By Yago Colás
Pro basketball participant Rasheed Wallace usually exclaimed the pragmatic fact “Ball don’t lie!” in the course of a video game. it's a protest opposed to a referee’s undesirable calls. however the slogan, which originated in pickup video games, brings the truth of a racialized city playground into mainstream American renowned culture.
In Ball Don’t Lie!, Yago Colás lines many of the sorts of strength at paintings within the intersections among basketball and language from the game’s invention to the current day. He evaluations present well known myths about the background of basketball, contextualizes them, and offers an alternate historical past of the game encouraged via options. Colás emphasizes the artistic prerogative of gamers and the ways that their ideas shape—and are formed by—broader cultural and social phenomena.
Ball do not Lie! shows that basketball can't be decreased to a unmarried, mounted or undying essence yet in its place is a constantly evolving exhibition of actual tradition that flexibly adapts to and sparks adjustments in American society.
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Ball Don't Lie: Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball (Sporting) by Yago Colás