Mad Game: The NBA Education of Kobe Bryant

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Contemporary Books, Nov 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 321 pages
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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.

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User Review  - J - Goodreads

Found this book at a book sale, last week. Couldn't put it down. Being a Laker fan, it seemed natural to wanting to read about Kobe. With Kobe's Achilles tear, last season I wondered if this would be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mario Hernandez - Goodreads

Awesome book!!! It may look like this book is all about Kobe, but it wasn't. It was a book that covered what happened to Kobe from a reporters point of view. There are also chapters that go over ... Read full review


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Roland Lazenby (Roanoke, VA) is the author of numerous sports books, including Blood on the Horns: The Long Strange Ride of Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls and Bull Run!, the Independent Publishers Association’s 1997 Book of the Year. His work has appeared in Sport, The Sporting News, and the Chicago Sun-Times.

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