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Under the boards [electronic resource] : the cultural revolution in basketball / Jeffrey Lane.

By: Lane, Jeffrey, 1979-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 256 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780803207554 (electronic bk.); 0803207557 (electronic bk.); 1280823860; 9781280823862.Subject(s): Basketball -- Social aspects -- United States | Basketball -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Basketball players -- United States -- Social life and customs | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Basketball | Basketballspieler | Basketball | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Under the boards.DDC classification: 796.3230973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Can't knock the hustle : individualism in hip-hop, hoops, and the drug culture -- Peddling the street : gangsta wannabes, Allen Iverson, and black masculinity -- Power game : Ron Artest, Latrell Sprewell, and politics in the NBA -- The last white superstar : Larry Legend and white nostalgia -- My dad was a military man : Bob Knight, paternalism, and Hoosier history -- The new Globetrotters : why the NBA outsources talent.
Summary: The true story of basketball lives as much off the court as on the hardwood; it is about politics and race and cultural clashes as heated as a final-four buzzer-beater. This story unfolds in all its gritty and colorful detail in Under the Boards. From the birth of the Larry Bird legend to the ascendancy of a hip-hop-infused NBA to the backlash against bling and the contemporary American game, Jeffrey Lane traces the emergence of a new culture of basketball, complete with competing values, attitudes, aesthetics, and racial and economic tensions.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-256).

Can't knock the hustle : individualism in hip-hop, hoops, and the drug culture -- Peddling the street : gangsta wannabes, Allen Iverson, and black masculinity -- Power game : Ron Artest, Latrell Sprewell, and politics in the NBA -- The last white superstar : Larry Legend and white nostalgia -- My dad was a military man : Bob Knight, paternalism, and Hoosier history -- The new Globetrotters : why the NBA outsources talent.

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The true story of basketball lives as much off the court as on the hardwood; it is about politics and race and cultural clashes as heated as a final-four buzzer-beater. This story unfolds in all its gritty and colorful detail in Under the Boards. From the birth of the Larry Bird legend to the ascendancy of a hip-hop-infused NBA to the backlash against bling and the contemporary American game, Jeffrey Lane traces the emergence of a new culture of basketball, complete with competing values, attitudes, aesthetics, and racial and economic tensions.

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Under the boards by Lane, Jeffrey, ©2007
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