Game Face: A Lifetime of Hard-Earned Lessons On and Off the Basketball Court

Game Face: A Lifetime of Hard-Earned Lessons On and Off the Basketball Court


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ISBN-13: 9780306825705
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 496,040
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Bernard King, NBA Hall of Famer, and a college basketball legend, was one of the most explosive scorers in the history of the NBA. Though his NBA career included major knee reconstruction - costing him two years in the prime of his career - King returned to the court despite great odds. He proved skeptics wrong when, at 34, he became the oldest player at that time to start on an NBA All-Star team. King poured in more than 19,000 points in a career spent with the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Washington Bullets.

Jerome Preisler is a New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books.

Table of Contents

B'Ball ix

Author's Note xi

Tip-off xiii

First Quarter Fort Greene, Brooklyn

1 The Birth of My Game Face 3

2 "Little Spal" 16

3 Walking in Rhythm 22

4 The Restoration Eagles 32

5 Brooklyn to Tennessee 47

Second Quarter The Big Orange

6 The Ernie and Bernie Show 69

7 Outside the Lines 102

8 Game On 110

Third Quarter The NBA Years

9 Drafted 123

10 The New Jersey Nets 138

11 Rookie Mistakes 153

12 Fast Break 161

13 Hard Falls and Second Chances 170

14 The Golden State Warriors 184

15 Knick Time 195

16 In Transition 205

17 Season of Ascension 225

18 "Who Cares? We Won!" 235

19 Battling Boston 248

20 The Injury 261

21 The Journey Back 267

22 Back to the NBA 280

Fourth Quarter Moving Forward

23 Life After the NBA 291

24 A New Life 296

Conclusion: I Love You, Son 301


King Spots: Scoring To Win 307

Key Statistics and Honors 311

Acknowledgments 313

Index 317

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Game Face: A Lifetime of Hard-Earned Lessons On and Off the Basketball Court 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More then just a basketball story. Easy guy to root for!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Bernard giving access to his troubled childhood, and how that led him to making his dream of getting out of the neighborhood come true.....and making it to the NBA!