Two-time NBA champion Walt Frazier presided over the Knicks for ten years, from 1967 to 1977. As a Knicks player, Frazier scored an average of 19.3 points per game, played in seven NBA All-Star Games, and was named to four All-NBA First Teams and seven NBA All-Defensive First Teams. For the past fourteen years, he has entertained radio and television audiences as a Knicks analyst. His previous book, Rockin' Steady, was a national bestseller. He lives in New York.
The Game Within the Gameby Walt FRAZIER, Dan Markowitz
Ranked among the NBA's fifty all-time greatest players and beloved by millions of fans as one of the best and most colorful personalities ever to grace the game, Walt "Clyde" Frazier is the ultimate basketball insider and a devoted student of the game. In The Game Within the Game, Frazier offers an original and incisive look at where the NBA is today. Part/b>
Ranked among the NBA's fifty all-time greatest players and beloved by millions of fans as one of the best and most colorful personalities ever to grace the game, Walt "Clyde" Frazier is the ultimate basketball insider and a devoted student of the game. In The Game Within the Game, Frazier offers an original and incisive look at where the NBA is today. Part analysis, part expert instructional, part personal narrative, Frazier's book reveals in each chapter a new component of "The Game Within the Game"his keys to success in basketball and in life. He also shares with readers his vivid memories, anecdotes, and of course, his often controversial opinions. Most of us will never get to sit courtside next to Walt Frazier while he breaks down the game for us, play by play and player by player. Reading The Game Within the Game is the next best thing.
- Hachette Books
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- 5.75(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.75(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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I think this is a good book for anybody who loves or is learning the game of basketball. In this story the author elaborates on the adversity he¿s went through in order to get to the status that he is in right now. One example of an external conflict that he has faced is, in his first game ever he had to guard one of his all time favorite players Hal Greer back in 1967. He got totally embarrassed and actually he fouled of the game. He was so upset with himself but he didn¿t quit he kept on persevering and got through this situation. Another example of adversity that the author faced is when he was in college, he was academically ineligible so his coach made him play only defense when he was in college. He was highly upset but instead of fighting with coach he started lifting weights and working on his defense and in the end it was a positive thing because it made him the lockdown defender he is today.
The main thing I like about this story is the way he analyzes the game from his point of view, because he really teaches you how to be a player. He doesn¿t tell you around the point he tells you like it is. But that¿s one of things I don¿t like about the story because sometimes he¿s too blunt too me and I know everything he¿s saying is true but some of things he says don¿t appeal to me very well. While I was reading the story I had to keep this in mind, he¿s talking about his experiences and then he talks about the game as if it were two years ago because that¿s when the book came out. So when he does criticize something you have to remember to set your time back 2 years and then think about it. Overall this is a well written book and it can help any up and coming basketball player so if your looking for something to get motivated in the right this book is it.
Clyde gives it to you straight and he's right on the money - about the game itself and today's NBA.
I was a big Clyde fan before reading this book, but even more so afterwards! He covers such a wide range of topics relating to basketball and all are presented with a lot of clarity. Very interesting.