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Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
by Tim S. Grover

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 16, 2013

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<b>For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats鈥擬ichael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life鈥攁nd made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.</b><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 鈥淭he Relentless 13,鈥?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鈥檚 weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients鈥斺€渄on鈥檛 think鈥濃€攁nd 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.
Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Fou...
by Sam Anderson

Language

English

Pages

435

Publication Date

August 21, 2018

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018<br /><br />NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR,聽<i>CHICAGO TRIBUNE</i>, <i>SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE</i>,聽<i>THE ECONOMIST </i>AND<i> DEADSPIN</i><br /><br />Award-winning journalist Sam Anderson鈥檚 long-awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City鈥攁 great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny.</b><br /><br />Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous 鈥淟and Run鈥?in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team鈥檚 2012-13 season, when the Thunder鈥檚 brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti鈥檚 all-in gamble on 鈥渢he Process鈥濃€攖he patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team鈥檚 best hope for long-term greatness鈥攌icked off a pivotal year in the city鈥檚 history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed.<br /><i><br />Boom Town</i>聽announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for聽<i>New York</i>聽magazine and now a staff聽writer at the聽<i>New York Times</i>聽magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball frontman Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City's would-be Robert Moses<b>; </b>to<b> </b>civil rights activist Clara Luper; to the citizens and public servants who survived the notorious 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building,聽<i>Boom Town聽</i>offers a remarkable look at the urban tapestry woven from control and chaos, sports and civics.
2019-20 NFHS Basketball Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

September 01, 2019

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Contains the official rules for basketball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, A...
by , Reggie Miller

Language

English

Pages

244

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller</b><br /><br /> 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鈥檛 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鈥檚 greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.
The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
by Kobe Bryant

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<p><b>The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant鈥攁 lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time</b></p><p>In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe 鈥淭he Black Mamba鈥?Bryant has decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary 鈥淢amba mentality.鈥?Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it 鈥渢he right way,鈥?<i>The Mamba Mentalit</i>y takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever.</p><p>For the first time, and in his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They鈥檒l also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career.</p><p>Bryant鈥檚 detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant鈥檚 very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016鈥攁nd hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer.</p><p>The combination of Bryant鈥檚 narrative and Bernstein鈥檚 photos make <i>The Mamba Mentality</i> an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world鈥檚 most celebrated and fascinating athletes.</p>
The Sixth Man: A Memoir
by Andre Iguodala

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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<b>**The Instant National Bestseller**<br /><br />The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the Golden State Warriors.<br /><br /> </b>Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors鈥?fifth Finals appearance in five years, his game has never been stronger.聽<br /><br />Off the court, Iguodala has earned respect, too鈥攆or his successful tech investments, his philanthropy, and increasingly for his contributions to the conversation about race in America. It is no surprise, then, that in his first book, Andre, with his cowriter Carvell Wallace, has pushed himself to go further than he ever has before about his life, not only as an athlete but about what makes him who he is at his core.<br /><br /><i>The Sixth Man </i>traces Andre鈥檚 journey from childhood in his Illinois hometown to his Bay Area home court today. Basketball has always been there. But this is the story, too, of his experience of the conflict and racial tension always at hand in a professional league made up largely of African American men; of whether and why the athlete owes the total sacrifice of his body; of the relationship between competition and brotherhood among the players of one of history鈥檚 most glorious championship teams. And of what motivates an athlete to keep striving for more once they鈥檝e already achieved the highest level of play they could have dreamed.聽<br /><br />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.
I'll Show You
by , Sam Smith

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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In 2012, Derrick Rose was on top of the world.After growing up in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, Rose achieved an improbable childhood dream: being selected first overall in the NBA draft by his hometown Chicago Bulls. The point guard known to his family as "Pooh" was a phenom, winning the Rookie of the Year award and electrifying fans around the world. In 2011, he became the youngest MVP in league history. He and the Bulls believed the city's first berth in the NBA Finals since the Jordan era was on the horizon. Rarely had a bond between a player and fans been so strong, as the city wrapped its arms around the homegrown hero.Six years and four knee surgeries later, he was waived by the Utah Jazz, a once surefire Hall of Fame career seemingly on the brink of collapse. Many speculated his days in the NBA were over.But Derrick Rose never doubted himself, never believed his struggles on and off the court were anything other than temporary setbacks. Rather than telling the world he had more to give, he decided to show them.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鈥攁nd at times as uncomfortable鈥攁s a personal diary.Detailing his childhood spent in one of his city's most dangerous neighborhoods; his relationships with both opponents and teammates; the pain and controversies surrounding his career-altering injuries; his complicated relationship to fame and fortune; and his rise, fall, and reemergence as the player LeBron James says is "still a superhero," I'll Show You is one of the most candid and surprising autobiographies of a modern-day superstar ever written.
Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team that Barnstormed...
by Lydia Reeder

