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Expatriate Games: My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball Dave Fromm

Expatriate Games: My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball

Dave Fromm

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ISBN : 9781626365094
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143 pages
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When Dave Fromm graduated from college with good grades and high LSAT scores, he planned to apply to law school. But he actually wasnOCOt that sure he wanted to go, at least not right away. A few years earlier, heOCOd been to Prague for a weekend,MoreWhen Dave Fromm graduated from college with good grades and high LSAT scores, he planned to apply to law school. But he actually wasnOCOt that sure he wanted to go, at least not right away. A few years earlier, heOCOd been to Prague for a weekend, and played a game of pickup basketball there. And he was a decent basketball player, though not good enough to make the team at Boston College either time heOCOd tried out. So he did the kind of thing weOCOd all do if we had the guts (and a foolhardy sense of determination) OCo he moved to Prague, even though he didnOCOt speak Czech, or know anyone whoOCOd been to Prague, or if they had basketball leagues there, much less professional leagues, much less if they let foreigners play.Expatriate Games is Dave FrommOCOs touching and amusing memoir of the year (1994) he spent playing basketball for TJ Sokol Kralovske Vinhorady, a Czech semi-pro team. Throughout, Fromm, a self-proclaimed OC gym-rat, OCO struggles with his teammates, the European style of play, and the language barrier. But miraculously, Fromm describes how despite the struggles the team came together, a girl appeared, and he was introduced to a side of Prague most foreigners canOCOt--a Prague full of ghosts and back alleys and a people simultaneously embracing and reeling from transition.