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    Playing For Keeps by David Halberstam

    David Halberstam is the author of fifteen books, including The Best and the Brightest , The Powers That Be , The Reckoning , The Breaks of the Game , Summer of '49 , October 1964 , and The Amateurs . He has received every major journalistic award, including the Pulitzer Prize, and is a member of the Society of American Historians.

    Resilience by Alonzo; Wetzel, Dan Mourning

    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 after organ-transplant surgery, Mourning has shown enormous inner strength. His faith, his determination, and his courage are what have driven and sustained him throughout his extraordinary life. In 2000, Mourning was on top of the world: He had a fat new contract, an Olympic gold medal, and a second beautiful child--all that and 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 fatal kidney disease. Over the next couple of years, as his health faltered, he retired, unretired, and retired again--and sought to make sense of the rest of his life. Finally in 2003, after a frantic search for a donor match, Mourning had a new kidney and a new outlook. He vowed to make this second chance count by dedicating his life to others. He resolved that he would consider the disease a blessing, a revelation of God's plan for him. Although he battled his way back to the NBA, winning a championship with the Miami Heat in 2006, Mourning believed that the most important and fulfilling part of his life still lay ahead. Basketball, it turned out, was just the vehicle that would allow him to devote his talents and energies to a greater cause.Alonzo Mourning's return to basketball glory, already familiar to sports fans and non-sports fans alike, has inspired millions of patients suffering from kidney disease and living with dialysis, as well as organ donors around the world. By sharing his experiences of the physical, emotional, and spiritual roller coaster of illness and recovery, Mourning hopes to deliver a message of faith and fire, hurdles and hope, trust and triumph. Resilience is a story about the meaningful everyday lessons that he longs to share and about the things that truly matter in life.From the Hardcover edition.

    The Last Season by Phil; Arkush, Michael Jackson

    For the countless basketball fans who were spellbound by the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2003–2004 high-wire act, this book is a rare and phenomenal treat. In The Last Season , Lakers coach Phil Jackson draws on his trademark honesty and insight to tell the whole story of the season that proved to be the final ride of a truly great dynasty. From the signing of future Hall-of-Famers Karl Malone and Gary Payton to the Kobe Bryant rape case/media circus, this is a riveting tale of clashing egos, public feuds, contract disputes, and team meltdowns that only a coach, and a writer, of Jackson’s candor, experience, and ability could tell. Full of tremendous human drama and offering lessons on coaching and on life, this is a book that no sports fan can possibly pass up.

    I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It by Charles Barkley

    Charles Barkley is a studio analyst for TNT’s Inside the NBA, a regular contributor to CNN’s TalkBack Live and a frequent color commentator. Named one of the fifty greatest NBA players of all time, he was selected to eleven All-Star teams and won the NBA’s MVP award in 1993. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Michael Wilbon is a Washington Post sports columnist and the cohost, with Tony Kornheiser, of the ESPN show Pardon the Interruption. He lives outside Washington, D.C. From the Hardcover edition.

    Tall Tales by Terry Pluto

    An history of the beginnings of the National Basketball Associations for true basketball fans. Tall Tales in an oral history of the early days of the National Basketball Associations, when giants such as Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Maurice Stokes, Oscar Robertson, Bob Pettit, Lenny Wilkens, Hot Rod Hundley, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor stalked the boards. When players sometimes had second jobs in the off-season. When teams were based in towns like Fort Wayne, Syracuse, and Rochester. If you consider yourself a true basketball fan, you need to know the sportâÈçs roots. TheyâÈçre all here, courtesy of Terry Pluto.

    Time Present, Time Past by Bill Bradley

    Bill Bradley has been a three-time basketball All-American at Princeton, an Olympic gold medalist, a Rhodes scholar, and a professional player for ten years with the New York Knicks.  Elected to the Senate from New Jersey in 1978, 1984, and 1990, he has authored extensive legislation, including the Tax Reform Act of 1986.  Bradley has written two previous books, Life on the Run and The Fair Tax. He is married and has one daughter.

    The Punch by John Feinstein

    The Last Season by Phil Jackson

    A Season On the Brink by John Feinstein

    The Last Amateurs by John Feinstein

    The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith

    In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais

    Russell Rules by Bill; Falkner, David Russell

    Practical Modern Basketball by John R Wooden

    The Open Man by Dave Debusschere

    Sports Illustrated by Sports

    Pistol by Mark Kriegel

    The Breaks Of the Game by David Halberstam

    Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1981.

    For the Love Of the Game by Michael Jordan

    Basketball For the Player, the Fan & the Coach by Arnold "Red Auerbach

    Resilience by Alonzo Mourning and Dan Wetzel

    Kareem by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Second Wind by Bill and Branch, Taylor Russell

    Resilience, Faith Focus Triumph by Alonzo Mourning

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