Best Professional Basketball Books
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1. Shoot Your Shot: A Sport-Inspired Guide To Living Your Best Life
Author: by Vernon Brundage Jr.
Michael Jordan.Kobe Bryant.LeBron James.Stephen Curry.Kawhi Leonard. Giannis Antetokounmpo.James Harden.Kevin Durant.Russell Westbrook. These are some of the most high profile names in one of the world’s most popular sports-basketball. But what steps did they take to elevate themselves to superstardom?
What principles did they follow in order to become the best of the best? More importantly, how can you use their example to attain success in all of your endeavors?’Shoot Your Shot’ identifies the key principles that the world’s most elite basketball players have applied to their lives and explains in detail how you can can use those same exact principles to help you navigate through life, accomplish your goals, and realize your dreams.
Divided into Quarters and making you feel like you are in an actual basketball game, ‘Shoot Your Shot’ provides an entertaining and unique reading experience while equipping you with proven tools for success. More than just a book about sports, ‘Shoot Your Shoot’ is suitable for everyone-regardless of age, gender, background, or standing in life.
2. Athletes Are Brands Too: How Brand Marketing Can Save Today's Athlete
Author: by Jeremy Darlow
Jack and June Publishing
The athlete’s guide to building a personal brand and a future beyond sports. Athletes Are Brands Too teaches athletes at every level how to build a brand that can lead to success in life, regardless of what happens in their athletic career.
One part road map, one part call to arms, this guide gives athletes the tools to build their influence, beat the odds, and leverage their athletic accomplishments well beyond sports. In the world of athlete branding, it’s easier to crash a party than throw a party.
This book will show you how.
3. Stephen Curry: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Sharpest Shooters (Basketball Biography Books)
Author: by Clayton Geoffreys
Learn the Incredible Story of the Golden State Warriors’ Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! One of many riveting reads in the Basketball Biography Books series by Clayton Geoffreys. An Amazon Best Seller newly revised for the 2019-2020 NBA season, Stephen Curry: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Sharpest Shooters, outlines the inspirational story of one of basketball’s premier point guards, Stephen Curry.
Stephen Curry has had an electrifying basketball career playing in the National Basketball Association. In this Stephen Curry biography, we will learn about how Steph became the star point guard that he is today. Starting first with his childhood and early life, we’ll learn about Steph Curry prior to entering the NBA, his time in the NBA, along with his impact on the communities of Davidson College and Golden State.
Steph Curry’s success is not an accident. It is hard to believe that a player who once was overlooked at every point in his career has made himself such an impactful and influential player to the game of basketball today.
4. Walk-On Warrior: Drive, Discipline, and the Will to Win
Author: by John Willkom
A basketball journey like no other. The incredible autobiography of a college season at Marquette, a summer with Hall of Fame coach, Rick Majerus, and a court-side seat with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.Small town.Undersized.Not enough talent. John Willkom heard it all as a young basketball player growing up in rural Wisconsin.
Despite the odds, John dedicated his life to the game, an arduous journey that challenged the very core of even the most disciplined. As John’s hard work lands him amongst basketball’s elite, it is the workouts, the people, and the behind-the-scenes interactions that not only change his skill set but how he lives his life.
Both heartfelt and funny, Walk-On Warrior takes you into the mind of an athlete from John’s perspective. Take a journey that will reignite your passion for life, challenge your perspectives on toughness and fear, and ultimately, inspire you to maximize your talent.
A must read for sports fans and youth that aspire to play college basketball
5. When the Game Was Ours
Author: by Larry Bird
From the moment these two players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most compelling rivalry in the NBA. These were the basketball epics of the 1980s Celtics vs Lakers, East vs West, physical vs finesse, Old School vs Showtime, even white vs black.
Each pushed the other to greatness together Bird and Johnson collected eight NBA Championships, six MVP awards and helped save the floundering NBA at its most critical time. When it started they were bitter rivals, but along the way they became lifelong friends.
With intimate, fly-on-the-wall detail, When the Game Was Ours transports readers to this electric era of basketball and reveals for the first time the inner workings of two players dead set on besting one another. From the heady days of trading championships to the darker days of injury and illness, we come to understand Larry’s obsessive devotion to winning and how his demons drove him on the court.
