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Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant

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

By Lazenby, Roland

The definitive biography of global superstar and basketball icon Kobe Bryant Bryant is one of basketball's greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who says he knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Michael Jordan. The debate about whether he ha...s achieved that is a furious one - but in 2015-16, his retirement season, Bryant surpassed Jordan on the all-time NBA scoring list and has only one less championship than Jordan (five to Jordan's six). Aloof and uncompromising, Bryant is the grand enigma of American professional basketball, easily the most driven player in the history of the sport, the absolute master of study and preparation. But his career has also been one of almost constant conflict: with his teammate Shaquille O'Neal; with Phil Jackson, coach of the championship-winning Lakers team that Kobe led; with the law; with his wife Vanessa (whom he met when she was working as an extra on a Snoop Dog video shoot); and with so many of his contemporaries, opponents and teammates. Showboat is the unflinching, definitive account of Kobe Bryant, a global superstar and basketball icon.
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ISBN 9781474603232
Released NZ 25 Oct 2016
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series The Legacy Trilogy
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ISBN-13 9781474603232
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Orion Books Ltd
Released 25 Oct 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Lazenby, Roland
Series The Legacy Trilogy
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 40mm
Dewey Code 796.323092
Weight 840g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress African American basketball players - Biography, Basketball players - Biography - United States
NBS Text Biography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade