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Showboat : the life of Kobe Bryant

Author: Roland Lazenby
Publisher: London : Orion, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seventeen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan on the court. The debate about whether he achieved that is a furious one--but Kobe has surpassed Jordan on the all-time scoring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Kobe Bryant; Kobe Bryant
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Lazenby
ISBN: 9781474603232 1474603238
OCLC Number: 961234919
Description: xiii, 625 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction: Only the lonely --
Part I: Gotta be Jelly 'cause jam don't shake --
The bust --
Fatherhood --
Pimps of joytime --
Pam and Jelly --
The bomb squad --
Part II: Prodigy --
Kobe Bean --
The funny guy --
Italia --
The red bicycle --
Lower Merion --
The vibe --
Part III: The chosen one --
Summer love --
The rising --
The bad, bad boy --
Come together --
Team Bryant --
Off to the stars --
Part IV: California stars --
Pacific Palisades --
On with the fable --
Chaos theory --
California stars --
Wedding-bell and other blues --
Broken ankles, shattered hearts --
Part V: Mamba --
Rocky Mountains --
The damage --
Rise up --
Legacy --
The man.
Other Titles: Life of Kobe Bryant
Show boat
Responsibility: Roland Lazenby.

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