muddy court during a driving rainstorm. Former vice president Al Gore played college basketball at Harvard. Basketball's Most Wanted™ chronicles 700 of the most outlandish players, coaches, and fans in basketball history. Its seventy lists describe in humorous detail basketball’s top-ten worst shooters, strangest plays, bizarre nicknames, politicians who played, little-known records, unlikely NBA teams, and more.
Are you looking for a journey that will take you through this amazing obok, along with funny comments and a word puzzle? Then this book is for you. Whether you are looking at this book for curiosity, choices, options, or just for fun; this book fits any criteria. Writing this book did not happen quickly. It is thorough look at accuracy and foundation before the book was even started. This book was created to inform, entertain and maybe even test your knowledge. By the time you finish reading this book you will want to share it with others.
These great basketball legends are the heroes of young people around the world. Young readers, especially reluctant readers, will enjoy reading about such players as Rick Barry and Larry Bird. The author includes descriptions of the big games and the individual techniques that made these big men tops in their fields. Books in this series are good for report writing, reference, as well as entertainment. Readers will learn more about Bob Cousy, Julius Erving, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, George Mikan, Bob Pettit, Oscar Robertson, and Jerry West.
Presents profiles of ten players, including Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Fred McGriff, Babe Ruth, and Roger Maris, whose home run percentages and "slugging percentages" were among the highest in baseball's history.
Ten top NASCAR drivers were chosen for this book by what they did off the track as well as on. Racers such as Bobby Allison, Neil Bonnett, Sara Christian, Bill Elliott, Sterling Marlin, Benny Parsons, Richard Petty, Fireball Roberts, Darrell Waltrip, and Cale Yarborough are brought into sharp focus through highlights of their racing careers.
Sports fans as well as reluctant readers will enjoy this book detailing the careers of 10 of baseball's most daring weapons, the baseball stealers. This book covers the careers and game highlights of such great base stealers as Luis Aparicio, Lou Brock, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Rickey Henderson, Kenny Lofton, Joe Morgan, Tim Raines, Jackie Robinson, and Maury Wills.