From Samurai to Shooting Hoops: Takehiko Inoue, Art Chameleon
It’s one of the oldest tricks in the hustler’s handbook. Find yourself a mark, pretend like you aren’t all that, convince him to put some money up, and then use your true skills to earn some fast cash. In the manga series “Real,” Kiyoharu Togawa and Tomomi Nomiya take to the basketball courts in parks and gyms, running game on unsuspecting suckers. The twist — because you know there had to be a twist — is that Togawa is confined to a wheelchair after a devastating bout with cancer.
Having read Real, Vagabond and Slam Dunk. I have to say that you have to read Takehiko Inoue’s work. These are some of the best piece of stories I have read. Although I do have to read rest of his work viz. Kaede Purple, Buzzer Beater and Chameleon Jail.