The Mamba Mentality: How I Play is Kobe Bryant’s personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game—a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar.
In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant 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,” The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever.
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A Men's Journal Best Book of the Year
Finalist for the Sunday Times Biography of the Year
Eighteen-time All-Star, scorer of 81 points in a single game, MVP, and one of the best shooting guards in NBA league history: Kobe Bryant is among basketball's absolute greatest players, and his importance to the sport is undeniable.
Showboat is filled with large personalities and provocative stories, including details of Bryant's complicated personal life and explosive relationships on the court, and is a riveting and essential read for every hoops fan.
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The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the Golden State Warriors.
On drive, on leadership, on pain, on accomplishment, on the shame of being given a role, and the glory of taking a role on: This is a powerful memoir of life and basketball that reveals new depths to the superstar athlete, and offers tremendous insight into most urgent stories being told in American society today.
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The inside story of one of basketball’s most legendary and game-changing figures
A New York Times bestseller
During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the “Zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Return of the King comes the story of LeBron James's incredible transformation from basketball star to sports and business mogul.
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With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of the double life of Julius Erving.
Dr. J traces the inner lives of the nearly perfect player and the imperfect man—and how he has come to terms with both.
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Head into the wilderness ready for anything with the ultimate survival handbook.
Crammed full of preparation tips, manual skills, navigation techniques, and helpful visuals, this is your essential guide for surviving the great outdoors. You’ll discover how to read a map, navigate with or without a compass, light a fire, and make a raft or sledge. You’ll learn how to build a shelter, read the weather, cross challenging terrain, treat insect and animal bites, recognise edible and poisonous plants, and cook freshly caught meat.
Survival is in your hands, so don’t go anywhere without this handy guide.
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Follow training and exercise programs tailored to different abilities and distances, from 5K to marathon.
Whether you are new to running or an experienced racer, this book will help you achieve your goals and stay injury-free.
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I’ll Show You is an honest, intimate conversation with one of the world’s most popular athletes, a star whose on-court brilliance is matched only by his aversion to the spotlight. Written with New York Times bestselling author Sam Smith, Rose opens himself up to fans in a way they’ve never seen before, creating a document that is as unflinching—and at times as uncomfortable—as a personal diary.
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Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.
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.
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“You’ll be hard-pressed to find a Hollywood memoir with this much blood and (broken) bone” (Entertainment Weekly) in this candid, thrilling autobiography from one of the most recognizable, influential, and beloved cinematic personalities in the world.
In this “impossibly colorful memoir” (USA TODAY), Jackie applies the same spirit of openness to his “legendary life, with many fascinating stories waiting for you to discover” (Jet Li), proving time and time again why he’s beloved the world over: he’s honest, funny, kind, brave beyond reckoning and—after all this time—still young at heart.
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This fully revised edition includes fully up-to-date information on the rules and results for more than 200 of the world's greatest sports such as football, cricket, basketball and golf. It also offers an exciting overview of the hugely anticipated Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, along with coverage of all previous Olympics, and profiles every Olympic sport, including the new ones for Tokyo - baseball, softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding.
The Sports Book is perfect for any sports buffs in need of an ultimate quick-reference guide, or anyone looking to top up their sports knowledge.
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Let the Samurai Be Your Guide inspires and encourages readers to embrace their inner warrior—a figure of reason, sound judgment and outstanding moral character—by understanding that personal power and success doesn't necessarily derive from physical prowess or effective attack strategies. Instead, readers learn that leading lives of fullness and meaning can be achieved by applying Bushido principles of courage, integrity, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor and loyalty.
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From the leading expert in the exploding field of basketball analytics, a stunning infographic decoding of the modern NBA: who shoots where, and how.
The field of basketball analytics has leaped to overdrive thanks to Kirk Goldsberry, whose visual maps of players, teams, and positions have helped teams understand who really is the most valuable player at any position. SprawlBall combines stunning visuals, in-depth analysis, fun, behind-the-scenes stories, and gee-whiz facts to chart a modern revolution. From the introduction of the 3-point line to today, the game has changed drastically.
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