Title: Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First US Women’s Olympic Basketball Team
Author: Andrew Maraniss
Published in: 2023
Rating: 4 stars
Inaugural Ballers by Andrew Maraniess is an excellent book about “the true story of the first US women’s Olympic basketball team.” The book centers on the true story of the birth of women’s Olympic basketball at the 1976 Summer Games and the ragtag team that put US women’s basketball on the map.
This book is fantastic; it has a lot of facts that I had never heard of before, like twenty years before women’s soccer became an Olympic sport and two decades before the formation of the WNBA, the 1976 US Women’s basketball team laid the foundation for the incredible rise of women’s sports in America at the youth, collegiate, Olympic, and professional levels. There are a lot more facts that you will learn in the book.
I would recommend this book to people who play basketball so they can learn all about the history of WNBA and more. It may sound a bit slow in the beginning, but later on in the book, I became very interested in all the facts and history behind the Women’s Olympic Basketball Team.
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