Foul Lines: A Pro Basketball Novel

Foul Lines: A Pro Basketball Novel By Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim, Foul Lines A Pro Basketball Novel From two senior Sports Illustrated writers comes an explosive fast paced satire that will do for today s NBA what North Dallas Forty did for the NFL a generation ago Just months from his Yale graduat
  • Title: Foul Lines: A Pro Basketball Novel
  • Author: Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim
  • ISBN: 9780743286503
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • Foul Lines: A Pro Basketball Novel By Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim, From two senior Sports Illustrated writers comes an explosive, fast paced satire that will do for today s NBA what North Dallas Forty did for the NFL a generation ago Just months from his Yale graduation, street smart whiz kid Jamal Kelly leaves school to take a once in a lifetime opportunity to join the front office of the Los Angeles Lasers Once on the West Coast, JamFrom two senior Sports Illustrated writers comes an explosive, fast paced satire that will do for today s NBA what North Dallas Forty did for the NFL a generation ago Just months from his Yale graduation, street smart whiz kid Jamal Kelly leaves school to take a once in a lifetime opportunity to join the front office of the Los Angeles Lasers Once on the West Coast, Jamal gets a quick introduction to a subculture awash in big egos and fast cars, as well as an introduction to the charms of the team s new hard charging beat writer, Jilly Forrester In the spirit of Primary Colors and The Devil Wears Prada, Foul Lines peels back the curtain on the trappings of big time professional basketball No other sport encapsulates so many cultural hot button topics, and Foul Lines at once exposes and lampoons this parallel universe.
    Foul Lines: A Pro Basketball Novel By Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim,
    • [☆ Foul Lines: A Pro Basketball Novel || ☆ PDF Read by ↠ Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim]
      180 Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim
    • thumbnail Title: [☆ Foul Lines: A Pro Basketball Novel || ☆ PDF Read by ↠ Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim]
      Posted by:Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim
      Published :2019-04-27T17:30:51+00:00

    About "Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim"

    1. Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim

      Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Foul Lines: A Pro Basketball Novel book, this is one of the most wanted Jack McCallum L. Jon Wertheim author readers around the world.

    405 thoughts on “Foul Lines: A Pro Basketball Novel”

    1. Jack McCallum and L Jon Wertheim step away from their usual writings of articles in Sports Illustrated to right the fictional book of Foul Lines A Pro Basketball Novel I just started the book so I can t give much of a summary on it, but what I have read has been exciting and funny In the book they make up their own basketball league with all star players and coaches, you would think that you are reading a book on the NBA but everything in it is made up After reading many of their articles from S [...]


    2. In t kort De Los Angeles Lasers geen typo zijn een gemiddeld goed basketteam in de National Basketball Federation, de NBF Lorenzen Meyer is er de sterspeler, Kwaanzii Parker een veelbelovende eerstejaars, en Litanium Johnson een goede maar niet geweldige spelverdeler Jilly Forrester is journalist bij de LA Times en de gloednieuwe beatwriter voor de Lasers Jamal Walker wordt als veelbelovende student weggeplukt van de unief en tot PR man van de ploeg benoemd.Het seizoen gaat zijn gewone gangetje, [...]


    3. When the Los Angeles Lasers recruit Yale whiz kid Jamal Kelly to replace their suddenly deceased director of public relations, Jamal finds himself struggling to keep a level head while managing the team brand and the hot shots behind it players, execs, coaches and one very eccentric team owner Shocked and seduced by a world of pro sports glitz strip club lunches, exclusive parties in the Hollywood hills, etc , Jamal finds support from sexy L.A Times sports reporter Jilly Forrester and slumping t [...]


    4. Oddly, this book reminded me of a Tom Wolfe novel Despite a cast of very unlikeable characters, midway through you find yourself inured to their horrible flaws and actually rooting for them somewhat As many reviews nearly all of the ones printed on the back of the book have noted, this book is absolutely begging to be made into a movie Towards the end, turning each page felt like being in a theater where the audience is shouting, No Don t open that door The ending was a bit too self indulgent, a [...]


    5. Really disappointed in this one I really enjoy Jack McCallum s NBA work and thought that his roman a clef might work here despite the reviews But it doesn t And believe me, as a sports fan, the fairy tale of athletes being good family men who do charity work and retire to their nice homes when the game is over died for me a LONG time ago I realize McCallum has spent far time around sports than I but the stories that happen around the team are too implausible and the majority of the characters a [...]


    6. Als Basketballer habe ich mir das Buch als kurzweilige Unterhaltung bestellt und wurde nicht entt uscht.Das Buch ist witzig, sarkastisch und zieht einen in den Bann.Es ist allerdings sehr hilfreich, ein bisschen Wissen ber die NBA amerik Profiliga zu haben, dann wei man auch, wie realit tsnah dieses Buch vermutlich ist.Es ist sicherlich kein Meisterwerk der Literatur, aber gute Unterhaltung mit lustigen Momenten und Wendungen in einem Englisch, das nicht allzu komplex ist.


    7. I read this novel for the sole reason that I love basketball, follow the professional game, and thought I d give sports fiction a shot This is a lot better than I thought it would be It doesn t expend a single word on game action It s about the lifestyle, the elitism, the egos, the infidelity, the extravagant spending, the tattoo culture, etc I enjoyed it.


    8. When I feel embarrassed about reading a book, I know it s not good And yet, honestly, mindless fluff is just what I need right now I doubt very much this book will get than 2 stars from me I wish we could do half stars.



    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *