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Brooklyn Bounce: The Highs and Lows of Nets Basketball's Historic First Season in the Borough

by Jake Appleman

“A breezy, cautionary tale for modern sports fans” (Booklist) of the Brooklyn Nets’ inaugural season, which brought back pro sports to the borough of Brooklyn—now updated to include the 2013-2014 season....


The Divine Nature of Basketball: My Season Inside the Ivy League

by Ed Breslin

The Divine Nature of Basketball: My Season Inside the Ivy League describes a season spent as a virtual coach in the Ivy League. Shadowing head coach of Yale men’s basketball James Jones and bird-dogging his...


The Graves County Boys: A Tale of Kentucky Basketball, Perseverance, and the Unlikely Championship of the Cuba Cubs

by Marianne Walker & Joe B. Hall

In 1952, just one year after Coach Adolph Rupp's University of Kentucky Wildcats won their third national championship in four years, an unlikely high school basketball team from rural Graves County, Kentucky,...


The Sons of Westwood: John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball

by John Matthew Smith

College basketball's most dynamic dynasty, on and off the hardwood


The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA

by Chris Ballard

In The Art of a Beautiful Game, Chris Ballard, the award-winning Sports Illustrated writer who has covered the NBA for the past decade, goes behind the scenes to examine basketball in ways that will surprise...


Character Driven: Life, Lessons, and Basketball

by Derek Fisher & Gary Brozek

The Three Time NBA Champion and starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers shares his Christian faith and inspirational values for success and happiness.

Since his inaugural season with the NBA in 1996,...


LeBron's Dream Team: How Five Friends Made History

by LeBron James & Buzz Bissinger

Read an interview with Buzz Bissinger at hoopsaddict.com here.The SHOOTING STARS were a bunch of kids from Akron, Ohio-LeBron James and his best friends-who first met on a youth basketball team of the same name...


Orangutan: A Memoir

by Colin Broderick

Few people who have been slave to an addiction as vicious, as destructive, and as unrelenting as Colin Broderick's have lived to tell their tale. Fewer still have emerged from the darkest depths of alcoholism—from...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball

by Bill Gutman & Ph.D., Tom Finnegan

Here's the guide for current and prospective coaches that covers every aspect of effectively coaching youth basketball: teaching good sportsmanship, running an effective practice, coaching to a player's age...


The 2012-13 Chicago Bulls: A Superstar's Setback, A Team Transformed

by Chicago Tribune Staff

When Derrick Rose, star point guard and reigning MVP, suffered a devastating injury in the first round of the 2012 NBA playoffs, the Chicago Bulls quickly collapsed. Despite having the best record of the 2011-12...


Relentless: From Redshirt to the Rock of the Jayhawks

by Travis Releford & Matt Fulks

Every team has at least one. That one player who's called on to make something happen. Throughout his career on the University of Kansas basketball team, Travis Releford was that guy. So much so, in fact, that...


The Heat Reign: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat get their NBA title

by South Florida Sun Sentinel Staff

In Summer 2010, LeBron James took his talents to South Beach, bringing with him Chris Bosh to partner with Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade. The Big Three talked of winning multiple NBA championships and enormous...


Dwightmare: Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic, and the Season of Dysfunction

by Brian Schmitz & Orlando Sentinel Staff

As the last seconds ticked down at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, the most bizarre, tumultuous and cursed season in the 23-year history of the Orlando Magic mercifully came to an end. Coach Stan Van...


CBS Sports Presents Stories From the Final Four

by Matt Fulks

Journalists who have covered the NCAA Tournament known as March Madness over the past 25 years share their experiences and opinions in this collection of short stories.


Hoop Crazy: The Lives of Clair Bee and Chip Hilton

by Dennis Gildea

A winning coach and his fictional creation


Winning with Purpose, Raising Our Game and Lifting Our Teammates, on and Off the Court

by Satch Sullinger & John Dauphin

Sports is filled with successful coaches, but Satch Sullinger's story offers championship-level inspiration to players, parents and coaches who care about values and winning the right way, on and off the court....


Tales from the Arizona Wildcats Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Wildcat Basketball Stories Ever Told

by Steve Rivera

The images are forever etched in the minds of Arizona basketball fans, from Miles Simon falling to the court clutching the basketball as Arizona won its first and only NCAA title in 1997, to Lute Olson’s hair...


100 Things Lakers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

by Steve Springer & Bill Sharman

This is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Los Angeles Lakers. Most fans have taken in a game or two at the Staples Center, have seen highlights of a young Magic Johnson, and remember the epic...


In My Skin

by Brittney Griner & Sue Hovey

Hailed by ESPN as the world’s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age...


Laker Girl

by Steve Springer, Jeanie Buss & Phil Jackson

The never-before-told story of the Buss family and of one woman's rise to the top in a man's world, Laker Girl is an unprecedented glimpse into the glamorous world of the Los Angeles Lakers. It is also a behind-the-scenes...