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Tricksters in the Madhouse: Lakers vs. Globetrotters, 1948

4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In February 1948 the brand-new, all-white Minneapolis Lakers were arguably the greatest basketball team in America, favored to win the World Professional Basketball Tournament later that year. Meanwhile the Harlem Globetrotters, at the center of black basketball, were riding their own incredible 103-game winning streak. Best known to white audiences for their clowning and ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by University of Nebraska Press (first published September 1st 2004)
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Jacob
Jun 14, 2015 Jacob rated it really liked it
It's a question every sports fan has asked: If you could attend any game in history, which would you choose? For basketball aficionados, this dramatic and intense 1948 exhibition between the all-white Minneapolis Lakers and the all-black Harlem Globetrotters at Chicago Stadium should be high on the list. Four Basketball Hall of Fame players participated in this little-remembered game, which took place in an era of postwar racial strife before the National Basketball League (forerunner of today's ...more
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May 29, 2008 Xavier rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lakers Fans and Basketball Historians
Well written. Easy read. Intriguing character buildup for all the principal players. The author does a wonderful job of intertwining the play by play of the game with the buildup and background of the players.
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