The spin move like a skirt lifting pirouette on callaused toes. Rusted pots are Ball dont lie out to collect heavy drops. There are roaches congregating under the bleachers.
Full of theft and dunk, smooth jumpers and fragile egos. Jimmy sets out a twenty-five-dollar heater and everybody puts their hands up to it before they play. All together, there must be a hundred different characters we meet, and each one is unique and memorable.
Sometimes a guy will track in mud and everybody throws a fit. Piss off the old purists who cry for a return to fundamentals. Jump shot splashing through the net like a perfect dismount.
As Dante, a former pro player and a regular at Lincoln Rec explains to him, Sticky has started the "life being a race" thing "three stones back. Music bleeding out of old rattling speakers from open to close. Lincoln Rec is a constant for him, a positive one, unlike that series of light-colored minivans that have repeatedly arrived at the group home over the years carrying foster parents who pick him up, make him big promises about a real home Walk the dawg when everybody calls for a trick.
Hold the ball too long. Sometimes Jimmy gets talked into hard-core rap on weekends. Beady eyes on the man with the ball. Get too close and Sticky sticks a jumper in his eye. There are leaks when it rains. Court one is where he, a seventeen-year-old white boy, builds his skills playing an extremely physical style of pickup basketball with an assortment of tough, older black guys.
And you can multiply all that by ten if the guy can play.
Old rhythm and blues. Get busted on in front of everybody.'Ball don't lie' is evidence of this hidden and sheltered brilliance exposing itself to the masses. The basketball philosophy Rasheed gave the world, that a basketball is a fair and unbiased being, is. Apr 26, · A skinny high school junior and basketball prodigy from Venice, California burdened with early life tragedy (callous foster care) and Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, Sticky manages to surpass his limits whenever he has a ball in his hands/10().
Comprehensive National Basketball Association news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors. “Ball Don’t Lie!
is an original, unique, well-conceived, and well-executed work on the history and culture of basketball. In an accessible and engaging writing style, Colás tackles basketball from 5/5(1). Ball Don’t Lie by Matt de la pena is a book about a kid who’s a troublemaker and loves to play basketball, it is nonfiction.
The main character's name is Sticky. The plot of this book is about a foster kid who is in love with basketball/5. Lonzo Ball won't be ready for training camp scrimmages after offseason knee surgery Yahoo Sports • 2 days ago Report: 76ers promote Elton Brand to general manager.Download