Bird on Basketball

Bird on Basketball


By (author) Larry Bird, By (author) John Bischoff

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  • Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 215mm x 276mm x 8mm | 393g
  • Publication date: 21 January 1988
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0201142090
  • ISBN 13: 9780201142099
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition

Product description

Larry Bird, the NBAs Most Valuable Player for the three years 19841986 and the Boston Celtics star since 1979, shares his insights on one of Americas favorite games. Now completely updated to include statistics and photographs from the 1987-88 season, Bird on Basketball puts fans right on the court. With over 100 dramatic action photos, charts, and diagrams, this how-to guide covers all the building blocks of the gamepassing, shooting, defense, dribbling, and reboundingfrom a champions point of view. But as every fan knows, Larry Bird doesnt just play basketballhe wins. Bird pounds the boards, charges fearlessly to the hoop, and plays a bruising brand of defense. Yet his true strength is his mastery of the games subtle elements. In Bird on Basketball he emphasizes the little things that add up to big victories with tips on moving without the ball, rebound positioning, court sense, being a team player, and training. Bird on Basketball is an all-out effort to give fans and students of the game an inside look at how basketball should be played.

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Table of contents

* Introduction * The Bird Effect * World on a String * Pass First, Ask Questions Later * Sharpshooting * D Isnt for Defense * Larry Birds Career Highlights * Bound!!! * Moving With the Ball and Other Class Acts * It Takes a Team * Law and Order * The Man They Call Coach