320 pages, 9.38 × 6.25 × 1 in
January 11, 2000
Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446524506
ISBN - 13: 9780446524506
From the Publisher
Explosive and controversial, this expos uncovers the exploitation of college, high school, and even junior high basketball players by the billion-dollar atheltic shoe companies competing for national endorsements. photo insert.
About the Author
Don Yaeger is the coauthor of The New York Times bestselling Under the Tarnished Dome and the critically acclaimed Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, son, and daughter.
From Our Editors
This scathing exposé by acclaimed sports writers Dan Wetzel and Don Yaeger uncovers competing sneaker companies’ exploitation of college, high school and junior basketball players. Sole Influence illustrates that the relentless pursuit of future star players by these billion-dollar businesses constitutes all-out war on American city playgrounds. Driven by the potential millions in sales generated by endorsements, the shoe companies bribe talented students with perks, without regard to the harmful effects these unethical tactics may have on America’s youth.