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Pro-Ballers Overseas: Life Beyond the Rim (purchase the book and get it shipped
to your home address)
The best book of the decade about international basketball !!!
As in most sports and indeed in the case of
many professions within the wider entertainment genre, only a handful of
individuals can lay claim to having made it to the elite level.
The number of so-called ‘A-listers’ who live the glorious
dream remains miniscule with basketball no exception. There are of course a
select few who are fortunate enough to make it in the NBA or can revel in being
idolized overseas when competing in a top level competition such as the
In most of the above scenarios, a not insignificant amount of talent and hard
work is usually the main thrust behind attainting success although it is often
supported by a healthy dose of luck and a knack of being able to take
opportunities when they arise.
For the bulk of other basketball players out there (which is
still a relatively tiny percent-age of those who aspire to turn pro) they find
themselves not able to enter this V.I.P. section. Instead, they continue vying
to live a different type of dream which while perhaps offering slightly less in
the way of worldwide fame and fortune, still provides the chance of being paid
to play the game they love.
These pro-ballers get the opportunity to travel the world,
experiencing and adapting to different cultures off the court, while also honing
their skills on the floor and adjusting to the basketball nuances of each
country and their respective pro-leagues ...
By Paul Nilsen
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