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When Nothing Else Matters: Michael Jordan's Last Comeback (English Edition) von [Leahy, Michael]
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Pressestimmen

"The best sports book of the year...easily the most fully formed portrait of Jordan ever written."
-- GQ

"Riveting, myth-shattering."
-- Dan McGrath, Chicago Tribune

"Michael Leahy has written a heck of a book....Mr. Leahy combines an unrelenting eye for detail with extraordinary big-picture analysis."
-- Jon Ward, The Washington Times

"A gripping behind-the-scenes book...an important corrective to our current celebrity culture."
-- John Marshall, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"When Nothing Else Matters gives us the best look we are likely to have of Jordan in decline...The result is a richly detailed, anecdote-driven account of one of the most famous men in the world approaching the end of his rope."
-- Ron Rapoport, Chicago Sun-Times

Kurzbeschreibung

As one of the greatest, most celebrated athletes in history, Michael Jordan conquered professional basketball as no one had before. Powered by a potent mix of charisma, nearly superhuman abilities, and a ferocious need to dominate the game, he won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and captured every basketball award and accolade conceivable before retiring and taking a top executive post with the Washington Wizards. But retirement didn't suit the man who was once king, and at the advanced age of thirty-eight Michael Jordan set out to reclaim the court that had been his dominion.
When Nothing Else Matters is the definitive account of Jordan's equally spectacular and disastrous return to basketball. Having gone on the road to chronicle Jordan's final two seasons, award-winning Washington Post writer Michael Leahy draws a riveting portrait of a deeply complex man waylaid by his impulses and impatience, frequently hampered by injuries, assaulted by younger players eager to usurp his throne, and ultimately done in by his presumption. Encouraged for two decades by his sport's magnates to believe that he had no limits or superiors, Jordan could not see his influence and power fading as his Wizards days ticked down and his team's losses and dissension grew. For teammates and outsiders alike, the star emerged as a relentlessly driven, at times unapproachable personality. Leahy reveals the striking contrast between Jordan's public image and the man who couldn't stand not "bein' it."
Hell-bent on transforming the mediocre Wizards into championship contenders, Jordan controlled every facet of his new team, dispensing orders behind the scenes to coaches and players. As his anger and bitterness over Washington's on-court setbacks became increasingly public, his teammates' resentment of him stoked already burgeoning tensions between Jordan and the Wizards' top brass. Leahy unmasks the myths and unravels the deeper lessons behind the highs and lows of the two seasons, illuminating the excruciating reality Jordan was forced to accept after the Wizards' failed playoff bid in his final season. When Nothing Else Matters is about nothing less than a man struggling to come to grips with the end of a career, and the uncertainty of his life ahead.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 1483 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 448 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 0743254260
  • Verlag: Simon & Schuster; Auflage: Reprint (9. November 2004)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B000FC2NX0
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Das Buch ist wirklich sehr interessant, auf knapp 430 Seiten werden sehr intensiv die 2 Jahre von Michael Jordan bei den Washington Wizards beleuchtet.
Sein zweites Comeback (das erste hat er ja kurz nach seinem Baseballausflug gemacht und war mit 3 Titeln mit den Bulls sehr erfolgreich) wird ja gerne etwas tot geschwiegen und vergessen.
Durch das Buch wird einem noch einmal sehr deutlich gemacht warum.
Jordan wird in diesem Buch nicht mit Samthandschuhen angefasst…es scheint dem Autor manchmal darum zu gehen Jordan zu einem sterblichen zu machen, ihm von seinem Podest herunter zu holen. Das beinhaltet dass er Fehler und Charakterschwächen deutlicher rauskehrt und diese immer wieder wiederholt.
Außergewöhnliche Leistungen oder Missstände in der Mannschaft werden dann doch auch etwas zu sehr alleine auf Jordan bezogen.

Dem Autor ist aber zu gute zu halten das er sich auch viel Zeit nimmt die anderen wichtigen Akteure des Clubs (und ihre Schwächen) zu beleuchten: Dan Collins (der Trainer), den Clubbesitzer, die anderen Teammitglieder.
Irgendwie hat man aber immer das Gefühl das aber bei wirklich jeder negativen Entwicklung Jordan seine Finger mit im Spiel hatte.

Interessanter ist das Buch weil sich dadurch ein Blick auf Jordan als Getriebener ergibt.
Getrieben vom Erfolg, vom Wettkampf, seinen Status zu erhalten…Jordan wollte immer als bester Spieler der Geschichte angesehen werden und ohne den Basketball war die Lücke in seinem Leben einfach zu groß.
Dass die Chicago Bulls ihn nach seiner aktiven Karriere nicht automatisch zum Chef der Basketball Abteilung gemacht haben, das hat Spuren bei ihm hinterlassen.
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I idolized MJ throughout my childhood and teenage years.
It's interesting to get a behind the scenes impression of how MJs comeback started and how he behaved during his difficult time in Washington.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen When Jordan Didn't Rule 5. Juni 2013
Von John Aquilegia - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I rarely give anything five stars, but I'll give this one five...even allowing for Leahy's reflexive (like all sportswriters) occasional liberal asides. For one thing it's not a suck-up book, but Leahy does give Jordan the level of respect he deserves the times he deserves it. But it's a rare thing...an honest portrayal of an athletic god who revealed himself to be a lot less than that in his comeback. Despite being a huge basketball fan, I rarely watched any of Jordan's games with the Wizards. The whole thing was pointless...just something to satisfy the ego of an over-the-hill player who if he wanted to play again should have gone to a contending team and subordinated his talents to that team. But Jordan couldn't do that. He still had to be the man on a mediocre club. The Wizards "improved" somewhat during Jordan's two years, but it's hard to see that other the extra income accrued to the Wizards thanks to Jordan's comeback, how he helped the team. The last thing a poor to mediocre club needs is an ex-superstar who thinks he can be the big star again when his body tells him he can't.

