Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!
I have a fabulous basketball book to tease you with today. Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever comes out in mid-July. I had trouble choosing a teaser for you because I enjoyed so much of this book! But I picked a (hopefully appropriate) quotation about the skills involved in the game itself.
“You’d be ready to win, and all of a sudden – I’m not making this up – Larry would throw up a shot that would not only knock your ball away from the basket but would also go in itself,” says [Quinn] Buckner [former teammate of Larry Bird]. “The man could play pool and basketball at the same time.”
[Brackets mine.] This quotation describes a shooting game called Knockout, in which everybody gets to shoot at once, if that makes things any clearer. It’s an exciting, funny book about some major personalities. Stay tuned for my review to come.
This quotation comes from an uncorrected advance proof and is subject to change.