The Story of Lloyd Daniels and Other Playground Basketball Legends
Original Publish Date: Jul 05, 2016
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.85 hours)
Product Number: Z100104273
Released: Jul 05, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681683218
Narrator/s: Mirron Willis
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Lloyd Daniels learned to hoop on the playgrounds of Brooklyn and Queens during the 1980s. “Swee'pea” they called him. His rep on the court traveled all the way to the Bronx, and across the country, earning him enthusiastic comparisons to the likes of Magic Johnson. Swee'pea was sure to make it to the big time and out of a New York City where drugs and violence had gripped many of its neighborhoods. Eventually he did, leaving the city's asphalt courts for the shiny hardwoods of NCAA programs, minor pro-leagues, and eventually the NBA. He took with him, however, a drug habit, a learning disability, and a reputation for self-destruction. With Swee'pea, Newsday reporter John Valenti and celebrated New York City high school basketball coach Ron Naclerio brilliantly capture how an athletic phenomenon becomes both a product of his environment, and his own worst enemy. Supplementing Daniels' enigmatic story are profiles of basketball successes like former NBA stars Kenny Anderson, John Salley, and Mark Jackson-and tragedies like Earl “The Goat” Manigault, Richie Adams, and Tony “Red” Bruin-who never made the league.


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Narrator(s): Mirron Willis
Product Number DD26231
Released: Jul 05, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781681683201
Product Number EB00626265
Released: Jul 05, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
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Professional reviews

"This audiobook details the story of one of the greatest playground basketball players, whose destructive use of drugs relegated him to a "what could have been" storyline. Narrator Mirron Willis gives a serious tone to the biographical and sociological look at Lloyd Daniels, whose drug and alcohol addictions cut short a promising career. Willis doesn't imitate people; instead, he maintains a steady, deep tone. That's appropriate, since there's enough drama in Daniels's life to maintain listener interest. This book was recently updated with an epilogue on what happened to the other ballplayers and characters who are part of Daniels's story. M.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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