The Mamba Mentality Book
Score: 4.5
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The Mamba Mentality


  • Author : Kobe Bryant
  • Publisher : MCD
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374719159

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The Mamba Mentality Excerpt :

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play is Kobe Bryant’s personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game—a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar. In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever. In his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career. Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer. The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.

Who Was Kobe Bryant  Book
Score: 5
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Who Was Kobe Bryant


  • Author : Ellen Labrecque
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593225721

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Who Was Kobe Bryant Excerpt :

Told in a new Who HQ NOW format for trending topics, this Who Was? biography details NBA superstar Kobe Bryant's legendary career and the impact of his legacy on the sports world and beyond. Kobe Bryant was just an eighteen-year-old high-school basketball player when he decided to enter the National Basketball Association's draft. Though he was the thirteenth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets, he would never play a single game for them. Instead, Kobe was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he would spend his entire twenty-season career, winning five championships and numerous awards. Author Ellen Labreque takes readers through each exciting moment, from his iconic dunks to his 81-point game--all the milestones that span Kobe Bryant's legendary career and legacy.

Relentless Book
Score: 5
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Relentless


  • Author : Tim S. Grover
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-03-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476714202

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Relentless Excerpt :

An award-winning trainer draws on experience with such top athletes as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Ken Griffey, Jr. to explain how to tap dark competitive reflexes in order to succeed regardless of circumstances, explaining the importance of finding internal resources and harnessing the power of personal fears and instincts.

The Miracle Mentality Book

The Miracle Mentality


  • Author : Tim Storey
  • Publisher : Harper Horizon
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780785236733

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The Miracle Mentality Excerpt :

Overcome toxic thoughts and negative thinking with Tim Storey’s easy-to-follow instructions and simple guidance. During challenging times, toxic thoughts can drag you into a mindset that’s mundane, messy, and mad. Negative thinking can undermine all aspects of your life, from family and romantic relationships to career satisfaction, financial stability, and physical and spiritual health. In The Miracle Mentality, life coach, speaker, and author Tim Storey provides you with a road map to transcend negative thinking, leading you to bigger adventures, more opportunities, and deeper meaning. In this book, experience a miracle mentality transformation with: Tim’s honest and powerful testament that will strengthen your perspective, positivity, and personal?choice Essential coaching that will help you navigate friendships and romantic?relationships? Tips on establishing a fulfilling work-life?balance An encouraging and practical approach to physical, mental, and spiritual health The discovery of a new mindset and freedom that can be applied to your personal?finances Honest talk about the influential role of a parent and information to help you improve your parenting?skills To overcome these obstacles, you need a new mindset--a miracle mentality--where dreams are achievable, hope is actionable, and spiritual healing is possible. Let The Miracle Mentality guide you there with Tim’s tips that will magically transform your life.

Kobe Book

Kobe


  • Author : Nelson Peña
  • Publisher : Castle Point Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1250275342

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Kobe Excerpt :

Ida Noe's Kobe Bryant collects the basketball legend's guiding principles...

Shaq Uncut Book
Score: 4.5
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Shaq Uncut


  • Author : Shaquille O'Neal
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455504428

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Shaq Uncut Excerpt :

Superman. Diesel. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Fu. The Big Daddy. The Big Shaqtus. Wilt Chamberneezy. The Real Deal. The Big Shamrock. Shaq. You know him by any number of names, and chances are you know all about his legendary basketball career: Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal is a four-time NBA champion and a three-time NBA Finals MVP. After being an All-American at Louisiana State University, he was the overall number one draft pick in the NBA in 1992. In his 19-year career, Shaq racked up 28,596 career points (including 5,935 free throws!), 13,099 rebounds, 3,026 assists, 2,732 blocks, and 15 All-Star appearances. These are statistics that are almost as massive as the man himself. His presence-both physically and psychologically-made him a dominant force in the game for two decades. But if you follow the game, you also know that there's a lot more to Shaquille O'Neal than just basketball. Shaq is famous for his playful, and at times, provocative personality. He is, literally, outsize in both scale and persona. Whether rapping on any of his five albums, challenging celebrities on his hit television show "Shaq Vs.," studying for his PhD or serving as a reserve police officer, there's no question that Shaq has led a unique and multi-dimensional life. And in this rollicking new autobiography, Shaq discusses his remarkable journey, including his candid thoughts on teammates and coaches like Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Phil Jackson, and Pat Riley. From growing up in difficult circumstances and getting cut from his high school basketball team to his larger-than-life basketball career, Shaq lays it all out in SHAQ UNCUT: MY STORY.

