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Best Books for Basketball Lovers

Updated on November 14, 2012

Books for Basketball Lovers

If you love basketball, or you know someone who does, these books will make great Christmas gifts.

Learn from Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and all the greats. Their origins, their childhoods and how they made it to the top.

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant

Basketball as a Way Out

Basketball is often seen as a way out of poverty. As evidenced by many of the top stars of the NBA, this is often the case.

Many of these players had teenage mothers, grew up in poverty, and were raised in the slums by parents and grandparents whose futures held little in the way of prospects. Yet their talent and determination shone through. These books tell us about their lives, their challenges and their triumphs.

Basketball Books - Books about Basketball and Basketball Players

Biographies of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and more.

Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever

The story of the 1992 U.S. Olympic basketball team. Top NBA stars talk about the rumors, the press, addiction, and more - and, of course, the game.

 
On the Court with...LeBron James (Matt Christopher Sports Biographies)
On the Court with...LeBron James (Matt Christopher Sports Biographies)

Biography of LeBron James. As the soon of a 16-year-old single mother, LeBron James did not have the best start in life. But he started playing at the age of two and, from childhood, had the natural gift of being able to see what the other players' next move would be.

 
On the Court with Kobe Bryant
On the Court with Kobe Bryant

Biography of Kobe Bryant. The son of NBA player Joe Bryant, Kobe grew up in Italy, where b-ball is a minority sport. But he was fascinated with the game from the beginning, watched endless basketball videos, and learned the basic court skills that would later make him a star.

 

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Shaq Uncut: My Story
Shaq Uncut: My Story

Autobiography of Shaquille O'Neal. From his tough upbringing with his teenaged mother, his stepfather and his grandparents, to becoming one of the biggest stars of the NBA. Growing up in the projects, it took a lot to keep Rashaun out of jail, but somehow, they managed it.

 

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Basketball Calendars

These basketball calendars help you to celebrate the legends of basketball 24/7/365.

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