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The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever
The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever by John Feinstein 0316279722 9780316279727
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The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever by John Feinstein

When a fistfight broke out between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers one night in 1977, All-Star Rudy Tomjanovich raced to break it up. He was met by Kermit Washington, a good player with a great reputation, and by an astonishingly ferocious punch, a single blow that has reverberated in both mens lives ever since. The punch dislodged Tomjanovichs skull and nearly killed him. Neither man was ever quite the same again. The consequences of this single act of aggression are still being felt, affecting not only two lives but the game of basketball itself. Now Tomjanovich has won two NBA titles as head coach of the Rockets, and in 2000 he coached the U.S. Olympic mens basketball team to a gold medal. In the years since the fight, Washington has had one difficulty after another, his life haunted and shaped by that single moment.--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved (Syndetics)

Author: John Feinstein

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 366

Publisher: Little, Brown

Publication Date: 2002-11-05

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ISBN: 0316279722


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