Download or read book Jake Maddox: Slam Dunk Shoes written by Jake Maddox and published by Capstone. This book was released on with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jamal's been asked to try out for the super-elite youth basketball team. His dad makes him a deal: If Jamal makes the team, he gets new shoes. But will the fancy new shoes really improve Jamal's game?
Download or read book Slam Dunk! Science Projects with Basketball written by Robert Gardner and published by Enslow Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Presents several science experiments and science project ideas using physics and basketball"--Provided by publisher.
Download or read book Tarantula Shoes written by Tom Birdseye and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-07-15 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Desperate to have the right shoes to start his first day of middle school, Ryan has set his sights on the $125 Slam Dunk Sky Jumpers—but can he put together the money in time? Ryan O’Keefe can’t believe his bad luck. Moving to a new state right before sixth grade is hard enough, but when he finds out that sixth grade is part of middle school in Kentucky, he realizes he may have to spend the year getting picked on by the older students. When he meets a couple of seventh graders wearing Slam Dunk Sky Jumpers, the coolest new shoes, Ryan knows he has to have a pair, and then maybe he’ll be cool too. There’s just one problem: The shoes are $125—plus tax! Ryan’s parents give him forty dollars, so now all he has to do is come up with eighty-five more and the shoes are his. The only question is, how is he going to get eighty-five dollars in the remaining week before school starts?
Download or read book Signature Shoes written by Ryan Trembath and published by Eckhartz Press. This book was released on 2020-11-28 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just about everyone is familiar with the Nike Air Jordan shoe, but just when did the practice of attaching an athlete’s name to a shoe become common practice? This text takes you from the beginning of the signature shoe industry, and through the 1980s when the popularity of signature shoes accelerated. At the start of the ‘90s, just about every footwear company was producing a signature shoe, and looking for the next charismatic spokesperson, when they saw the dollars Nike was making with the Jordans. Eventually, signature shoes entered all facets of popular culture and were taken for granted by the public. Before long, it wasn’t just the most well-known and marketable athletes getting their own shoe. Athletes in Major League Baseball, the Women’s National Basketball Association, National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Formula One, the Professional Golfers’ Association, the National Football League, musicians, and even the National Hockey League had their own footwear to go along with the mainstays of the NBA and professional tennis circuits.
Download or read book The Tom Birdseye Collection Volume Two written by Tom Birdseye and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2018-08-14 with total page 545 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Characters you won’t forget in four middle-grade novels from a writer who “has captivated young readers for a quarter of a century” (CorvallisGazette-Times). From pesky little sisters to pet tarantulas, supportive friends to Tweety Bird underwear, these four middle-grade novels from Tom Birdseye have something for everyone. Tucker: Eleven-year-old Tucker Renfro likes his life with his divorced father, and enjoys fantasizing about being a Native American and hunting deer—until the nine-year-old sister he has not seen in years comes to visit and claims their mother wants them to become one family again. “Natural and honest . . . Readers will identify with the problems and the positive ending.” —Booklist Tarantula Shoes: Desperate to have the right basketball sneakers for his first day of sixth grade in a new middle school in Kentucky, Ryan O’Keefe has set his sights on the $125 Slam Dunk Sky Jumpers. All the coolest seventh graders are wearing them. His parents have given him forty dollars—but how can he put together the rest of the money before school starts? Could the answer actually have something to do with his pet tarantula, Fang? “Told in the first person, this well-written, often humorous story addresses the themes of conformity, peer pressure, and responsibility in a light, but authentic voice.” —School Library Journal Just Call Me Stupid: Traumatized by an alcoholic father who used to call him “stupid” and lock him in a closet for punishment, fifth-grader Patrick Lowe is unable to learn to read, even after his mother got a divorce and they moved to Tucson. An impatient teacher and a class bully don’t help. But a new neighbor, Celina, encourages him to try to overcome his fears. As she reads him The Sword in the Stone, she inspires Patrick to tell his own story out loud, one he might be able to read himself someday. “Lively and well plotted, with funny—as well as touching—scenes and a satisfying upbeat ending.” —Kirkus Reviews Attack of the Mutant Underwear: When his parents move to Benton, Oregon, for his fifth grade year, Cody Lee Carson is determined reinvent himself as a cool kid—especially since no one in his new school knows about the incident in fourth grade when his pants fell down during a school play and everyone saw his Tweety Bird underwear. Here is Cody’s journal of how to leave your past—and your old underwear—behind. “Lively and believable . . . A well-paced, positive, and pleasant read.” —School Library Journal
Download or read book A Short History of Basketball - Indiana Edition written by Paul R. Wonning and published by Mossy Feet Books. This book was released on 2022-01-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Short History of Basketball leads readers through the fascinating history of the sport of basketball. The book includes a history of the game and Indiana basketball sports highlights. Readers will discover a complete listing of Indiana high school championship winners and Mr. and Miss Basketball awards. The book also covers the Kentucky/Indiana High School All Star Series as well as some of the iconic high school gymnasiums in the state.
