Jump Shot: Kenny Sailors: Basketball Innovator and Alaskan by Lew Freedman

By Lew Freedman

Kenny Sailors was once a basketball superstar, and the inventor of the leap shot. He attended the collage of Wyoming and used to be MVP in 1943 in university AA basketball. After WWII, he spent 5 years as an early participant within the new NBA. As a teen, Kenny used to be five‑foot‑seven yet his older brother was once six‑foot‑two so whilst taking part in basketball, Kenny needed to leap up over his brother to get off a shot. that's how the bounce shot was once born, and
Kenny used it in university basketball. He performed in Denver and a number of other towns whose staff names have now replaced, yet he additionally performed for the Boston Celtics with Bob Cousy. After he left the NBA, he moved to Alaska and in 1965 settled within the Glennallen zone, the place he used to be a fishing and searching consultant within the Wrangle Mountains for thirty‑five years. He now lives in Idaho, and his son lives and flies plane from Antioch, California.

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