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Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s
Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s
by Jeff Pearlman
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The New York Times bestselling author of Sweetness delivers the first all-encompassing account of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of professional sports most-revered—and dominant—dynasties.   The Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s... (read more)

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Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out
Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out
by John Calipari
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In Players First, John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketballs most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about... (read more)

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Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty
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During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from... (read more)

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Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior
Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior
by Phil Jackson
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With a new introduction, Phil Jackson's modern classic of motivation, teamwork, and Zen insight is updated for a whole new readership "Not only is there more to life than basketball, there's a lot more to basketball than basketball." --Phil... (read more)

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Driven from Within
Driven from Within
by Michael Jordan
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Michael Jordan is the rare global icon whose celebrity extends beyond his original stage and onto multiple platforms. His relentless determination produced six NBA Championships and some of the most spectacular performances in sports history, while his... (read more)

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Slam Kicks: Basketball Sneakers That Changed the Game
Slam Kicks: Basketball Sneakers That Changed the Game
by Ben (edt) Osborne
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The definitive primer on the worlds most popular shoe: the basketball sneaker. Basketball shoes have a long and storied history both on and off the court. Back in the 1930s, a basketball sneaker was created for straight-up performance. Today, hoops... (read more)

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They Call Me Coach
They Call Me Coach
by John Wooden
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The legendary coach talks about his life, his players, and his winning philosophies in this bestselling autobiography John Wooden's dedication and inspiration made him America's "winningest" coach. His beliefs in hard work and preparedness brought the... (read more)

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The Dandy Dons: Bill Russell, K. C. Jones, Phil Woolpert, and One of College Basketball's Greatest and Most Innovative Teams
The Dandy Dons: Bill Russell, K. C. Jones, Phil Woolpert, and One of College Basketball's Greatest and Most Innovative Teams
by James W. Johnson
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In the mid-1950s three unrecruited black basketball players, coached by a white former prison guard who had never before coached a college team, led a small Jesuit university in San Francisco to two national titles. The Dandy Dons describes for the first... (read more)

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The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul
The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul
by Phil Jackson
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During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from... (read more)

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Back From the Brink: the Autobiography
Back From the Brink: the Autobiography
by Paul Mcgrath
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Paul McGrath is Irelands best loved sportsman and also its least understood. An iconic football presence during a professional career stretching over 14 years, he played for his country in the European Championship finals of 1988 and the World Cup finals... (read more)

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The Wisdom of Wooden: My Century on and Off the Court
The Wisdom of Wooden: My Century on and Off the Court
by John Wooden
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The Wisdom of Wooden is John Woodens final book, completed just weeks before his passing in June 2010. In it he shares his most treasured memories and never-before-seen photographs as he looks back on an extraordinary life on and off the court. Hailed... (read more)

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Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life
Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life
by Mike Krzyzewski
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Duke University's head basketball coach has proven himself a leader both on and off the court. Now Coach K offers the insights he uses to coax peak performances from his team, relying on lessons he learned as a captain in the U.S. Army, sportsmanship... (read more)

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The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers, and the Death of Their Las Vegas
The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers, and the Death of Their Las Vegas
by Chad Millman
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One gambler is a manic former cokehead with an Ivy League degree. The second is a college dropout trying to make a living at the only thing he enjoyed at school—gambling. The third, one of Vegas's most respected bookmakers, is perilously close to... (read more)

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The City Game: From the Garden to the Playgrounds
The City Game: From the Garden to the Playgrounds
by Pete Axthelm
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Pete Axthelm follows the 1969-70 season of the New York Knicks and provides a parallel focus on basketball as it was then played in the black neighborhoods of New York City. Throughout, he writes clearly, intelligently, and passionately about the game... (read more)

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Qaddafi's Point Guard: The Incredible Story of a Professional Basketball Player Trapped in Libya's Civil War
Qaddafi's Point Guard: The Incredible Story of a Professional Basketball Player Trapped in Libya's Civil War
by Alex Owumi
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A Nigerian native who emigrated to the United States at age 11, Alex Owumis exploits on the basketball court led him to a successful career as a small college player. Undrafted by the NBA, Owumi pursued his pro basketball dream overseas, eventually... (read more)

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Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association
Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association
by Terry Pluto
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What do Julius Erving, Larry Brown, Moses Malone, Bob Costas, the Indiana Pacers, the San Antonio Spurs and the Slam Dunk Contest have in common? They all got their professional starts in the American Basketball Association. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;... (read more)

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Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Bask
Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Bask
by Jack Mccallum
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The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy
The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy
by Bill Simmons
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Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell   Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more*   *Including even more footnotes! Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining hoops addict known to millions as ESPN.com&... (read more)

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Sole Influence: Basketball, Corporate Greed and the Corruption of America's Youth
Sole Influence: Basketball, Corporate Greed and the Corruption of America's Youth
by Dan Wetzel
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Explosive and controversial, this expos uncovers the exploitation of college, high school, and even junior high basketball players by the billion-dollar atheltic shoe companies competing for national endorsements. photo insert.... (read more)

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Wooden: A Coach's Life
Wooden: A Coach's Life
by Seth Davis
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A provocative and revelatory new biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, by one of Americas top college basketball writers No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights... (read more)

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