Always Learning though I'm not sure it changes much of your life to be honest.
I was a bit skeptical as we pay our money and then find the author doesn't even KNOW the subjects, but this was a really excellent read no matter what the case. So many things we'd never know behind the scenes as to what these guys were thinking. I'm a big time Bird fan and not much about Magic that seemed so dedicated to woman, partying and fame it seemed to me. I never doubted his ability, but now I have a greater understanding of him as a person and I do really like him and have so much more respect for his talent, work ethic and how he played the game.Bird could have been a nicer guy to everyone along the way but that's what happens when your dad kills himself I guess. He was tough to get along with for sure.
These two guys are once in a lifetime players that other hot shots in the N.B.A. should be grateful for but I suspect they aren't. None the less.....a really good read that I listened to twice already I find it so good.I honestly wished it had been twice as long.
A terrific history of two of the greatest athletes of all time, and how their fierce rivalry blossomed into a deep friendship.
I'm a middle school teacher from Southern California who enjoys listening to books while working in the garage and in the yard.
I really enjoyed discovering the behind-the-scenes insight each player shared during important games they shared.
Mostly known information from these two stars
I enjoyed the dribble down memory lane
Brought back the excitement that the NBA had in the 80s
I enjoyed this very much... I am not big on writing reviews... so just short and simple!
This was a great read that truly gave insight into the minds of two competitors who pushed each other to greatness and as a result pulled the league up with them to a whole new level. I had no idea how much pain Bird dealt with every day of his career but he fought through that challenge. Jordan truly was more dynamic but the lack of a Foil for Jordan to shine against truly did change his impact.
I really enjoyed this book. I was in high school when Bird and Magic where in their prime. This book took me back to when the NBA was great intertainment! My only issue with the book is the narrator. His voice makes me tired. He just seems bored by the material. It didn't ruin the book for me but it didn't enhance it either. I am sure many people will not mind the narrator but I wish that they would have used someone else.
I'm a big sports fan, especially the Boston teams and I grew up watching this great rivalry. Still, sports books have never been my main read (usually King, Koontz, Grisham) and I only bought this because it was on special. Very glad I did. Jackie M. has always been a great writer and the fact that Bird and Magic were involved in writing the book, seemed to make a big difference. My favorite thing was hearing a lot of the little facts about different players and situations that you would never know. Solidly narrated this book brought back a lot of great memories of my childhood watching these 2 amazing players.