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Buy A Game : Dre Baldwin's Early Basketball Story
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"1. Stop Playing Scared. 2. Buy A Game. "What you read above is the best life advice I've ever been given. It was told to me by a fellow classmate in the 8th grade. And I've been using it ever since. I started playing basketball at age 14, after failed tries at football (equipment too costly) and baseball (couldn't hit a fastball or field a ground ball). I was a complete bum. Everyone in Mt. Airy was better than me - male AND female. I didn't make my high school varsity team until my senior year. I scored 2 points per game. How, then, did I get recruited to play at Penn State Altoona 2 summers later? How did I develop the game to sign my first professional basketball contract only 9 years after I started playing? This book is the story of how. I have had the idea of writing a book for a while now, and the beauty of the Internet is that anyone can put their work out there -- websites, workout videos, books -- freely without having to navigate through the traditional gatekeepers of self-expression. The Internet also allows one to experiment and do trial runs of their work, like this book: I made it free to all because the most important part of putting this out is your response; I know I can get a lot better at this writing thing and your critiques will be my first step in doing so.What you are about to read is my story as a basketball player -- only as it pertains to basketball -- from the time I began playing the game up to and through my college years. It is to be hoped that you find it interesting, insightful, descriptive, and entertaining. If so you should tell me. If you don't, I want to know about that too, and why. Speak your mind.Enjoy. #WOYG

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  • ISBN-13: 9781500290696
  • ISBN-10: 1500290696
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: December 2012
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.37 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.52 pounds
  • Page Count: 172

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