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Big Guys Don't Shrink : Basketball's Best Quotes and Quips by Eric Zweig (2008, Paperback)

Eric Zweig | ISBN-10: 1554073863 | ISBN-13: 9781554073863

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Celebrating the wit, wisdom and whimsy of playing the game well- or sometimes very badly.Basketball players may just be the most talented athletes in all of team sports. But in truth, it's a simple game. As legendary NCAA coach Abe Lemons remarked, "There are really only two plays, 'Romeo and Juliet' and put the darn ball in the basket."Big Guys Don't Shrink is packed with great quotes from today's top stars, insights from the legends of the game, and one-liners from a parade of coaches. Complementing them are color photos of some of the sport's best known figures.A small sampling of the more than 400 quotes: Quick guys get tired. Big guys don't shrink. (University of Washington coach Mary Harshman on why he preferred size to speed) My biggest thrill came the night Elgin Baylor and I combined for 73 points in Madison Square Garden. Elgin had 71 of them. (Former Los Angeles Laker Hot Rod Hundley) I want my teams to have my personality -- surly, obnoxious and arrogant. (Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire) I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to. (Shaquille O'Neal when asked if he'd visited the Parthenon while in Greece).These quotes mix the hilarious (intentional or not) with the sarcastic and include laugh-out-loud zingers. Among the many basketball greats quoted are Charles Barkley, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Dennis Rodman, Steve Nash, Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Larry Bird., The bestselling author of The Madonnas of Leningrad returns with a breathtaking novel of love, madness, and devotion set against the extravagant royal court of eighteenth-century St. Petersburg.Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia, an eccentric dreamer who cares little for social conventions, falls in love with Andrei, a charismatic soldier and singer in the Empresss Imperial choir. Though husband and wife adore each other, their happiness is overshadowed by the absurd demands of life at the royal court and by Xenias growing obsession with having a child--a desperate need that is at last fulfilled with the birth of her daughter. But then a tragic vision comes true, and a shattered Xenia descends into grief, undergoing a profound transformation that alters the course of her life. Turning away from family and friends, she begins giving all her money and possessions to the poor. Then, one day, she mysteriously vanishes.Years later, dressed in the tatters of her husbands military uniform and answering only to his name, Xenia is discovered tending the paupers of St. Petersburgs slums. Revered as a soothsayer and a blessed healer to the downtrodden, she is feared by the royal court and its new Empress, Catherine, who perceives her deeds as a rebuke to their lavish excesses. In this evocative and elegantly written tale, Dean reimagines the intriguing life of Xenia of St. Petersburg, a patron saint of her city and one of Russias most mysterious and beloved holy figures. This is an exploration of the blessings of loyal friendship, the limits of reason, and the true costs of loving deeply.

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AuthorEric Zweig
Number Of Pages176 pages
Publication Date2008-09-12
PublisherFirefly Books, Limited
Publication Year20080000

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Copyright Date2008

Weight15.2 Oz
Height0.5 In.
Width6 In.
Length8.5 In.

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Dewey Decimal796.323
Dewey Edition22

eBay Product ID: EPID66023215
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