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1Ball1World Blog #1 – INTERVIEW WITH A LEGEND: BILL RUSSELL

1Ball1World Blog #1 – INTERVIEW WITH A LEGEND: BILL RUSSELL

by Alan Paul   You can make a strong argument that Bill Russell is the greatest NBA player ever. I watched less NBA this year than any year in decades, but have already been digging the Playoffs, which inspired me to post this interview I did with Russ for Slam. All hail a brave, complex, misunderstood man. Bill Russell was basketball’s best defender and greatest victor, winning 11 championship rings in 13 Celtics seasons. But he was also much more-the key figure in modernizing the sport. By refining and popularizing blocked shots, fast-break ball and above-the-rim play, Russell ushered hoops… READ MORE

1Ball1World Blog #2 – TOP 30 + 1 BASKETBALL MOVIES & DOCUMENTARIES OF ALL-TIME

1Ball1World Blog #2 – TOP 30 + 1 BASKETBALL MOVIES & DOCUMENTARIES OF ALL-TIME

TOP 30 + 1 MOVIES & DOCUMENTARIES OF ALL-TIME   THE LAST DANCE This amazing documentary has immediately risen above all others during the 2020 Corona Virus Pandemic! Watch the thrilling and intimate events of Michael Jordan's legendary journey. Enough Said! Just watch it. I am confident that you will thoroughly enjoy this memorable and epic documentary series produced by ESPN and NETFLIX. I give you my MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE :-) Hoop Dreams This marvelous documentary chronicles lives of two inner city teenagers from the south side of Chicago. Both Arthur Agee and William Gates have the dream of making it… READ MORE

1Ball1World Blog #3 – TOP 25 BASKETBALL NON-FICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME

1Ball1World Blog #3 – TOP 25 BASKETBALL NON-FICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME

The 25 Best Basketball Books "Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court" ​- by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) was recruited to UCLA by John Wooden in 1966. He played for Coach Wooden for the next 3 years, and during that time they developed a friendship that would last for the next 50 years. Written by Kareem, this book details the many life lessons he picked up from Coach Wooden that shaped him into the man he is today. It’s a touching story that shows the big impact a basketball coach can have… READ MORE