6. Kobe Bryant: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards (Basketball Biography Books)
Author: by Clayton Geoffreys
Learn the Inspiring Story of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Legendary Guard, Kobe Bryant! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! One of many riveting reads in the Basketball Biography Books series by Clayton Geoffreys. Newly revised in 2020, Kobe Bryant: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Greatest Shooting Guards details the inspirational story of basketball’s star, Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Bryant was the face of the Lakers dynasty for two decades and for good reason. Few players have commanded a basketball court as much as Kobe in historical performances such as his notable 81-point performance in just under 42 minutes of playing time in 2006 against the Toronto Raptors.
Kobe had an illustrious career, and lived an incredible life. Few players will ever be able to reach Kobe Bryant’s level in terms of competitive fire and will to win. His polarizing figure defined him and made even those who did not like him at the very least respect him.
Read on to learn about the days of when Kobe played alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Robert Horry, Metta World Peace, Derek Fisher, and Pau Gasol in some of the greatest times of Los Angeles Lakers’ basketball history. Get this basketball book on Kobe Bryant today if you’re looking for an inspiring basketball biography book to read, or a gift for a basketball fan!
7. Michael Jordan: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Players (Basketball Biography Books)
Author: by Clayton Geoffreys
Learn the Incredible Story of the Chicago Bulls’ Legendary Superstar, Michael Jordan! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! One of many riveting reads in the Basketball Biography Books series. Newly revised in 2020, Michael Jordan: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Greatest Players explores the inspirational story of basketball’s superstar, Michael Jordan.
This unauthorized biography of Michael Jordan highlights his journey in the NBA from once being passed until the 3rd overall pick to becoming a six-time NBA champion. Few players have shaped so much of the game of basketball as Michael Jordan.
It does not take a basketball fanatic to recognize and respect the name of Michael Jordan. Around the world, fans continue to aspire to become Jordan due to the incredible legacy he left behind on the Bulls organization and the game itself.
Read on to learn about Michael Jordan’ journey into the league, his championship campaigns, as well as much more. Michael Jordan is easily one of the greatest, if not the greatest, to ever play the game. Get this basketball book on Michael Jordan today if you’re looking for an inspiring basketball biography book to read, or a gift for a basketball fan!
8. How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 days: The Ultimate Guide to Drastically Improving Your Basketball Shooting, Passing and Dribbling Skills
Author: by James Wilson
Want to learn the exact basketball skills, strategies, and techniques the pros use? Discover a 21-day fast-track program to break through your basketball barriers. Struggling to nail that winning shot? Can’t seem to pull off the spectacular passes and incredible crossovers you see on TV?
James Wilson is a 30-year veteran of basketball coaching with experience gained in 20 countries. Wilson’s genius, laser-focused 21-day program is designed to improve your game no matter your current skill level. How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 Days: The Ultimate Guide to Drastically Improving Your Basketball Shooting, Passing and Dribbling Skills, teaches you precision drills and specific exercises to stack skill after skill.
Using Wilson’s special core philosophy, this thorough system will improve your form, develop new skills, and help you challenge even the most advanced players. In How to Be Better At Basketball in 21 Days, you’ll discover:Expert techniques to dramatically increase your basketball shooting accuracyHow to crush your crossovers and handle the ball like a bossHow to toughen your mental state and play with courage, confidence, and controlHow to challenge those more advanced players and succeed while doing itHow to be that go-to player who takes the winning shot and much, much more!
9. The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy
Author: by Bill Simmons
There is only one writer on the planet who possesses enough basketball knowledge and passion to write the definitive book on the NBA. Bill Simmons, the from-the-womb hoops addict known to millions as ESPN. Com’s Sports Guy, is that writer.
And The Book of Basketball is that book. Nowhere in the roundball universe will you find another single volume that covers as much in such depth as this wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining look at the past, present, and future of pro basketball.
From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opensand then closes, once and for allevery major pro basketball debate.
Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons’s one-of-a-kind, five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players in the history of pro basketball.
10. LeBron James: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Players (Basketball Biography Books)
Author: by Clayton Geoffreys
Learn the Inspiring Story of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Superstar, LeBron James! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! One of many riveting reads in the Basketball Biography Books series by Clayton Geoffreys. An Amazon Best Seller, LeBron James: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Greatest Players, outlines the inspirational story of LeBron James through all his greatest wins and losses.
Newly updated through the midpoint of the 2019-2020 season, this unauthorized biography of LeBron James highlights his journey so far in the NBA from once-doubted leader to perennial title contender. Few players demand as much excitement from crowds as LeBron James.
It does not take a basketball fanatic to recognize and respect the name of LeBron James. Around the world, fans idolize LeBron for his unbelievable athletic prowess and collaborative team-based nature on the court. He has become one of the most respected and professional players in the league today.
11. Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Rising Superstars (Basketball Biography Books)
Author: by Clayton Geoffreys
Learn the Inspiring Story of the Milwaukee Bucks’ Superstar and MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! One of many riveting reads in the Basketball Biography Books series by Clayton Geoffreys. Newly revised for the start of the 2019-2020 NBA season, in Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Rising Superstars, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball’s most promising young stars, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Often nicknamed “The Greek Freak”, Giannis Antetokounmpo has quickly emerged as one of the most unique players in the league today. His incredible wingspan and athleticism have made him a dominant presence on both the offensive and defensive ends of the basketball court.
He is easily one of the most difficult defensive assignments for opposing teams due to his ability to not only start as a forward, but also as a guard. In just six years, Giannis Antetokounmpo has gone from averaging 6. 8 points per game to 27.7 points per game.
12. HELP THEM UP: 14 PRINCIPLES TO EDUCATE ENERGIZE AND EMPOWER YOUR TEAM TO BUILD A CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL CULTURE
Author: by Dan Horwitz
What if I told you fourteen principles exist that lead to stronger team cohesion, trust, selflessness, loyalty, and joy? What if I told you these principles can be successfully implemented within the limited time you have with your team? These principles REQUIRE NO TALENT at all, just knowledge, intention, persistence, and commitment.
My mission is to help as many people as possible have a great basketball experience with the limited time you have together as a team. This book will help you learn and validate the qualities of what it takes to be a transformational coach and teammate, and will empower you to take accountability.
Through learning and practicing the fourteen principles outlined in Help Them Up, you will have the opportunity to create relationships and memories that will last a lifetime. This book includes action exercises for coaches to do with their team and a section for basketball players to write in the book and answer open ended questions on leadership and culture.1.
13. How to Dunk if You’re Under 6 Feet Tall: 13 Proven Ways to Jump Higher and Drastically Increase Your Vertical Jump in 4 Weeks (Vertical Jump Training Program in Black&White)
Author: by James Wilson
Have you tried and failed to will your short body to dunk a basketball? Learn how even the most vertically challenged players can slam the ball home with ease. Have you been told you’re far too short to touch the rim, let alone throw the ball down?
Having trouble increasing your vertical leap no matter how much weightlifting you do? Author James Wilson is a 30-year veteran of basketball coaching in 20 different countries. He’s cracked the scientific code to allow players of any height to dunk like a pro, and now he’s here to share his secrets with you.
In How to Dunk if You’re Under 6 Feet Tall: 13 Proven Ways to Jump Higher and Drastically Increase Your Vertical Jump in 4 Weeks, you’ll learn the meticulous science behind increasing your vertical leap. Through his proven step-by-step plan, you’ll find out the exact techniques necessary to dunk your first basketball in just four weeks.
Without weightlifting or special equipment, you’ll soon be able to jam in front of your friends with either one hand or two. In How to Dunk if You’re Under 6 Feet Tall, you’ll discover:The best exercise techniques for increasing your vertical jump in just four weeksThe best basketball shoes to make you jump higherHow shorter people can go from barely touching the rim to dunking with one or two handsHow to jump higher without lifting weightsThe precision mechanics of the perfect jump and dunk and much, much more!
14. Composition Notebook Wide Ruled: Eat Sleep Basketball Repeat | School Exercise Book For Writing and Taking Notes | 100 Lined Pages (Basketball Sports Journals For Kids)
Author: by Sardonyx Notebooks
Composition NotebookWide Ruled/Lined 8″x10″ (20.3×25. 4 cm) – 50 Sheets/100 Pages Sturdy softcover one subject notebook for the avid basketball fan Perfect composition book or school exercise book for boys and girls in elementary, middle or high school Check out all of our creative designs for your back to school shopping this year.
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15. The Jordan Rules
Author: by Sam Smith
Simon & Schuster
Provides a provocative study of the image of Michael Jordan, revealing his stormy relationships with his coaches and teammates, his obsession with becoming the leading scorer, and his petty feuds with other NBA stars
16. The Last Season: A Team In Search of Its Soul
Author: by Phil Jackson
The Penguin Press
One of the most successful coaches in the history of professional basketball offers his own take on his turbulent 2003-2004 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, chronicling the difficulties faced by the team-difficult relationships, public feuds, the Kobe Bryant rape trial, contract disputes, and injuries-and their successful journey to the NBA finals.
250,000 first printing.