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    DescriptionWhat do Julius Erving, Larry Brown, Moses Malone, Bob Costas, the Indiana Pacers, the San Antonio Spurs and the Slam Dunk Contest have in common? They all got their professional starts in the American Basketball Association. The NBA may have won the financial battle, but the ABA won the artistic war. With its stress on wide-open individual play, the adoption of the 3-point shot and pressing defense, and the encouragement of flashy moves and flying dunks, today's NBA is still -- decades later -- just the ABA without the red, white and blue ball. "Loose Balls" is, after all these years, the definitive and most widely respected history of the ABA. It's a wild ride through some of the wackiest, funniest, strangest times ever to hit pro sports -- told entirely through the (often incredible) words of those who played, wrote and connived their way through the league's nine seasons.

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    Loose Balls
    The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry Pluto
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 450
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    ISBN 13: 9781416540618
    ISBN 10: 141654061X

    DC22: 796.323
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSJM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC21: 796.323
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24410
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    BISAC V2.8: SPO004000
    B&T Approval Code: A09302010
    DC22: 796.323/640973
    LC classification: GV885.515.A6 P58 2007
    BIC subject category V2: WSBX
    Edition statement
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    06 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "The best sports book of the year? "Loose Balls"..." -- "USA Today"