Long Shot: The Triumphs and Struggle of an NBA Freedom Fighter (Paperback)

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Long Shot: The Triumphs and Struggle of an NBA Freedom Fighter (Paperback)

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Black-balled NBA champion explores the challenges and rewards of using a celebrity platform to stand up against racism and exploitation.

Craig Hodges played in the NBA for ten seasons, in which he led the league in three-point shooting percentage three times. He won two NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls in 1991 and 1992, and is a three-time Three Point Contest champion at All-Star weekend. Rory Fanning walked across the United States for the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2008-2009, following two deployments to Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion. He is the author of Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military. Dave Zirin is the sports editor for the Nation and the author of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. Named one of UTNE Reader's "Fifty Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World," Zirin is a frequent guest on MSNBC, ESPN, and Democracy Now! He hosts WPFW's The Collision with Etan Thomas and has been called "the best sportswriter in the United States," by Robert Lipsyte.

Product Details ISBN: 9781642593778
ISBN-10: 164259377X
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: August 11th, 2020
Pages: 220
Language: English