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  • Britball.com : Hang Time - NBA Encyclopedia
    s young starS With features written by some of basketball s best observers the Encyclopaedia covers a multitude of subjects Jordan Innovators the ABA and the International Game to name but a few but its genius is the manner in which they are brought to life rather than merely catalogued by the numbers You get an insight into the words and minds of the people who were there and get a feel about how and why the NBA grew into its present day incarnation The great thing about basketball is that it never changes writes Orlando coach Doc Rivers but we see the evolution the other leagues than didn t make it and the great players they produced We learn how Earl Lloyd smashed the race barrier when he suited up for Washington in 1950 and how after that team the Capitols folded he won a championship on the now defunct Syracuse Nationals five years later We relive the first proper Slam Dunk Contest orchestrated by the ABA when Julius Erving let fly at the free throw line and took off into basketball legend Plus there are in depth biographies of the finest players and coaches ever to take to

    Original URL path: http://www.britball.com/hangtime/nbaencyc.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Britball.com : Hang Time - Sacred Hoops
    player to six time Champion at the helm of the Chicago Bulls At times inspirational occasionally bewildering Sacred Hoops nonetheless explains much of the mystery behind one man s enigma and how it won the respect of basketball s finest exponent We discover that creating the chemistry which took the Bulls from under achievers to the status of all time greats came about through careful guidance from the Zen Master who applied his life principles to basketball and came out on top as a result During the 15 or 30 seconds they have to grab a drink and towel off I encourage them to picture themselves some place where they feel secure explains Jackson of his time out plan The exercise helps players reduce their anxiety and focus attention on what they need to do At times the writers stray into over detail but overall they provide a fascinating insight into someone who is more than just a coach his humanity laid bare as he strives to create a single minded yet vulnerable entity Although the book ends while Jackson gets ready to embark on a final stretch with the Bulls it helps us to comprehend the endeavours he has

    Original URL path: http://www.britball.com/hangtime/sacredhoops.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Hang-Time: NBA Live 2001
    is superb Once you ve figured out all the controls and then remember that they change around when you go from offense to defense it s simple to operate The graphics which we saw on a PS One get better each time although we did wonder about John Amaechi s robotically square jaw implant the images look frighteningly close to most players and EA seem to have gone at lengths to replicate their particular foibles as we found when we sent Shaq to the foul line 1 4 anyone There is a selection of high flying dunks celebrations and trademark shows but never do they detract from the basics of the game which give it the authentic feel Several different levels mean than there is something to test the most joystick ally challenged as well as those with too much spare time on their hands The options are varied too play an exhibition or an entire season while promised although we never managed it so far are bonus points which can unlock such addition benefits such as hairstyles and shoes There s even a legends All Star squad for those who like their NBA old time You can also go

    Original URL path: http://www.britball.com/hangtime/nbalive2001.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Britball.com : Hang-Time - Playing For Keeps
    may have been the biggest sporting star on the planet over the past decade and a half but how well do we know him Blessed with charisma a fierce will to win and with a profound gift which transcended his sport Jordan was a phenomenon without precedent A money making machine but as the same time an adherent to the old school of basketball which places the best at the top of the hierarchy and delivers respect to those who earn it by actions not just endorsements Over a sporting life which began in his teens and ending in the jump shot against the Utah Jazz which took the Bulls to a sixth NBA Championship Jordan is chronicled from all angles Talking to family friends and colleagues a picture is built up of a basketballer who from humble beginnings became one of the highest earning men in America If you needed shoes he sold them A drink No problem A movie Starring And even MJ s baseball jaunt has a story to tell But more than just chronicling a player s career Playing for Keeps scrutinises an entire era in sport and evaluates the effects of new money in the

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  • MARK WOODS: Writer and Broadcaster / Britball Media
    variety of sports in particular basketball football Scotland cricket and American football But in travelling all over the world in my job there is very little I haven t covered at some point I have broadcast on a number of outlets including the BBC Sky Sports and commercial radio in the UK as well as other stations overseas and on Podcasts I am a member of the National Union of

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  • Mark Woods: Only in America
    a threat from the Skins man mountain would pre empt a plea to enter the FBI s Witness Protection Programme or even the lesser trial of Xtreme Bull riding You tell Mr Can t Get Right I ll be there at 10 30 a m sharp Eastern Standard Time retorted Sapp Tell him don t be looking for me because I m easily found Don King are you taking note SPENDING a few pleasant autumnal days in Paris this week at the NBA Europe Games between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs one had to admire how the players from both teams quickly adapted to the shock of being plonked for three days amid a frenzy in a foreign land However some almost never made the trip One as yet un named Grizzlies player reputedly pulled off the splendid feat of packing his passport in the team s crated cargo necessitating some diplomatic intervention on arrival Another Memphis genius Ryan Humphrey went one better by neglecting to realise he required any such documentation to leave the country Hence his trans Atlantic voyage included a quick stop in Chicago where he was issued with the necessary in record time Others admirably carried on regardless refusing to mend their ways in the face of French sensibilities When asked if he planned to do any sightseeing Grizz centre Lorenzen Wright merely shook his head and said Nope I saw the Eiffel Tower on the trip to the hotel Those who did venture afield did their best to acclimatise Had enquired a colleague Wesley Person sampled the French cuisine We found a McDonald s he gleefully reported Sacre bleu monsieur To Person s credit he did call it the Best Big Mac he d ever had The bread is great over here he claimed Thus we give you the new star of French cuisine the McBun November 2 Tennessee event proves sizzling success WAKING up bleary eyed of a Saturday morning that inner child in me still hankers for the sheer madness that was Tiswas the dear furriness of Gordon The Gopher or even the dear loveliness that is Cat Deeley Nothing though is as much lamented as that balm of obscure sporting activities which Channel 4 used to provide to ease the pain of a sore head or bruised ego from the night before Surely the station that was once the preserve of all things alternative could have found room yesterday for action highlights from the recent Jack Daniel s World Championship Invitational Barbecue Contest direct from the backyard of Lynchburg Tennessee Saucy AND Hot what more could you want from a televisual experience This year s contest the 15th in history was truly a clash of the titans featuring the victors of the previous three Majors the American Royal Open Competition Royals in America since when the Memphis in May World Championship and the giant cook out that is the Houston Livestock Show Rodeo Barbeque However as Robert Richter the pit

    Original URL path: http://www.britball.com/info/oia031010.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Britball en Espanol
    4 500 personas por mes Hay tambien una lista por correo electronica que manda casí cada dia las noticias y resultasdesde las Islas Britanicas El editor Mark Woods es un jornalista muy bien conocido en el mundo deportivo escribiendo en varias diarios y revistas y tambien para el BBC Puede ofrecer noticias y reportaje a partidos terceros y otras publicaciones perfiles y cualquiera otra ayuda Como agencia de prensa Britball

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  • Britball Media Pack
    be on a single or multi page basis and is based on a monthly rate rather than click through basis Sponsorship Sponsorship and co branding of Britball content is also available for partners who wish to establish a brand message to tie in with the website Examples include sponsored sections such as of individual leagues partnering of every news story within a month or competitions and promotional offers This can

    Original URL path: http://www.britball.com/info/mediapack2.htm (2016-05-02)
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