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About The Art of Basketball

The Big O with Dustin Snyder at Back Home Indiana in Indianapolis' Circle Centre, one of the first stores to carry "The Art of Basketball."

Authors: Oscar Robertson (The Big O) with Michael O'Daniel

Publisher: Oscar Robertson Media Ventures,
El Cerrito, CA

ISBN: 0-9662483-0-9

Reading level: Ages 8 and up

Intended for:

  • Boys and girls of all ages who want to develop fundamental skills through practice on their own (this book makes a great gift!)
  • Parents who want to teach their kids how to play
  • Coaches, camp directors, phys ed teachers
  • Basketball fans all over the world

Book specifications: 96 pages, 8 1/2'" x 11" perfect bound, illustrated with 120+ photographs

Cover price: $12.95 USA

Relevant quote:

"Practice is critical to improving your skills," says The Big O. "But it's even more important to practice intelligently, and work on the areas of your game that need the most work.

From the time I was old enough to get out on a court, I practiced endless hours to develop my game. Then I'd play against the strongest opponents I could find in order to see where I still needed improvement.

My book shows you how to improve your shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding, defense, and court movement through intelligent practice. You'll also learn how important mental and physical conditioning are to developing self-confidence and a winning attitude."

How to order:

  • Individual orders: Click here, or call (888) 327-1401 (outside U.S. and Canada, 1-510-900-2473). Also available through and other online booksellers.
  • Retailers, libraries, schools: Email inquiry to, or call (888) 327-1401 (outside U.S. and Canada, 1-510-900-2473).

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