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Earl the Pearl: My Story

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Earl “The Pearl” Monroe is a basketball legend whose impact on the game transcends statistics, a player known as much for his unorthodox, “playground” style of play as his championship pedigree. Observers said that watching him play was like listening to jazz, his moves resembling freefloating

improvisations. “I dont know what Im going to do with the ball,” Monroe once admitted, “and if I dont know, Im quite sure the guy guarding me doesnt know either.”

Traded to the New York Knicks before the 1971-72 season, Monroe became a key member of the beloved, star-studded 1972-73 Knicks team that captured the NBA title. And now, on the 40th anniversary of that championship season—the franchises last—Monroe is finally ready to tell his remarkable story.

Written with bestselling author Quincy Troupe (Miles, The Pursuit of Happyness) Earl the Pearl will retrace Monroes life from his upbringing in a tough South Philadelphia neighborhood through his record-setting days at Winston-Salem State, to his NBA Rookie of the Year season in 1967, his tremendous years with the Baltimore Bullets and ultimately his redemptive, championship glory with the New York Knicks. The book will culminate with a revealing epilogue in which Monroe reflects on the events of the past 40 years, offers his insights into the NBA today, and his thoughts on the future of the game he loves.

About the Author

EARL MONROE is one of the greatest and most beloved players in basketball history. Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990 and named to the NBAs 50 Greatest Players list in 1996, Monroe left an indelible stylistic mark on the game of basketball. He lives in New York City.

QUINCY TROUPE is the author of seventeen books including Miles: The Autobiography of Miles Davis (with jazz legend Miles Davis) and The Pursuit of Happyness (with Chris Gardner), which was a New York Times bestseller for 40 weeks. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609615611
Author:
Monroe, Earl
Publisher:
Rodale Press
Author:
Troupe, Quincy
Author:
Bradley, Bill
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page insert, 25 bandw photos
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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