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The Resource Tall men, short shorts : the 1969 NBA finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a very young sports reporter, Leigh Montville

Tall men, short shorts : the 1969 NBA finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a very young sports reporter, Leigh Montville

Label
Tall men, short shorts : the 1969 NBA finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a very young sports reporter
Title
Tall men, short shorts
Title remainder
the 1969 NBA finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a very young sports reporter
Statement of responsibility
Leigh Montville
Title variation
1969 NBA finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a very young sports reporter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A lively and colorful account of the 1969 NBA Finals--one of the greatest upsets in basketball history--through the eyes of future sports writing legend Leigh Montville, who was covering the coast-to-coast event as a brand-new twenty-four-year-old reporter for The Boston Globe"--
  • 1969. Bill Russell and his juggernaut Boston Celtics, winners of ten of the previous twelve NBA championships, squeak through one more playoff run and land in the Finals again. Russell's opponent? The fearsome 7' 1" superstar, Wilt Chamberlain, recently traded to the LA Lakers to form the league's first dream team. The 1969 Lakers are unstoppable. Montville, a young reporter covering the epic series,is writing about his luminous heroes, the biggest of big men, in an era when newspaper journalism and the written word served as the crucial lifeline between sports and sports fans. -- adapted from jacket
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montville, Leigh
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV885.515.N37
LC item number
M665 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • NBA Finals (Basketball)
  • Boston Celtics (Basketball team)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball team)
  • Chamberlain, Wilt
  • Russell, Bill
  • Montville, Leigh
  • Sportswriters
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / General
  • Chamberlain, Wilt
  • Russell, Bill
  • Boston Celtics (Basketball team)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball team)
  • Sportswriters
  • United States
Label
Tall men, short shorts : the 1969 NBA finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a very young sports reporter, Leigh Montville
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Flying -- Practice -- Russell -- Wilt -- Establishing position -- Time to go -- Game one -- Off day -- Game two -- Off day -- Game three -- Off day -- Game four -- Off day -- Game five -- Off day -- Game six -- Off day -- Game seven -- A small parade -- Next -- Coda
Control code
on1235903737
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 317 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385545198
Lccn
2021000519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1235903737
Label
Tall men, short shorts : the 1969 NBA finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a very young sports reporter, Leigh Montville
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Flying -- Practice -- Russell -- Wilt -- Establishing position -- Time to go -- Game one -- Off day -- Game two -- Off day -- Game three -- Off day -- Game four -- Off day -- Game five -- Off day -- Game six -- Off day -- Game seven -- A small parade -- Next -- Coda
Control code
on1235903737
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 317 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385545198
Lccn
2021000519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1235903737

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