The Holy Grail of Hoops: One Fan's Quest to Buy the Original Rules of Basketball (Hardcover)

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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 home or hall. He resolved to ensure that Naismith’s rules be returned to his spiritual home of forty years, The University of Kansas. Swade had his raison d'etre. He had all the determination one could need. There was only one issue.

    He did not have 4.3 million dollars.

    Spanning the course of thirty-nine frantic days, Josh Swade embarked on a fanatical journey that would take him across the country. His nearly religious obsession brought him face-to-face with NBA players Paul Peirce and Steve Nash, NBA greats Jerry West and Larry Brown, and many others who knew the importance of this relic. With multiple hurdles ahead of him, will Josh be able to find the money and support to purchase the rules before it’s too late?

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    ISBN 9781613213834
    Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Basketball
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 205
    Publisher Date 2013-08-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Sports Pub
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.88 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle One Fan's Quest to Buy the Original Rules of Basketball
    Edition Detail Media Tie In
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Swade, Josh

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