"Fast breaking sports novel"
In New York winning is everything. Professional sports
die without championships or at least a temporary draw
until the victories return. The New York Knights have
neither so the attendance is down. Owner Michael De la
Cruz informs scout Eddie Holtz that he better come up with
a superstar or find work overseas. In Europe, Eddie checks
out former NBA great Earthwind, but feels raptures watching
the point guard, a D. Gerard pull a series of magic acts.
After the game ends, Eddie meets Gerard whose first initial
stands for Dee, a female.
Eddie calls his boss, who sees an opportunity to fill a
few seats with a wiggle and jiggle. However, the other
owners and many of the players make it clear that the NBA
stands for no babes allowed. Talented enough to compete,
will Dee obtain the opportunity to break the gender line?
FULL COURT PRESS is a fast breaking sports novel that
genre fans will either love or hate depending on the
reaction to the basic premise that a woman is capable of
playing in the NBA. The story line is fun as Dee seems
genuine (Wonder if she is modeled after a WNBA guard like
Stacey or Stiles?) and the reactions to her seem humorous
and ludicrous at the same time. Mike Lupica provides a
slam dunk tale that will entertain readers even as many
wonder how they would look one on one with Leslie or Dydek
(beside feeling short).
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 17, 2001