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Full Court Press by Mike Lupica

Full Court Press

by Mike Lupica

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I choose this book because it was about basketball and I was one of the few non-scholastic books. I stopped reading this book because it really didn't keep my attention so ended up getting another book.
The book is about a women named Dee Gerard. She becomes the first women to play in the NBA. I'd recommend this book to a girl who likes basketball. I think a girl would be interested in this book than a guy who likes basketball since the book involves a girl playing basketball.Miguel A. Núñez Jr. would play her in the movie because he was in a movie playing basketball before.
  zmartin | Oct 11, 2008 |

There is this guy, he is the owner of the worst basketball team in the world, and he goes to desperate measures, and he is very confident in signing the first women basketball player to play in the NBA.

The main character is Dee Gerard, and she is a retired basketball player, she is in her mid thirty's and she hasn't played basketball since sophmore year in high school.

I chose the book, because it looked pretty interesting, I like basketball and my friend recommended it for me. I would recommend this book to a basketball kind of person.
  lsalas | Dec 17, 2007 |
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This book is about the first NBA's womens player, Dee Gerard, who is singed by a professional and well- known basketball team. She faces very many obstacles. For example, criticism, not wanted, and hated.
The main character is, ofcourse, Dee Gerard the women basketball player. Although she faces many obstacles in her carrer, she always stays positive and keeps her head up. She is not one of those big shots who are always "showing off" their talent. She keeps quiet and plays the game.
I could relate to this book in one way. When I played for the first time on a basketball team couple years back, I faced similar cristicism, but not like Ms. Gerard. Since I was a beginner and no one knew how I played, everyone miss judged me because I was not as tall as everyone else. But, I ignored their remarks, and just like Ms. Gerard, I just played the game.
I did not like how the critics, players, and fans did not like her because she was the first girl to play. That is about all I did not like about this book.
I would recommned this book to middle tennagers because of some language and some extreme knowledge. Other than that people with a strongfeeling for basketball. ( )
  sgerardo | Dec 16, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399147896, Hardcover)

This season, the coolest guy in basketball isn't a guy. From the author of the "boisterous, bawdy, sharp-witted" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) national bestseller comes another deliciously wicked tale of contemporary professional sports.

"Truly hip, uproariously funny and, my god, it might even be true," wrote Elmore Leonard. "Bump and Run places Lupica high up among the funniest guys writing fiction." And now Lupica proves it again.

This is what happens when the desperate golden-boy owner of the worst pro basketball team in the world and his equally desperate golden-boy coach do the unthinkable: sign the first woman ever to play in the NBA. Her name is Dee Gerard, the daughter of a New York playground legend and the product of God having an exceptionally good day. A star in Europe, but weary of bad arenas, she retires-until the day a scout for the hapless New York Knights calls his boss: "I found you a point guard who is perfect, except for one thing." What, no heart? "It's not a heart, exactly. But you're close."

The league doesn't want the circus. The other players don't want her. The owner wants fannies in the seats. The sportswriters just want their column inches. What she wants . . . is to play in the best game there is. How she gets there, the hilarious and sobering things that happen to her, the personal and professional entanglements that spring up everywhere, the pitfalls of remaining old-school when all about her are tattooed, self-indulgent, young millionaires-this is the smart, funny, outrageous, wonderful story of Full Court Press.

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This is what happens when a desperate basketball team hires the first woman to play in the NBA, in a funny and outrageous story.

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