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Inside the Cage free pdf Inside the Cage This is an insider's book about playground basketball in New York City. The author has known the players and the men who run the tournaments for almost 20 years. He helps manage the city's longest, continuously operating tournament, located at The Cage on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village, run by Kenny Graham. His insider's view may surprise you. You will find here the extremes of the playground game-its drawing together of men from rich neighborhoods and poor ones, its interaction between blacks and whites, its intimidating violence and its hilarious good humor, its attraction for both the drug-dealing underground and to born-again Christians, its glamour and its tackiness, the order and disorder in the lives of the men who come here, and of course, the victories and defeats of its competitors. You will come to understand the utter seriousness of the playground game, played at the highest level. This book is also sociological and philosophical. As you listen to the players and observe the games, you should gain a fresh perspective on the role of basketball in the city and the importance of play itself. Hopefully, Inside the Cage will take you to a new place and show you a life you have never really seen before.

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Author : Wight Martindale Jr.
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Data Published : 02 August 2004
ISBN : 1418468118
EAN : 9781418468118
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 312 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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