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Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim S. Grover

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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<b>For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats—Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life—and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.</b><BR><BR>Direct, blunt, and brutally honest,<b> </b>Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In “The Relentless 13,” he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. <i>Relentless </i>shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients—“don’t think”—and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, <i>Relentless </i>shows you how even the best get better . . . and how you can too.
The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
by Kobe Bryant

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<p><b>The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant—a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time</b></p><p>In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant has decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” <i>The Mamba Mentalit</i>y takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever.</p><p>For the first time, and in his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career.</p><p>Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer.</p><p>The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make <i>The Mamba Mentality</i> an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.</p>
Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, its Chaotic Fou...
by Sam Anderson

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English

Pages

435

Publication Date

August 21, 2018

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018<br /><br />NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY <i>NPR</i>, <i>CHICAGO TRIBUNE</i>, <i>SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE</i>, <i>THE ECONOMIST </i>AND<i> DEADSPIN</i><br /><br />Award-winning journalist Sam Anderson’s long-awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City--a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny.</b><br /><br />Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous "Land Run" in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team’s 2012-13 season, when the Thunder’s brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti’s all-in gamble on “the Process”—the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team’s best hope for long-term greatness—kicked off a pivotal year in the city’s history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed.<br /><i><br />Boom Town</i> announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for <i>New York</i> magazine and now a staff writer at the <i>New York Times</i> magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball frontman Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City's would-be Robert Moses<b>; </b>to<b> </b>civil rights activist Clara Luper; to the citizens and public servants who survived the notorious 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, <i>Boom Town </i>offers a remarkable look at the urban tapestry woven from control and chaos, sports and civics.
The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in t...
by Gary M. Pomerantz

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English

Pages

382

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<b><i>The New York Times </i>Bestseller<br /><br />Out of the greatest dynasty in American professional sports history, an intimate story of race, mortality, and regret</b><br /><br />About to turn ninety, Bob Cousy, the Hall of Fame Boston Celtics captain who led the team to its first six championships on an unparalleled run, has much to look back on in contentment. But he has one last piece of unfinished business. The last pass he hopes to throw is to close the circle with his great partner on those Celtic teams, fellow Hall of Famer Bill Russell, now 84. These teammates were basketball's Ruth and Gehrig, and Cooz, as everyone calls him, was famously ahead of his time as an NBA player in terms of race and civil rights. But as the decades passed, Cousy blamed himself for not having done enough, for not having understood the depth of prejudice Russell faced as an African-American star in a city with a fraught history regarding race. Cousy wishes he had defended Russell publicly, and that he had told him privately that he had his back. At this late hour, he confided to acclaimed historian Gary Pomerantz over the course of many interviews, he would like to make amends.<br /><br />At the heart of the story THE LAST PASS tells is the relationship between these two iconic athletes. The book is also in a way Bob Cousy's last testament on his complex and fascinating life. As a sports story alone it has few parallels: An poor kid whose immigrant French parents suffered a dysfunctional marriage, the young Cousy escaped to the New York City playgrounds, where he became an urban legend known as the Houdini of the Hardwood. The legend exploded nationally in 1950, his first year as a Celtic: he would be an all-star all 13 of his NBA seasons. But even as Cousy's on-court imagination and daring brought new attention to the pro game, the Celtics struggled until Coach Red Auerbach landed Russell in 1956. Cooz and Russ fit beautifully together on the court, and the Celtics dynasty was born. To Boston's white sportswriters it was Cousy's team, not Russell's, and as the civil rights movement took flight, and Russell became more publicly involved in it, there were some ugly repercussions in the community, more hurtful to Russell than Cousy feels he understood at the time.<br /><br />THE LAST PASS situates the Celtics dynasty against the full dramatic canvas of American life in the 50s and 60s. It is an enthralling portrait of the heart of this legendary team that throws open a window onto the wider world at a time of wrenching social change. Ultimately it is a book about the legacy of a life: what matters to us in the end, long after the arena lights have been turned off and we are alone with our memories.
NFHS Basketball Rules Book 2018-19
by NFHS

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English

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Publication Date

September 24, 2018

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Contains the official rules for basketball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino: A Story of Corruption, Scanda...
by Michael Sokolove

