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  • Michael Jordan: The Life | Roland Lazenby

    Michael Jordan: The Life

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Roland Lazenby
    • Narrated By Bob Souer
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    When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: A ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now.

    eduardo says: "Eye Opener"
  • Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant | Roland Lazenby

    Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Roland Lazenby
    • Narrated By Ron Butler
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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 list and has only one less championship than Jordan (five to Jordan's six).

    Joshua says: "Mamba Mentality"
  • Blood on the Horns: The Long Strange Ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls | Roland Lazenby

    Blood on the Horns: The Long Strange Ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Roland Lazenby
    • Narrated By Brandon Massey
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    How big was the pressure? How deep was the division? Those were the questions that would beg answering long after the Chicago Bulls had completed their strife-ridden 1997-98 season in the National Basketball Association. Blood on the Horns details the infighting and conflict between Jordan, coach Phil Jackson, teammate Scottie Pippen and the team's general manager, Jerry Krause, and managing partner, Jerry Reinsdorf.

    Danielle says: "Good book, Bad Narrating"
  • Mind Games: Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey | Roland Lazenby

    Mind Games: Phil Jackson's Long Strange Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Roland Lazenby
    • Narrated By Mark Ashby
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    Mind Games follows the journey of Phil Jackson to the top of basketball’s coaching hierarchy, a rise that took him from obscurity in the Continental Basketball Association to nine championship rings in the NBA. Along the way he turned multimillionaire players on to meditation, transformed the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls from a one-man show to a five-man team of domination, and after battling with Bulls management, ended one dynasty to start another on the West Coast.

  • The Show: The Inside Story of the Spectacular Los Angeles Lakers in the Words of Those Who Lived It | Roland Lazenby

    The Show: The Inside Story of the Spectacular Los Angeles Lakers in the Words of Those Who Lived It

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Roland Lazenby
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    The L.A. Lakers have long been one of the NBA's most exciting teams. In The Show, critically acclaimed sportswriter Roland Lazenby brings the story of this charismatic team to life in an unprecedented oral history, featuring such legendary players as Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Magic Johnson, along with current stars like Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant.

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