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Breaking the Press The Incredible Story of the All American Red H...
by , Howard Rankin

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English

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Publication Date

April 19, 2017

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The All American Red Heads was much more than a woman's basketball team; but rather, a testimony to what defines resilience. In 1936, forty years before 'Title IX' passed, the team was formed. A team(s) which traveled throughout the U.S.A.and neighboring countries playing men's teams by men's rules. They were a professional traveling women's basketball team on the road sixty years before the WNBA .The book begins at the induction of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and looks back on they many years of their existence. Oh how they could play the game. #AARH#lovethegame
Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<div><b>Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.</b></div><div><br /></div><div><div>When future NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was still an 18-year-old high school basketball prospect from New York City named Lew Alcindor, he accepted a scholarship from UCLA largely on the strength of Coach John Wooden's reputation as a winner. It turned out to be the right choice, as Alcindor and his teammates won an unprecedented three NCAA championship titles. But it also marked the beginning of one of the most extraordinary and enduring friendships in the history of sports. In COACH WOODEN AND ME, Abdul-Jabbar reveals the inspirational story of how his bond with John Wooden evolved from a history-making coach-player mentorship into a deep and genuine friendship that transcended sports, shaped the course of both men's lives, and lasted for half a century.</div><div><br /></div><div>COACH WOODEN AND ME is a stirring tribute to the subtle but profound influence that Wooden had on Kareem as a player, and then as a person, as they began to share their cultural, religious, and family values while facing some of life's biggest obstacles. From his first day of practice, when the players were taught the importance of putting on their athletic socks properly, to gradually absorbing the sublime wisdom of Coach Wooden's now famous "Pyramid of Success"; to learning to cope with the ugly racism that confronted black athletes during the turbulent Civil Rights era as well as losing loved ones, Abdul-Jabbar fondly recalls how Coach Wooden's fatherly guidance not only paved the way for his unmatched professional success but also made possible a lifetime of personal fulfillment.</div><div><br /></div><div>Full of intimate, never-before-published details and delivered with the warmth and erudition of a grateful student who has learned his lessons well, COACH WOODEN AND ME is at once a celebration of the unique philosophical outlook of college basketball's most storied coach and a moving testament to the all-conquering power of friendship.</div></div>
Kobe Bryant: The incredible story of Kobe Bryant – one of baske...
by Jordan Lowe

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English

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Publication Date

May 05, 2017

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<h1>KOBE BRYANT</h1><br /><b>Download This Great Book Today! Available To Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet!</b><br /><br />This book serves as a biography of Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players to ever lace them up. Kobe has one of the longest, and most decorated careers of any basketball player in history, and this book aims to educate you all about it!<br /><br />Throughout this book, you will learn about Bryant’s younger years, his journey to the NBA, his many accomplishments and records, the challenges he faced, and also what’s next for the NBA champion now that he has retired from the game of basketball. <br /><br />Kobe Bryant is an incredibly inspiring athlete that everyone can learn a lot from. Both on and off the court, he strives for excellence - and usually achieves it! As you’ll soon discover through reading this book, there’s a lot of great life lessons we can take from the 5-time NBA champion that apply to all areas of life, not just basketball.<br /><br /><br /><h2>Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn About Inside…</h2><br /><ul><li>Kobe's Early Life</li><li>High School Career</li><li>Making The NBA</li><li>Winning Championships</li><li>Notable Career Moments</li><li>Challenges Kobe Faced</li><li>What's Next For Kobe</li><li>Much, Much More!</li></ul><br /><br /><b>Scroll Back Up & Get Your Copy Today!</b><br />
When the Game Was Ours
by , Jackie MacMullan

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

November 04, 2009

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<P>From the moment these two players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most compelling rivalry in the NBA. These were the basketball epics of the 1980s — Celtics vs Lakers, East vs West, physical vs finesse, Old School vs Showtime, even white vs black. Each pushed the other to greatness — together Bird and Johnson collected eight NBA Championships, six MVP awards and helped save the floundering NBA at its most critical time. When it started they were bitter rivals, but along the way they became lifelong friends.   </P><P>With intimate, fly-on-the-wall detail, <I>When the Game Was Ours</I> transports readers to this electric era of basketball and reveals for the first time the inner workings of two players dead set on besting one another. From the heady days of trading championships to the darker days of injury and illness, we come to understand Larry’s obsessive devotion to winning and how his demons drove him on the court. We hear him talk with candor about playing through chronic pain and its truly exacting toll. In Magic we see a young, invincible star struggle with the sting of defeat, not just as a player but as a team leader.  We are there the moment he learns he’s contracted HIV and hear in his own words how that devastating news impacted his relationships in basketball and beyond. But always, in both cases, we see them prevail.</P><P>A compelling, up-close-and-personal portrait of basketball’s most inimitable duo, <I>When the Game Was Ours</I> is a reevaluation of three decades in counterpoint. It is also a rollicking ride through professional basketball’s best times.
Lebron James: The G.O.A.T: The Story Of One Of The Greatest Baske...
by Kiril Valtchev

