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The Resource The soul of basketball : the epic showdown between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk that saved the NBA, Ian Thomsen

The soul of basketball : the epic showdown between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk that saved the NBA, Ian Thomsen

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The soul of basketball : the epic showdown between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk that saved the NBA
Title
The soul of basketball
Title remainder
the epic showdown between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk that saved the NBA
Statement of responsibility
Ian Thomsen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A chronicle of the transformations throughout the NBA that played out during the 2010-2011 season traces the particular stories of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Doc Rivers, Dirk Nowitzki and other stars who were at the forefront of significant league changes
  • "Tells the story of an NBA prodigy, his league and their sport in the throes of crisis during the pivotal 2010-11 season. It began with The Decision, that infamous televised moment when über-star LeBron James revealed that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers--thereby distancing himself from his role model Michael Jordan--to pursue his first championship with his former opponents on the Miami Heat. To the great fortune of LeBron, the NBA and basketball itself, the mission didn't work out as planned. In the cultural tradition of Moneyball and Friday Night Lights, veteran NBA writer Ian Thomsen portrays the NBA as a self-correcting society in which young LeBron is forced to absorb hard truths inflicted by his rivals Kobe Bryant, Doc Rivers and Dirk Nowitzki, in addition to lessons set forth by Pat Riley, Gregg Popovich, Larry Bird, David Stern, Joey Crawford and many more. This is about the making of a champion. Brimming with inside access, The Soul of Basketball tells the inspiring story of LeBron's loneliest year, insecure and uncertain, when his ultimate foe was an unlikely immigrant who renewed the American game's ideals. From Miami to Boston, Los Angeles to Dallas, Germany to the NBA's Manhattan headquarters, the biggest names in basketball are driven by something more valuable than money and fame--a quest that will pave the way for Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and future generations to thrive."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomsen, Ian
Dewey number
796.323/64
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV885.515.N37
LC item number
T56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Basketball Association
  • James, LeBron
  • Bryant, Kobe
  • Rivers, Glenn
  • Nowitzki, Dirk
  • Basketball
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Bryant, Kobe
  • James, LeBron
  • Nowitzki, Dirk
  • Rivers, Glenn
  • National Basketball Association
  • Basketball
  • United States
Label
The soul of basketball : the epic showdown between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk that saved the NBA, Ian Thomsen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bastard -- The decision -- The game -- The tradition -- The entrepreneur -- The all-star -- The trade -- The odyssey -- The higher calling -- The immigrant -- The conflict -- The twelfth star -- The finals -- The sheriff -- The triumph
Control code
on1007505806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780547746517
Lccn
2017046213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547746517
  • (OCoLC)1007505806
Label
The soul of basketball : the epic showdown between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk that saved the NBA, Ian Thomsen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bastard -- The decision -- The game -- The tradition -- The entrepreneur -- The all-star -- The trade -- The odyssey -- The higher calling -- The immigrant -- The conflict -- The twelfth star -- The finals -- The sheriff -- The triumph
Control code
on1007505806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780547746517
Lccn
2017046213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780547746517
  • (OCoLC)1007505806

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