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Michael Jordan : The Life

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 50.8mm | 975.22g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2x 8pp colour photo inserts
  • 0316194778
  • 9780316194778
  • 14,189

Review quote

"The wonderfully researched and thoughtful story of the six-time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist, "Michael Jordan: The Life," lives up to its hype." "Jill Krasny, "Esquire"""show more

About Roland Lazenby

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.show more

Review Text

One of Amazon's Best Books of the Year: Sports & Outdoors§§One of Chicago Public Library's Best Books of 2014§§A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist: History and Biography§§"In his thoughtful, extraordinarily well- researched biography "Michael Jordan: The Life," Roland Lazenby... gives us the life and much more.... The exhaustive narrative of Jordan's basketball career is written with appropriate awe. But what makes this portrayal especially worthwhile is everything else."- Mike Greenberg, New York Times Book Reviewshow more