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Isaiah Thomas: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Pr...
by Clayton Geoffreys

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April 24, 2017

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<h2>Learn the Inspiring Story of the Boston Celtics Star Point Guard Isaiah Thomas!</h2><br /><p><strong>Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device!</strong></p><br /><p>In <i>Isaiah Thomas: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Prolific Point Guards</i>, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier point guards, Isaiah Thomas. The Boston Celtics secured the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the 2016-2017 season behind the leadership of Isaiah Thomas. Thomas, just 5' 9'' in stature, has overcome many obstacles to become one of the best scorers in the league. His ability to both penetrate and create shot opportunities for himself are truly impressive, making him the Celtics' go-to scorer in the fourth quarter.</p><br /><p>In this book, we'll learn more about Isaiah Thomas' journey into the NBA, his impact on the game, and his growing legacy as one of the greatest small guard scorers in the modern era.<br /></p><p><b>Here is a preview of what is inside this book:</b> </p><ul><br /><li>Early Life and Childhood</li><br /><li>High School and College Career</li><br /><li>Getting Drafted, The Rookie and Early Seasons, Proving Himself</li><br /><li>The Move to Phoenix, the Three Point Guard Lineup</li><br /><li>The Trade to the Celtics, Rising with Boston</li><br /><li>First All-Star Season and Rise to Elite Status, the King in the Fourth</li><br /><li>Personal Life</li><br /><li>Thomas' Impact and Legacy </li><br /></ul><p></p><br /><p>An excerpt from the book:</p><br /><p><i>The world loves an underdog. People always cheer for the man who fights against all the odds and those that defy the usual standards. Underdogs are never more beloved than in the world of sports, where guys that defy physical standards always get the adoration of the masses. Basketball is one of the sports that is never short of an underdog.</i></p><br /><br /><p><i> In the game of basketball and a professional league such as the NBA, physical gifts have always made superstars out of the athletes. You talk about Shaquille O'Neal, who stood over 7 feet tall and weighed over 320 pounds of mass. Then there is LeBron James, who is 260 pounds of muscle but runs like a gazelle on the hard floor. Russell Westbrook may not be the tallest guard on the floor, but he is lightning quick and jumps out of the building. The best superstars have always been some of the most physically gifted athletes in the history of the game.</i></p><br /><br /><p><i> The NBA has always been like that. It assesses the players' potential first and foremost based on what his physical attributes could accomplish. His height and wingspan are measured. They look at how physically ready his body is for a tough grind in the league. They assess how fast he could run and how high he could leap. After all, basketball has always been one of the sports that rely chiefly on an athlete's physical gifts.</i></p><br /><br /><p>Tags: Isaiah Thomas Bio, Isaiah Thomas basketball, Boston Celtics basketball, Al Horford, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart, Brad Stevens, Kelly Olynyk, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, Kyle Lowry, Kyrie Irving</p>
Brian McCormick's Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter: Volum...
by Brian McCormick

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April 24, 2017

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Brian McCormick's Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 6 tackles the basketball status quo and provides real world and well-researched answers to the questions that many fail to ask. Why do we teach young players to use the triple threat position on every catch when the model of professional offensive execution, the San Antonio Spurs, rarely use the triple threat at all? Why do we accept non-contact ACL injuries in girls' basketball as a fait accompli rather than implementing measures to reduce players' risks? <br /> <br />Volume 6 covers a wide variety of topics, and each page is filled with information that a player or coach can use immediately.<br /><br />The free weekly newsletter is my collection of thoughts based on my experience in and around the game of basketball. I started Volume 6 while coaching in Denmark and taking a men’s team to the league finals, and finished the year assisting a women’s college basketball team. Early in 2014 I worked on several academic papers for publication, and late in 2014 I wrote two books (The 21st Century Basketball Practice and Fake Fundamentals), and the book reflects these experiences. <br /><br />Consistent themes across the year include variability in training, dribbling, the San Antonio Spurs, animal movements, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. These themes reflect several of my primary interests. Throughout the year, I reference well-known coaches such as Frans Bosch, Dan John, Bill Knowles, and Vern Gambetta because I follow their work and respect them greatly.<br /> <br />I had several great interviews with tremendous basketball coaches, strength coaches, and physical therapists in 2014: Mladen Jovanovic, Harri Mannonen, Raul Jimenez, Doc Scheppler, Dr. Ben Fung, Dr. Markus Klusemann, Casey Wheel, Dr. Joseph Lightfoot, and Dr. Julie Eibensteiner. When I have questions, these are the people who I email, and they added valuable insight to the newsletters this year.
I Am Lebron James (Who Am I Series)
by Felicia S. Hudson

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April 23, 2017

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In this book, we give an inside look at the rise of basketball’s hottest prospect. Lebron had been displaying extraordinary basketball skills from a young age and came in the limelight from the time he was a high school sophomore in Ohio and went on to become an NBA star with rapidly growing influence around the world. The biography traces all the important events of his life from childhood to stardom in the most comprehensive, yet interesting style. Designed specifically for the primary years.
Game Face: A Lifetime of Hard-Earned Lessons On and Off the Baske...
by Bernard King

