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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball

101 Great Hoop Stories from Players, Coaches, and Fans

Basketball fans will love these 101 great hoop stories from players, coaches, and fans.

Go Inside Basketball with Pat Williams and other basketball greats, including:

  • Jim Jones, Jr.
  • Caron Butler
  • Dolph Schayes
  • Jim Les
  • Matt Doherty
  • Ron Hunter
  • Sam Smith
  • Gregg Popovich
  • Donn Nelson
  • Bob Love
  • Ed O’Bannon
  • Grant Hill
  • Sheila Johnson
  • Adonal Foyle
  • Charlie Villanueva
  • Chuck Daly
  • Chris Paul
  • Greg Kite
  • Skip Caray
  • Pat Riley
  • John Gabriel
  • Ann Meyers Drysdale
  • John Feinstein
  • and 93 more “inside stories” including playing pickup ball with Barack Obama on the campaign trail

Photograph by Derek Smith

Jack Canfield is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

 Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Pat Williams is the senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic as well as one of America's top motivational, inspirational, and humorous speakers. Since 1968, Pat has been affiliated with NBA teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, including the 1983 World Champion 76ers, and now the Orlando Magic which he co-founded in 1987 and helped lead to the NBA finals in 1995. Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of nineteen children, including fourteen adopted from four nations, ranging in age from eighteen to thirty-two. Pat and his family have been featured in Sports Illustrated, Readers Digest, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, The Wall Street Journal, Focus on the Family, New Man Magazine, plus all major television networks.