The Holy Grail of Hoops

The Holy Grail of Hoops

One Fan's Quest to Buy the Original Rules of Basketball

eBook - 2013
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When Josh Swade found out that the original 13 rules of basketball, penned by Dr. James Naismith-the father of modern basketball-were up for auction, he knew that it was his duty as a lifelong Jayhawks fan to make sure that they ended up where they belonged. Penned in 1891, Naismith's original rules were auctioned off by Sotheby's in New York City on December 10, 2010. Upon hearing the news that Naismith's grandson, Ian Naismith, had offered the rules for auction, Swade could not accept the notion that this sacred document could reside with just some stranger or in a random ho.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2013.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (229 pages)

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