Home » Nonfiction » Josh Swade » The Holy Grail of Hoops

September 23 , 2008

The Holy Grail of Hoops

One Fan's Quest to Buy the Original Rules of Basketball


When Josh Swade found out that the original 13 rules of basketball, penned by Dr. James Naismith—the father of modern basketball—were up for auction, he knew that it was his duty as a lifelong Jayhawks fan to make sure that they ended up where they belonged.
Download torrent

Read also

Fire Fight

Tande Walker is swimming in love. Her brother met his soul mate, her best friend is engaged, and to top it all off, Tande has the town's biggest wedding to plan for. All she can focus on is the job she has to do to get Brent & DJ across the marital finish line.But someone does not want this wedding to take place. They've been getting…

Penned in 1891, Naismith’s original rules were auctioned off by Sotheby’s in New York City on December 10, 2010. Upon hearing the news that Naismith’s grandson, Ian Naismith, had offered the rules for auction, Swade could not accept the notion that this sacred document could reside with just some stranger or in a random home or hall. He resolved to ensure that Naismith’s rules be returned to his spiritual home of forty years, The University of Kansas. Swade had his raison d'etre. He had all the determination one could need. There was only one issue.

He did not have 4.3 million dollars.

Spanning the course of thirty-nine frantic days, Josh Swade embarked on a fanatical journey that would take him across the country. His nearly religious obsession brought him face-to-face with NBA players Paul Peirce and Steve Nash, NBA greats Jerry West and Larry Brown, and many others who knew the importance of this relic. With multiple hurdles ahead of him, will Josh be able to find the money and support to purchase the rules before it’s too late?
Show more...

Date release: August 01, 2013

Nonfiction, Sports
Holy, Grail, Hoops, Josh, Swade, download, Torrent, ePub, Microsoft Reader (LIT)

How to download book

Buy this book

You can buy this book now only for $17.99. This is the lowest price for this book.

Buy book

Download book free

If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.


After that you may download book «The Holy Grail of Hoops»:

Download Torrent:


Download ePub:


Download Microsoft Reader (LIT):