Michael Jordan

The Life

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Publisher Description

The definitive biography of a legendary athlete.

The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net.

But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina's Coastal Plain has a darker side: he's a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There's never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court -- until now.

Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know.

Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan. Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with Jordan's friends, teammates, and family members; and interviews with Jordan himself to provide the first truly definitive study of Michael Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2014
May 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
720
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
46.1
MB

Customer Reviews

mwgoglobal ,

Great Read!

If there is ever going to be a movie based on Michael Jordan's life, this has my vote to base it on. I learned so much about what went on during the career of one of the (if not the greatest) greatest athletes ever. The details were amazing.

Mike Wil

Leo Daze ,

Eye opening

Unfortunately for me I was not able to witness Michael Jordan as a player, but this book gave me a small look into Jordans life and what he went through throughout his career. It is a fantastic read with perspectives of people who were around Jordan themselves.

Tj464464 ,

Ok

For hardcore fans only. Book very slow

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