The Resource Canada's other game: : basketball from Naismith to Nash, Brian I. Daly, (ebook)

Canada's other game: : basketball from Naismith to Nash, Brian I. Daly, (ebook)

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Canada's other game: : basketball from Naismith to Nash
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Canada's other game:
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basketball from Naismith to Nash
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Brian I. Daly
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eng
Summary
The story of Canada's other game from its invention by a Canadian to its current struggle for popularity. Basketball, the only major world sport undeniably invented by a Canadian, has ironically failed to win Canadians' hearts more than a century after its creation. James Naismith's brainchild is a popular recreational pastime in his homeland, but players with bigger dreams had better take their talents south of the border. Canadian hoops has languished in the seemingly eternal shadow of hockey, with its cannibalization of air time, advertising dollars, and corporate capital. Faced with limited opportunities at home, as many as 50 teenagers flock to U.S. prep schools and colleges every year to chase their dreams of college stardom and, much less likely, a shot at glory in the NBA. Against all odds, a skinny kid from Victoria named Steve Nash managed to reach the pinnacle of the sport, with a whirling-dervish style that earned him two MVP awards in the world's greatest league. Today, a new generation of Canadians stand poised to follow in Nash's path. But will their success spark a renaissance back home? This book chronicles basketball's struggle to overcome its history as a poor cousin in a hockey-mad nation
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Midwest
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Daly, Brian I
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796.3230971
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non fiction
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Basketball
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adult
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Canada's other game: : basketball from Naismith to Nash, Brian I. Daly, (ebook)
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9781459706354
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11808415
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11808415
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Canada's other game: : basketball from Naismith to Nash, Brian I. Daly, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781459706354
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11808415
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11808415
System control number
MWT11808415
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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