The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed  Basketball Forever by John FeinsteinThe Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed  Basketball Forever by John Feinstein

The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever

byJohn Feinstein

Paperback | November 4, 2003

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With unerring insight into the deeper truths of professional sports, John Feinstein explores in riveting detail what happened one night in December 1977 when, as a fistfight broke out on the court between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, Kermit Washington delivered a punch that nearly killed All-Star Rudy Tomjanovich. The punch-now legendary in the annals of American sports-radically changed the trajectory of both men's lives and reverberates throughout the National Basketball Association to this day. Feinstein's compelling investigation of this single cataclysmic incident and its after-math casts a light on the NBA's darkest secrets, revealing the true price men pay when they choose a career in sports.
John Feinstein is an American sportswriter and commentator. He is a columnist for the Washington Post, an author, is a guest commentator on NPR, and does color commentary for United States Naval Academy football games. He is also a frequent contributor to The Tony Kornheiser Show. During a radio broadcast of the football game between t...
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Title:The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball ForeverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.62 × 0.75 inPublished:November 4, 2003Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316735639

ISBN - 13:9780316735636

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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"A scrupulously fair-minded and thoroughly researched account....Feinstein's diligence and sympathy surely make THE PUNCH the last word on the subject."