Shikey Got­thof­fer

  • From the Publisher
May 3, 2016

Dur­ing the 1930s, the Philadel­phia South Philadel­phia Hebrew Asso­ci­a­tion (SPHA) was a dom­i­nant pro­fes­sion­al bas­ket­ball team. At the time of the Great Depres­sion, the rise of anti-Semi­tism, and the onset of World War II, the SPHAs took on all com­ers and won. Shikey Got­thof­fer emerged as the team’s best play­er. In his ten years with the team, he won five cham­pi­onships and two Most Valu­able Play­er awards. This book tells the sto­ry of Shikey, his youth play­ing bas­ket­ball, rela­tion­ship with his fam­i­ly, and becom­ing a pro­fes­sion­al bas­ket­ball player.

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