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LeBron James vs. the NBA
LeBron James vs. the NBA

LeBron James vs. the NBA

The Case for the NBA's Greatest Player
By Brendan Bowers, Foreword by Ryan Jones

SPORTS & RECREATION

320 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

ISBN 9781629374406

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Nov 2017)

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Overview

Showcasing one of professional basketball's best players, this book spotlights the life and career of hardcourt superstar LeBron James. More than just a biography, it relates James' story while also establishing his prominent place in NBA history. By examining his skills and statistics in a variety of categories and comparing him to other NBA legends—including Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, and more—the guide makes a strong case for James as basketball's greatest. Along the way, his best and most memorable moments are revisited, from his days as a high school stand-out in Akron, to his first stint with the Cavaliers, to "The Decision" to join the Miami Heat, and the show-stopping performance in the 2016 Finals to bring an NBA title back to Cleveland. LeBron James vs. The NBA is certain to stir up lively debate and is a must-have for Cavs fans and basketball buffs alike.

Author Biography

Brendan Bowers is a digital marketing professional and writer from Cleveland, Ohio. His work has been published in SLAM Magazine, Kicks Magazine, Bleacher Report, Small Business Trends and elsewhere. He also once operated a Cavs blog called StepienRules.com and enjoys long walks down Euclid Avenue during victory parades. He is a proud member of the Linkmedia 360 team and graduate of Case Western Reserve University. His first book, "Cleveland Is King! The Cleveland Cavaliers' Historic 2016 Championship Season", was a The New York Times Best Seller. Ryan Jones is the author of King James: Believe the Hype-The LeBron James Story. He was the editor for SLAM magazine for 10 years and currently works at Penn State University. He can be reached on Twitter @TheFarmerJones.

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LeBron James vs. The NBA

The Case for Basketball’s Greatest Player

By Brendan Bowers / Foreword by Ryan Jones

 

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

 

In American society, athletes often transcend their sport to become iconic pieces of our shared culture. Their names, faces and accomplishments define not just their careers, but the cities they play in and the fans who support them. These players strive to be the greatest of all time, and each generation hoists its hero to the rarified air of legendary talents. LeBron James is our generation’s best. But is he the best ever? 

 

In LeBron James vs. The NBA: The Case for Basketball’s Greatest Player (Triumph Books, Nov. 15, 2017), Cavaliers writer Brendan Bowers presents a thorough, honest look at how LeBron James stacks up against the NBA’s all-time greats. By examining the numbers, the moments and the impact LeBron has had on his teams and the league, Bowers puts James where he belongs: on top. Highlights include:

 

  • A heartfelt foreword from former SLAM Magazine Editor-in-Chief Ryan Jones
  • Legacy Points: What they are, how they’re earned, and how LeBron’s compare to the best in league history
  • Player-by-player breakdowns of LeBron’s case against yesterday’s stars, including Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan
  • How James has evolved throughout his career, both on and off the court, and what it means for his legacy

 

LeBron James vs. The NBA is more than a statistical analysis of basketball greats. Bowers incorporates the numbers into a comprehensive analysis of intangible, unquantifiable qualities that define players’ legacies. In doing so, this great new title proves LeBron’s place as the greatest of all time. No basketball fan’s library is complete without it.

 

About the Authors:

Brendan Bowers is a digital marketing professional and writer from Cleveland, Ohio. His work has been published in SLAM Magazine, Kicks Magazine, Bleacher Report, Small Business Trends and elsewhere. He also once operated a Cavs blog called StepienRules.com and enjoys long walks down Euclid Avenue during victory parades. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University. His first book, Cleveland Is King! The Cleveland Cavaliers' Historic 2016 Championship Season, was a New York Times Best Seller. 

 

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