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Netting Out Basketball 1936
1936 was the most significant year in basketball’s first half century. For the first time, Olympic basketball ended with a gold medal game. Dr. James Naismith was honored at the Berlin Olympics for his wonderful invention, as basketball achieved widespread international acceptance in a short period of time. 45 years after creating an exciting indoor sport for a physical ed ...more
Kindle Edition, 351 pages
Published November 10th 2011 by FriesenPress
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An interesting historical account of the early years of basketball. Starting with the creation of the game (the YMCA needed an indoor game for the winter months), and progressing through the game that signaled the start of the modern game (the 1936 Olympic championship). This book will always have a spot on my shelf because of the role my uncle, Joe Fortenberry, played in that game as center and leading scorer.