Author : Kobe Bryant
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : MCD
ISBN : 9780374719159
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File Download : 208 page

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play is Kobe Bryant’s personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game—a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar. In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever. In his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career. Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer. The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.

Author : Mark Stewart
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Lerner Publications
ISBN : 0761318003
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File Download : 56 page

The author of Home Run Heroes provides an illustrated biography of this famous starting forward for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers.

Author : Jeff Savage
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Lerner Publications
ISBN : 0822513005
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File Download : 36 page

Introduces the life and accomplishments of basketball guard Kobe Bryant, whose high scoring game helped bring the Los Angeles Lakers three straight world championships.

Author : A. R. Schaefer
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Capstone
ISBN : 0736810528
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File Download : 52 page

A biography tracing the life and basketball career of All-Star guard, Kobe Bryant.

Author : Matt Christopher
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 0316094056
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File Download : 128 page

The #1 sports series for kids takes readers on the court and behind the scenes with beloved NBA icon Kobe Bryant in this inspiring biography. The son of Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, a former NBA player and star of various European teams, Kobe spent his childhood watching professional basketball. From the moment he could pick up a ball, he was learning to dribble and shoot. His basketball education was unique--a combination of lessons on basic fundamentals, one-on-one games against his dad, and observation and analysis of the world's best players. At age eighteen, Kobe was given the chance to prove his skills when he was drafted into the NBA. Fresh out of high school, Kobe showed that he had the talent and heart to make it in the pros. This biography traces Kobe's life from childhood to his part in the Lakers' 2000 NBA championship, giving readers a courtside seat to the greatest achievements of one of basketball's legends.

Author : David W. Edgington
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : UBC Press
ISBN : 9780774859417
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File Download : 328 page

The Hanshin Earthquake was the largest disaster to affect postwar Japan and one of the most destructive postwar natural disasters to strike a developed country. Although the media focused on the disaster's immediate effects, the long-term reconstruction efforts have gone largely unexplored. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, David Edgington records the first ten years of reconstruction and recovery and asks whether planners successfully exploited opportunities to make a more sustainable and disaster-proof city. This book is an intricate investigation of one of the largest redevelopment projects in recent memory.

Author : John F. Wukovits
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN : 9781420507300
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File Download : 112 page

Before retiring in 2016, Kobe Bryant played his entire twenty-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and led the team to five NBA Championship victories. This absorbing biography offers a nuanced look at the life of Kobe Bryant. Readers will gain an insight into Bryant's childhood, his early years as a professional basketball player, and the various controversies surrounding his ??personal life.

Author : Shaina Indovino
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781422287989
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File Download : 48 page

Around the world, fans know Kobe Bryant is one of the best players in basketball. Playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe has become one of the sport's biggest stars. In fact, he has joined basketball legends like Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, and Magic Johnson as one of the best players to ever shoot hoops. Not many players can say they've done as much for their sport as Kobe Bryant. Find out how Kobe became the superstar we know today. Discover how he came to love basketball and how his favorite players inspired him to become better at the game. Learn how Kobe went from playing basketball in high school to become one of basketball's biggest names!

Author : Darvin Anton Adams
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN : 9781666792935
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File Download : 221 page

Adams defines the mythology of Kobe Bryant as the ways and means in which Kobe’s inspirational greatness transcended the culture of sport and the ever-changing context of human existence as we know it. Here the mythological greatness of Kobe Bryant, in life and death, leaves creative space for a knowledgeable interpretation of what made Kobe, to borrow the word of LeBron James, immortal. Whether it was founded in the unfathomable amount of work that Kobe put into improving his basketball game from one year to the next or the creation of the Mamba Mentality that enabled him to teach others how to grow into the best version of themselves, the symbiotic totality of Kobe’s ability to be great while inspiring others is worth celebrating. Utilizing biblical studies and theological reflections, this new volume presents Kobe Bryant as an imperfect human being. Through statistical facts, descriptive narratives, and historical analyses, this book also presents a detailed argument as to why Bryant is the greatest basketball player ever. Kobe’s Mamba Mentality gives a thick description of his inner drive and his outer thoughts for the purpose of unpacking the contours of Kobe’s life as a family man, businessman, leader, and professional athlete.

Author : Matt Christopher
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9780316667128
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 192 page

The #1 sports series for kids takes readers on the court and behind the scenes with beloved NBA icon Kobe Bryant in this inspiring biography. As the son of Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, a former NBA player and star of various European teams, Kobe spent his childhood watching professional basketball. From the moment he could pick up a ball, he was learning to dribble and shoot. His basketball education was unique -- a combination of lessons on basic fundamentals, one-on-one games against his dad, and observation and analysis of the world's best players. At age eighteen, Kobe was given the chance to prove his skills when he was drafted into the NBA. Fresh out of high school, Kobe showed that he had the talent and heart to make it in the pros -- and the rest is history. This biography gives readers a courtside seat to the achievements of one of basketball's greatest legends as it traces Kobe's life from childhood to his five NBA championships to his successful career outside of the game to his tragic death and lasting legacy.