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Title:
NBA's greatest
Author:
Hareas, John.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Greatest players: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Nate Archibald -- Paul Arizin -- Charles Barkley -- Rick Barry -- Elgin Baylor -- Dave Bing -- Larry Bird -- Kobe Bryant -- Wilt Chamberlain -- Bob Cousy -- Dave Cowens -- Billy Cunningham -- Dave DeBusschere -- Clyde Drexler -- Tim Duncan -- Alex English -- Julius Erving -- Patrick Ewing -- Walt Frazier -- Kevin Garnett -- George Gervin -- Hal Greer -- John Havlicek -- Elvin Hayes -- Allen Iverson -- Magic Johnson -- Sam Jones -- Michael Jordan -- Jason Kidd -- Bob Lanier -- Jerry Lucas -- Karl Malone -- Moses Malone -- Pete Maravich -- Bob McAdoo -- Tracy McGrady -- Kevin McHale -- George Mikan -- Reggie Miller -- Earl Monroe -- Dirk Nowitzki -- Hakeem Olajuwon -- Shaquille O'Neal -- Robert Parish -- Gary Payton -- Bob Pettit -- Scottie Pippen -- Willis Reed -- Oscar Robertson -- David Robinson -- Bill Russell -- Dolph Schayes -- Bill Sharman -- John Stockton -- Isiah Thomas -- Nate Thurmond -- Wes Unseld -- Bill Walton -- Jerry West -- Lenny Wilkens -- Dominique Wilkins -- James Worthy -- Players' honor -- Greatest duels: Clash of the Titans; Will vs. Russell -- Supreme scoring showdown; Gervin vs. Thompson -- Rivalry for the ages; Bird vs. Magic -- Boston Garden clash; Bird vs. Wilkins -- One for the ages; Iverson vs. Carter -- Greatest teams and coaches: Greatest teams -- Boston Celtics, 1964-65, 1985-86 -- Chicago Bulls, 1991-92, 1995-96 -- Detroit Pistons, 1988-89 -- Olympic dream team, 1992 -- Los Angeles Lakers, 1971-72, 1986-87, 2000-01 -- Philadelphia 76ers, 1966-67, 1982-83 -- Greatest coaches: Red Auerbach -- Chuck Daly -- Bill Fitch -- Red Holzman -- Phil Jackson -- John Kundla -- Don Nelson -- Jack Ramsay -- Pat Riley -- Lenny Wilkens -- Coaches' honors.

Greatest moments: Historic events; Havlicek stole the ball! -- Captain returns; Reed inspires Knicks to title -- Kareem rises to the occasion; Abdul-Jabbar becomes the NBA's scoring king -- Magical afternoon, Magic's all-star performance -- Stampede to greatness, Bulls win 72 games -- Great upsets: Sweeping surprise, the Warriors upset the Bullets -- Mile high upset, Denver topples Seattle -- Houston to the rescue, Allan Houston sinks the heat -- Virtuoso performances: One-man show, Fulks scores 63 -- Soaring Hawk, Pettit's 50-point game -- Big O, Robertson's triple-double season -- Wilt hits the century mark, Chamberlain's 100-point game -- Championship Magic, Magic's game 6 NBA finals performance -- MJ's 63-point special, Jordan torches the Celtics -- Admiral sets sail, Robinson's 71-point game -- Off-Broadway spectacular, Reggie's 8-point, 8.9 second show -- Three-mendous!, Kobe's three-point shooting record -- Clutch shots: Shots; MJ silences the Cavaliers -- Zo good!, Hornets stun Celtics -- Sting music, Stockton's game 6 heroics -- Championship finish, MJ's game 6 clincher -- S-pure elation, Elliott's Memorial Day miracle -- Mr. Long shot, Avery Johnson wins the big one -- Great games: Game 5 classic, Phoenix vs. Boston -- Rocky Mountain High, Detroit Pistons 186 -- Denver Nuggets 184.
ISBN:
9780789497437

9780789499776

9780789498663
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Book

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Eyewitness Basketball tells the whole story of the game--from James Naismith's nailing a peach basket to the wall of a local gym for the first informal game to the incredible feats of basketball's super-size stars of today.