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Year of the Dunk

Year of the Dunk Author Asher Price
ISBN-10 9780804138031
Release 2015
Pages 288
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A man in his 30s describes his experiences learning to dunk a ball, something he never really pushed himself to try as a child, and meets with athletes, scientists and physiotherapists as he explores fundamental questions about human ability.

Year of the Dunk

Year of the Dunk Author Asher Price
ISBN-10 1613219849
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 288
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The showmanship of basketball’s slam dunk mesmerized Asher Price as a child, but even with his height (six foot plus) and impressive wingspan, he never pushed himself to try it--until now. Approaching middle age, Asher decides to spend a year remaking his body and testing his mind as he wonders what untapped talent he still possesses. In Year of the Dunk, Asher introduces us to a memorable cast of characters who help him understand the complexity of the human body and the individual drama at the heart of sports. Along the way he dives into the history and science of one of sports’ most exuberant acts, examining everything from our genetic predisposition towards jumping to the cultural role of the slam dunk. The year-long effort forces him to ask some fundamental questions about human ability and the degree to which we can actually improve ourselves, even with great determination.

Slam Dunk Success

Slam Dunk Success Author Byron Scott
ISBN-10 9781478920465
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 300
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Great leadership begins with great understanding. No one knows that better than basketball legend Byron Scott and lifelong business executive Charlie Norris who, respectively, won NBA championships and resurrected multimillion-dollar corporations by being team players no matter their position. Whether it's on the basketball court, in the boardroom, or in everyday life, getting to the heads and hearts of people is paramount to getting the most out of them. In SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS, Scott and Norris share their parallel formulas for victory and prove that, with the right tools, winning can happen anywhere. As a player Scott won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, and as coach he twice took the New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals and won Coach of the Year honors with the New Orleans Hornets. With every team his role changed, but his winning mentality never faltered. As CEO of McKesson Water, Charlie Norris turned a $200 million-dollar company into a company that sold ten years later for $1.1 billion dollars and, as chairman of the board of Freshpet, he helped lead the start-up from early stage testing to become a publicly traded company with a market value of over $350 million. In each job, he led with the same amount of conviction and care. Their book-which grew from their unlikely friendship and realization that two men from completely different backgrounds could have the same leadership ideals-breaks down their keys to motivating others, negotiating deals, and creating prosperity from scratch. Their blueprint includes lessons on listening, turning failure into learning opportunities, and delegating authority with extreme precision. Leadership is a full-time job and Byron Scott and Charlie Norris's story is a guidebook for leaders in all fields and in any position looking to better both their careers and lives. Champions are formed when people make those around them better and this book shows how you can be a winner every day.

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk Author David Diehl
ISBN-10 1600592406
Release 2008
Pages 28
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Pictures and basic text introduce such basketball terms as hoop, court, dribble, fast break, foul, and free throw. On board pages.

The Crossover

The Crossover Author Kwame Alexander
ISBN-10 9780544289598
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 240
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2015 Newbery Medal Winner 2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner New York Times Bestseller "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander. Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.

Heart Over Height

Heart Over Height Author Nate Robinson with Jon Finkel
ISBN-10 9781483413037
Release 2014-06-04
Pages 123
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Heart Over Height tells the motivational story of how three-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson combined an unstoppable will with dogged determination to achieve his goals, and how those traits can apply to anyone facing their own seemingly insurmountable obstacles.


Dunk Author David Lubar
ISBN-10 9780544236974
Release 2013-03-25
Pages 272
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To the Bozo, the clown who sits inside the cage above the dunk tank, everyone is a “mark.” Once he has zeroed in on his victim, the Bozo comes up with the perfect wisecrack—something funny enough to make people stop and listen, and cruel enough to hook the mark. Now the mark is bent on revenge, and he’ll buy however many balls he needs to hit the target and see the Bozo plunge into the water. It’s a game that fascinates Chad, who lives on the Jersey shore, where the boardwalk turns into an amusement park every summer. He wishes he could shout at the world from the safety of a cage—his dad ran out on him and his mom, and now everyone seems convinced that Chad will wind up a loser, too. He’s determined to get a job playing the Bozo, something he knows he’d be good at. Suddenly, Chad finds himself thrown into a strange and twisted world, where humor has far more power than he ever imagined. With a crackling plot and smart, funny dialogue, Dunk pulls readers along on a journey that exposes a universal truth: We all need to laugh.

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk Author Takehiko Inoue
ISBN-10 1421519879
Release 2009-08-04
Pages 200
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R to L (Japanese Style). Hanamichi finally gets some game time as a substitute for the slightly injured captain Akagi and quickly goes about making a spectacle of himself. Not only does he manage to strip the ball from Ryonan's veteran center, but he also succeeds in making several key passes that result in some much-needed baskets. With Shohoku closing in on their opponents' lead, is Hanimichi on the verge of proving that he has what it takes to become the next captain?

Escaping the School Leader s Dunk Tank

Escaping the School Leader s Dunk Tank Author Rebecca Coda
ISBN-10 0996989668
Release 2016-12-10
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Escaping the School Leader s Dunk Tank has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Escaping the School Leader s Dunk Tank also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Escaping the School Leader s Dunk Tank book for free.


