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Basketball for Dummies - (For Dummies) 3rd Edition by Richard Phelps (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 398

Genre: Sports + Recreation

Sub-Genre: Basketball

Series Title: For Dummies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: For Dummies

Age Range: Adult

Author: Richard Phelps

Language: English

Street Date: October 11, 2011
TCIN: 78109589
UPC: 9781118073742
Item Number (DPCI): 247-76-6041
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



This new edition not only covers the rules and regulations of the NBA, but also offers coverage on the WNBA, NCAA, and international basketball leagues. "Basketball For Dummies" is a valuable resource to the many fans of this beloved sport, covering everything from players and personalities in the game to rules, regulations, and equipment.



Book Synopsis



The easy way to get the ins, outs, and intrigue on this beloved sport

The National Basketball Association (NBA), with 30 teams and an average attendance of more than 17,000 spectators per game, is the richest and most popular basketball league -- and arguably the most viewed American sport -- in the world. This new edition of Basketball For Dummies not only covers the rules and regulations of the NBA, but offers coverage on the WNBA, NCAA, and international basketball leagues.

Basketball For Dummies is a valuable resource to the many fans of this beloved sport, covering everything from players and personalities in the game to rules, regulations, and equipment. Completely updated with information and intrigue that's occurred in the sport since publication of the previous edition, Basketball For Dummies gets you up to speed on everything from NCAA Tournament brackets to college players en route to the NBA.

  • Coverage of the rules and regulations of the NBA
  • Interesting topics like LeBron the Phenom, ESPN'S influence on the NBA, and the UCONN women's basketball dynasty
  • Digger's take on John Wooden

Whether you're a basketball player or a courtside spectator, Basketball For Dummies is a slam-dunk of information and intrigue for anyone who loves the sport.



From the Back Cover



The fun and easy way to get the scoop on hoops from a coaching legend

Whether you're a basketball player or a courtside spectator, Basketball For Dummies gives you everything you need to truly appreciate the sport. From players and personalities in the game to rules, regulations, and equipment, this hands-on, friendly guide is a slam-dunk of information and insight for anyone who loves basketball.

  • Basketball boot camp -- get the bare bones on basketball, from the equipment and object of the game to the rules and major players

  • Have a ball -- discover the techniques of shooting the ball, playing offense and defense, and rebounding

  • Get in the game -- find out about the different types of basketball games, from the playgrounds to the largest arenas (and everything in between, including WNBA)

  • Be a super fan -- learn how to follow a game on TV, the radio, or the Internet, and get expert tips on how to win your office NCAA tournament pool

Open the book and find:

  • The object of the game in plain English

  • The 411 on the court, the players, fouls, and violations

  • Moves, plays, and strategies

  • How to become a good shooter

  • Drills for improving your game

  • Coverage of H-O-R-S-E, 21, Around the World, and 5-3-1

  • How hoops differs at the high school, college, professional, and international levels

  • Ten NBA legends

Learn:

  • The rules and regulations of the game

  • Players' roles, positions, drills, and more

  • To appreciate the game and all it has to offer



About the Author



Richard Digger Phelps is the former coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team. Today, he's a college basketball analyst for ESPN.

John Walters is a writer at The Daily, an iPad-only national publication. He was a reporter and staff writer at Sports Illustrated for 14 years.

Tim Bourret is the sports information director at Clemson University.

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