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Descrizione dell’editore

The National Basketball Association used to be a unifi ed league featuring

high powered teams with great players who put on explosive shows

night after night to the delight of their admiring fans.

The league featured great stars like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Elgin

Baylor, and Jerry West who consistently displayed offensive versatility

as well as defensive prowess. The NBA of some 50 years ago had no

more than six or eight teams, but all of them were highly skilled

and explosive.

But today the NBA has fallen on hard timesat least in the artistic sense.

In his new book How Sweet It Was: And How the NBA Can Return to

Greatness, writer Joe Delmore outlines what made the league great and

how it has fallen from those graces. He pays particular attention to the

overpaid athletes, coaches with no authority, and selfi sh players with

poorly developed basketball skills. The media, particularly cable television,

shines a constant spotlight on these overcompensated athletes.

In his new book, the author outlines several concrete steps that should

return professional basketball to a semblance of its former glory. Players

will receive better training and more classroom exposure, and contracts

will be limited by their very nature. The author also outlines steps on how

to improve the coaching profession.

If these measures are undertaken, a revitalized NBA will take shape, and

fans will gain a new appreciation of the game.

Sport e vita all'aperto
30 giugno
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