Life in the G: Minor League Basketball and the Relentless Pursuit of the NBA

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University of Nebraska Press
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6.06 X 9.13 X 1.18 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Alex Squadron is a sports journalist who has worked as an associate editor for SLAM, producing cover stories on NBA stars and reporting on numerous marquee events, including the NBA Finals, NBA All-Star Weekend, and FIBA World Cup in China. Andre Ingram is a professional basketball player who has spent fourteen years in the G League. He also serves as president of the G League's union.
"A fascinating and well-reported look at the ups and downs of life in the G League and the everyday struggles of players reaching for their dream. Highly recommended!"--Paul Fichtenbaum, chief content officer of The Athletic
"Life in the G is an oft-gritty, oft-surprising, always engrossing love letter not simply to basketball but to those scratching and clawing to make the League. Alex Squadron has written his dream book, and the passion drips from every page. Bravo."--Jeff Pearlman, New York Times best-selling author of The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson
"Finally, a book that captures the struggle, the yearning, the grind of pursuing an NBA dream. It might take luck to make the big leagues, but there's nothing lucky about Alex Squadron's soulful, deeply reported book. He has taken us to the gym, to the heartbreak, and to the very core of what it means to dream."--Mirin Fader, New York Times best-selling author of Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP
"Squadron provides a necessary deep dive beneath the glitz and glam of major professional sports to reveal the pure human pursuit of happiness and dream-chasing that underscores the modern NBA."--Jake Fischer, author of Built to Lose: How the NBA's Tanking Era Changed the League Forever
"Unlike the oft-romanticized world of Minor League Baseball, the professional basketball played below the NBA in this country is undercovered and totally misunderstood. With deft reporting and a humane approach that makes you care about the characters, Alex Squadron's Life in the G brings you inside the NBA G League and teaches what it really takes for many NBA players to make it to the 'Association.'"--Ben Osborne, author of The Brooklyn Cyclones: Hardball Dreams and the New Coney Island