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    When the Game Was Ours (Playaway Adult Nonfiction) (Mixed media product) By (author) Larry Bird, By (author) Earvin Magic Johnson, Performed by Dick Hill, With Jackie MacMullan

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    DescriptionFrom the moment these two legendary players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. In Celtic green was Larry Bird, the hick from French Lick with laser-beam focus, relentless determination, and a deadly jump shot, a player who demanded excellence from everyone around him. Magic Johnson was Mr. Showtime, a magnetic personality with all the right moves. Young, indomitable, he was a pied piper in purple and gold. And he burned with an inextinguishable desire to win. With intimate detail, When the Game Was Ours reveals for the first time the inner workings of two players dead set on besting each other. From the heady days of trading championships to the darker days of injury and illness, we come to understand Larry’s obsessive devotion to winning and how his demons drove him on the court. We hear him talk with candor about playing through chronic pain. In Magic we see a star struggle with the sting of defeat, not just as a player but as a team leader. When he learns he has contracted HIV we hear in his own words how that devastating news affected his relationships in basketball and beyond. But always, we see both these men prevail.

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    When the Game Was Ours
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Larry Bird, By (author) Earvin Magic Johnson, Performed by Dick Hill, With Jackie MacMullan
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    ISBN 13: 9781441853714
    ISBN 10: 1441853715

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: WSJM
    DC21: 796.323
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000, BIO016000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO004000
    Ingram Subject Code: KA
    Libri: I-KA
    B&T Approval Code: A09302010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.3230922
    LC classification: GV884.A1 B47 2010D
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Findaway World
    Imprint name
    Findaway World
    Publication date
    15 January 2010