Author: Sam Toperoff

Sam Toperoff has been, in his various incarnations, a writer at Sports Illustrated, a producer/director for PBS, author of thirteen books, and a professor at Hofstra University. He now writes novels in Les Hautes-Alpes, the High Alps of France.
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Globe Ball

How is it that an orange oblate spheroid—a basketball—can make an impression on kids that transcends time and space? From childhood to old age, the game becomes a measure of skill and desire that endures. And this is true everywhere in the world. A series of strange coincidences brought the writer to discover that maybe the globe is really just an immense basketball.