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Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, A...
by , Reggie Miller

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<div>Who is the greatest dunker of all time? Which version of the Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? <I>Basketball (and Other Things)</I> presents readers with a whole new set of pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn’t even know they needed, from the classic (How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant actually the best player in the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball’s greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.<BR>  </div>
Betaball: How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greates...
by Erik Malinowski

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<div><b>The definitive, inside account of how the Golden State Warriors created a new kind of basketball juggernaut</b></div><div><b></b></div><div><b><br />"Buckle up for the sports book of the year." -- Don Van Natta Jr., ESPN investigative reporter, New York Times bestselling author, and Pulitzer Prize winner</b></div><div><b></b></div><br /><div><b>"Instructive r</b><b>eading for every coach and every player in every sport -- and fun, too." -- Kirkus Reviews</b></div><br /><div><b></b></div><div><i></i></div><div><div><b>"An insightful portrait of one of the all-time great NBA teams." -- Booklist</b></div><br /><div><b></b></div><div><i></i></div><div></div><div><b>"Malinowski describes the on-court action with humorous flair while also capturing the sophistication required to properly run a professional sports team." -- Publishers Weekly</b></div><br /><div><b></b></div><div><i></i></div><div></div><div><i>Moneyball</i> meets <i>The City Game</i> in this compelling look at how the world champion Golden State Warriors embraced savvy business practices, next-generation science, and Silicon Valley's technocentric culture to not only produce the most talented basketball team ever assembled but revolutionize the modern NBA.</div><div> </div><div><i>Betaball</i> is the definitive, inside account of how the Warriors -- under the leadership of venture capitalist Joe Lacob and Hollywood producer Peter Guber -- quickly became one of the most remarkable success stories ever witnessed in sports or business. In just five years, the duo turned a declining franchise with no immediate hope into the NBA's dominant force, facilitated the rise of All-Star point guard Stephen Curry, produced the best single-season record in league history, and won two championships over a three-year span.</div><div> </div><div>Lacob and Guber (along with their executives, coaches, and players) did so by urging employees to speak out; encouraging cross-collaboration; investing in bold, new technologies; and never resisting the urge to innovate, no matter how successful they became. In the tech industry, the term for this development stage -- when your product isn't quite fully baked, so you're always in flux and open to change yet focused on the end-goal -- is "beta."</div><div> </div><div>By operating in "beta," the Warriors morphed into a model organization for American professional sports, instituting the best workplace principles found inside the world's most successful corporations and instilling a top-down organizational ethos that allowed all of their employees to thrive, from the front office to the free-throw line.</div><div> </div><div>With in-depth access and meticulous reporting on and off the court, acclaimed journalist Erik Malinowski recounts a gripping tale of worlds colliding, a team's reinvention, ordinary people being pushed to extraordinary heights, and the Golden State Warriors' unending quest to remain the best.</div></div>
Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California ...
by Jack McCallum

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<b>The bestselling author of <i>Dream Team</i> tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West.</b><br /><br /> During their 1971–72 championship season, the L.A. Lakers won thirty-three games in a row, a streak that still stands as the longest and greatest in the history of American professional sports. It was a run of uninterrupted dominance that predated by decades the overwhelming firepower of today’s Warriors, a revolutionary team whose recent seasons include some record-threatening win streaks of their own.<br /><br /> In <i>Golden Days,</i> acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum uses these two teams—the Jerry West/Wilt Chamberlain/Elgin Baylor Lakers and the Stephen Curry/Kevin Durant/Draymond Green Warriors—to trace the dynamic history of the National Basketball Association, which for much of the last half-century has marched memorably through the state of California.<br /><br /> Tying together the two strands of McCallum’s story is Hall of Famer West, the ferociously competitive Laker guard who later became one of the key architects of the Warriors. With “the Logo” as his guide, McCallum takes us deep into the locker rooms and front offices of these two era-defining teams, leveraging the access and authority he has amassed over his forty-year career to create a picture of the cultural juggernaut that the NBA has become.<br /><br /> Featuring up-close-and-personal portraits of some of the biggest names in basketball history, from the larger-than-life Wilt Chamberlain to the innovative Warriors coach Steve Kerr to the transcendent duo of Curry and Durant<i>, Golden Days</i> is a history, not just of a changing sport, but a changing America, as seen through the prism of two teams that ruled the league during times of violence and political turmoil—the Charles Manson murders and the athlete-activist in the age of Trump among the narrative backdrops.<br /><br /> In the end, McCallum’s book leaves an indelible portrait of West, the man who lived, played, and worked through it all—and who remains, on the cusp of his eightieth birthday, one of the most vital, complicated, and compelling figures in all of sports.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for <i>Golden Days</i></b><br /><br /> “With his classic eye for detail and deadpan wit, Jack McCallum connects two of the greatest teams in sports history through the endlessly fascinating persona of Jerry West. McCallum manages to unearth new details about some of the giants of the game, while shining a light on overlooked figures such as Elgin Baylor, delivering an original, fascinating, and breezy read.”<b>—Zach Lowe, senior writer, ESPN</b><br /><br /> “I spent some of the 2016–17 season working as a consultant for the Golden State Warriors, but even I didn’t know every detail of how this championship team came together. <i>Golden Days</i> breaks that all down and shows how the Warriors have revolutionized basketball.”<b>—Steve Nash, two-time MVP</b>
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim S. Grover