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<b>From acclaimed <i>New York Times Magazine</i> author Michael Sokolove, the astonishing inside story of the epic corruption scandal that has rocked the NCAA and exposed the rot and hypocrisy at the heart of big-time college sports.</b><br /><br />At a lavish annual event in late August 2017, the University of Louisville athletic director, who made more than $5 million in compensation in 2016, announced an extension of his school's sponsorship deal with Adidas: $160 million for another 10 years. The invitees were city's gentry - horse breeders, bourbon distillers, partners at big law firms, the state's governor, Matt Bevin, and its most powerful politician, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. One month later, the FBI revealed that it had reached the endgame of a sprawling investigation of large-scale corruption involving Adidas, Louisville and a host of other colleges, in which large payments were laundered from Adidas through a network of coaches and fixers to athletes and their families to induce them to go to Adidas-branded college programs. In short order, Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino (salary: $8 million) and athletic director Tom Jurich were fired, and fear and trembling swept through the world of bigtime college athletics. Because there is another shoe, as it were, and it will fall.<br /><br />In THE LAST TEMPTATION OF RICK PITINO, Michael Sokolove lifts the rug on the Louisville scandal and places it in the context of the much wider problem, the farce of amateurism in bigtime college sports. In a world in which even assistant coaches can make high-six and seven-figure salaries, as long as they keep the "elite" athletes coming in, shoe deals can reach into the nine figures, and everyone is getting rich but the players, can it be surprising that unscrupulous parties would pay athletes, creating in effect a black market in young men, a veritable underground railroad of talent? <br /><br />But a few bad apples are one thing. In THE LAST TEMPTATION OF RICK PITINO, Michael Sokolove shows an elaborate, systematic machine, involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in illicit payments and connecting at least one of the largest apparel companies in the world with schools across the country. The Louisville-Adidas scandal has revealed a web of conspiracy whose scope has shaken big-time college sports to its core, delivering a devastating blow to the fantasy of amateurism, of "scholar athletes." A Shakespearean drama of greed and desperation involving some of the biggest characters in the arena of sports, THE LAST TEMPTATION OF RICK PITINO will be the definitive chronicle of this scandal and its broader echoes.
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
by , David Casstevens

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p><br /><br /><p>"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."<br /><br />--<b>Ben Crenshaw</b>, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain</p><br /><br /><p>"<i>Mind Gym</i> hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."<br /><br />--<b>Ken Griffey Jr.</b>, Major League Baseball MVP</p><br /><br /><p>"I read <i>Mind Gym</i> on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."<br /><br />--<b>Jason Kidd</b>, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner</p><br /><br /><p>In <i>Mind Gym</i>, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." <i>Mind Gym</i> will give you the "head edge" over the competition.</p>
Jail Blazers: How the Portland Trail Blazers Became the Bad Boys ...
by Eggers Kerry

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English

Pages

544

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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In the late ’90s and early 2000s, the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the hottest teams in the NBA. For almost a decade, they won 60 percent of their games while making it to the Western Conference Finals twice. However, what happened off-court was just as unforgettable as what they did on the court.<BR><BR> When someone asked Blazers general manager Bob Whitsitt about his team’s chemistry, he replied that he’d “never studied chemistry in college.” And with that, the “Jail Blazers” were born. Built in a similar fashion to a fantasy team, the team had skills, but their issues ended up being their undoing. In fact, many consider it the darkest period in franchise history. <BR><BR> While fans across the country were watching the skills of Damon Stoudamire, Rasheed Wallace, and Zach Randolph, those in Portland couldn’t have been more disappointed in the players’ off-court actions. This, many have mentioned, included a very racial element—which carried over to the players as well. As forward Rasheed Wallace said, “We’re not really going to worry about what the hell [the fans] think about us. They really don’t matter to us. They can boo us every day, but they’re still going to ask for our autographs if they see us on the street. That’s why they’re fans and we’re NBA players.” <BR><BR> While people think of the Detroit Pistons of the eighties as the elite “Bad Boys,” the “Jail Blazers” were <i>actually</i> bad. Author Kerry Eggers, who covered the Trail Blazers during this controversial era, goes back to share the stories from the players, coaches, management, and those in Portland when the players were in the headlines as much for their play as for their legal issues.
Basketball: A Love Story
by , Dan Klores

