Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the by Jonathan Abrams

By Jonathan Abrams

The definitive, never-before-told tale of the prep-to-pro iteration, these basketball prodigies who from 1995 to 2005 made the bounce without delay from highschool to the NBA.
whilst Kevin Garnett stunned the area via saying that he wouldn't be attending college—as younger basketball prodigies have been anticipated to do—but as a substitute input the 1995 NBA draft at once from highschool, he blazed a path for a new release of minor basketball gamers to go directly for the professionals. That development could proceed till the NBA instituted an age restrict in 2005, requiring all avid gamers to wait university or one other developmental application for no less than one year.
Over that decade-plus interval, the record of avid gamers who made that tough jump comprises essentially the most celebrated avid gamers of the trendy era—Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady, and diverse different stars. it's also outstanding “busts” who both bodily or mentally proved not able to deal with the transition. yet for higher or for worse, the face of the NBA used to be perpetually replaced by means of the prep-to-pro generation.

In compelling, masterfully crafted prose, Boys between Men goes behind the curtain and attracts on countless numbers of firsthand interviews to color insightful and fascinating snap shots of the main pivotal figures and occasions in this time. Award-winning basketball author Jonathan Abrams has received awesome entry to the foremost avid gamers, coaches, and different movers and shakers from that point, and the result's a booklet filled with infrequent insights and never-before-published information about this bankruptcy in NBA history. Boys between Men is an exhilarating, informative, must-read for any basketball fan.

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See: page 8. ICE Ice, Compression, Elevation. See: page 8. In this book, the term refers to those made directly at the seat of injury. Interferential Machine using electromagnetic waves to penetrate deep into body tissue. This stimulates muscle contraction and reduces pain levels. increases the rate of healing. Most beneficial for 3–4 treatments; less effective after that. Manipulation, self, surgical Technique of locking some joints so that others can be freed. Isokinetic Massage Means ‘at the same speed’.

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A mobile (cell) phone is particularly useful for events in a remote or unfamiliar area. 50 Some basic rules must be followed: • In the case of a broken bone (fracture), splint the damaged part to a solid, rigid object and move the victim as little as possible. Cover the victim and keep warm, but do not give anything to drink. • If the person has numbness in the limbs, this could mean a fractured spine. In this case, do not move victim at all. This could only aggravate the injury. Support the head and neck to hold it still.

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