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October 17, 2017

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NBA Hall of Famer Bernard King is one of the most dynamic scorers in basketball history. King was notoriously private as a player, and rarely spoke to the press-not about his career and never about his personal life. And even beyond his prolific scoring, King will forever be remembered for the gruesome knee injury he suffered in 1985. Doctors who told him he'd never play again were shocked when he not only became the first player to return to the NBA from a torn ACL, but returned at an All Star level. In <i>Game Face</i>, King finally opens up about his life on and off the court. In his book, King's basketball I.Q. is on full display as he breaks down defenses using his own unique system for taking shots from predetermined spots on the floor. King talks about matching up against some of the all-time NBA greats, from Michael Jordan, Julius Erving and Charles Barkley to Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing and many others. He also tackles issues of race and family off the court, as well as breaking a personal cycle of negativity and self-destructiveness with the help of his family. Engaging, shocking, revelatory, yet always positive and upbeat, Bernard King's memoir appeals to multiple generations of basketball fans.
Blueprint for a Winning Daily Fantasy Sports Basketball Optimizer
by Devon Miller

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April 23, 2017

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In Blueprint for a Winning Daily Fantasy Sports Basketball Optimizer, you will find instructions to create a Daily Fantasy Sports Basketball Optimizer with the use of Excel, VBA, and an add-in called OpenSolver. The Optimizer will allow you to draft multiple Daily Fantasy Sports rosters with a click of button. It will also provide various VBA code to help you save time while conducting research for Daily Fantasy Sports Basketball.<br />This book is for anyone who wishes to learn how to build a DFS basketball optimizer, and It also provide some tips regarding how to use a DFS website’s scoring system to help you conduct research. Instructions can be used for other DFS sports.<br />
Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the...
by , Dave McMenamin

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English

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288

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April 11, 2017

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<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.
Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinar...
by Ernie Jr. Johnson

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English

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224

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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.
Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry
by Marcus Thompson

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English

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272

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April 11, 2017

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<b>#1 Bestseller</b><BR> <BR><b>The incredible and inspiring story of Stephen Curry, the greatest shooter basketball has ever seen, and the ascension of the Golden State Warriors, a team on the verge of being an NBA dynasty, by long-time Warriors beat reporter and <i>Bay Area News Group</i> sports columnist Marcus Thompson.</b><BR><BR>When it comes to Stephen Curry—point guard for the Golden State Warriors and reigning MVP of the NBA—journalists, fans, and sports analysts are running out of ways to say “wow.” Deemed too small and too short at 6’3 and 180 pounds by NBA coaches around the league, Curry has taken the game back from the bigger men who usually dominate the court. With his incredible shooting ability that started a “three-point revolution” he led the Warriors to seventy-three wins in the 2015-2016 season, beating out Michael Jordan and the 1996 Chicago Bulls’ long-time record.<BR> <BR>Told by Marcus Thompson, a lifelong Warriors insider who has been reporting on the team for twelve seasons, <i>Golden</i> is the definitive story of this singular talent. Thompson explores this all-star player, his love for the game and his team, and his close-knit and supportive family—including his Instagram celebrity chef wife Ayesha and adorable young daughters. From avid fans to newcomers of the sport, Curry has become a role model for both children and aspiring players everywhere. And he leads the ultimate team, a collection of talent and personalities that complement Curry’s game and push him to heights no one ever imagined for a kid from Davidson or this beleaguered franchise. These Warriors have carved out their place in history as one of the most memorable and transformative the NBA has ever seen. And they are led by a superstar who has solidified his place among the greats.
Stephen Curry: The Life Story of One of the World’s Greatest Ba...
by Jayson Morris

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English

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67

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April 21, 2017

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“Wait 'til you see Steph Curry. He is something special.” - Davidson College head coach Bob McKillop in 2006, before Stephen Curry’s first college game.<br /><br />Did you know Stephen Curry first played for the U.S. National Basketball Team in 2007 at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship, helping lead the U.S. to the gold medal? That he was the NCAA Division I’s leading scorer in 2009? Or that he passionately cares about the cause of combating malaria, about which he delivered a speech at the White House in 2015? <br /><br />If you love books about basketball, this is the book for you. Forget all the other Stephen Curry books; this is the definitive unauthorized biography of the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA. But lest you think Steph Curry can be reduced to his shooting skills, read about all the many facets to this complex and surprising Ohio native. <br /><br />In one of the most detailed, absorbing basketball biographies you’ll ever read, dive into Wardell Stephen Curry II’s early basketball experience as the son of former Charlotte Hornets star Dell Curry, his three conference titles at Charlotte Christian high school in North Carolina, his disappointment at not getting into his father’s alma mater of Virginia Tech, and his career at Davidson College. <br /><br />In the next chapters, you’ll learn all about Curry’s first year with the Golden State Warriors and being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, through that All-Star Weekend in 2011 when he won the Skills Challenge, through his injuries and surgeries in the 2011-2012 season, the triumphant 2014-2015 MVP season, and beyond. Learn about the legacy he’s currently creating and what the future might hold for this still-rising star. <br /><br />Stephen Curry is one of the most dynamic and fascinating basketball players on the court today. Find out what it’s like to be an NBA superstar point guard, a committed and outspoken Christian, and the father of 2016's cutest breakout social media star, Riley Curry.<br />
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the...
by John Wooden

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English

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237

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April 22, 1997

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<p><b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b></p> <p><b>"I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs."--John Wooden </b></p> <p>Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, <i>Wooden</i> presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.</p> <p>In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher.</p> <p>These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made <i>Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court</i> an inspirational classic.</p>

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