Now in paperback, this title offers an insider look at the NBA phenom, including the Lakers' 1999-2000 championship season. When Kobe Bryant joined the glitzy Los Angeles Lakers in 1996 right out of high school, he faced a wave of media hype that declared him the next Michael Jordan. Now a veteran of five NBA seasons at the age of 23, Bryant has earned a place among pro basketball's elite. "Mad Game" documents his hard lessons on the road to stardom, his rapid rise through the NBA, and his conflicts with - and, at times, alienation from - his teammates, including his on-and-off-again relationship with Shaquille O'Neal. This is a story of triumph, of an unusually gifted young athlete trying to remain true to himself and his game.
A dynamic biography of Laker star Kobe Bryant
In Mad Game, veteran basketball writer Roland Lazenby goes behind the scenes to explore the world of Los Angeles Laker guard Kobe Bryant. It's a world where the young star couples his iron will with enourmous self-assurance to battle elements within the National Basketball Association that would force him to reshape his dreams. Bryant left his Pennyslvania high school in 1996 as a 17-year-old phenom to join the glitzy Los Angeles Lakers. Within months he faced a wave of media hype declaring him the next Michael Jordan. Mad Game is the story of how these circumstances propelled his rapid rise through the NBA, only to result in conflict with--and ultimately, alienation from--his veteran teammates. A cautionary tale emerges from Kobe Bryant's hard lessons along the road to NBA stardom. Yet it's also a story of triumph, of a uniquely gifted young athlete trying to remain true to himself and the game. About the Author Roland Lazenby is the author of numerous sports books, including Blood on the Horns: The Long Strange Ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls, and The Lakers, once described by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the "best, most in-depth book ever published about the Lakers."
-- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.