BookMarks

The impulse to philosophize about sports is often best suppressed—or confined to the back porch. But this essay collection offers some useful and entertaining reflections on such hardwood issues as: Are intentional fouls unethical even if they are strategically effective? What is the connection between luck and skill? What is the difference between an individualistic and a communitarian approach to basketball—and is one approach better than the other? The book even offers an imagined dialogue between Dick Vitale and Billy Packer on what makes the game beautiful.

 

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