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Basketball Slave

The Andy Johnson Harlem Globetrotter/NBA Story

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Basketball Slave by Mark Johnson
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"Basketball Slave" is filled to the brim with extraordinary tales from behind the scenes of the early, original Harlem Globetrotters, and loaded with a wealth of historical information never disclosed about the slow, quota-based inception of African American athletes in the NBA. This book clarifies the role of the original Harlem Globetrotters in making the NBA the multi-billion-dollar organisation it is today. Johnson grew up watching his family working in the cotton fields of Louisiana, and played basketball barefoot in the streets of Hollywood, California. Johnson's education was undervalued as a high school basketball star, and he was sent to college without any hope of receiving a degree. He was finally sold on the professional basketball auction block three times without any ability to negotiate his pay or where he could play. Johnson turned every devastating event into another opportunity by staying positive in the game of life.

Author Biography

Mark Johnson, the youngest son of Andy Johnson, is a respected business professional and advocate for young people. A native of Philadelphia and graduate of the State University of New York at Old Westbury with a B.S. in Science, this is Johnson's first book.
Release date Australia
May 13th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
b/w photos & illus
Imprint
Junior-Cam Publishing
Pages
184
Dimensions
155x230x13
ISBN-13
9780615173306
Product ID
4003677

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