What do Julius Erving, Larry Brown, Moses Malone, Bob Costas, the
Indiana Pacers, the San Antonio Spurs and the Slam Dunk Contest
have in common? They all got their professional starts in the
American Basketball Association.
The NBA may have won the financial battle, but the ABA won the
artistic war. With its stress on wide-open individual play, the
adoption of the 3-point shot and pressing defense, and the
encouragement of flashy moves and flying dunks, today's NBA is
still -- decades later -- just the ABA without the red, white and
"Loose Balls" is, after all these years, the definitive and most
widely respected history of the ABA. It's a wild ride through some
of the wackiest, funniest, strangest times ever to hit pro sports
-- told entirely through the (often incredible) words of those who
played, wrote and connived their way through the league's nine
Simon & Schuster
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