When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now.
Drawing on personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with friends, team mates, family members, and Jordan himself; and a career in the trenches covering Jordan in college and the pros, Roland Lazenby provides the first truly definitive study of Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.
- Publication Date:
- 04 / 07 / 2016
- 153 x 234mm
This is a very in-depth look at one of the world's most well known and successful basketball players and American athletes,from his childhood to his African American family history in North Carolina, USA during the 1960s. Robert Lazenby does a marvellous job describing the struggles of his career as a professional athlete, but also bringing you into to the outcomes of his success and achievements. This book gives you such a great perspective of how Michael became a 6 time NBA Champion Michael and everything in between! - Carter (QBD)
Honestly, who doesn't like Jordan? Everybody wanted to be like Mike and arguably being the greatest basketballer of all time who wouldn't. Flair and skill oozes from his veins but there is a side to His Airness we are not all familiar with and this biography walks you far from what we all thought was the beginning until just after his final retirement . We gain an insight to the relationships that shaped MJ's career and learn about the fury that fueled his competitiveness.
A comprehensively researched biography from Lazenby that will appeal to more than just a basketball fan. - Melanie - Melanie (QBD)
An in-depth, uncompromising look at the man and the myth that is Michael Jordan. Stretching from his humble beginnings in North Carolina, charting his rise through college ball and the NBA, and the years that followed, "The Life" is a fascinating portrait of a basketball prodigy, a ruthless competitor, and the man responsible for some of the most memorable moments in the history of sport. - Sarah (QBD)
This a book I'm very passionate about. Not only does Ronald Lazenby bring you into the life of Michael but also his history, where he comes from and the people around that shaped and guided him. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves basketball or sports. It's inspiring to me and educational towards learning effort and commitment to be the best at what you do. - Carter