Michael Jordan: The Life

Michael Jordan: The Life

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By (author) Roland Lazenby

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Format: Hardback | 688 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 236mm x 51mm | 975g
  • Publication date: 29 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0316194778
  • ISBN 13: 9780316194778
  • Illustrations note: 2x 8pp colour photo inserts
  • Sales rank: 2,932

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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.

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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 and Jerry West, 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.

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"Lazenby's prose soars as dramatically and excitingly as does his subject. Jordan appeared to fly through the air; Lazenby makes time fly as readers immerse themselves in an extraordinarily competitive life. Does any biography deserve 700 pages? When you read Lazenby's "Michael Jordan: The Life" you'll be hard-pressed to answer anything but yes." "Michael Levin, New York Journal of Books"""