ANOTHER SLAM DUNK Author Tammie Lewis-Mask
ISBN-10 1498493351
Release 2016-12-15
Pages 174
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This autobiography describes the heart-stopping moment when the author learned that her twenty-year-old son, Stephen, had collapsed and died. However, through a miracle only God could have performed, the author shares how Stephen was able to make a full recovery and increase in health each day."Another Slam Dunk!!!" is about Stephen Mask, 20 year old young man who had cardiac arrest while playing football on the field. This book is also about the importance of first responders, good Samaritans and the need to educate our young kids how to do effective CPR. The book is also a testament about remarkable medical advances in recent times, when a patient with severe anoxic brain injury can be rehabilitated to become a functional member of the society; whereas similar patients in the past would have to spend the rest of their lives in a vegetative state. "Another Slam Dunk!!!" is also about the loving family who has supported Stephen through his remarkable journey from essentially a dead person to his current status as a young man ready to live a productive life.Masroor Khan, MD, FACC, FSCAI

No Slam Dunk

No Slam Dunk Author Cheryl Cooky
ISBN-10 9780813592060
Release 2018-05-30
Pages 314
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In just a few decades, sport has undergone a radical gender transformation. However, Cheryl Cooky and Michael A. Messner suggest that the progress toward gender equity in sports is far from complete. The continuing barriers to full and equal participation for young people, the far lower pay for most elite-level women athletes, and the continuing dearth of fair and equal media coverage all underline how much still has yet to change before we see gender equality in sports. The chapters in No Slam Dunk show that is this not simply a story of an “unfinished revolution.” Rather, they contend, it is simplistic optimism to assume that we are currently nearing the conclusion of a story of linear progress that ends with a certain future of equality and justice. This book provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the contemporary world of sports to help explain the unevenness of social change and how, despite significant progress, gender equality in sports has been “No Slam Dunk.”

Dunk Under Pressure

Dunk Under Pressure Author Rich Wallace
ISBN-10 PSU:000066896968
Release 2007
Pages 112
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Free throw specialist Cornell "Dunk" Duncan joins the YMCA summer basketball league all-star team, but after losing his confidence in an important game the seventh-grader makes some decisions about becoming an all-around player. Reprint.

Duck Dunks

Duck Dunks Author Lynne Berry
ISBN-10 0805081283
Release 2008-05-27
Pages 32
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It's summer! Five little ducks can't wait to splash into the sea. With their swimsuits on and a picnic for later, they're ready for a day of sand and sun. Children will want to dive right into this delightful companion to Duck Skates. Duck Dunks is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan Author Roland Lazenby
ISBN-10 9780316228763
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 720
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"It's not every day that I'm blown away by a book about a sports figure. But MICHAEL JORDAN: THE LIFE, by Roland Lazenby, ranks up there with the very best: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn, Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger, and Joe DiMaggio by Richard Ben Cramer. The depth of reporting, his frequent ascent into poetry, and his intelligent analysis of the life of this complicated, fascinating American icon deserve Pulitzer Prize consideration. For the first time I understand what makes Michael Jordan tick. I was captivated, fascinated and beguiled from beginning to end." -- Peter Golenbock, New York Times-bestselling author of George and In the Country of Brooklyn The definitive biography of a legendary athlete The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net. But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina's Coastal Plain has a darker side: he's a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There's never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court -- until now. Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know. Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan. Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with Jordan's friends, teammates, and family members; and interviews with Jordan himself to provide the first truly definitive study of Michael Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk Author Matt Christopher
ISBN-10 0756930464
Release 2004-08-01
Pages 118
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Last season, Julian Pryce was the star center on his championship basketball team. But this year, he's the only starter to return to the team. Julian knows everyone will look to him to lead the team, but he doesn't want the responsibility. How can he replicate last year's miracle run?

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk Author The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
ISBN-10 1618931296
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 96
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Fly high with pro basketball's biggest stars in SLAM DUNK: TOP 10 LISTS OF EVERYTHING IN BASKETBALL. Presented in the format of Top 10 lists, this book is a comprehensive yet fun look at the best aspects of the ABA, NBA and WNBA. From the most dominant big men to the quirkiest uniforms, SI Kids ranks a variety of topics from the hardwood. Readers are guaranteed to love the big, exciting action photos from the Sports Illustrated collection and the insider knowledge of SI Kids. Filled with trivia and information, this dynamic book will be the definitive kids book on pro basketball.

Loose Balls

Loose Balls Author Terry Pluto
ISBN-10 1439127522
Release 2011-07-19
Pages 464
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What do Julius Erving, Larry Brown, Moses Malone, Bob Costas, the Indiana Pacers, the San Antonio Spurs and the Slam Dunk Contest have in common? They all got their professional starts in the American Basketball Association. What do Julius Erving, Larry Brown, Moses Malone, Bob Costas, the Indiana Pacers, the San Antonio Spurs and the Slam Dunk Contest have in common? They all got their professional starts in the American Basketball Association. The NBA may have won the financial battle, but the ABA won the artistic war. With its stress on wide-open individual play, the adoption of the 3-point shot and pressing defense, and the encouragement of flashy moves and flying dunks, today's NBA is still—decades later —just the ABA without the red, white and blue ball. Loose Balls is, after all these years, the definitive and most widely respected history of the ABA. It's a wild ride through some of the wackiest, funniest, strangest times ever to hit pro sports—told entirely through the (often incredible) words of those who played, wrote and connived their way through the league's nine seasons.