Basketball:  Startling Stories Behind the Records

By Jim Benaugh

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        This book certainly lives up to the title.  It's a lot of interesting stories.  For instance, did you know that Wilt Chamberlain didn't record the only 100 point in basketball history?  Along with the story of Wilt's 100 point game, it tells of the others: Bevo Francis, Frank Selvy (both in college), as well as the 100 point games in women's college basketball and the 13 year old who scored 272 points in a game.

        This book also tells of team record, free throw records, and many others.  It is a very interesting book.   Great to pick up and put down when you have 10 minute spurts to kill.  I liked the book, but couldn't give it a higher ranking because so many of my basketball books are good and I rank them relative to each other.

Insight:  2
History:  1952-1991
Readability:  5

Basketball: Startling Stories Behind the Records.  Jim Benagh.  Sterling Publishing Co, Inc. 1991

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