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No Malice
No Malice ›
By Metta World Peace, By Ryan Dempsey

Cloth

ISBN 9781629374031

Estimated Release Date Nov 2017

Metta World Peace knows what it means to be both the hero and the villain. In his 17-season professional basketball career, he's darted back and forth between extremes, taking on the roles of youthful phenom, league-wide disgrace, All-Star, unlikely international ambassador, and fan favorite. Along the way, there have been awards, teammate rifts, an NBA championship trophy, plus a name change or two. It's more than the guy born Ronald William Artest, Jr. might have imagined for himself as a kid growing up in Queens. In No Malice, World Peace speaks candidly about his life on and off the court, from his difficult upbringing, to his time as a star athlete and budding math major at St. Johns; from the infamous "Malice at the Palace" brawl in Detroit, where he earned one of the lengthiest suspensions the NBA has ever handed down, to his sunnier days as a Los Angeles Laker. World Peace also opens up on such diverse subjects as his forays into business and entertainment, the truth behind his volatile, unbelievable antics which have puzzled fans and team management alike, as well as his outspoken advocacy for mental health awareness. No topic is off the table, making this a must-read for hoops fans in Indianapolis, LA, Chicago, China, and any place in between.
The Blue Divide
The Blue Divide (4 Formats) ›
By Johnny Moore, By Art Chansky, Foreword by Jay Bilas
Cloth Price 25.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600789861

Published Oct 2014

A complete look at the storied basketball rivalry between the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels, this guide is penned by two authorities on the subject—Art Chansky, a bestselling author and sports reporter who has covered the famed match up since his days as a student reporter at UNC and Johnny Moore, who has been intimately involved with Duke athletics for nearly four decades. Segmenting the various commonalities the Blue Devils and Tar Heels have shared for more than 60 years and nearly 250 meetings on the court, each chapter covers a distinct aspect of the rivalry between these two schools that stand a mere 10 miles apart. This book offers new details on long-forgotten stories as well as a chance to better understand where the pride and passion of today comes from between the two contiguous competitors.
Boom, Baby!
Boom, Baby! (4 Formats) ›
By Bobby "Slick" Leonard, By Lew Freedman, Foreword by Larry Bird
Cloth Price 25.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600788598

Published Nov 2013

Bobby "Slick" Leonard has etched his name forever on the Mount Rushmore of Indiana basketball, and in Boom, Baby! he shares memories from his storied career. Leonard takes readers inside the Indiana locker room with legendary head coach Branch McCracken and onto the court when he hit the deciding free throws as the "Hurrying Hoosiers" topped Phog Allen's Kansas Jayhawks. He recalls the NBA's early years, including being drafted by a Baltimore Bullets team that folded soon after selecting him. He tells of his time as the winningest coach in the ABA's nine-year history, securing three championships in his first five seasons with the Indianapolis Pacers. In his final act, "Slick" endeared himself to new generations of Hoosier hoops fans as the longtime Pacers radio voice, with his trademark call "Boom, Baby!" for a successful three-point shot.
Laker Girl
Laker Girl (4 Formats) ›
By Jeanie Buss, By Steve Springer, Foreword by Phil Jackson
Trade Paper Price 16.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600788680

Published Nov 2013

The never-before-told story of the Buss family and of one woman's rise to the top in a man's world, Laker Girl is an unprecedented glimpse into the glamorous world of the Los Angeles Lakers. It is also a behind-the-scenes journal of the 2009–10 Lakers season, a year in which the franchise captured its 16th world championship. By the time Jeanie was 19, she was already a high-ranking executive with World Team Tennis. Today, she is the Lakers' executive vice president of business operations and one of the most influential women in professional sports. Along the way, she's rubbed elbows with everyone from Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, and Shaquille O'Neal to Ryan Seacrest, Khloe Kardashian, Hugh Hefner, and Jack Nicholson. And she's done it all in her own unique, inimitable style. In this updated edition, Buss discusses her recent engagement to Phil Jackson and looks back on the Lakers' eventful past three seasons—an era that has included multiple coaching changes, changes in the front office, a new TV deal, and much more.
Laker Girl
Laker Girl (4 Formats) ›
By Jeanie Buss, By Steve Springer, Foreword by Phil Jackson
Cloth Price 24.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600785115

