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How to watch basketball like a genius : what game designers, economists, ballet choreographers, and theoretical astrophysicists reveal about the greatest game on earth / Nick Greene.

Greene, Nicholas, (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Wasco County Service District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Dufur School Community Library.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

Basketball is the second-most popular sport in the world--an insanely complicated game built on a combination of athleticism, craftiness, rules, intangibles, and superstardom. However, while it's enjoyable to watch, the real reason it works is because it's a game of culture, art, and all the things that make us human. How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius deconstructs the sport from top to bottom and then puts it back together again, detailing its intricacies through reporting and dozens of interviews with experts. These experts, however, are a diverse group: wine critics weighing in on LeBron's ability to delegate on the fly, magicians analyzing Chris Paul's mystifying dribbling techniques, cartographers breaking down Steph Curry's deadeye three-point shooting. Every chapter treats basketball to a multi-disciplined study that adventures far beyond the lines of the court, examining key elements of the sport from some surprising and revealing angles. There's a reason it has conquered the world, and every game is a chance to learn about pop culture, fashion, history, science, art, and anything else that bounces our way. -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Dufur School Community Library 796.32 GRE (Text) 37021000026031 NON-FICTION Book None 05/24/2021 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781419744808
  • Physical Description: xii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, 2021.

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Basketball is the second-most popular sport in the world--an insanely complicated game built on a combination of athleticism, craftiness, rules, intangibles, and superstardom. However, while it's enjoyable to watch, the real reason it works is because it's a game of culture, art, and all the things that make us human. How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius deconstructs the sport from top to bottom and then puts it back together again, detailing its intricacies through reporting and dozens of interviews with experts. These experts, however, are a diverse group: wine critics weighing in on LeBron's ability to delegate on the fly, magicians analyzing Chris Paul's mystifying dribbling techniques, cartographers breaking down Steph Curry's deadeye three-point shooting. Every chapter treats basketball to a multi-disciplined study that adventures far beyond the lines of the court, examining key elements of the sport from some surprising and revealing angles. There's a reason it has conquered the world, and every game is a chance to learn about pop culture, fashion, history, science, art, and anything else that bounces our way. -- from book jacket.
Subject: Basketball > History.
Basketball > Philosophy.

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