Download or read book Sign Wars written by Robert Goldman and published by Guilford Press. This book was released on 1996-05-21 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Television has become so saturated with commercials that it is difficult at times to tell the different images apart, much less remember or care about them. But, on closer look, television commercials can tell us a great deal about the interplay of market forces, contemporary culture, and corporate politics. This book views contemporary ad culture as an ever-accelerating war of meaning. The authors show how corporate symbols or signs vie for attention-span and market share by appropriating and quickly abandoning diverse elements of culture to differentiate products that may be in themselves virtually indistinguishable. The resulting "sign wars" are both a cause and a consequence of a media culture that is cynical and jaded, but striving for authenticity. Including more than 100 illustrations and numerous examples from recent campaigns, this book provides a critical review of the culture of advertising. It exposes the contradictions that stem from turning culture into a commodity, and illuminates the impact of television commercials on the way we see and understand the world around us.
Download or read book Streetball Is Life written by Paul Volponi and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2020-10-22 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From award-winning young adult author Paul Volponi comes the true story of his unforgettable summer spent proving himself as a legitimate New York City streetballer, only later discovering that he had gained a set of skills that would enhance his life off the court, as well. During the sweltering summer of seventeen-year-old Paul Volponi’s life, he had only one goal—he wanted, no, needed to become a legitimate and respected New York City street basketball player. It was a passion that consumed him night and day, and at times even isolated him from his friends and family. So he entered through the gates of the Proving Ground, the roughest streetball yard in the city. It was a place where the fouls resembled felonies, and the atmosphere mirrored that of the Roman Coliseum more than Madison Square Garden. It was where teens and adults contested pickup games with a ferocity seemingly greater than that of the NBA Finals. The Proving Ground was a difficult place to cultivate friendships and an easy environment to make enemies. This is the story of Paul’s summer-long initiation at the Proving Ground. It is truly a streetball testament of a teenager who wanted more than anything else to earn his stripes in streetball society. Only what he didn’t understand at the time was that this experience would deliver to him, as it does today for so many young adults, a set of skills that would enhance his life far beyond the boundaries of a basketball court.
Download or read book Materials in Sports Equipment written by Mike Jenkins and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2003-07-23 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Improvements in materials technology have made a significant impact on sporting performance in recent years. Advanced materials and novel processing methods have enabled the development of new types of equipment with enhanced properties, as well as improving the overall design of sporting goods. The interdependence between material technology and design, and its impact on many of the most popular sports, is reviewed in this book. Materials in sports equipment presents the latest research, from a distinguished panel of international contributors, into the chemical structure and composition, microstructure and material processing of the various materials used in a wide range of sports. The relationship between performance and design is examined in detail for each sport covered. Part one concentrates on the general use of materials in sports. Here, the reader is given a broad insight into the overall influence of materials in sports, and the significance of material processing and design. Part two focuses on showing how individual sports have benefited from recent improvements in material technology. It also analyses the way in which improvements in our understanding of biomechanics and the engineering aspects of sports equipment performance have influenced materials and design. Sports whose equipment is considered in detail include: golf, tennis, cycling, mountaineering, skiing, cricket and paralympic sports. The overall aim of the book is to make the reader aware of the interaction between the type of material, its selection, processing and surface treatment, and show how this process underpins the performance of the final sporting product. It is essential reading for all materials scientists and researchers working in this rapidly developing field. A major handbook on materials in sports Practical guide to material selection and processing for equipment used in many popular sports Shows how material characteristics affect design and performance
Download or read book Slam Dunk written by Kate Jaimet and published by Orca Book Publishers. This book was released on 2009-04-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Salvador "Slam" Amaro thinks being assistant coach of the girls' basketball team will be easy, but when the head coach and the star point guard go missing, he must coach the girls through the playoffs while solving the mystery.
