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Basketball Junkie: A Memoir
by Chris Herren Details
In his own words, Chris Herren tells how he nearly lost everything and everyone he loved, and how he found a way back to life. Powerful, honest, and dramatic, Basketball Junkie is a remarkable memoir, harrowing in its descent, and heartening in its return.
Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench
by Mark Titus Details
An irreverent critique of big-time NCAA basketball describes how the author's ambition to become a doctor was sidelined so that that he could join the elite Buckeyes in spite of his lesser talents, which left him perpetually benched.
Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
by Jack McCallum Details
Dream Team vividly re-creates the moment when a once-in-a-millennium group of athletes came together and changed the future of sports--one perfectly executed fast break at a time.
In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court
by Brittney Griner Details
From the sports phenomenon - called by ESPN the world's most famous female basketball player - and youth role model comes an inspirational memoir exploring the highs and lows of her life, the bullying she endured, and the assumptions she has redefined, as well as her passion for the game, and empowering readers to be true to themselves and love who they are on the inside and out.
Linspired: The Remarkable Rise of Jeremy Lin
by Mike Yorkey Details
Linspired reveals the remarkable journey of the ultimate underdog, Jeremy Lin, superstar of the New York Knicks and the first American-born player of Chinese/Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA.
Michael Jordan: The Life
by Roland Lazenby Details
This book traces the life of one of the most legendary basketball players in the history of the sport, drawing upon interviews with Jordan's friends, family, and teammates, and following his career from college to the NBA.
On These Courts: A Miracle Season That Changed a City, a Once-Future Star, and a Team Forever
by Wayne B. Drash Details
Former NBA star Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway grew up in Binghampton, one of the roughest sections of Memphis. Due in no small part to the self-discipline and strong values his grandmother instilled in him, plus his singular talent, Penny beat the incredible odds and made it to the NBA. He was such a special player that it seemed inevitable that he would win at least one championship and end up in the Hall of Fame. But dogged by injuries, Penny was never able to live up to his full basketball star potential.
Playing with Purpose: Inside the Lives and Faith of Top NBA Stars: Kevin Durant, Kyle Korver, Jeremy Lin, and More
by Mike Yorkey Details
This book chronicles the lives of several players who stand strong for their Christian faith. Veteran CBA author Mike Yorkey, whose Playing with Purpose biography of NFL rookies Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy was a best-seller, now profiles NBA stars both established and up-and-coming--such as Jeremy Lin, Kyle Korver, Anthony Parker, Luke Ridnour, and Chris Kaman.
Shaq Uncut: My Story
by Shaquille O'Neal Details
In this candid new autobiography the four time NBA champion and a three time NBA Finals MVP discusses his colorful career, NBA victories, and his thoughts on major NBA names like Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, and Pat Riley.
Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court
by Jay Bilas Details
The basketball player, coach, and ESPN analyst examines his life and career through the prism of toughness, which he explains comes from discipline, a team-oriented mind-set, and belief in oneself.
West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life
by Jerry West Details
Basketball great Jerry West tells his story--from his tough childhood in West Virginia, to his unbelievable college success at West Virginia University, his 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his relationships with NBA legends.
Updated 05/06/2015

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