(Hoop) There It Is: Best of Basketball Backlist

By Julianne Jones | November 11 2019 | Best in Category

The 2019 – 2020 basketball season officially began on October 22, 2019 and will last an impressive eight months until it reaches an exhilarating conclusion with the NBA Finals in June 2020. With such a long and varied season, there are many opportunities to make sure accounts are well-stocked in titles that highlight one of the world’s most popular sports.

PRH has stand-out titles in the category that are either by or about the most memorable players and coaches of the sport: Pat Summitt, LeBron James, Larry Bird, Steph Curry, and many more.

Get your head in the game with a few basketball fast facts, check out a few select titles below, and consider it a slam dunk when these titles reach account shelves.

To see the full list of titles on the Backlist Vault, click here.

To see this collection on Edelweiss, click here.

  • The invention of the game of basketball is traced back to 1891 and credited to a Massachusetts YMCA teacher.
  • The earliest basketball nets were generally constructed from peach baskets. Eventually, chicken wire backboards were added to help prevent overeager fans from blocking players’ shots.
  • While the NBA and WNBA are widely considered the most well-known national basketball associations, there are many major international leagues that attract players and fans from all over the world.
  • Karem Abdul-Jabbar is currently the highest-scoring player in the history of the NBA with a total of 20 seasons and 38,387 points.
The Book of Basketball
The NBA According to The Sports Guy
A runaway #1 New York Times bestseller and "a must-read for any NBA fan" (The Denver Post), the ultimate pro basketball book penned by the most popular sportswriter at work today is now a handsome trade paperback featuring new material from the author!
$22.00 US
Dec 07, 2010

Sum It Up
A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Pat Summitt, the all-time-winningest coach in NCAA basketball history tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early onset Alzheimer's disease.
$18.99 US
Mar 04, 2014