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br /><br />Inspired by a major ESPN film series, this is an extraordinary oral history of basketball—its eye-opening untold history, its profound deeper meaning, its transformative influence on the world—as told through an unprecedented series of candid conversations with the game’s ultimate icons.</b><br />  <br /> This is the greatest love story never told. It has passion and heartbreak, triumph and betrayal. It is deeply intimate yet crosses oceans, upends lives and changes nations. This is the true story of basketball.<br />  <br /> It is the story of a Canadian invention that took over America, and the world. Of a supposed “white man’s sport” that became a way for people of color, women, and immigrants to claim a new place in society. Of a game that demands everything of those who love it, yet gives so much back in return. <br />  <br /> To tell this story, acclaimed journalists Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew and Dan Klores embarked on a groundbreaking mission to interview a staggering lineup of basketball trailblazers. For the first time hundreds of legends, from Kobe, Lebron and Steph Curry to Magic Johnson, Dr. J and Jerry West, spoke movingly about their greatest passion. Iconic coaches like Phil Jackson and Coach K opened up like never before. Those who shattered glass ceilings, from Bill Russell and Yao Ming to Cheryl Miller and Lisa Leslie, explained what it really took to lay claim to their place in the game. <br />  <br /> At once a definitive oral history and something far more revelatory and life affirming, <i>Basketball: A Love Story</i> is the defining untold oral history of how basketball came to be, and what it means to those who love it.
Intermittent Fasting in 5 Easy Steps for Women, By Women: The Sec...
by Paula Louise

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English

Pages

49

Publication Date

May 11, 2018

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<i> Intermittent Fasting in 5 Easy Steps for Women, By Women </i> is the ultimate secret guide for weight loss and fat burning. It’s the key to unlocking a new you. Plus, have a COMPLIMENTARY bonus on me (keep reading to find out what it is).<br /><br /><b> Are you ready to lose weight, burn fat and stick to Intermittent Fasting? </b><br /><br />If yes, keep reading…<br /><br />Ladies, I know how challenging it is to start and stick to a new diet. I started Intermittent Fasting a few times and ended up quitting. I was disappointed because I always struggled with my weight. It was just so difficult to stay motivated. I read countless articles and books (written mostly by men) who just didn’t understand my needs as a woman. They had a lot of answers, but none to my questions. I genuinely wanted to start again, I just didn’t know how. <br /><br />Then one day, while I was on YouTube, I had enough of my weight and lack of progress. I wanted to try Intermittent Fasting one more time, but this time I would stick with it. I spent countless hours researching the science behind it, the benefits (weight loss, fat burning), common issues, and more. I consulted Intermittent Fasting female experts for motivational advice and words of wisdom. I joined Intermittent Fasting and dieting groups for support. I surrounded myself with healthier foods and snacks. I changed my entire lifestyle so I could change my life.<br /><br />I’ve now been doing Intermittent Fasting for a long time. It helped me lose weight, burn fat, and get my confidence back. It changed my life so much that I decided to dedicate my time to help other women like me. After hearing countless success stories from my female clients, I was inspired to write a book to help more women. Honestly, I thought it would be inspiring and helpful to read a fasting book written for women, by women. Too many health and fitness books are written by men who just don’t understand us. <br /><br />I worked with several female Intermittent Fasting experts to come up with the most helpful information for beginners and veterans alike. I spent weeks exploring what other books, that were mostly written by men, left out that was important for women to know. When we finished, we were confident this was the most helpful and motivational Intermittent Fasting book written for women, by women. <br /><br />Today, I am releasing this book to help women like me. Whether you tried Intermittent Fasting before and gave up, or whether this is your first time, I guarantee this book will help you in more ways than one. Even to this day, my clients message me that they are so thankful for my advice and help. Everything I know and learned about Intermittent Fasting is in this book. I genuinely hope this will help you change your life, for the better.<br /><br /><b> What’s Inside? </b><br /><br />Chapter 1. The Medical Science Behind Intermittent Fasting<br />Chapter 2: Why Intermittent Fasting Stands Out Compared To Other Diets<br />Chapter 3. Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting<br />Chapter 4. 5 Easy Steps To Get Started And Stick With Intermittent Fasting<br />Chapter 5. How To Easily Get Over The 21 Day Hump<br />Chapter 6. Motivation Tips And Words Of Wisdom<br />Chapter 7: How To Safely End Your Fast<br />Chapter 8. Common Issues Women Experience With Intermittent Fasting And How To Overcome Them<br /><br /><b> What are the FREE bonus items? </b><br /><br />•Life changing online support groups<br />•Mouth-watering fasting meal plans<br />•Top apps to track your progress<br />•Most effective workouts to burn fat during a fast<br />

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