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  • Written by Jayson Williams
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Loose Balls

Easy Money, Hard Fouls, Cheap Laughs, and True Love in the NBA

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On Sale: January 08, 2002
Pages: 304 | ISBN: 978-0-7679-0938-9
Published by : Crown Archetype Crown Archetype
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The first candid report from a land of fragile egos, available women, unexpected tenderness, intramural fistfights, colossal partying, bizarre humor, inconceivable riches, and desperate competition, Loose Balls does for roundball what Ball Four did for hardball. From revelations about the meanest, softest, and smelliest players in the league, to Williams’s early days as a “young man with a lot of money and not a lot of sense,” to his strong and powerful views on race, privilege, and giving back, Loose Balls is a basketball book unlike any other.

No inspirational pieties or chest-thumping boasting here—instead, Jayson Williams gives us the real insider tales of refs, groupies, coaches, entourages, and all the superstars, bench warmers, journeymen, clowns, and other performers in the rarefied circus that is professional basketball.


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Jayson Williams, formerly the All-Star center of the New Jersey Nets, was a ten-year veteran of the NBA and a graduate of St. John?s University. He is a recipient of the NAACP Trailblazer Award for community service, and sponsors the Jayson Williams Foundation for Underprivileged Youth. A native of New York City, he lives in northern New Jersey.

Steve Friedman has written for Esquire, GQ, Outside, Men's Journal , and Details, and his work has been included in The Best American Sports Writing. He lives in New York City.
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"What would you get if you crossed pickup hoops with Valley of the Dolls? If you have even a passing interest in what goes on behind the scenes in the NBA, how can you resist?"


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