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1. Unlv Runnin' Rebels Basketball
2. Inside Sports November 1990 Basketball
3. Street & Smith's Pro Basketball
4. When the Game Was Ours
5. Drive: The Story of My Life
6. Magic Johnson...Larry Bird (Avon
7. Larry Johnson(Trd/Pb) (Millbrook
8. Weber State Wildcats Men's Basketball
10. United States Men's National Basketball
11. The hard sell. (NBA star Larry
12. Shaquille O'Neal and Larry Johnson
13. Grambling State Tigers Men's Basketball
14. Larry Legend (Bird and Basketball)
15. National Basketball Association
16. Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic"
17. Basketball Players at the 1992
18. Utah Utes Men's Basketball Coaches:
19. Boise State Broncos Men's Basketball
20. Magic and the Bird

1. Unlv Runnin' Rebels Basketball Players: Larry Johnson, Shawn Marion, Isaiah Rider, Reggie Theus, Danny Tarkanian, Mark Dickel, Marcus Banks
Paperback: 132 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Larry Johnson, Shawn Marion, Isaiah Rider, Reggie Theus, Danny Tarkanian, Mark Dickel, Marcus Banks, Keon Clark, Stacey Augmon, Armen Gilliam, Greg Anthony, Mark Wade, Gary Radnich, Louis Amundson, Anderson Hunt, Miki Berkovich, Sidney Green, Kaspars Kambala, Brett Vroman, Tre'von Willis, Tyrone Nesby, Kebu Stewart, Gerald Paddio, Dwayne Polee, Ricky Sobers, Romel Beck, Dexter Boney, Kevin Kruger, Anthony Jones, Robert Smith, Moses Scurry, Glen Gondrezick, Elmore Spencer, Larry Moffett, Jerel Blassingame, Gaston Essengue, Sam Smith (Basketball, Born 1955), John Trapp, Jackie Robinson, Odis Allison, Lewis Brown. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 131. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Larry Demetric Johnson (born March 14, 1969 in Tyler, Texas) is a retired American basketball player who spent his professional career with the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks in the NBA. He was listed as a 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) forward. Johnson began his collegiate career at Odessa College in 1988-89 and eventually transferred to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) men's program to play under head coach Jerry Tarkanian and his Runnin' Rebels. Alongside future NBA players Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony, Johnson faced legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke University Blue Devils, composed of Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley, and Alaa Abdelnaby, in the 1990 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. UNLV would go on to dominate the contest by a score of 103-73, with Johnson contributing 22 points and 11 rebounds. The Running Rebels set simultaneous NCAA records for both the largest margin of victory and the highest score in a NCAA Championship Game. In a post-season mired by charges of recruiting violations and misconduct by UNLV, an agreement was reached between the university...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1302142 ... Read more

2. Inside Sports November 1990 Basketball Preview - Michael Jordan, Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning
by Inside Sports
Paperback: Pages (1990)

Asin: B0018XYEPK
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3. Street & Smith's Pro Basketball Guide 1988 (Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird Cover)
by Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson
Paperback: Pages (1988)

Asin: B0028C6FX4
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4. When the Game Was Ours
by Larry Bird, Earvin Johnson Jr., Jackie MacMullan
Paperback: 368 Pages (2010-10-01)
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From the moment these two legendary players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. In Celtic green was Larry Bird, the hick from French Lick, with laser-beam focus, relentless determination, and a deadly jump shot, a player who demanded excellence from everyone around him and whose caustic wit left opponents quaking in their high-tops. Magic Johnson was Mr. Showtime, a magnetic personality with all the right moves. Young, indomitable, he was a pied piper in purple and gold. And he burned with an inextinguishable desire to win.
Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most thrilling rivalry in the NBA—East vs. West, physical vs. finesse, old school vs. Showtime, even white vs. black. Each pushed the other to greatness, and together Bird and Johnson collected eight NBA Championships and six MVP awards, helping to save a floundering NBA. At the start they were bitter rivals, but along the way they became lifelong friends.  
With intimate detail, When the Game Was Ours transports readers to an electric era and reveals for the first time the inner workings of two players dead set on besting each other. It is a compelling portrait of two giants of the game, during professional basketball’s best times.
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Amazon Exclusive: Bill Walton Reviews When the Game Was Ours

Bill Walton played in the NBA for 13 years, and in 1996, was named one of the top 50 players in NBA history. He's been an analyst for CBS Sports and NBC Sports, and since 2002, he's been a game analyst for ESPN NBA telecasts. Read his guest review of When the Game Was Ours:

Larry Bird and Magic Johnson are transcendent, iconic and timeless standard bearers of excellence who changed "The Game" forever, always bringing out the best in each other and never failing to put a smile on all our faces.

I was one of the lucky ones. I had the incredible good fortune to have witnessed firsthand the Bird/Magic rivalry.It was an intense and constant thing for us all.But even I didn't realize how powerful their connection was until I read When the Game Was Ours, a riveting and page-turning masterpiece that could only be written with the help of someone like Jackie MacMullan, who was there every step of the way and who sensed there was a whole lot more to their story than what happened on the court or got played over and over again on the highlight reels. In this book, Larry and Magic tell stories like they never have before.I was enthralled, page after page.Theirs was a unique relationship.They were polar opposites, but in ways few of us realized they were very much the same. They both wanted the same thing, day in and day out--to win.And did they know how to win.

