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Kobe Bryant: Laker for Life

by The Los Angeles Daily News

After 20 unforgettable years in the NBA, Kobe Bryant is calling it a career. All he's done in those two decades is establish himself as one of the best to ever play the game, arguably the greatest Laker ever...


Back from the Dead

by Bill Walton

This inspiring memoir from sports and cultural icon Bill Walton recounts his devastating injuries and amazing recoveries, set in the context of his UCLA triumphs under John Wooden, his storied NBA career, and...


Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution

by Jonathan Abrams

The definitive, never-before-told story of the prep-to-pro generation, those basketball prodigies who from 1995 to 2005 made the jump directly from high school to the NBA.

 

When Kevin Garnett shocked the world...


The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry

by John Feinstein

The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends—University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano—by...


Philadelphia's Big Five: Celebrating the City of Brotherly Love's Basketball Tradition

by Skip Clayton & Dan Baker

The 2015-16 season marks the 60th anniversary of the Big 5, Philadelphia’s top men’s college basketball teams—LaSalle, Penn, Saint Joseph's, Temple, and Villanova. No other city has schools that participate...


Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance

by Ian Jeffreys & Jeremy Moody

An effective strength and conditioning program is an essential component of the preparation of any athlete or sportsperson. Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance is a comprehensive and authoritative...


Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century

by Robert D. Jacobus

On January 20, 1968, the University of Houston Cougars upset the UCLA Bruins, ending a 47-game winning streak. Billed as the “Game of the Century,” the defeat of the UCLA hoopsters was witnessed by 52,693...


The Kentucky Wildcats Fans' Bucket List

by Joe Cox, Ryan Clark & Tony Delk

The essential collection of activities and experiences for all Wildcats fanatics

 

Even the most die-hard Wildcats fans haven’t done everything there is to experience in and around Lexington. From ordering...


100 Things North Carolina Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

by Art Chansky & Phil Ford

Perfect for UNC fans who think they already know everything

 

100 Things North Carolina Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Tar Heels. Whether you’re...


100 Things Duke Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

by Johnny Moore & Mike Gminski

Perfect for Duke fans who think they already know everything

 

100 Things Duke Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Blue Devils. Whether you're a die-hard...


100 Things Raptors Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

by Dave Mendonca & Jerome "Junk Yard Dog" Williams

Perfect for Raptors fans who think they already know everything

 

Most Raptors fans have attended a game at Air Canada Centre, seen highlights of a young Vince Carter, and can name each All-Star in franchise...


Basketball All Greats

by Bob Bergum

This book is for all the fans, the think-tanks, and the gurus of the best sport worldwide. Tons of info about stars, stats, awards, all-timers since that cold winter 1891 in Springfield. The CXXV hoop anniversary...


Got to Give the People What They Want: True Stories and Flagrant Opinions from Center Court

by Jalen Rose

“I want to start conversations, and even better, arguments.” – From the Introduction

 

One of the most outspoken and original voices in sports sounds off while revealing his incredible life story.

 ...


Here Comes Duke: The Drive for Five: The Official Men's Basketball Championship Book of Duke Athletics

by Duke Athletics & The Herald-Sun

The 2014–15 season will be etched in the memories of Duke fans forever. The Blue Devils won the program’s fifth national championship and Coach Mike Krzyzewski collected his unprecedented 1,000th career...


Game of My Life Virginia Tech Hokies: Memorable Stories of Hokie Football and Basketball

by Mike Harris & Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech’s Shayne Graham trots onto the field at West Virginia on November 6, 1999, with two thoughts in his mind. One is a missed field goal that would have beaten Miami a year earlier. The other is...


Winning the Money Game

by Adonal Foyle

A successful NBA veteran offers essential financial management advice for athletes, their families, and the fans to help them protect and keep their wealth.

Over his sixteen-year career, former NBA center Adonal...


Golden Boys: The Golden State Warriors' Historic 2015 Championship Season

by Bay Area News Group & Jim Barnett

Strength in Numbers. The Warriors’ 2014-2015 slogan fit this championship team to a T. While they were spearheaded by NBA MVP Stephen Curry, it took a true team effort and display of depth to claim their first...


Dream Again: A Story of Faith, Courage, and the Tenacity to Overcome

by Matt Litton, Isaiah Austin & Robert Griffin

The inspiring story of Isaiah Austin, the man who captured our hearts when he was made the honorary NBA draft pick after a shocking diagnosis ended his professional basketball career before he could even step...


The Spalding Suite

by Inua Ellams

When we were young, we worshipped stars,

gleaming long-limbed gods

framed in the act of impossible flight.

For a time we tried to follow,

to carve out our own piece of sky

with a butter-smooth arc of an arm

and a...


Year of the Dunk: A Modest Defiance of Gravity

by Asher Price

By embarking on a quest to dunk a basketball at the age of 34, journalist Asher Price investigates the limits of human potential—starting with his own.

 

We all like to think that (with a little practice) we...