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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Fore more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats—Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, and dozens more—and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to get those results, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.<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.
2017-18 NFHS Basketball Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

178

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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Contains the official rules for basketball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Smart Texas Basketball 2017
by , Jeff Haley

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English

Pages

136

Publication Date

October 23, 2017

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Welcome to the second edition of Smart Texas Basketball. We are back for another year of basketball dissection. This time we’re leaner and hungrier; nobody believes in us so we’re here to shock the world. We’re just here to do our job, we’re happy to be here, we hope we can help the ballclub, we just want to give it our best job, and the good Lord willing, things will work out. We’re even in the best shape of our lives.<br />#blessed<br />#humble<br />#riseandgrind<br />#nodaysoff<br /><br />This year presents a new challenge for us, recalibrating expectations and assumptions from a year of highs and lows. Well, mostly lows. We have another year of data on how Shaka Smart and his staff like to operate, another year of observations to inform our opinions and predictions, another year to fuel our wildly inappropriate speculations. We go into the season that was, the season that will be, and all that implies. We spend time looking at the expected impact of the incoming class, how the roster rearranges, and which players will benefit. We also look at the entire schedule, highlight which games will most likely dictate the outcome of the year, and dig into the team’s recruiting plans. If it pertains to Texas basketball, it’s in here.<br />We hope this book will give you the tools necessary to understand what the Texas basketball program is attempting to achieve and will enhance your appreciation of the games. We hope this book entertains and informs in equal measure; if it does please send Jonny a line, if it doesn’t, tweet at Jeff. He’s much more willing to listen to a series of 140-character diatribes, it’s how he met Jonny in the first place.
Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinar...
by Ernie Jr. Johnson

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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Ernie Johnson Jr. has been in the game a long time. With one of the most recognized voices in sports broadcasting, he is a tireless perfectionist when it comes to preparing and delivering his commentary. Yet he knows that some of sports' greatest triumphs--and life's greatest rewards--come from those <i>unscripted </i>moments you never anticipated. <BR><BR>In this heartfelt, gripping autobiography, the three-time Sports Emmy Award-winner and popular host of TNT's <i>Inside the NBA</i> provides a remarkably candid look at his life both on and off the screen. From his relationship with his sportscaster father to his own rise to the top of sports broadcasting, from battling cancer to raising six children with his wife, Cheryl, including a special needs child adopted from Romania, Ernie has taken the important lessons he learned from his father and passed them on to his own children. This is the untold story, the one Ernie has lived after the lights are turned off and the cameras stop rolling. Sports fans, cancer survivors, fathers and sons, adoptive parents, those whose lives have been touched by a person with special needs, anyone who loves stories about handling life's surprises with grace--<i>Unscripted </i>is for all of these.
Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the...
by , Dave McMenamin

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<div><b>Now a <i>New York Times </i>bestseller! </b></div> <div><b><br /></b></div> <div><b>The inside story of LeBron James's return and ultimate triumph in Cleveland.</b></div> <div><br /></div>What really happened when LeBron James stunned the NBA by leaving a potential dynasty in Miami to come home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers? How did the Cavs use secret meetings to put together the deal to add star Kevin Love? Who really made the controversial decision to fire coach David Blatt when the team was in first place? Where did the greatest comeback in NBA history truly begin-and end?<br /><br />RETURN OF THE KING takes you onto the private planes, inside the locker-room conversations, and into the middle of the intense huddles where one of the greatest stories in basketball history took place, resulting in the Cavs winning the 2016 NBA title after trailing the Golden State Warriors three games to one. <br /><br />You'll hear from all the characters involved: the players, the executives, the agents, and the owners as they reveal stories never before told. Get the background on all the controversies, the rivalries, and the bad blood from two reporters who were there for every day, plot twist, and social media snafu as they take you through the fascinating ride that culminated in a heart-stopping Game Seven.
Redemption: Carolina Basketball's 2016–2017 Journey from Heartb...
by , Matt Bowers

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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This is the story of a national championship that was a year in the making.<br /><br /><i>Redemption: Carolina Basketball's 2016–2017 Journey from Heartbreak to History</i> is a behind-the-scenes look at the Tar Heels' ride to the 2017 national title. Featuring never-before-published, exclusive photographs that will take readers from the practice court and game action to the team bus and locker room, this book is the most complete chronicle of a UNC national championship ever made. In addition to the full-color images, the book also includes interviews with the players and coaches that can only be found here, a foreword by head coach Roy Williams, and exciting new stories from Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, and Matt Bowers, who accompanied the team every step of the way.<br /><br />Much more than a detailed account of Carolina's 33 victories, <i>Redemption</i> describes the amazing journey of one of UNC's most inspiring championships, from heartbreak in Houston to the storybook finish in Phoenix. Here readers can get the team's perspective on what propelled them to a title and find out what moments the players and coaches considered most important, both on and off the court. The result is a must-have book for Tar Heel fans everywhere.<br /><br />
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence (NTC Sports/Fitn...
by , David Casstevens

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p> <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> <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> <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> <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>

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