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The Resource Long shot : the triumphs and struggles of an NBA freedom fighter, Craig Hodges ; with Rory Fanning ; foreword by Dave Zirin

Long shot : the triumphs and struggles of an NBA freedom fighter, Craig Hodges ; with Rory Fanning ; foreword by Dave Zirin

Label
Long shot : the triumphs and struggles of an NBA freedom fighter
Title
Long shot
Title remainder
the triumphs and struggles of an NBA freedom fighter
Statement of responsibility
Craig Hodges ; with Rory Fanning ; foreword by Dave Zirin
Title variation
Craig Hodges story
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a member of the 1992 world-champion Chicago Bulls, a dashiki-clad Hodges delivered a handwritten letter to President George H. W. Bush demanding that he do more to address racism and economic inequality. Hodges was also a vocal union activist, initiated a boycott against Nike, and spoke out forcefully against police brutality in the wake of the Rodney King beating. But his outspokenness cost him dearly. In the prime of his career, after ten NBA seasons, Hodges was blackballed from the NBA for using his platform as a professional athlete to stand up for justice. In this powerful, passionate, and captivating memoir, Hodges shares the stories--including encounters with Nelson Mandela, Coretta Scott King, Jim Brown, R. Kelly, Michael Jordan, and others--from his lifelong fight for equality for African Americans."--Publisher description
Summary
Black-balled NBA champion explores the challenges and rewards of using a celebrity platform to stand up against racism and exploitation
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10550880
Cataloging source
TOH
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1960-
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Hodges, Craig
Dewey number
796.323092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Fanning, Rory
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True
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  • Hodges, Craig
  • Chicago Bulls (Basketball team)
  • Basketball players
  • African American basketball players
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Target audience
adult
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the struggles and triumphs of an NBA freedom fighter
Label
Long shot : the triumphs and struggles of an NBA freedom fighter, Craig Hodges ; with Rory Fanning ; foreword by Dave Zirin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The letter -- Chicago Heights -- Showing up -- Playing the Lotto -- New horizons -- Heading west -- Representing -- Carlita -- Milwaukee -- A different kind of business -- Blindsided -- Coming home -- The Pistons -- Three-point champ -- Working together -- In search of a dynasty -- Playing the game -- Cut -- Buzzer beater
Control code
ocn964820868
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 202 pages
Isbn
9781608466078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964820868
Label
Long shot : the triumphs and struggles of an NBA freedom fighter, Craig Hodges ; with Rory Fanning ; foreword by Dave Zirin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The letter -- Chicago Heights -- Showing up -- Playing the Lotto -- New horizons -- Heading west -- Representing -- Carlita -- Milwaukee -- A different kind of business -- Blindsided -- Coming home -- The Pistons -- Three-point champ -- Working together -- In search of a dynasty -- Playing the game -- Cut -- Buzzer beater
Control code
ocn964820868
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 202 pages
Isbn
9781608466078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964820868

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