The author of those baseball, football and hockey winners has penned about as simple a primer on b-ball as you'll find. All the fundamentals of the game--passing, shooting, dribbling, etc.--are covered even if the emphasis here is on offense. If you didn't know, ""basketball is a running game"" . . . and ""putting the ball through the hoop is what the game is all about."" If the names Kareem, Clyde, Hondo or Tiny ring any bells, chances are you'll be better off buying a peach basket.