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English

Pages

144

Publication Date

May 20, 2017

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Read the Incredible Story of One of the best Basketball Players of All Time <br /><br />This unauthorized biography of Lebron James's basketball career journey into what makes him one of the best to ever play the game. He is widely regarded as one of the biggest sports icons in the world and his name is recognized by almost any sports enthusiasts. From his unbelievable god given athletic ability, to his sportsmanship, character and leadership, Lebron is the type of player most dream to be. <br /><br />A preview of what you will read. <br />___________________________________________________________________<br />* High School Journey ( Freshman through Senior Year )<br />* Stats of all his high school games<br />* Detailed info about his NBA Career, winning his first, second and third ring<br />* Endorsements and Earnings<br />* Off The Court<br />* Pictures of Lebron<br />_____________________________________________________________________<br /><br />An excerpt from the book:<br /><br />With the first pick in the 2003 NBA draft the <br />Cleveland Cavaliers select Lebron James. Cleveland fans <br />would never forget those words. There was much <br />speculation whether or not Lebron would be the first pick in <br />the NBA draft. Lebron was happy to stay home and play <br />for his hometown team. His main focus would be to turn <br />the Cleveland franchise around and take them to the <br />NBA finals. It would be the start of an era that would <br />ignite the Quicken Loans arena for decades to come.<br /><br />The endorsements, fans and critics came pouring <br />in his first season with the Cavs. In his very first game <br />against the Sacramento Kings, Lebron scored 25 points <br />and set a NBA record for the most points scored by <br />debut player. He was absolutely explosive in his first <br />game. The crowd loved to watch him because he played <br />the game with a tenacity and desire to win. Lebron went <br />on to average 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists <br />per game in his first season with the Cavaliers. He had a <br />season high of 41 points on 3/27/2004 against the New <br />Jersey Nets and it showed everyone that the kid from <br />Akron was here to stay and make his mark on the game. <br />It was no question that Lebron had talent, but would he <br />be able to turn the Cavaliers around? The Cavs ended <br />the season with a record of 35-47 and failed to make the <br />playoffs. Even though they failed to make the playoffs, <br />with Lebron on the roster, they had a massive 18 game <br />improvement from the previous year. It became <br />apparent that he was there to improve the dynamic of <br />the team and push everyone around him to perform <br />better.<br />
Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinar...
by Ernie Jr. Johnson

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English

Pages

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

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English

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240

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

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English

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272

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<b>INSTANT #1 BESTSELLER</b><BR> <BR><b>“A revolutionary player like Curry—whose three-point shooting altered basketball in a way similar to Babe Ruth changing baseball with the home run—deserves an in-the-moment book. And in the same way so many of Curry’s outlandish shots nestle softly into the net, so Thompson’s engaging and knowing biography successfully finds the mark” —<i>The Washington Post</i></b><BR><BR><i>Golden</i> is the first book to provide an all-access look at Steph Curry and the team that has fueled Dub Nation—by longtime Warriors beat reporter and Bay Area News Group sports columnist Marcus Thompson, the go-to expert on all things Golden State.<BR> <BR>A lifelong Warriors fan turned insider Thompson is uniquely qualified to tell the definitive story of a singular talent, pulling back the curtain on the crazy work ethic and on-court intensity that make Curry great—and the emphasis on family and faith that keeps him grounded. <BR> <BR>Combining the competitive grit and fun-loving spirit of his mother with the mild demeanor, easy charm, and sharp shooting of his father, former NBA player Dell Curry, Steph Curry derives support and strength from his close-knit kin and his commitment to Christianity. This hard-working, wholesome image however is both a blessing and curse in a League of big personalities. Thompson unravels the complicated underpinnings of the Steph Curry hate with a nuanced analysis of how class and complexion come into play when a child with an NBA pedigree becomes the face of a sport traditionally honed on inner-city black top and dominated by the less privileged.<BR> <BR>With unprecedented access, Thompson draws from exclusive interviews with Steph Curry, his family, his teammates, Coach Steve Kerr, and the Warriors owners to bring readers inside the locker room and courtside with this remarkable athlete and man.
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim S. Grover

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English

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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 DOZENS MORE—AND MADE THEM GREATER. NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, HE REVEALSWHAT IT TAKES TO GET THOSE RESULTS,SHOWING YOU HOW TO BE RELENTLESS ANDACHIEVE WHATEVER YOU DESIRE.</B> <BR><BR><B>DIRECT, BLUNT, AND BRUTALLY HONEST, </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.

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