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The Resource Called for traveling : my nomadic life playing pro basketball around the world, Tyler Smith

Called for traveling : my nomadic life playing pro basketball around the world, Tyler Smith

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Called for traveling : my nomadic life playing pro basketball around the world
Title
Called for traveling
Title remainder
my nomadic life playing pro basketball around the world
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Called for Traveling is a pro basketball journey that spans four continents, seven countries and twelve teams over eleven hilarious and adventurous years. After playing his college ball at Penn State, Tyler Smith had a path in mind of where he wanted his pro basketball career to lead. Bringing his own toilet paper to away games, courts made of concrete, and fully-geared riot police at every stadium were not part of his original dream. Where were all the big contracts people talked about? Would he even have a job next season--or next week? And would he be playing for free this month because the team didn't feel like paying him? In this highly unstable and unorthodox overseas lifestyle as a professional basketball player, Smith draws readers in quickly with his humor and ability to share his clever stories that seem outrageous, but are 100 percent true. His attitude and faith are tested relentlessly through bounced paychecks, injuries, and the seemingly endless frustrating reality of people around him speaking a language he could not understand. From Italy to Japan to Uruguay, and even the NBA, the challenges and adventures only accelerate as Tyler's wife and kids are added to the overseas equation. His unique story is highly engaging whether or not you're a basketball junkie
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10613779
Cataloging source
DLC
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1980-
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Smith, Tyler
Dewey number
  • 796.323092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV884.S57
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Smith, Tyler
  • Basketball players
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Basketball players
  • United States
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my nomadic life playing pro basketball around the world
Label
Called for traveling : my nomadic life playing pro basketball around the world, Tyler Smith
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Delivering Gatorade: My first contract offer -- As long as the shoes aren't wooden: It's Holland -- Cold gym, hard time: Herman's Holland -- 'Is dis vat your nose look like yesterday?': Dutch hard knocks -- Best pizza and pasta on the planet: Italy -- Life on a trapeze: Uruguay, Achilles, and Armen Gilliam -- Homemaking and homecoming: Uruguay yet again -- "They want my socks": Argentina -- Rick Barry notices: China draft camp -- God, Jerry Sloan, and $412,718: The Utah Jazz -- Going to Disneyland: The NBA D-League -- Bonus? Baby? Holland, take two -- Nomo, Todo, Ono, and Aono: Japan -- New friends, old outcomes: Japan again -- But the room kept shaking: Japan year three -- Relocation, dislocation, and the price is right -- X-factors: Six weeks in Uruguay -- No to the dunk contest, yes to the Pee Cup: Japan year five -- No one stormed the floor, but I made my last shot: Thailand -- Postgame
Control code
on1022978972
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
363 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781683580768
Lccn
2018005944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022978972
Label
Called for traveling : my nomadic life playing pro basketball around the world, Tyler Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Delivering Gatorade: My first contract offer -- As long as the shoes aren't wooden: It's Holland -- Cold gym, hard time: Herman's Holland -- 'Is dis vat your nose look like yesterday?': Dutch hard knocks -- Best pizza and pasta on the planet: Italy -- Life on a trapeze: Uruguay, Achilles, and Armen Gilliam -- Homemaking and homecoming: Uruguay yet again -- "They want my socks": Argentina -- Rick Barry notices: China draft camp -- God, Jerry Sloan, and $412,718: The Utah Jazz -- Going to Disneyland: The NBA D-League -- Bonus? Baby? Holland, take two -- Nomo, Todo, Ono, and Aono: Japan -- New friends, old outcomes: Japan again -- But the room kept shaking: Japan year three -- Relocation, dislocation, and the price is right -- X-factors: Six weeks in Uruguay -- No to the dunk contest, yes to the Pee Cup: Japan year five -- No one stormed the floor, but I made my last shot: Thailand -- Postgame
Control code
on1022978972
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
363 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781683580768
Lccn
2018005944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022978972

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