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Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant

Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Lazenby, Roland

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-With surgical precision, Roland Lazenby expertly dissects the life of this generation's most fascinating basketball player. What made Kobe Bryant tick so loud for so long? Lazenby shows you with a tour de force in reporting and an intimate inspection at Bryant's trials, accompli...shments and tribulations.- -- Jonathan Abrams, author of Boys Among Men -With the publication of Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant, it is high time we recognized author Roland Lazenby for what he has become: the finest sports biographer of our time. First with the astonishing Michael Jordan: The Life and now his having written an incredibly researched, beautifully written biography of this enigmatic Laker superstar, Lazenby has entered rarified air: one is wowed by what one learns and at the same time you can't wait to read what comes next.- -- Peter Golenbock, author of ten New York Times bestsellers Eighteen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan on the court. The debate about whether he achieved that is a furious one--but Kobe has surpassed Jordan on the all-time scoring list and has only one less championship than Jordan (5 to Jordan's 6). He is set to retire after the 2015/16 season, just in time for Roland Lazenby's definitive biography of the player and the man. The Lakers are the flashiest team in all of sports, and the context in which Bryant played is salacious and exciting. Provocative stories mixed with good old fashioned basketball reporting make for a riveting and essential read for any hoops fan.
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ISBN 9780316387149
Publisher Back Bay Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780316387149
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Back Bay Books
Imprint Back Bay Books
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Lazenby, Roland
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
History of Specific Subjects
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 46mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 522g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress United States, Biography, Basketball players - United States, Basketball players, Bryant, Kobe
NBS Text Biography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade