I Should've Made the Globetrotters

Description

186 pages
Contains Photos
$16.95
ISBN 1-55109-172-0
DDC 796.323'64'092

Author

Publisher

Year

1996

Contributor

Illustrations by Steve Hill
Reviewed by Matt Hartman

Matt Hartman is a freelance editor and cataloguer, running Hartman Cataloguing, Editing and Indexing Services.

Review

Readers who enjoy slick ghost-written sports memoirs will be delighted
by Keith Scott’s ingenuous story of his life as a “showtime
basketball player.” Showtime basketball is that slice of the sport
that superimposes clowning on high-level basketball, in the tradition of
the Harlem Globetrotters and the Harlem Magicians.

Scott took up basketball to escape his unhappy inner-city childhood.
His love of the sport was tempered early by the realization that he was
neither tall enough nor expert enough to ever qualify for an NBA team.
So he focused his talents on dribbling while on the floor, fancy
passing, and other such esoterica.

Scott is also a naturalist, an author (of the popular Hiking in Bear
Country, 1995), and an educator. His favorite activity is speaking to
school classes about basketball, and if this book is any indication, he
must do that very well.

Citation

Scott, Keith., “I Should've Made the Globetrotters,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 15, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/3765.