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This is what happens when the desperate golden-boy owner of the worst pro-basketball team in the world and his equally desperate golden-boy coach do the unthinkable: sign the first woman ever to play in the NBA. Her name is Dee Gerard, the daughter of a New York playground legend and the product of God having an exceptionally good day. A star in Europe, but weary of bad arenas, she retires - until the day a scout for the hapless New York Knights calls his boss: "I found you a point guard who is perfect, except for one thing." What, no heart? "It's not the heart, exactly. But you're close." The league doesn't want a circus. The other players don't want her. The owner wants fannies in the seats. The sportswriters just want their column inches. What she wants . . . is to play in the best game there is. How she gets there, the hilarious and sobering things that happen to her, the personal and professional entanglements that spring up everywhere, the pitfalls of remaining old-school when all about her are tattooed, self-indulgent, young millionaires - this is a smart, funny, outrageous, wonderful story of Full Court Press.
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Mike Lupica is the author of five novels and several works of nonfiction, including Summer of '98 and Mad as Hell. His columns for the New York Daily News are syndicated nationwide, and he is a regular on ESPN's The Sports Reporters.From AudioFile:
When a professional basketball team signs a woman, havoc ensues. That is what happens in Mike Lupica's entertaining novel about Dee Gerard, the NBA's first woman player, and the many obstacles she faces. Lupica, a sportswriter, has a knack for writing sports humor, and Stephanie Knox's narration is an excellent complement to the book. Her presentation is well-paced, and her female voice adds the right tone to the story. In particular, Knox creates the right tone for Gerard, a hard-nosed, skilled basketball player who just wants to play but faces almost every imaginable impediment. Knox's narration also defines the male characters and helps to make the locker-room banter realistic. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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