The Punch (Paperback)

One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever

By John Feinstein

Back Bay Books, 9780316735636, 400pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2003

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

When an on-court fight broke out between the Houston Rockets and the LA Lakers just before Christmas 1977, Rudy Tomjanovitch raced to break it up. He was met by Kermit Washington's fist. This is the story of how one punch changed two lives, the NBA and how we think about basketball, forever.


About the Author

John Feinstein is the author of many widely acclaimed and bestselling books on sports, including One on OneMoment of GloryAre You Kidding Me?Living on the BlackTales from Q SchoolLast DanceNext Man Up, Let Me Tell You a Story (with Red Auerbach), Caddy for LifeOpenThe PunchThe Last AmateursThe MajorsA Good Walk SpoiledA Civil WarA Season on the BrinkPlay Ball, and Hard Courts. He is also the author of five sports mystery novels for young readers. He writes for the Washington Post, Washingtonpost.com, and Golf Digest, and is a regular commentator on The Golf Channel.