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Summary

There are few places more exciting than the basketball court.... Yet few kids realize just how exciting the whole story of the game really is.

More than 210 million people follow the NBA league across its various social media platforms, making it the most popular sports league in the world. So why is it that no one really understands its history?

If your kids aspire to be the next LeBron James, they’re already hungry for basketball knowledge...and a deeper understanding of the rich and colorful history of the sport is only going to improve their practice and deepen their love of the game.

If you’ve ever watched your child dribble the ball across the driveway narrating their all-star play with a creative commentary, or heard your teen raving about the last Bulls game, you know they’ve got basketball fever...and this one’s a fever that deserves to be fed!

The History of NBA Basketball That Nobody Talks About for Kids delves right inside that history, uncovering all the most inspirational gold. You’ll discover:

  • The question you didn’t know you needed to ask, answered—what exactly is NBA basketball?
  • The greatest basketball player nicknames of all time (no kid will be able to resist coming up with their own contender!)
  • The inspirational rags-to-riches stories
  • Eight of the greatest underdog moments in NBA history (nothing inspires a kid like an underdog story!)

Do your kid a favor: Give them the tools they need to explore the players and stories that make the game what it is today...and who knows? Maybe you’ll have the next big star of the NBA on your hands!

©2022 William Lawson (P)2022 William Lawson

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So Informative!

Because my son is so obsessed with basketball and the NBA right now, I had him listen to this audiobook to learn about its history. My son would not stop telling me the comeback/underdog stories told in this book. He went on and on! Thank you William for writing such an inspiring piece for young children. It is definitely worth the purchase!

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Inspiring and Informative!

The audiobook is clear and easy to follow. It tells the history of NBA in such a way that kids can understand the past and figure out the future. It provides the meaning of NBA and gives the history behind the word. The book will make kids curios with a desire to be an expert with NBA. The book will be recommended for kids who love basket ball and will like a future in the game.

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This Book was incredible!

I am so impressed with this book! I can't believe how much my kid learned from this book. In a couple hours you can learn more than you could ever learn in another history basketball book. As a lifelong Mavs fan, I enjoyed learning about parts of basketball that I hadn't learned before. Would definitely recommend this book again!

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History lessons!

It is very important for this generation to not forget where we came from. That is why this amazing content can show the youngsters that are not just about Stephen Curry or Giannis. It is important to know the basics and to know about the hall of fame and their legacies stories also! Defo recommended whoever is passionate about basketball!

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Very Informative!

A must-have one for the kids! perfect for them to enjoy history of their favorite sport and will help them learn more about the basics and where it came from. Its learning from the best which is the things where all started it all. Great compilation of stories that is suitable for the kids and will help them through the game and being the best team player that they will be.

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Brilliant to inspire kids!

This was a really fun, inspiring and education listen. There is so much detailed information that is presented in a way that kids can understand and relate to. I really like how there is a trivia and forgotten facts chapter and also the emphasis on the history of the NBA and so many great players. From Magic Johnson to Michael Jordan to Jimmy Butler and way more! I like the narrators voice as he adds wisdom to the presentation. This will give kids a great head start in basketball and inspire them to get out on the court and play this great sport!

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  • 15-06-22

Powerful Listen

This audiobook has powerful insight and juicy stories that I didn't know about until I listened to it. It's not only engaging but it's also helpful and even encouraging as well. Overall it's a good audiobook to have and to listen to.

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  • Linda Boone
  • 13-06-22

Needed for those who love basketball

I think all those who love basketball will really enjoy this book no matter the age.

You will learn all about the game, how it began, all the changes, the best coaches, the best players, the best teams, not to count some inspiring stories that make you look up to those players, and even a lot more than that. I learned so much myself.

I am positive you will learn something you never knew about, and it would even be great to share how much you learned with others. Even your coach would be excited to see what you learned!

This is a book full of everything anyone would want to know about the game!
It has a century’s worth of history all rolled up into one book.

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  • Kelli NguyenHa
  • 13-06-22

So Helpful for my Kids.

I let my son Listen to this and now he want to play a basketball with hes father i dont know what he listen but i see in him this book is so good to listen, im shock that he want to paly basketball even he is not the type of the athletic kid

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-05-22

Great book

This is such an inspiring book for kids to really encourage them to do well in basketball. Some great lessons in history given which are fun for all the family. We all thoroughly enjoyed this.

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  • andy
  • 23-05-22

Tons of fun!

Basketball has always been a passion for me ever since I was a kid. Growing up and playing basketball at school, we were never taught about the sport's history. This book goes into detail on specific players that changed the game and offers interesting facts! It is tons of fun for the whole family!

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  • Momanator
  • 19-05-22

Awesome book!

As a lifelong fan of the NBA (go Lake show!), I was thrilled to be gifted this book. I'm excited to share the memories I have from some amazing Lakers seasons with my kids. Not only did this book remind me of stories I've forgotten, but the underdog stories within are so inspirational for my kids as well. A great way to pass on my love of basketball to the next generation!

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  • Kat
  • 19-05-22

Amazing!

This is such a great book! Yes, awesome for the kids but just as great for the parents! It is packed full of interesting and exciting information. With this knowledge, your kids will be a star on and off the court. It's an incredible listen for road trips or any time! I would highly recommend listening to this!

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  • Gus
  • 16-05-22

Great basketball book

As a basketball trainer and fan, I naturally want my child to be as enthusiastic about the game as I am. I gave them a basketball when they were very young, and they enjoy playing it. It was only recently that I considered introducing them to basketball-related audiobooks. This basketball audiobook was fascinating and full with information about the game's history that I was unaware of! I believe that this well-informed resource has piqued my kids' interest in the game, and I must admit that it has improved my own knowledge of the game! Strongly suggested.

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  • hudlocke
  • 15-05-22

Perfect for a long car ride

I played this in the car with my nephews. Age 10 and age 12. And they loved every second of it. It also led to a lot of great conversation in the car. It's got a great pace, and it's interesting if you're 10 or if you're 40. Excellent narrator as well.

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  • Dr. Rodriguez
  • 14-05-22

Very Valuable

I love the stories narrated in the book because they are very interested. I can imagine that any child will have as much fun with this audiobook as I did. So, if your child likes basketball, do not hesitate to get this book for them, they will love this sport even more after they know a litter deeper about it.