Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan : The Life

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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

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 34mm | 599.99g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 16-pp 4/c photo inserts
  • 031619476X
  • 9780316194761
  • 8,032

Review quote

"MJ's life is a movie worth watching again, and Lazenby adds enough deleted scenes to add some oomph to the familiar story."--Booklistshow more

About Roland Lazenby

Roland Lazenby is the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller Jerry West: The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon, among numerous other books. He has spent the past three decades interviewing NBA players, coaches, staff members, and other figures while writing about the league. He lives in Virginia.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

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