This book is interesting reading that can be of use to teachers, educators and coaches and can make every reader think... My compliments for your thoughts and effort. The book will certainly be appreciated not only in basketball world, but also wider.
- IVO DANEU, member of the FIBA Hall of Fame, captain for the Yugoslavian National Team – Ljubljana 1970 world champion.
And every one that thinks of feels the same is my friend, even thought we maybe don't know each other and we haven't met. Nina and I will certainly meet since her book shows we have many things in common... I am certain that your book will be read by many, not only basketball lovers.
- PETER VILFAN, world chamipon in Manila 1978, captain for the first National Team in an independent Slovenia.
Her invitation to the reader is original, she encourages the reader to try themselves how much thoughts they give to basketball, life and themselves.
- FRANE ERČULJ, Basketball Department at the Faculty of Sports, president of the Coaches Council at the Slovenian Basketball Coaches Association.
Every single chapter is a world itself, discussing a part of life , reflection, feelings and attitude towards nature and people... Without doubt, sport today is one of the most important activities of the young people and encourages development of the most positive characteristics needed to build up a man of strong personality.
- ANDREJ STARE, physician, sports commentator and writer in Slovenia.
A book is like a basketball and life game ‒ in the introduction it builds up for the game, it warms us up (the beginning of the path; mentors; change of rules in life; global market …) and it makes us ready for further thoughts about the game (fight and persistence; creativity; competence and wisdom; individuality; strategy …) and then it starts to present, reveal and explain individual parts of the game (national pride; leading oneself and others; team spirit; empathy; victory and defeat; career; “sharing and giving” …) preparing the final message hidden in the fifth chapter ‒ i.e. in you, the reader, in knowing thyself and in the message that we, too, can be number 23. And that message will partly depend on me, partly on you.
You get to know the world of basketball through 22 themes, for example: Everything is White at the Beginning; Passing Down the Knowledge; Vivaldi, The Four Seasons and Basketball; The Art of the First Step; Free throw; Nothing is Impossible; “One Profits Most Who Services Best!”; United Outwards Different Within; Live Pieces from A to Z; Panta Rhei and My Meter; The Greatest Missed Many Times and many more …
Knjiga nas skozi štiri četrtine (štiri poglavja) popelje na popotovanje skozi košarko in življenje.
Sestavljena je kot košarkarska in življenjska tekma- v uvodu gradi igro, nas ogreva (začetek poti, mentorji, spremembe pravil v življenju, globalni trg...) in pripravlja na nadaljnja razmišljanja o igri (borba in vztrajnost, ustvarjalnost, kompetence in modrost, individualnost, strategija...), nato pa začne predstavljati, spoznavati in razlagati posamezne dele igre (narodna zavest, vodenje sebe in vodenje drugih, kolektivni duh, sposobnost empatije, uspeh in poraz, karierna pot, "deliti in dajati"...) in pripravljati končno sporočilo (skrito v petem poglavju- v Vas bralcih, torej spoznati samega sebe in v sporočilu, da smo tudi mi lahko številka 23), ki bo odvisno deloma od mene in deloma od Vas. Bralec tako spoznava svet košarke in življenja skozi 22 razmišljanj kot so npr.: Na začetku je vse belo; Prenos znanja do mentorja; Vivaldi, cikel 12 in košarka; Umetnost prvega koraka; Prosti met; Nemogoče je mogoče; "Največ pridobi tisti, ki najbolje pomaga"; Enotni na zunaj, različni od znotraj, Živahnost figur od A do Ž; "Panta rhei" in števec; Največji so večkrat zgrešili itd.