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Title:
Basketball greats
Author:
Mattern, Joanne, 1963-
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, 2003.
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Provides a brief history of the sport of basketball and profiles six players who changed the sport and, in some cases, society itself as they reached for their dreams.
Language:
English
Contents:
George Mikan, the big man -- Wilt Chamberlain, the greatest game of all -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, scoring champion -- Magic Johnson, making things happen -- John Stockton, a true team player -- Michael Jordan, the greatest ever.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.2 4.0 66686.
ISBN:
9781590182284
Format :
Book

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Summary

Basketball has had many memorable players. But a few have achieved true greatness. Players such as George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, John Stockton, and Michael Jordan have made their mark through incredible records or outstanding styles of play that changed the game itself.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 8
Introduction: Big Men of the Gamep. 10
Chapter 1 George Mikan: The Big Manp. 13
Chapter 2 Wilt Chamberlain: The Greatest Game of Allp. 22
Chapter 3 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Scoring Championp. 36
Chapter 4 Magic Johnson: Making Things Happenp. 52
Chapter 5 John Stockton: A True Team Playerp. 69
Chapter 6 Michael Jordan: The Greatest Everp. 79
Notesp. 93
For Further Readingp. 101
Works Consultedp. 103
Indexp. 107
Picture Creditsp. 111
About the Authorp. 112