Heaven Is a Playground

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Cover of the book

Heaven Is a Playground is a 1976 book by Rick Telander. It describes Telander's observations of the streetball culture in Brooklyn during the summer of 1974. Among the players featured in the book are Fly Williams and Albert King.[1] The book was ranked #15 in a 2002 Sports Illustrated list of the Top 100 Sports Books of All Time.[2]

The 1991 film Heaven Is a Playground is loosely based on the book.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Cannella. "A Slice of Heaven". Sports Illustrated. December 7, 2009. Retrieved on September 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "Top 100 Sports Books of All Time". CNNSI. December 16, 2002. Retrieved on September 27, 2011.
  3. ^ Dave Kehr. "'Playground' tries for two baskets and misses both". Chicago Tribune. October 4, 1991. Friday, H.