Book Reviews

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    Please pay for my “little” bookie!!

    With school over, we, at Blackathlete.net, decided to select a couple of books for your summer reading program with an athletic twist. So, sit back, and enjoy. 1. The Ex-games by...

  • A Glove of Their Own

    NEW JERSEY—It is amazing how one life could drastically change with hard work, a passion, and dedication. Three years ago, Bob Salomon was just a regular family man with a wife,...

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    A ‘Basketball Slave’ Story

    NEW YORK — The most compelling biographies are the ones that don’t just recount the events in life of it’s subject, but allows the reader to truly escape into their world...

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    Another look at ‘Heaven Is A Playground’

    SEATTLE (BASN) — This holiday season I was given a book that has quickly become a favorite, “Heaven is a Playground” by Rick Telander. It describes the summer of 1974 that...

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    BASN Book Reviews: The Racket

    NEW HAVEN, Ct. (BASN) — During his time here at BASN, Richard Kent has written and covered several events for us. Primarily, he’s lent his expertise over the years to the...

  • Don’t Hate The Game

    NEW YORK (BASN) — There’s a saying, “Be careful what you pray for, you might get it”. While reading Don’t Hate the Game, I was mesmerized by the creativity and enthralled...

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    A look at ‘The Franchise’

    SEATTLE(BASN) — When LeBron James entered the NBA, I had my doubts and to be honest I was a little concerned for him because of all of the hype that followed....

  • Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games

    NEW HAVEN, Ct. — Given the delicate times we’re currently experiencing in the sports and political world, this month’s featured book on BASN has many political and sports parallels to the...

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    How to Make It in the NBA: A More Realistic Approach

    NEW HAVEN, Ct. — As a longtime academic advisor for the University of Michigan, Brian Banks has always been very heavily involved in providing career opportunities and options to young people....

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