When Nothing Else Matters: Michael Jordan's Last Comeback

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Simon and Schuster, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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As one of the greatest, most celebrated athletes in history, Michael Jordan conquered professional basketball as no one had before.

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. Washington Post writer Michael Leahy reveals the striking contrast between the public Jordan and the man whose personal style alienated teammates and the Washington owner who ousted him.

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Michael Jordan is unquestionably one of the National Basketball Association's greatest all-time stars. During his career, he dominated the game, leading the Chicago Bulls to six championships. In 1999 ... Read full review

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Michael Jordan’s life had some ups and downs, but he is a legendary player. He deals with many struggles and things that can jeopardize his whole career. He doesn’t let anything get in his way of reaching his success. The book talks about Jordan in a very third person way. From time to time they put it in first person and it feels like they are able to put you in Jordan’s shoes.
The life of an older NBA player can be difficult and sometimes even career threatening. Michael had lots of competitors that were younger and they also had very bright futures in the NBA. This book explains how Jordan deals with the things that were hard for him towards the end of his career and it even explains the financial decisions he made as a retired player. The last few seasons Jordan dealt with the criticism from the media but he would bounce back from all of it during a game. He would prove everyone wrong by scoring 40 points in a game and 50 points in the next one. He was unfazed by all of the young talent coming in trying to take Jordan out by outscoring the legend. It could not be done by anyone and Jordan was the greatest player to live. Yet there are many young and talented players and the greatest still has some debating. I would recommend this book to NBA fans and people who actually like basketball. I personally liked the book, I thought that it had many details about his life’s story and it was very interesting when it was talking about what he did during his NBA career.

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Michael Leahy is a staff writer for The Washington Post and The Washington Post Magazine. The recipient of numerous awards for journalistic excellence, Leahy has been honored with the selection of his stories for the 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 editions of The Best American Sports Writing anthologies. He lives outside Washington, D.C.

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