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The Resource Boys among men : how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution, by Jonathan Abrams

Boys among men : how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution, by Jonathan Abrams

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Boys among men : how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution
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Boys among men
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how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution
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by Jonathan Abrams
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eng
Summary
When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be attending college as young basketball prodigies were expected to do but instead enter the 1995 NBA draft directly from high school, he blazed a trail for a generation of teenage basketball players to head straight for the pros. That trend would continue until the NBA instituted an age limit in 2005, requiring all players to attend college or another developmental program for at least one year. Over that decade-plus period, the list of players who made that difficult leap includes some of the most celebrated players of the modern era Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady, and numerous other stars. It also includes notable busts who either physically or mentally proved unable to handle the transition. But for better or for worse, the face of the NBA was forever changed by the prep-to-pro generation. In compelling, masterfully crafted prose, "Boys Among Men"goes behind the scenes and draws on hundreds of firsthand interviews to paint insightful and engaging portraits of the most pivotal figures and events during this time. Award-winning basketball writer Jonathan Abrams has obtained remarkable access to the key players, coaches, and other movers and shakers from that time, and the result is a book packed with rare insights and never-before-published details about this chapter in NBA history."Boys Among Men"is a thrilling, informative, must-read for any basketball fan
Summary
Explores the trend of teenage basketball stars skipping college and going right into playing professionally, resulting in the 2005 age limit requirement instituted by the NBA, mandating that all players must attend college or another developmental program for at least a year
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10473088
Cataloging source
DLC
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1984-
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Abrams, Jonathan P. D.
Dewey number
796.323/64
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • National Basketball Association
  • National Basketball Association
  • Basketball draft
  • Basketball players
  • Basketball draft
  • Basketball players
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution
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Boys among men : how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution, by Jonathan Abrams
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1523195
Edition
First Edition.
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1 volume
Isbn
9780804139250
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(hardcover)
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2015027590
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780804139250
  • (OCoLC)921240005
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Boys among men : how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution, by Jonathan Abrams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1523195
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780804139250
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015027590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804139250
  • (OCoLC)921240005

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