Biography & Autobiography - Sports - Basketball

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Drive: The Story of My Life

Larry Bird

Of all the people I play against, the only one I truly fear is Larry Bird.'--Magic Johnson, from the Foreword.The heart and soul of a champion: his life, his career, his game. To understand basketball, you have to understand Larry Bir...

Published: Oct 1990

Pete Maravich: The Authorized Biograp...

Wayne Federman

The youngest person to be voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, 'Pistol' Pete Maravich is recognized by the NBA as one of the all-time top 50 basketball players. More than 30 years after he left Louisiana State University, his NCAA ...

Published: Aug 2008

Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and...

David Halberstam

From The Breaks of the Game to Summer of '49, David Halberstam has brought the perspective of a great historian, the inside knowledge of a dogged sportswriter, and the love of a fan to bear on some of the most mythic players and teams...

Published: Feb 2000


Phil Jackson

An inside look at the higher wisdom of teamwork from Chicago Bulls' head coach Phil Jackson.At the heart of the book is Jackson'sphilosophy of mindful basketball -- and his lifelong quest to bring enlightenment to the competitive worl...

Published: Oct 2006

LeBron's Dream Team: How Five Friends...

Lebron James

Unabridged CDs • 7 CDs, 9 hours From the ultimate team-basketball superstar LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August-a poignant, thrilling tale of the power of ...

Published: Apr 2010

Knight: My Story

Bobby Knight

Few people in sports have had more books written about them. This is the first by Bob Knight---one of the most literate, candid, quoted, and outspoken men in American public life telling in this first-person account of his full, rich ...

Published: Mar 2003

Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich

Mark Kriegel

Book DescriptionPistol is more than the biography of a ballplayer. IIt's the stuff of classic novels: the story of a boy transformed by his father's dream--and the cost of that dream. Even as Pete Maravich became Pistol Pete--a basket...

Published: Feb 2008

Kobe: The Story of the NBA's Rising Y...

Joe Layden

Meet Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers' young basketball prodigy and the heir apparent to the great Michael Jordan himself. Here, for the first time, is the whole story of this incredible athlete--how he became the great person and incr...

Published: Oct 1998

Lebron James

David Lee Morgan

He was featured on the covers of both Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine. He has the scouts of every pro basketball team drooling. He has been touted wildly on national TV by basketball experts from Dick Vitale to Bill Walton. H...

Published: Aug 2003

Heart of a Champion

Jeff Sheppard

As a promising high school basketball player in Georgia, Jeff Sheppard was initially overlooked by Kentucky basketball coach Rick Pitino, who was looking for hardworking players to lead the Wildcats back to the top of the college bask...

Published: Mar 2002

Can I Keep My Jersey?: 11 Teams, 5 Co...

Paul Shirley

He’s been called a journeyman. Even Paul wouldn’t dispute that classification. Regardless, Bill Simmons,’s “The Sports Guy,” has said of Paul Shirley, “We could finally have an answer to th...

Published: Mar 2008

A Coach's Life

Dean Edwards Smith

For almost forty years, Dean Smith coached the University of North Carolina basketball team with unsurpassed success, having an impact both on the court and in the lives of countless young men. In A Coach's Life, he looks back on the ...

Published: Feb 2002

They Call Me Coach

John Wooden

The classic autobiography of UCLA basketball's legendary coach''They Call Me Coach' is grass-roots Americana, a story bigger than basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must reading for everyone.'--'Chicago Tribune'For 27 ...

Published: Sep 2003
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