By Sherman Hollar
Drawing crowds for its screens of either uncooked athleticism and astonishing showmanship, basketball has develop into probably the most intriguing spectator activities within the usa, in addition to the realm. gamers well known for his or her maneuverability and skill—“Air” Jordan and his vintage acrobatic strikes, for instance—have intensified the extent of pageant in specialist leagues and encouraged daily lovers to “shoot hoops” in pleasant video games. This enticing quantity examines the historical past and evolution of basketball and a few of its so much influential avid gamers.
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Olympic team; she made the 1980 team as well, but the squad did not compete because of an American boycott of the Games. In 1980 Lieberman was the number-one draft pick of the Dallas Diamonds of the Women’s Basketball League (WBL), a fledgling women’s professional league that folded in 1982. In 1984 Lieberman was again the first draft pick of a newly created professional circuit, the Women’s American Basketball Association (WABA). Because fan interest for a women’s professional league still was not strong enough to generate financial success, however, the WABA was also short-lived.
Observed men playing the game at a nearby institution in the early 1890s and decided to try it with her students. Other colleges followed suit, and teams from Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley met in 1896 for the first women’s intercollegiate basketball game. Although the women’s rules at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels today are similar to those for the men’s game, this was not the case when the sport began. Clara Baer, who introduced basketball at the H.
MAGIC JOHNSON Magic Johnson led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA championships in the 1980s. 06 meters) tall, he was exceptionally tall for a point guard and was able to use his size to rebound and score inside. However, he was best known for his creative passing and expert floor leadership. Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles a ball down the court during a 1987 game. , on Aug. 14, 1959, the sixth of ten children. He got his start playing basketball on the playgrounds of Lansing.
Basketball and Its Greatest Players (Inside Sports) by Sherman Hollar