Big Game, Small World by Alexander Wolff
A Basketball Adventure

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Alex Wolff canvasses the globe and travels to 16 different countries (and 10 states in the U.S.) to find out exactly why basketball has become a worldwide phenomenon. Whether it's in a pick-up game on the Royal court in Bhutan, in the heart of a former female college player of the year turned cloistered nun, in the tragedy of the legendary junior national team in war torn Yugoslavia, or in the life's work of one of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA, Alex Wolff discovers that basketball can define an individual, a race, a culture, and in some instances even a country. Fusing John Feinstein's talent for finding the human drama behind sport with Bill Bryson's travelogue style, Wolff shows how the power and love of basketball extends to the four corners of the earth and engages people of all cultures, races, genders, and generations.
 

About Alexander Wolff

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Wolff is an award-winning senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He has been on staff for more than 20 years and is considered the dean of basketball writers within the magazine industry.
 
Published May 14, 2010 by Grand Central Publishing. 458 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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In his newest, Wolff (coauthor of Raw Recruits) sets off on his international tour of "the country of basketball"—16 different nations and eight states—with his thesis: "Basketball is quick-cutting, digital, and perfectly adapted to...

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