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I grew up in North Carolina in the early seventies and I was occasionally able to watch the Carolina Cougars. The ABA was a freewheeling league, where a lot of weird things happened; and the game appeared to be a lotta fun; both for the fans and the players. I watched the game where George McGinnis set a new rebounding record by banging the ball of the rim and backboard a few times. I can still remember the voice of the Cougars; Bob Laney of WSOC-AM doing the play-by-play as I lay in my bunk bed at night.
Now for the negatives. I'm not sure which reader it was who was constantly mangling every name more complicated than Smith or Jones, but he was extremely difficult to listen to. It was disconcerting and affected my enjoyment of the format. It could have done without so many redundant comments as well. It might have been a better listen if it had been a few hours shorter.
So if you're a hard-core fan of the ABA; or a fan of old school hoops from the seventies; this might be a good listen. For anyone else; I have a hard time recommending it.
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Growing up in NC, my Dad took me to see the Carolina Cougars in Greensboro, NC. I really loved the Cougars and especially that Red-White-Blue basketball!
This book brought back a lot of great memories and was very informative.
The only negative comment: Several of the narrators continually mispronounced names of key people and players. (Don't they rehearse?)
Other than that,...GREAT BOOK!!