Dave Bing: Attacking the Rim
Dave Bing: Attacking the Rim

Dave Bing: Attacking the Rim

My Journey from NBA Legend to Business Leader to Big-City Mayor to Mentor
By Dave Bing


304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

ISBN 9781629378473

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Nov 2020)


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A remarkable narrative of both chance and purpose that touches all corners of society to tell the improbable tale of one man looking for something greater
A young black boy, legally blind in one eye, from a hard-working family in the poorest section of Washington, D.C., leaps to the pinnacle of his sport: the NBA Hall of Fame. A rookie bank teller rises to become one of the nation's most celebrated black business leaders. A once-reluctant political neophyte answers the call to become mayor of America's most troubled city, and he establishes a mentoring program for African-American boys that serves as a model for the nation. All of these stories belong to Dave Bing. In Attacking the Rim, Bing shares this multifaceted personal saga with rare combination of modesty, moxie and powerful self-belief. Reflecting on his playing days with the Detroit Pistons, Washington Bullets, and Boston Celtics, Bing takes readers inside the exciting world of pro basketball at the moment when sensational athletes were turning a low-budget game into a high-powered, multi-million dollar entertainment spectacle. From inside the Detroit mayor's office, he offers a first-hand look at the city's plight, including intractable debt and corruption, massive unemployment, woeful city services and infrastructure, and the daily choices between the lesser of evils.


"Dave's story is one of overcoming hardship, maximizing opportunities, and constantly giving to those who are in need. It's a story, I am sure you, like me, will find inspiring." —Mike Tirico, American sportscaster working for NBC 

Author Biography

Dave Bing played for the NBA's Detroit Pistons, Washington Bullets, and Boston Celtics, and was inducted into the elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990.