Language

English

Pages

303

Publication Date

January 24, 2017

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<b>鈥淭hrilling, cinematic聽.聽.聽. I loved every minute I spent with the bold, daring women of the Cardinals basketball team聽.聽.聽. The stuff of American legend鈥?(Karen Abbott, <i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling author).</b><br /><br /><i>The Boys in the Boat</i> meets <i>A League of Their Own</i> in this true story of a Depression-era championship women鈥檚 team.<br /><br />During the drought and financial crisis of the 1930s, Oklahoma basketball coach Sam Babb traveled from farm to farm recruiting talented, hardworking young women and offering them a chance at a better life: a free college education in exchange for playing on his basketball team, the Cardinals. And as Babb coached the Cardinals, something extraordinary happened. These remarkable athletes found a passion for the game and a heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach鈥攁nd they began to win.<br /><br />Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, <i>Dust Bowl Girls</i> takes readers on the Cardinals鈥?intense, improbable journey all the way to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. Lydia Reeder captures a moment in history when female athletes faced intense scrutiny from influential figures in politics, education, and medicine who denounced women鈥檚 sports as unhealthy and unladylike. At a time when a struggling nation was hungry for inspiration, this unlikely group of trailblazers achieved much more than a championship season.<br /><br />鈥淎 compelling, heartwarming story of a group of college students determined to accomplish the impossible. This is a book you can鈥檛 put down.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Denver Post</i><br /><br />鈥淸A] great sports story about an underdog whose triumphs inspired a community that badly needed a lift in the midst of hard economic times. I can鈥檛 wait for the movie.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Oklahoman</i>
2019-20 NFHS Basketball Case Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

September 25, 2019

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Contains the official case plays for basketball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Net Work: Training the NBA's Best and Finding the Keys to Greatne...
by Rob McClanaghan

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>Rob McClanaghan, the NBA鈥檚 most sought-after trainer, shares a behind-the-scenes look at how superstars like Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, and Kevin Love work to excel at the game.</b><br /><br />When Rob McClanaghan failed to make the Syracuse basketball team as a walk-on freshman, he asked the coaches what he needed to do to achieve his goal the following year. They all agreed: get stronger. So that鈥檚 what he did. For months, Rob traded fraternity parties and hanging out with buddies for hours in the gym lifting weights and shooting baskets. He was single-minded; the only thing that mattered was defying the odds. He returned to Syracuse for his sophomore year thirty pounds heavier and caught the coach鈥檚 eye.<br /> <br /> In <i>Net Work</i>, McClanaghan鈥攔eferred to by many as 鈥淩obMac鈥濃€攂rings to the page what he brings to each of his training sessions: the same grit and spirit that got him into the college game. He calls it 鈥渢he grind,鈥?and he knows that without it, even the most talented players will come up short. McClanaghan pushes his clients hard; he does whatever he can to drive his players to the edge and to simulate fourth quarter, at-the-buzzer adrenaline and fatigue.<br /> <br /> An all-access pass to the practice courts of the NBA, <i>Net Work</i> combines McClanaghan鈥檚 hard-earned wisdom鈥攂oth on and off the court鈥攚ith rare glimpses into the dues-paying life of professional athletes determined to stay at the top. McClanaghan shares stories of working one-on-one with some of basketball鈥檚 greatest names, explaining how each athlete works to shore up his offensive and defensive weaknesses; perfect his nutrition; treat injuries; build mental toughness; and find occasional refuge from the glare of the spotlight. This book is life inside the NBA as you鈥檝e never seen it, where players differentiate themselves by their willingness to put in relentless 鈥渘et work.鈥?/div>

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