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Madmen's Ball : the Continuing Saga of Kobe, Phil, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Author: Mark Heisler; Jerry West
Publisher: Chicago : Triumph Books, 2008.
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In this revised and expanded edition, Los Angeles Times writer Mark Heisler investigates the 45-year history of the Los Angeles Lakers and unveils a pattern of pampered and/or misguided players, megalomaniacal executives, and owners whose obsessive drives for championships and attention combined to create an atmosphere of conflict for decades Throughout the entire 2003-04 season, fans and the media called the L.A.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Heisler, Mark.
Madmen's Ball : The Continuing Saga of Kobe, Phil, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Chicago : Triumph Books, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Heisler; Jerry West
ISBN: 9781617498145 1617498149 9781617499067 1617499064
OCLC Number: 798536071
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword by Jerry West; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Bumpkins; 2. Enter Goliath; 3. At Long Last, Showtime; 4. The Rise and Fall of Riles; 5. Slowtime; 6. The Next Big Thing; 7. Twin Killing; 8. We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us; 9. The Rodman Cometh; 10. We're Off to See the Wizard; 11. The Age of Kobe, or A Childhood Is a Terrible Thing to Waste; 12. Big Dog and the Golden Child; 13. Reality Bites; 14. Last Tango in La-La Land; 15. Outcast; 16. The Mother of All Seasons; Epilogue.
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In this revised and expanded edition, Los Angeles Times writer Mark Heisler investigates the 45-year history of the Los Angeles Lakers and unveils a pattern of pampered and/or misguided players, megalomaniacal executives, and owners whose obsessive drives for championships and attention combined to create an atmosphere of conflict for decades Throughout the entire 2003-04 season, fans and the media called the L.A. Lakers the biggest reality show in the country. But the laundry list of conflicts--the ongoing Kobe-Shaq bickering, Kobe's sexual assault trial, Phil Jackson's final season, Gary Payt.

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