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For the Love of the Game: My Story

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ISBN13: 9780609602065
ISBN10: 0609602063
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For 13 brilliant seasons Michael Jordan danced the dance of greatness across hardwood floors of basketball arenas from New York to Los Angeles to Barcelona and Paris. With a warrior's heart and an artist's grace, Jordan long ago transcended the sport to become one of the 20th century's global icons.

On the court, his almost mythic flair for the spectacular prompted former Los Angeles Laker superstar Magic Johnson to say simply, "There's Michael, then there's all the rest of us."

Off the court, Jordan's ability to alter markets and drive the business of his marketing partners is unprecedented.

Through it all, Jordan showed the world that greatness, true greatness, comes from the inside out. He remains perhaps the greatest practice player in the history of sports, his desire to improve upon his own example legendary. When critics questioned his all-around ability, he became the game's most dominant defensive player at his position. When teams decided to close down the lane and eliminate drives to the basket, he became a deadly jump shooter. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson had the most successfully teams of the 1980s but never won more than two consecutive championships. The Bulls won three straight--twice.

In For the Love of the Game, Jordan takes us through the wonder of his career on the court and away from the game. From the dream that preceded the game-winning shot against Georgetown in the 1982 NCAA Finals to the methodical dissection of the Utah Jazz prior to his game-winning shot in Game 6 of the 1998 Finals, Jordan pulls back the curtain on one of the most remarkable lives this century.

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Gold Gato, September 15, 2013 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
There's no question of Mr. Jordan being one of, if not THE, greatest basketball players of all time. However, what made MJ23 so different was how he changed culture. He brought the world long shorts, athletic shoe obsessions, earrings on men, and bald-as-cool. He transcended the sport. This is one of the Michael Jordan coffee-table books (photos, magazine layouts) which will always look good because even though the 1990s are long gone, his portion of that decade still seems relevant. Lots of pics, not too many words, and His Airness just relating his go-getterness make this a perfect book for any fan.

Book Season = Autumn (when the games begin)
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462671012, September 5, 2011 (view all comments by 462671012)
it's a good book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780609602065
Subtitle:
(my story )
Editor:
Vancil, Mike
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Basketball players
Subject:
Chicago Bulls (Basketball team)
Subject:
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
c1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160 p. (in 2 v.)
Dimensions:
12.31x10.43x.73 in. 2.80 lbs.

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