But I liked Leahy's book for other reasons as well. Most sports books recite the stats but fail to delineate how the player did it. But Leahy describes Jordan's play. How he got his points and how he got stuffed. I got the feeling after reading many sports bios in the last few years that the writers were quite unable to describe how their subject did it. But Leahy knows the game and was able to relate the levels of skill and talent exhibited by pro players necessary to make it in the NBA. It's an unflinching, candid look at certainly one of the greatest athletes to ever play any sport and maybe the greatest basketball player ever. Leahy does his job knowing that his subject would freeze him out. Which gives Leahy a level of integrity far above the usual posterior smoochers in the press. I doubt this book will hurt Jordan's reputation too much. When he was a star he was known for his arrogance, egotism and nastiness. His level of superstardom protected him from the usual criticism leveled at most superstars when people find out they've feet of clay. But it is refreshing to know that not every sportswriter falls victim to the phony love phrases about their subject often offered by scribblers. This overall unflattering look at Jordan (and some of his sycophants in the media like Michael Wilbon) is an excellent antidote to all paeans of praise generally written about very human athletes.
3.0 von 5 Sternen Potential not realized 8. August 2016
Von inthecar - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Leahy's a good reporter; just not nearly as good as he thinks he is. He took advantage of the access being from The Washington Post gave him, but the book is at least 100 pages too long. To be fair, lots of books are 100 pages too long. If you are going to write about sports in any context, you better come to the table with a respect for the craft because it isn't as easy as a lot of news reporters think. Leahy lacked that from start to finish. This could have been a very good book; instead it was barely okay.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Perils of Deification 17. November 2005
Von Leo Lim - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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It has often been the case that we tend to etch our hopes and dreams in the coattails of superstar athletes who exceed our expectations time and again. Each time, the bar is raised until the star is brought down to earth by these same expectations that made them stars in the first place.

Such is the tale provided by Michael Leahy in this definitive work on Michael Jordan's comeback with the Wizards. The account provides details from Jordan's start as an executive to his comeback and to his eventual firing (not unexpected as it first seemed).

Interesting details abound in this book in contrast to the droning sound bites found in newspapers who seem quite reluctant to call out the naked emperor. Examples include the true extent of Jordan's tendinitis, the effect of Jordan's injury to his right index finger plus Phil Jackson's thoughts on the comeback. Also, Leahy provides quite a convincing critique not only on Jordan the player but on Jordan the playing executive as well.

My only problem with this book is that it tends to get repetitive at times - Pollin's firing of Jordan and the Karla Knafel story is retold more than once. However, it stands on its own in chronicling Jordan's days as a Wizard which luckily for Jordan will always remain a footnote to an otherwise marvelous career.

Most of us would have considered that jump shot at Salt Lake City the highlight of our lives, but then again Mike still has more than half of his life to live.
5.0 von 5 Sternen Fascinating look into the daily life of the world's greatest basketball player trying to wring what was left of ... 7. Februar 2015
Von Mitchell Lehman - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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A well-written book that seems mostly critical of Jordan's decision to return for two final years with the Washington Wizards.
Fascinating look into the daily life of the world's greatest basketball player trying to wring what was left of his fading skills.
If I have a criticism - the book seems to bash Jordan for tainting his legacy. In my opinion, it's Jordan's legacy to taint.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen WARNING: Check Immediately Upon Receipt 22. Februar 2013
Von Stephen A Hudson - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I thought this book was a really good read--intriguing and honest, even though the author may have seemed a bit cynical and a little self-indulgent at times. After reading The Jordan Rules, this seemed an appropriate follow-up, a truly good look at the imbalances that created the greatest competitive spirit of my lifetime (as Jordan turns 50, he's now on the record as admitting to some of his over-competitive faults as they detract from his enjoyment in his post-basketball years). On the merits of the book alone, I give it 4 stars out of 5.

So why 1 star? Here's why: I read eagerly all the way up to page 340, at which point the text jumped directly to page 405, then continued all the way to the end of the book, at page 435. Then it started back at page 373 and proceeded again to the end of the book.
The binding is not broken; everything looks fine at a casual glance, but the fact remains that PAGES 341 TO 372 ARE MISSING FROM MY COPY OF THIS BOOK. However, because this book rested on my shelf for several weeks before I could read it, Amazon's return window has closed and according to policy I cannot exchange this book for one that is properly bound. Although Amazon cheerfully recommends that I sell this book that I cannot exchange, I don't want to foist this problem on someone else. Therefore, the best I can do is warn others to check their purchase before their return windows expire.
The book is definitely worth a read, but please make sure you get what you paid for before reading. I never thought I'd have to worry about something like this from Amazon...
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