Mad Game: The NBA Education of Kobe Bryant / Edition 1

Mad Game: The NBA Education of Kobe Bryant / Edition 1

by Roland Lazenby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809296055

ISBN-13: 9780809296057

Pub. Date: 01/30/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Welcome to the world of Kobe Bryant, where expectations are huge but self-confidence is even greater. Already a veteran of three NBA seasons at age 21, he lives on the edge of his testosterone-laced dreams. Totally obsessed, totally committed, totally talented; putting every part of himself into becoming the greatest and most dominant—what he and other young

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Welcome to the world of Kobe Bryant, where expectations are huge but self-confidence is even greater. Already a veteran of three NBA seasons at age 21, he lives on the edge of his testosterone-laced dreams. Totally obsessed, totally committed, totally talented; putting every part of himself into becoming the greatest and most dominant—what he and other young NBA players call The Man.

In Mad Game, Roland Lazenby goes behind the scenes to explore Bryant's world, where the young star couples his iron will with enormous self-assurance to battle elements within the NBA that would force him to reshape his dreams.

Bryant left his Pennsylvania high school in 1996 as a 17-year-old phenom to join the glitzy Los Angeles Lakers. Within months he faced a wave of media hype declaring him the next Michael Jordan. Mad Game is the story of how these circumstances propelled his rapid rise through the NBA, only to result in conflict with—and, ultimately, alienation from—his veteran teammates.

A cautionary tale emerges from Bryant's hard lessons along the road to NBA stardom. Yet it's also a story of triumph, of a uniquely gifted young athlete trying to remain true to himself and the game.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809296057
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/30/2002
Edition description:
REV UPDATE
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.09(d)

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