The 1960’s and 70’s provided the early backdrop for Undiagnosed, Unscrupulous and Unbeatable, The Paul Haber Story. Haber actually got married–in a handball court! Author, Monty Nereim exposes the scandalous details of the troubled but exceptionally talented Jewish athlete and his outrageous dominance in the sport.
Jail time and even a state mental institution couldn’t abate the triumphs of this controversial handball superstar. A mental condition may account for some of Haber’s unscrupulous behavior, but his training regimen of cigarettes, booze, and carousing defies all logic. His challenge of authority, including the USHA, played out in juicy detail in Sports Illustrated and other magazines, and newspapers nationwide; even the front page of The Wall Street Journal. When the reigning National Racquetball Champion accepted Haber’s challenge in a “hands vs. racquet” match for $30,000, the fans of both sports went wild. So did the sports writers.