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Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Laker for Life
By The Los Angeles Daily News

SPORTS & RECREATION

128 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $18.95)

ISBN 9781629373409

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (May 2016)

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Overview

After 20 unforgettable years in the NBA, Kobe Bryant is calling it a career. All he’s done in those two decades is establish himself as one of the best to ever play the game, arguably the greatest Laker ever and the most popular athlete in the history of Los Angeles sports. The Black Mamba’s path to iconic status started quietly as the 13th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets but with a draft day trade to the legendary Lakers, the rest is resounding history. Kobe’s credentials are impeccable with five NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs, one NBA regular season MVP, 18 All-Star game appearances and countless other accolades to his name. Kobe Bryant: Laker for Life is the ultimate tribute to the Lakers superstar as he concludes his legendary career, covering 20 years of hardwood genius. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided a glimpse into the early days of Kobe’s career, bursting onto the NBA scene winning the Slam Dunk Contest to his individual brilliance and NBA titles with the Lakers to his celebratory swan song through the league during his final season. A must-have keepsake for Lakers fans and Kobe aficionados alike, Kobe Bryant is the perfect commemoration of a Los Angeles icon and Laker for Life.

Author Biography

The Los Angeles Daily News is the local news source for Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley region, providing breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, things to do, opinion, photos, videos, and more.

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Kobe Bryant: Laker for Life

By Mark Medina and the Los Angeles Daily News

 

Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, s.ofman@triumphbooks.com

 

In two decades of professional basketball Kobe Bryant did more than rack up points and awards. He defined an era in the sport’s history. While many players attain greatness, few boast the accolades Bryant accumulated in his career, and even fewer have made as significant an impact on the sport. The trophies and medals will never be forgotten, but Kobe’s true legacy lives in his approach to the game, his determination to be the best, and his unmatched passion for basketball.

 

After 20 seasons and five NBA Championships Kobe Bryant has retired from the game he loves. In Kobe Bryant: Laker for Life (Triumph Books, May 2016), the combined expertise and reporting of lead contributor Mark Medina and his colleagues at the Los Angeles Daily News illuminates the entirety of Bryant’s career, from the future star’s teenage years up through his farewell season. This commemorative book does justice to its subject, with in depth analysis and firsthand reporting on everything from Bryant’s rocky relationships with Coach Phil Jackson and teammate Shaquille O’Neal to his veteran leadership on the U.S. Olympic teams. Highlights include:

 

  • A look back at Bryant’s 81-point performance against the Toronto Raptors in 2006
  • How a young Bryant’s persistent work ethic laid the foundation for a career of excellence
  • The young star’s desire to compete against and learn from Michael Jordan, and the endless debate over “Who’s better?”
  • Analysis of Bryant’s top 5 Christmas Day Performances
  • Nearly 100 full-color photographs that capture the most memorable on-the-court moments

 

Kobe Bryant: Laker for Life encapsulates the career of a player who will go down in history not only as one of the Lakers’ greatest names, but as one of the best to ever play the game. No basketball fan’s library is complete without this commemorative tribute.

 

About the Author:

The Los Angeles Daily News is the local news source for Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley region, providing breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, things to do, opinion, photos, videos and more. 

 

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