Published Nov 2010

The never-before-told story of the Buss family and of one woman's rise to the top in a man's world, Laker Girl is an unprecedented glimpse into the glamorous world of the Los Angeles Lakers. It is also a behind-the-scenes journal of the 2009–10 Lakers season, a year in which the franchise captured its 16th world championship. By the time Jeanie was 19, she was already a high-ranking executive with World Team Tennis. Today, she is the Lakers' executive vice president of business operations and one of the most influential women in professional sports. Along the way, she's rubbed elbows with everyone from Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, and Shaquille O'Neal to Ryan Seacrest, Khloe Kardashian, Hugh Hefner, and Jack Nicholson. And she's done it all in her own unique, inimitable style.
Rockin' Steady
Rockin' Steady (5 Formats) ›
By Walt Frazier, By Ira Berkow
Trade Paper Price 15.00

Trade Paper, Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600788161

Published May 2013

For millions of basketball fans in the 1970s, Walt "Clyde" Frazier defined the word cool. One of the greatest point guards in NBA history, Clyde guided the New York Knicks to their only two championships with a style and flair that was wholly his own. Back in 1974, Clyde and New York Times sportswriter Ira Berkow collaborated on a book that has become an iconic and much-sought-after piece of basketball history. Now, three decades later, Rockin' Steady: A Guide to Basketball & Cool is back with an all-new introduction, afterword, and everything that made it one of the most unusual sports books of all time.
Coach John Wooden
Coach John Wooden ›
By Matt Fulks
Price 14.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781572439375

Published Jun 2010

In 1973, John Wooden became the first person to be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. By 2010, the year of his death at the age of 99, he had become something of a living legend. Continually beloved by his players, with awards and athletic facilities named in his honor and his philosophies immortalized, the legacy of Coach Wooden was apparent well before his passing. This commemorative portrait of a marvelous individual reintroduces the players he coached, his many accomplishments on and off the court, and reveals the impact he had on the lives of countless others. As one of the most iconic figures in sports history, the “Wizard of Westwood" had achieved such feats as a record-setting ten NCAA basketball championships—including seven in a row. Whether celebrating his championship playing career at Purdue or his unmatchable coaching record at UCLA, the book demonstrates that Wooden’s life is one well worth remembering.
Chaney
Chaney (4 Formats) ›
By Donald Hunt, Commentaries by Aaron McKie, Commentaries by Eddie Jones, Foreword by John Chaney, Foreword by Bill Cosby
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781572439139

Published Sep 2006

NBA stars Eddie Jones and Aaron McKie, who played together at Temple University for Hall of Fame coach John Chaney, team with acclaimed journalist Donald Hunt to share their experiences, life lessons, and challenges posed and met by their demanding coach. Along the way, they reveal a hidden side to this basketball icon and offer lessons of their own for athletes of all ages.
Wade's World
Wade's World ›
By Triumph Books
Price 14.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781572439481

Published Sep 2006

Through the award-winning lens of one of South Florida's most renowned sports photographers and the intimate, behind-the-scenes text of one of Miami's most prolific sportswriters, this account chronicles the season and incredible postseason in which young Dwyane Wade morphed into the greatest NBA talent since Michael Jordan. This full-color, 128-page collectible book delves into Wade's humble beginnings in Chicago and his unlikely climb to superstardom from Marquette University.
Wilt
Wilt (4 Formats) ›
By Robert Cherry, Foreword by Jerry West
Trade Paper Price 19.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781572439153

Published Sep 2004

A capturing of basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain's personality and thoughts—known by relatively few people other than family and close friends—is made available to all in this intimate biography. The author, a native of Philadelphia and an alumnus of Chamberlain's alma mater, spent four years researching and interviewing the most important people in Wilt's life to produce these results.
Chick
Chick (4 Formats) ›
By Chick Hearn, By Steve Springer, Foreword by Jerry West, Afterword by Bill Walton, Afterword by Al Michaels
PDF Price 13.99

PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket, Hardcover and CD

ISBN 9781623685935

Published Apr 2004

Chick Hearn was the beloved broadcaster for the Los Angeles Lakers for four decades and 3,338 consecutive games; his previously unpublished memoirs are now available for the first time, along with a anecdotes and stories from those who knew him—and the Lakers—best. Also included is an audio CD that features Chick's greatest calls.