From Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan to LeBron James to Steph Curry, ESPN's Bryant presents the best from the hardwood--a collection of NBA champions and superstars for young sports fans. Full color. 5/8.
ast-paced and adrenaline-filled, basketball is a high-powered sport that has won the hearts of fans all across America-yet it is particularly popular among teens. Giants of the game like LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant have transcended the sport to become cultural icons whose jersey sales alone are worth millions of dollars. The level of competition and skill is at an all-time high, with each game playing host to a series of highlight-reel dunks. From the cornfields of Indiana, the bluegrass of Kentucky, to the urban sprawl of New York City and L.A., love of the game stretches from coast to coast.
Featuring Top Ten Lists to chew on and debate, and a Top 40-style Timeline of Key Moments, this comprehensive collection includes insights into the greatest dynasties, from the Bill Russell-era Celtics to the Michael Jordan-led Bulls, along with all-time all-stars such as Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, and LeBron James. And of course, it's all about reaching the finals-Howard Bryant delivers a blow-by-blow of the most unforgettable, action-packed NBA Finals matchups. Here is the perfect book for young fans who dream about stepping on an NBA court.
Howard Bryant is an award-winning, bestselling author of sports nonfiction for adults. He is also a sports journalist and radio and television personality. He appears frequently on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters," on ESPN Radio, and weekly on NPR. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Follow Howard at @hbryant42.
"A trove of awesome athletic feats, game-changing stars of the past and present, and rich fodder for heated arguments."--Booklist "Hoops fans will find a goldmine of information guaranteed to deepen their basketball knowledge and their understanding of the game."--VOYA
"An easy hook for serious sports fans."--School Library Journal
Praise for the LEGENDS series:
"With the LEGENDS series, Howard Bryant brings to life the best that sports has to offer--the heroes, the bitter rivalries, the moments that every sports-loving kid should know."--Mike Lupica, #1 bestselling author of Travel Team, Heat, and Fantasy League
"[T]his is clearly a book for sports lovers. A strong choice for rounding out sports collections, this work knocks it out of the park."--School Library Journal on Legends: Baseball
The NBA Finals of the 2010s 2013: S an Antonio S purs vs. Miami Heat This one had the feel of a throwback championship series like in the old days when almost every position on both teams was filled by a future Hall of Famer. San Antonio, already with four championships, boasted superstars Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and a young, budding talent, Kawhi Leonard. On Mi
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