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More Than a Game

Written by Phil Jackson and Charley Rosen


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $24.95

More than a Game is the odyssey of Jackson's journey—from New York Knick and world champion, to CBA coach, to six-time Chicago Bulls world champion, to this year's L.A. Lakers world champion—and the lessons in leadership he learned each step of the way. It is the tale of Rosen's journey as... Read more >
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No Blood, No Foul
A Novel
Written by Charley Rosen


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $17.95

Jason Lewis is a star college basketball player just back from World War II. He’s a hero, missing two fingers on his shooting hand. He can’t play any longer, so he makes the ultimate ballplayer’s sacrifice: he becomes a referee. Set in postwar New York during the founding of what will... Read more >
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The Book of Basketball
The Book of Basketball
Written by Bill Simmons, Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345520104
Our Price: $18.00
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The Book of Basketball
The NBA According to The Sports Guy
Written by Bill Simmons
Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $18.00

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’s Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the... Read more >
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Play Their Hearts Out
Play Their Hearts Out
Written by George Dohrmann
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345508607
Our Price: $26.00
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Play Their Hearts Out
A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
Written by George Dohrmann


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $26.00

Eight years of unfettered access, a keen sense of a story’s deepest truths, and a genuine compassion for his subject allow Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist George Dohrmann to take readers inside the machine that produces America’s basketball stars.
 
Hoop dreams aren’t just for players. The fever that grips college basketball... Read more >
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Play Their Hearts Out
Play Their Hearts Out
Written by George Dohrmann
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345523167
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Play Their Hearts Out
A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
Written by George Dohrmann


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $11.99

Winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting
Winner of the Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Youth Sports
 
Eight years of unfettered access and a keen sense of a story’s deepest truths allow Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist George Dohrmann to take readers inside the machine that produces America’s basketball stars... Read more >
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Wilt, 1962
Wilt, 1962
Written by Gary M. Pomerantz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307549389
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Wilt, 1962
The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era
Written by Gary M. Pomerantz


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2010
Price: $11.99

On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored one hundred points in a game against the New York Knickerbockers.

As historic and revolutionary as the achievement was, it remains... Read more >
Jerry West
Jerry West
Written by Roland Lazenby
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345519269
Our Price: $14.99
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Jerry West
The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon
Written by Roland Lazenby


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $14.99

When in 1969 the NBA sought an emblem for the league, one man was chosen above all as the icon of his sport: Jerry West. Silhouetted in white against a red-and-blue backdrop, West’s signature gait and left-handed dribble are still the NBA logo, seen on merchandise around the world.

    In this... Read more >
The Book of Basketball
The Book of Basketball
Written by Bill Simmons, Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345513113
Our Price: $13.99
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The Book of Basketball
The NBA According to The Sports Guy
Written by Bill Simmons
Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $13.99

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’s Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future...

Read more >
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Resilience
Resilience
Written by Alonzo Mourning and Dan Wetzel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345507501
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Resilience

Written by Alonzo Mourning and Dan Wetzel


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $15.00

In 2000, Alonzo Mourning was on top of the world: He had a fat new NBA contract, an Olympic gold medal, and a second beautiful child–plus the fame and wealth he had earned playing the game he loved. But in September of that year he was diagnosed with a rare and... Read more >
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My Life
My Life
Written by Earvin Magic Johnson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307558176
Our Price: $7.99
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My Life

Written by Earvin Magic Johnson


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2009
Price: $7.99

"A true emotional phenomenon...Entertaining...Of particular interest to fans will be the evolution of Johnson's relationship with Bird, his great karmic partner in the game."
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He's faced challenges all of his life, but now Magic Johnson faces the biggest challenge of all, his own brave battle with HIV. In this dramatic... Read more >
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Resilience
Resilience
Written by Alonzo Mourning and Dan Wetzel
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345509727
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Resilience
Faith, Focus, Triumph
Written by Alonzo Mourning and Dan Wetzel


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $11.99

Resilience. It’s not just the title of Alonzo Mourning’s stirring memoir; it’s the stuff he’s made of. Whether petitioning himself into foster care as an eleven-year-old, tirelessly studying his way onto the dean’s list at Georgetown University, making it as an all-star center in the NBA, or returning to peak form... Read more >
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No Blood, No Foul
No Blood, No Foul
Written by Charley Rosen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583228289
Our Price: $17.95
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No Blood, No Foul
A Novel
Written by Charley Rosen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $17.95

Jason Lewis is a star college basketball player just back from World War II. He’s a hero, missing two fingers on his shooting hand. He can’t play any longer, so he makes the ultimate ballplayer’s sacrifice: he becomes a referee. Set in postwar New York during the founding of what will... Read more >
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Can I Keep My Jersey?
Can I Keep My Jersey?
Written by Paul Shirley, Introduction by Chuck Klosterman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345495709
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Can I Keep My Jersey?
11 Teams, 5 Countries, and 4 Years in My Life as a Basketball Vagabond
Written by Paul Shirley
Introduction by Chuck Klosterman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $15.00

He’s been called a journeyman. Even Paul wouldn’t dispute that classification. Regardless, Bill Simmons, ESPN.com’s “The Sports Guy,” has said of Paul Shirley, “We could finally have an answer to the question ‘What would it be like if one of our friends was an NBA player?”

There’s no denying that Paul Shirley... Read more >
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The Rivalry
The Rivalry
Written by John Taylor
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812970302
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The Rivalry
Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Golden Age of Basketball
Written by John Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $17.00

A BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE NBA’S GLORY DAYS, AND THE RIVALRY THAT DOMINATED THE ERA

In the mid-1950s, the NBA was a mere barnstorming circuit, with outposts in such cities as Rochester, New York, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Most of the best players were white; the set shot and layup were... Read more >
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Wilt, 1962
Wilt, 1962
Written by Gary M. Pomerantz
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400051618
Our Price: $16.00
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Wilt, 1962
The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era
Written by Gary M. Pomerantz


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 28, 2006
Price: $16.00

On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored one hundred points in a game against the New York Knickerbockers.

As historic and revolutionary as the achievement was, it remains... Read more >
The Rivalry
The Rivalry
Written by John Taylor
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588364968
Our Price: $13.99
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The Rivalry
Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and the Golden Age of Basketball
Written by John Taylor


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $13.99

A BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE NBA’S GLORY DAYS, AND THE RIVALRY THAT DOMINATED THE ERA

In the mid-1950s, the NBA was a mere barnstorming circuit, with outposts in such cities as Rochester, New York, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Most of the best players were white; the set shot and layup were... Read more >
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