KG  A to Z Book

KG A to Z


  • Author : Kevin Garnett
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982170325

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KG A to Z Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER​ A unique, unfiltered memoir from the NBA champion and fifteen-time all-star ahead of his induction into the Hall of Fame. Kevin Garnett was one of the most dominant players the game of basketball has ever seen. He was also one of its most outspoken. Over the course of his illustrious twenty-one-year NBA career, he elevated trash talk to an art form and never shied away from sharing his thoughts on controversial subjects. In KG A to Z, published ahead of Garnett’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, he looks back on his life and career with the same raw candor. Garnett describes the adversity he faced growing up in South Carolina before ultimately relocating to Chicago, where he became one of the top prospects in the nation. He details his headline-making decision to skip college and become the first player in two decades to enter the draft directly from high school, starting a trend that would be followed by future superstars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. He shares stories of playing with and against Bryant, James, Michael Jordan, and other NBA greats, and he chronicles his professional ups and downs, including winning a championship with the Boston Celtics. He also speaks his mind on a range of topics beyond basketball, such as fame, family, racism, spirituality, and music. Garnett’s draft decision wasn’t the only way he’d forever change the game. His ability to play on the perimeter as a big man foreshadowed the winning strategy now universally adopted by the league. He applies this same innovative spirit here, organizing the contents alphabetically as an encyclopedia. If you thought Kevin Garnett was exciting, inspiring, and unfiltered on the court, just wait until you read what he has to say in these pages.

GMAT Official Guide 2020 Book
Score: 1
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GMAT Official Guide 2020


  • Author : GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 992
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119576068

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GMAT Official Guide 2020 Excerpt :

The only source of GMAT questions from past GMAT exams GMAT Official Guide 2020 is the definitive study guide from Graduate Management Admission Council, the makers of the GMAT exam. It contains over 1,000 real GMAT questions from past exams with detailed answer explanations that provide insight on how to approach each question from the prospective of the test maker. You’ll also get access to the GMAT Online Question Bank, customizable study tools, and a new mobile app for practicing on the go – even when you’re not connected to the internet. Prepare for test day with guidance on what is – and what isn’t – tested on the GMAT exam and personalize your own learning experience with the GMAT Official Guide 2020. Inside, you’ll find: An overview of the GMAT exam to familiarize yourself with its content and format Over 100 more questions than included with the 2019 edition of this guide Detailed answer explanations for each exam question Actual essay topics, sample responses, and scoring information Comprehensive grammar and math review Questions organized in order of difficulty – easiest to hardest – to help focus your study Online access to all questions – plus additional Integrated Reasoning questions – via the GMAT Online Question Bank, where you can build your own practice sets and test your skills Preparation pays off. Get the GMAT Official Guide 2020 and start studying today! This product includes print book with a unique code to access the GMAT Online Question Bank and mobile app.

Driven from Within Book
Score: 5
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Driven from Within


  • Author : Michael Jordan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-12-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471105715

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Driven from Within Excerpt :

'A part of all those people who helped me along the way can be found in everything I have done and continue to do. I had some great teachers - and I listened to what they had to say.' - Michael Jordan A global icon in sports, style and business, Michael Jordan is famous for his unrivalled athletic ability, his fierce determination, and his grace under pressure. In DRIVEN FROM WITHIN, he makes it clear that his phenomenal success is thanks in large part to the teachers, mentors and friends who have guided him throughout his life. Here is a book about the power of collaboration and teamwork, the energy that is released when people share their gifts and hard-won knowledge. With almost two million copies of his three previous books in print, Michael Jordan has proven himself to be as strong a performer in bookstores as he is on the court. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed, this is Michael Jordan's most intimate book to date. Organized around the qualities that Jordan demonstrates in his own life and that he looks for in others - qualities like authenticity, integrity, passion and commitment - DRIVEN FROM WITHIN is an inspiring record of an extraordinary life.

The Meaning Of Sports Book

The Meaning Of Sports


  • Author : Michael Mandelbaum
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2005-05-11
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786738847

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The Meaning Of Sports Excerpt :

In The Meaning of Sports, Michael Mandelbaum, a sports fan who is also one of the nation's preeminent foreign policy thinkers, examines America's century-long love affair with team sports. In keeping with his reputation for writing about big ideas in an illuminating and graceful way, he shows how sports respond to deep human needs; describes the ways in which baseball, football and basketball became national institutions and how they reached their present forms; and covers the evolution of rules, the rise and fall of the most successful teams, and the historical significance of the most famous and influential figures such as Babe Ruth, Vince Lombardi, and Michael Jordan. Whether he is writing about baseball as the agrarian game, football as similar to warfare, basketball as the embodiment of post-industrial society, or the moral havoc created by baseball's designated hitter rule, Mandelbaum applies the full force of his learning and wit to subjects about which so many Americans care passionately: the games they played in their youth and continue to follow as adults. By offering a fresh and unconventional perspective on these games, The Meaning of Sports makes for fascinating and rewarding reading both for fans and newcomers.

