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Michael Jordan : The Life - Roland Lazenby

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The definitive biography of the most legendary basketball player of all time.

When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now.

Drawing on personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with friends, teammates, family members, and Jordan himself; and a career in the trenches covering Jordan in college and the pros, Roland Lazenby provides the first truly definitive study of Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.

About the Author

Roland Lazenby has taught journalism at Virginia Tech and Radford University for two decades and is the author of Mindgames: The Long, Strange Journey of Phil Jackson, Jerry West, and Blood on the Horns, among other books. He is a frequent contributor to sports documentaries, including ESPN's Sports Century, and a regular guest on television and radio programs. Lazenby's work has been cited in numerous publications and websites, including Sports Illustrated, the Washington Post, and NBA.com. He lives in Salem, Virginia.

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    great from the first lines... enjoyed from start to finish. very happy to have in my library. read it!

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    "The wonderfully researched and thoughtful story of the six-time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist, "Michael Jordan: The Life," lives up to its hype." "Jill Krasny, "Esquire"""

    ISBN: 9780316194778
    ISBN-10: 0316194778
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 688
    Published: 10th June 2014
    Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.3  x 4.7
    Weight (kg): 1.04
    Edition Number: 1