heaven is a playground
has any one here read this book i just bought it but dont know if its good. what players does it talk about?
bernard king is in it
I've heard great things about the book. I've never read it, but I've seen a movie with the same name. It was pretty good.
haven't read it, but since we are talking about basketball books, whcich ones have you guys read?
i've read autobiographies of: Larry Bird, Shaquille Oneal, Dennis Rodman
i dont read much i have read Foul about connie hawkins
I read the Oscar Robertson autobigraphy that's about it
I've read a LeBron James Bio, a great book called Rebound, thats the only basketball ones i can think of off the top of my mind..
And For Any who are interested, there is a cool movie / Biography call ed More Than A Game, which is all about Lebron and his friends when they were growing up... just thought i'd put that out there.
yeah i was thinking about getting asphalt gods to is it good
If we're talking basketball movies top of my list is
He Got Game
Love and Basketball
I recently finished reading "Pickup Artists: Street Basketball in America." It's a great book, and I'd recommend it to anyone on here. I think I'll read "Heaven is a Playground" next.
i read from lew alcindor to kareem abdul-jabbar
yeah i started reading loose balls about the aba
A GREAT BOOK YOU ALL SHOULD READ IS MICHAEL JORDAN DRIVEN FROM WITHIN.
The Larry Bird book "Drive" was good. It really showed what kind of a competitior he was. He was a shy person and preferred the small city privacy and I believe his father committed suicide when bird was young if i remember correctly. But when he went on to a court, he just was a beast and wanted to go at everyone.
The Shaq book "Shaq talks Back" was very entertaining and insightful. He says it like it is and covers a lot of things about the nba behind the scenes about who is a knucklehead and how guys get caught up in off the court stuff. But he also seems to take credit for everyt thing he accomplishes and places blame on everyone but himself for what has gone wrong. The worst part was when he said that during the lock out shortened season of 1999, the lakers had no chance of winning the title because he refused to play hard for Kurt Rambis because he did not respect him. For a guy making 20 million a year who says he is the franchise to say he refuses to play hard and thus the team can't win, i have a serious problem with that.
The Dennis Rodman book "Bad as I wanna Be" was also very interesting. But i kind of have to wonder how truthful he was being and how much was for shock value. But he also points out how he was caught up in the party life style and he spends an entire chapter talking about his relationship with Madona and shares a lot of dirt on that.
Pistol was a real good back it was about Pete Maravich's life. I enjoyed that.
Hoop Dreams is a good read by Ben Joravsky. Good movie as well.
yeah i got pistol in hardback for a few bucksin the bargin books at borders still need to read it though