• Auteur: David Lubar
  • ISBN: 0544236971
  • Date de sortie: 2013-03-25
  • Collection: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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To the Bozo, the clown who sits inside the cage above the dunk tank, everyone is a “mark.” Once he has zeroed in on his victim, the Bozo comes up with the perfect wisecrack—something funny enough to make people stop and listen, and cruel enough to hook the mark. Now the mark is bent on revenge, and he’ll buy however many balls he needs to hit the target and see the Bozo plunge into the water. It’s a game that fascinates Chad, who lives on the Jersey shore, where the boardwalk turns into an amusement park every summer. He wishes he could shout at the world from the safety of a cage—his dad ran out on him and his mom, and now everyone seems convinced that Chad will wind up a loser, too. He’s determined to get a job playing the Bozo, something he knows he’d be good at. Suddenly, Chad finds himself thrown into a strange and twisted world, where humor has far more power than he ever imagined. With a crackling plot and smart, funny dialogue, Dunk pulls readers along on a journey that exposes a universal truth: We all need to laugh.

Slam Dunk in the dark

  • Auteur: Chris Sawyer
  • ISBN: 9781887942386
  • Date de sortie: 1998
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Year of the Dunk

  • Auteur: Asher Price
  • ISBN: 0804138044
  • Date de sortie: 2015-05-12
  • Collection: Crown
  • Total Download: 5810
  • Total Read: 2561

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By embarking on a quest to dunk a basketball at the age of 34, journalist Asher Price investigates the limits of human potential—starting with his own. We all like to think that (with a little practice) we could run faster, learn another language, or whip up a perfect soufflé. But few of us ever put those hopes to the test. In Year of the Dunk, Asher Price does, and he seizes on basketball’s slam dunk--a feat richly freighted with distinctly American themes of culture, race, and upward mobility--as a gauge to determine his own hidden potential. The showmanship of the dunk mesmerized Asher as a child, but even with his height (six foot plus) and impressive wingspan, he never pushed himself to try it. Now, approaching middle age, Asher decides to spend a year remaking his body and testing his mind as he wonders, like most adults, what untapped talent he still possesses. In this humorous and often poignant journey into the pleasures and perils of exertion, Asher introduces us to a memorable cast of characters who help him understand the complexity of the human body and the individual drama at the heart of sports. Along the way he dives into the history and science of one of sports' most exuberant acts, examining everything from our genetic predisposition towards jumping to the cultural role of the slam dunk. The year-long effort forces him to ask some fundamental questions about human ability and the degree to which we can actually improve ourselves, even with great determination. From the Hardcover edition.

Dunk Under Pressure 7

  • Auteur: Rich Wallace
  • ISBN: 1101118555
  • Date de sortie: 2007-05-10
  • Collection: Penguin
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the guys call him Dunk, but Cornell Duncan couldn’t dunk from a six-foot ladder. He’s flat-footed and slow and can jump only about two inches off the ground. but put him at the foul line and he’s a star—a free-throw magician. that’s the main reason he made the Hudson City all-star basketball team, which, if the team keeps winning, is headed to the state tournament. but just when Hudson City seems to have a good chance at going all the way, Dunk gets a wake-up call. Following a few disastrous minutes off the bench, he realizes that it’ll take more than free throws to make him a real all-star.

Slam Dunk Jokes for Kids

  • Auteur: Bob Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780736913461
  • Date de sortie: 2004
  • Collection: Harvest House Publishers
  • Total Download: 2766
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Offers jokes, riddles, and puns all relating to sports, including boxing, fishing, and golf.

Slam Dunk Basketball

  • Auteur: Bobbie Kalman
  • ISBN: 9780778731399
  • Date de sortie: 2007-01-01
  • Collection: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Total Download: 1176
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Introduces basketball, going over how to score and the different positions team members play.

From Set Shot to Slam Dunk

  • Auteur: Charles Salzberg
  • ISBN: 9780803292505
  • Date de sortie: 1998-03-01
  • Collection: U of Nebraska Press
  • Total Download: 3199
  • Total Read: 9968

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Basketball in its early years was rough and rowdy, on the courts and off. Players had names like Feets Broudy, Sweetwater Clifton, and Easy Ed Macauley. There was no twenty-four-second clock, no jump shot, and only one referee, and fouls were called only for real injury. But from the very start the game won fans. From Set Shot to Slam Dunk brings back the glory days of basketball as lived by fifteen old-time players and officials.
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