[PDF] Loose Balls The Short Wild Life of the American Basketball Association By Terry Pluto

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The American Basketball Association 1967 1976 gave birth to Julius Erving Moses Malone Bob Costas the Indiana Pa. Good book to read once or twice It s an interesting look at an interesting league and the reread confirmed it s still reasonably good The oral interviews are nice and well done It s an awesome challenge for an author and editor to take those interviews and splice them into coherent sections and to arrange the material In this they did a superb job There s almost no overlap with the topics and the interview sections are on point with whatever is being discussed That said the uality slips towards the end as they all start sounding alike The one clunker in the book are the season reviews They contain repetitive material already discussed in the previous topics and the format would have been better as straight listing rather than narrative paragraphs Also the book was published in the early 90 s so comparisons to the NBA of the current day comes across as dated Still a great book about a bizarre league and time It shows just how much the NBA could have done to have a better product and game from the 60 s to the late 70 s when Showtime finally rescued the league

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The ABA generated scorn and laughter and made a lasting impact on how the game is played 24 pages of photograph. HANDS DOWN THE FUNNIEST BOOK ABOUT PRO BASKETBALL EVER WRITTEN It helps that it s about the brief crazed history of the ABA but the chapter about the St Louis Spirits with Marvin Bad News Barnes Fly Williams of Austin Peay and a first year sportscaster named Bob Costas is worth the price of the book alone Pluto s book on the Cleveland Indians The Curse of Rocky Colavito is almost as funny and ranks with Seasons in Hell With Billy Martin Whitey Herzog and The Worst Baseball Team in History The 1973 1975 Texas Rangers by Mike Shropshire and Jim Bouton s Ball Four as the funniest book about major league baseball ever written

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Cers the San Antonio Spurs the Slam Dunk contest flashy moves and the three point basket During its nine seasons. Good oral history of a fun league and where my love for hoops started back when the San Antonio Spurs first arrived on loan from Dallas The league was full of real characters and some great talent That said this book is so out of date and would benefit from an updated or revised edition


10 thoughts on “Loose Balls The Short Wild Life of the American Basketball Association

  1. says:

    Good book to read once or twice It’s an interesting look at an interesting league and the reread confirmed it’s still reasonably good The or

  2. says:

    What makes LOOSE BALLS great is that the ABA is the last great American myth There is little to no evidence of if any of the stories it engendered are true but the book lives up to its strange yet engaging legacy of being

  3. says:

    If you're a basketball fan this oral history of the ABA is well worth your time I never realized how important the ABA was

  4. says:

    A mildly entertaining listen about the ABA a weird pro league that existed from 1967 1976 The ABA gave us some inc

  5. says:

    Good oral history of a fun league and where my love for hoops started back when the San Antonio Spurs first arrived on loan from Dallas The league was full of real characters and some great talent That said this book is so out of da

  6. says:

    Warren Jabali deliberately stomped on a dude's head during an ABA game Also the Spurs held a Dime Beer Night that ended in a riot These are the things that are sorely missing from modern basketball

  7. says:

    Loose Balls is a highly enjoyable account of the wild days of the American Basketball Association I'm an off and on NBA fan and a long time fan of the game of basketball I can tell you stats and stories about many NBA players but until I read this book I basically knew nothing about this short lived league other than the fact that

  8. says:

    HANDS DOWN THE FUNNIEST BOOK ABOUT PRO BASKETBALL EVER WRITTEN It helps that it's about the brief crazed history of the ABA but the chapter about the St Louis Spirits with Marvin Bad News Barnes Fly Williams of Austin Peay and a first year sportscaster named Bob Costas is worth the price of the book alone Pluto's book on the Cleveland Indians

  9. says:

    I'd heard of this book before but visiting the Nassau Coliseum last month and seeing championship banners and Doctor J's retired num

  10. says:

    In Loose Balls by Terry Pluto he goes through anecdotes and stories from players who took part in the American Basketball Association ABA to form a collage of knowledge that gives the reader a great narration of the leagu

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