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Harpreet Singh
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Mrs. Whitt
5/22/13
Book Review I read the NBA: Rookie Experience by Mike Monroe, this book was non-fiction. I enjoy basketball but, I don’t enjoy reading and when I read about basketball it got me more interested in the NBA and basketball. I liked learning about retired and older players such as Tim Duncan, Chris Anstey, Jacque Vaughn, Bobby Jackson, and Tracy McGrady. Learning about Tim Duncan, Chris Anstey, Jacque Vaughn, Bobby Jackson, and Tracy McGrady got me more interested in learning about the history of basketball. This book is about the rookie experience that rookies go through and the challenges they have to face throughout there rookie years. I liked this book because I know how tired and beat down an athlete can get towards the end of the season. I would recommend this book to teen athletes. I would not recommend it to people who are not interested in sports. The intended audience is basketball players and young athletes. This story also talks about how fast you can get traded. Bobby Jackson originally drafted by the great championship contending Seattle Sonic; but before he could celebrate he was traded to one of the worst teams in the NBA (Back then), the Denver Nuggets. He was heartbroken. After reading this book I have learned that a rookie has to face many challenges his first few years. This book is a very good book for people like me. I enjoy playing basketball I love everything about it and reading about it wasn’t too bad. I will recommend this book to young basketball players and athletes. The only thing I did not like about this book was how it jumped around from one player to the next then the next. It confused me a lot because I thought I was reading about one player and I was actually reading about the other. I enjoyed reading NBA: Rookie Experience and I recommend it to basketball…...

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