Shoot for the Hoop

Can Rusty win the fight and return to the game he loves? When Rusty Young is diagnosed with diabetes, his parents want him to stop playing basketball. But that doesn’t fit in with Rusty’s plan — and when he learns that his friends have formed a summer league team coached by an energetic newcomer, he’s …

On the Court with… Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard was a high school phenomenon who soared head and shoulders above all other players to become the number-one draft pick in 2004. Since joining the Orlando Magic, Howard has powered the team to its first NBA Finals in more than a decade. He’s an absolute monster on the boards.And in 2009 won the coveted Defensive Player …

On the Court with…LeBron James

Outstanding. Unbelievable. Mindblowing. These are just a few of the words used to describe the talents of LeBron James. He was a sensation in his early days playing AAU ball in Akron, Ohio-and continued to amaze through his four years as a high school phenomenon. Now going into his fifth year as a star of …

On the Court With… Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant may be one of the youngest basketball players in the NBA, but no one would dare call him inexperienced. The son of former NBA player Joe “Jellybean” Bryant, Kobe spent his childhood watching professional basketball. From the moment he could handle a ball, he was learning to dribble and shoot. At age eighteen …

The Greatest Sports Team Rivalries

Competition is the name of the game in sports. But without a doubt, the fiercest battles are fought when longtime rivals come face to face. Here are in-depth looks at five such legendary rivalries:

Great Moments in Basketball History

The history of basketball is chock-full of famous buzzer-beating shots, amazing game-saving plays, and thrilling maneuvers that defy gravity. All fans have their favorite memory, just as they have their favorite team and their favorite player. Now here’s a book that offers a look back at more than fifteen of the sport’s best moments. The …