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Bill Bradley, U.S. Senator from New Jersey from 1979 to 1997 and a member of two championship New York Knicks teams, returns to the scene of his first career, and his first great passion, basketball. Things have changed since his championship days—the shorts are longer and the salaries higher—but what separates winners and losers remains very much the same: No collection of players, no matter how good, can win unless they form a team. And no team can succeed unless it shares common values, among them courage, discipline, resilience, respect, and an unmitigated passion for the game.

In ten essays, filled with intensely personal observations and reflections, Bradley revisits the basketball court with the fire of the competitor and the eye of the writer, and explores these qualities in action: the dynamics of teammates on the court and off; the pure love of the game that leads to the unselfish pass or the screen away from the ball; the individual courage to risk the last-second shot, to face a hostile crowd, to say "I blew it"; the responsibility to teammates, coaches, and fans to stay in shape, play hard, and honor the game.

Values of the Game is illustrated with more than one hundred twenty dramatic photographs of players, coaches, and classic games, culled from the NBA archives and the author's personal collection: from legends such as Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, and Bob Cousy,!through the brilliant Magic Johnson/Larry Bird years to young stars such as Grant Hill and Glen Rice, and of course the greatest ever, Michael Jordan.

In his best-selling Life on the Run, Bradley offered fans a fascinating account of the day-in day-out experiences of an NBA star. In Values of the Game, he shifts his thinking to a larger universe. He pulls back the curtain once again, letting us in on basketball's secrets—many of which, it turns out, extend to life beyond the hardwood court.

Synopsis:

In ten essays, former U.S. senator and member of two championship New York Knicks teams, Bill Bradley, returns to the scene of his first career and passion--basketball--to illustrate how the "right stuff" on the court is a proving ground for the "right stuff" in life. 100+ photos.

Synopsis:

"In many ways basketball was a lens through which I looked at life—I had learned to make judgments about character from what I saw players do on the court."—Bill Bradley

Bradley, former U.S. senator and presidential candidate and member of two championship New York Knicks teams, returns to the scene of his first career, and first passion, in Values of the Game. In ten esssays, filled with personal observations and reflections, he illustrates how the "right stuff" on the court—risking a last-second shot, staying in shape and playing hard, making the unselfish pass, not giving in until the final buzzer—is a proving ground for the "right stuff" in life. More than one hundred dramatic photographs of the best of the NBA—from legends Elgin Baylor and Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, to such stars as Kobe Bryant and Grant Hill, to the greatest ever, Michael Jordan—exemplify the power of courage, discipline, selflessness, respect, and fair play.

About the Author

Bill Bradley was a three-time basketball all-American at Princeton, Olympic gold medalist, Rhodes scholar, member of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1977 and two-time NBA champion; he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. He served as United States senator from New Jersey from 1979 to 1997. Since leaving the Senate, he has been affiliated with Stanford University, the University of Maryland, and Notre Dame. Mr. Bradley is the author of Life on the Run, The Fair Tax, The Journey from Here, Values of the Game, and, most recently, The New American Story. He is married and has one daughter.

Table of Contents

Foreward by Phil Jackson

Introduction

Passion

  • Pure Pleasure, Pure Joy

    Discipline

  • The Virtuous Circle

    Selflessness

  • "Help Someone Else, Help Yourself"

    Respect

  • Giving and Getting

    Perspective

  • Balancing Act

    Courage

  • "Putting it on the Line"

    Leadership

  • Bringing Out the Best

    Responsibility

  • No Excuses-None

    Resilience

  • "Meeting With Triumph and Disaster"

    Imagination

  • Dreaming up the Game
  • Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781579651169
    Foreword:
    Jackson, Phil
    Author:
    Jackson, Phil
    Author:
    Bradley, Bill
    Publisher:
    Artisan
    Location:
    New York :
    Subject:
    Essays
    Subject:
    Basketball
    Subject:
    Values
    Subject:
    Bradley, bill, 1943-
    Subject:
    Basketball -- Moral and ethical aspects.
    Subject:
    Basketball - General
    Subject:
    SPORTS and RECREATION / Essays
    Subject:
    National basketball association
    Subject:
    SPORTS & RECREATION / Essays
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Hardback
    Publication Date:
    19981001
    Binding:
    Hardback
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    8 x 10
    Pages:
    160
    Dimensions:
    10.31x8.41x.81 in. 2.01 lbs.

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    "Synopsis" by , In ten essays, former U.S. senator and member of two championship New York Knicks teams, Bill Bradley, returns to the scene of his first career and passion--basketball--to illustrate how the "right stuff" on the court is a proving ground for the "right stuff" in life. 100+ photos.
    "Synopsis" by ,
    "In many ways basketball was a lens through which I looked at life—I had learned to make judgments about character from what I saw players do on the court."—Bill Bradley

    Bradley, former U.S. senator and presidential candidate and member of two championship New York Knicks teams, returns to the scene of his first career, and first passion, in Values of the Game. In ten esssays, filled with personal observations and reflections, he illustrates how the "right stuff" on the court—risking a last-second shot, staying in shape and playing hard, making the unselfish pass, not giving in until the final buzzer—is a proving ground for the "right stuff" in life. More than one hundred dramatic photographs of the best of the NBA—from legends Elgin Baylor and Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, to such stars as Kobe Bryant and Grant Hill, to the greatest ever, Michael Jordan—exemplify the power of courage, discipline, selflessness, respect, and fair play.

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