Showboat Book
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Showboat


  • Author : Roland Lazenby
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316387279

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Showboat Excerpt :

The definitive portrait of Kobe Bryant, from the author of Michael Jordan. "Lazenby's detailed research and fantastic writing paint a complex, engaging picture of one of the NBA's greats" (Kurt Helin, NBC Sports). Eighteen-time All-Star, scorer of 81 points in a single game, MVP, and one of the best shooting guards in NBA league history: Kobe Bryant is among basketball's absolute greatest players, and his importance to the sport is undeniable. Third on the NBA career scoring list and owner of five championship rings, he is an undisputed all-time great, one deserving of this deep and definitive biography. Even within the flashiest franchise in all of sports -- the Los Angeles Lakers, where he played his entire career -- Bryant always took center stage, and his final game captivated the basketball world, indeed the country. Roland Lazenby delves deep to look behind this public image, using classic basketball reporting and dozens of new interviews to reveal the whole picture, from Bryant's childhood through his playing years. Showboatis filled with large personalities and provocative stories, including details of Bryant's complicated personal life and explosive relationships on the court, and is a riveting and essential read for every hoops fan.

Letters to a Young Athlete Book

Letters to a Young Athlete


  • Author : Chris Bosh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984881793

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Letters to a Young Athlete Excerpt :

A legendary NBA player shares his remarkable story, infused with hard-earned wisdom about the journey to self-mastery from a life at the highest level of professional sports Chris Bosh, NBA Hall of Famer, eleven-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and the league’s Global Ambassador, had his playing days cut short at their prime by a freak medical condition. His extraordinary career ended “in a doctor’s office in the middle of the afternoon.” Forced to reckon with moving forward, he found himself looking back over the course he'd taken, to the pinnacle of the NBA and beyond. Reflecting on all he had learned from a long list of basketball legends, from LeBron and Kobe to Pat Riley and Coach K, he saw that his important lessons weren’t about basketball so much as the inner game of success—right attitude, right commitment, right flow within a team. Now he shares that journey, giving us a view from the inside of what greatness feels like and what it takes. Letters to a Young Athlete offers a proven path for taming your inner voice and making it your ally, through the challenges of failure and success alike.

Eleven Rings Book
Score: 3.5
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Eleven Rings


  • Author : Phil Jackson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101617960

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Eleven Rings Excerpt :

"Through candor and comprehensiveness, Jackson writes a convincing revisionist take, in which he emerges as an excellent coach . . . highly readable . . . reflects Jackson’s polymathy." —The New York Times Book Review "Part sports memoir, part New Age spirit quest, part pseudo-management tract . . . But the primary thing with Jackson—as with all the old bards, who were also known for repeating themselves—is the voice." —Sam Anderson, The New York Times Magazine A New York Times Bestseller The inside story of one of basketball's most legendary and game-changing figures 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” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher’s kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head. In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he: • Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s • Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title • Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another

Legacy and the Queen Book
Score: 5
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Legacy and the Queen


  • Author : Kobe Bryant
  • Publisher : Granity Studios
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781949520040

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Legacy and the Queen Excerpt :

From the mind of basketball legend and Academy Award–winning storyteller Kobe Bryant comes a new tale of finding your inner magic against all odds. GAME. SET. MAGIC. Game – Tennis means life and death for the residents of the magical kingdom of Nova, and for twelve-year-old Legacy, it’s the only thing getting her through the long days taking care of the other kids at the orphanage. That’s all about to change when she hears about Silla’s tournament. Set – Silla, the ruler of Nova, hosts an annual tournament for the less fortunate of her citizens to come and prove themselves and win entrance to the Academy, where they can train to compete at nationals. The prize is Silla’s favor and enough cash to keep open the orphanage, and Legacy has her heart set on both. Magic – What Legacy has yet to know is that the other players have something besides better skills and more money than she does. In Nova, tennis can unlock magic. Magic that Silla used to save the kingdom long ago and magic that her competitors have been training in for months already. Now, with the world turned against her and the orphanage at stake, Legacy has to learn to use her passion for the game to rise above those around her and shine.

Epoca  The Tree of Ecrof Book

Epoca The Tree of Ecrof


  • Author : Kobe Bryant
  • Publisher : Granity Studios
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781949520088

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Epoca The Tree of Ecrof Excerpt :

From the mind of basketball legend, Academy Award–winning, and New York Times–bestselling storyteller Kobe Bryant comes a new tale of finding your strength against all odds. Set in an alternate classical world dominated by sports and a magical power called grana, Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof is the story of two children: the lowly born Rovi and the crown princess Pretia who uncover and battle terrible evil and discover their inner strength along the way. Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof takes place at the most elite sports academy in the land, where the best child-athletes are sent to hone their skills. When Rovi and Pretia arrive, each harboring a secret about themselves, they begin to suspect that something evil is at play at the school. In the course of their first year, they must learn to master their grana in order to save the world from dark forces that are rising.