From the Outside
My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love
Paperback ISBN: 0062675486
New York Times Bestseller The record-holding two-time NBA champion and recently inducted hall-of-famer reflects on his work ethic, his on-the-court friendships and rivalries, the great teams he's played for, and what it takes to have a long and successful career in this thoughtful, in-depth memoir. Playing in the NBA for eighteen years, Ray Allen won championships with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat and entered the record books as the original king of the three-point shot. Known as one of the hardest-working and highest-achieving players in NBA history, this most dedicated competitor was legendary for his sharp shooting. From the Outside, complete with a foreword by Spike Lee, is his story in his words: a no-holds-barred look at his life and career, filled with behind-the-scenes stories and surprising revelations about the game he has always cherished. Allen talks openly about his fellow players, coaches, owners, and friends, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett. He reveals how, as a kid growing up in a military family, he learned about responsibility and respect—the key to making those perfect free throws and critical three-point shots. From the Outside is the portrait of a gifted athlete and a serious man with a strongly defined philosophy about the game and the right way it should be played—a philosophy that, at times, set him apart from colleagues and coaches, while inspiring so many others, and lead to the most pivotal shot of his career: the unforgettable 3-pointer in the final seconds of Game 6 of the 2013 NBA finals against the San Antonio Spurs. Throughout, Allen makes clear that success in basketball is as much about what happens off the court as on, that devotion and commitment are the true essence of the game—and of life itself.
Back from the Dead
Paperback ISBN: 1476716870
An NBA sports star and cultural icon discusses his catastrophic spinal collapse in 2007, the excruciating pain he suffered, and his slow recovery, as well as his childhood, sports career, and the political and cultural upheaval of the 1960s.
The Book of Basketball
The NBA According to the Sports Guy
Hardcover ISBN: 034551176x
A lively and opinionated tour of the past, present, and future of pro basketball, written by ESPN's "Sports Guy" columnist, shares provocative insights on everything from major NBA events and underrated players to how the author believes Hall of Famers should be selected. By an award-winning author.
The Last Amateurs
Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball
Paperback ISBN: 0316278424
A revealing inside look at the world of college basketball by one of the nation's most beloved sportswriters looks at the coaches, players, teams, and schools that have made Division I basketball so compelling, without the million-dollar professional contracts. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 031619476x
Describes the life of one of the most legendary basketball players in the history of the sport, drawing upon interviews with Michael Jordan's friends, family and teammates and following his career from college to the pros. 30,000 first printing.
The Soul of Success
Paperback ISBN: 0143125346
A New York Times bestseller 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 a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the ?Zen master
Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s
Paperback ISBN: 1592408877
Drawing from more than 250 interviews to take the first full measure of the Lakers' epic Showtime era, this spectacular account of one of America's greatest sports sagas is jam-packed with colorful characters, vicious rivalries and 1980s-style excess.
One Season, Three Gamblers and the Death of Their Las Vegas
Paperback ISBN: 0306811561
Profiles three high stakes gamblers who focus on the NCAA "March Madness" basketball tournament, following their wins and losses and offering information on how Las Vegas became the sports-betting capital during the final games of the tournament. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.