Download or read book How Sweet It Was written by Joe Delmore and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2011-06-30 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book A Slam Dunk written by Roger Arsht and Caitlin Hawker and published by Archway Publishing. This book was released on 2013-11 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Leah James, an assistant marketing director for a professional basketball team, is in love with Josh Kennedy, one of the team's star players. Unfortunately, she has no idea he has made a pact with the devil-and that she is about to suffer the consequences for it. After Leah's body is found lying among the washed-up trash of the river, detective Joe James wants nothing more than to catch the animals who took his daughter from him. Known as a legend on the Philadelphia police force, Joe sets out on a dangerous journey as he attempts to discover what or who caused her to be unwillingly tattooed, suffer sexual trauma, and subsequently drown. As he slowly begins to uncover a nest of illegal syndicates, game fixing, and deadly coercion in the world of professional basketball, Joe summons the help of a well-respected rookie player, a conflicted tattoo artist, and a quirky Las Vegas bookie to avenge Leah's murder. But what they find in the process will surprise all of them. "A Slam Dunk" shares the compelling tale of what happens when money, power, and brutality become intimately acquainted in a world where professional athletes want nothing more than to get away with murder.
Download or read book No Slam Dunk written by Cheryl Cooky and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2018-05-30 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In just a few decades, sport has undergone a radical gender transformation. However, Cheryl Cooky and Michael A. Messner suggest that the progress toward gender equity in sports is far from complete. The continuing barriers to full and equal participation for young people, the far lower pay for most elite-level women athletes, and the continuing dearth of fair and equal media coverage all underline how much still has yet to change before we see gender equality in sports. The chapters in No Slam Dunk show that is this not simply a story of an “unfinished revolution.” Rather, they contend, it is simplistic optimism to assume that we are currently nearing the conclusion of a story of linear progress that ends with a certain future of equality and justice. This book provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the contemporary world of sports to help explain the unevenness of social change and how, despite significant progress, gender equality in sports has been “No Slam Dunk.”
|Author||: Gale, Cengage Learning|
|Publisher||: Gale, Cengage Learning|
|Release Date||: 2016|
|Pages||: 17 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (13 download)|
Download or read book A Study Guide for Yusef Komunyakaa's "Slam, Dunk, & Hook" written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2016 with total page 17 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for Yusef Komunyakaa's "Slam, Dunk, & Hook," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
|Author||: Murry R. Nelson|
|Release Date||: 2013-05-23|
|Pages||: 1573 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (133 download)|
Download or read book American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes] written by Murry R. Nelson and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-05-23 with total page 1573 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: America loves sports. This book examines and details the proof of this fascination seen throughout American society—in our literature, film, and music; our clothing and food; and the iconography of the nation.
Download or read book Basketball Visionetics written by Edwin L. Atlas and published by Balboa Press. This book was released on 2014-01-24 with total page 90 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Coach Edwin L. Atlas brings over forty years of playing and coaching experience at the high school, AAU, Boys & Girls Club, and recreational levels. Coach Atlas personally witnessed highlight moves of ABA/NBA all-star Julius “Dr. J” Erving as a youth and played on the same playgrounds in his hometown of Hempstead, New York. He played competitive basketball for various teams with the US Army for twenty-three years, including a semiprofessional season in Istanbul, Turkey. His globe-trotting experience includes playing and coaching in South Korea and Italy, plus within the States in DC, Maryland, Virginia, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Oklahoma. He also played for several White House and Pentagon basketball teams during his military career.
Download or read book Dear Runaway written by Peter Derk and published by Helpful Snowman Press. This book was released on 2019-12-05 with total page 583 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dear Reader, You hold in your hands a bunch of love letters, none of which were sent. Letters to friends, family, people I loved, people who loved me. There's an occasional famous person in there and the once-in-a-while clerk at the grocery store. They're all here. Best, Pete