When the Game Was Ours perfectly captures the defining moments of their lives from the very beginning of their fiercest of rivalries through their constantly evolving historical relationship and friendship right up to the present.This epic tome is the capstone of their landmark careers.It is also so much more than anyone could ever dream for. When the Game Was Ours brilliantly explains why "The Game" will always belong to Larry and Magic.--Bill Walton

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Amazon Exclusive: A Q&A with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson

Amazon.com: It was interesting to learn that a fast break during an exhibition game sparked the start of your long friendship.Talk about that play and how it set the stage for future Bird vs. Magic battles.

Larry Bird: What I remember about that play was we had the defender spinning around like a top because we moved the ball so quickly. I had never played with anyone who could pass the ball like Magic. I was blown away by the things he was doing on the court. But once we were done as teammates on that All-Star team, I moved on. And, a year later, when we played against each other for the NCAA championship, I treated him like he was just another guy. I wasn't too big on being friendly with people I was trying to beat. I think that upset him, but I didn't care. I was always taught, "Don't talk to the enemy."

Earvin "Magic" Johnson: I already knew about Larry before we played in the World Invitational Tournament. I was dying to meet this guy who went to Indiana, quit school, worked on a garbage truck, then came back and started putting up really big numbers for Indiana State. We played on the second team together during those exhibitions, and the way we moved the ball, we were better than the starters! That one play was so fast, so amazing, those Russian players had no idea what hit them. We didn't spend a whole lot of time together off the court, because Larry kept to himself, but I was real excited the following spring when I realized our Michigan State team was going to play his Indiana State team for the NCAA championship. I went over to say hello to him at the press conference a day or two before the game, and he totally blew me off. I couldn't believe it. I left thinking, "That Larry Bird, he's kind of a jerk." And the rivalry was on.

Amazon.com: Where did you each develop your love for the game?

Bird: My two older brothers, Mike and Mark, played basketball all day long. They were bigger and stronger than me, so they were better in the beginning. But I loved the way it felt when the ball dropped through the strings, so I was out there all the time, day and night, working on my game. I wasn't going to stop until I could beat my brothers. And by the time that happened, I was hooked on the game. I couldn't live without it.

Johnson: I honestly can't remember a time when basketball wasn't a part of my life. I grew up in a big family, so we played all kinds of sports, including basketball. I loved the way the ball felt in my hands. I took my ball with me everywhere--to school, to the store, to the school dances. People in Lansing, Michigan, got used to seeing me walking down the street dribbling my ball. I wasn't going to stop until I was in the NBA.

Amazon.com: If you could each replay one game from the past, which would it be and why?

Bird: I'd like to go back to the 1987 Finals, to the game when Magic sunk his junior junior hook. It was down to the final seconds, and Magic had Kevin McHale isolated out on the wing, and when he drove past him to the basket, our center, Robert Parish, came over to help, and I came over from the weak side, but probably a second too late. I never expected Magic to shoot a hook. I had never seen him do anything like that before. People forget that even after that basket, we still had a chance to pull it out. I got a great look from the baseline in the final seconds, but the shot rolled off. If I could go back and replay that game, maybe we would have won it, and possibly the series as well.

Johnson: That's easy. I'd go back to Game 2 of the 1984 Finals, when we were in Boston and about to take a 2–0 lead in the series, and instead I called a time-out in the final seconds. If I hadn't called it, we would have run out the clock and taken total command of the series. Instead, because of the time-out, the Celtics were able to set their defense, and James Worthy's pass was intercepted by Gerald Henderson. That was one of the most disappointing losses of my career, and I've never forgotten it.

Amazon.com: One of the most powerful moments in the book surrounds November 7, 1991--the day Magic announced he was HIV positive. Magic, why was it so important to you to contact Larry before the news hit?

Johnson: You've got to understand that by this point, we're like Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali. Nobody talked about one of us without mentioning the other. We were that connected. I knew the minute the news hit, people would be flocking to get a reaction from both Larry and Michael Jordan, so I felt I had to give them some warning. Also, by then, Larry and I had developed a bit of a relationship. In spite of all our battles, I felt a real affection for him. He needed to know, and he needed to know from me.

Amazon.com: Larry, what do you remember most about that day?

Bird: The feeling I had in the pit of my stomach. It was a horrible, awful feeling. I just remember lying in my room, trying to take a nap, and all I could think about was that Magic would be dead soon. At that time, we didn't know much about HIV. We all just assumed he had been given a death sentence, and that was really shocking to think about.

Amazon.com: How did winning a gold medal with the 1992 Dream Team compare to winning an NBA championship?

Johnson: That whole experience in Barcelona was amazing, fantastic. At that point, I was technically retired from the NBA because of my HIV illness, and I missed basketball so much. To be out there playing for my country, not to mention alongside Larry and Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing, was one of the biggest thrills of my life. I savored every single moment of it.

Bird: It was a little harder for me because my back was in such bad shape, and sometimes it was hard for me to enjoy it because of the pain. I just wanted to get into a game and make a contribution and be able to say I did it, that I was part of an Olympic team. And once I did that, I was happy. My goals were pretty realistic in Barcelona. Still, I didn't realize how amazing it would feel to be up on that medal stand, alongside Magic, John Stockton, Patrick, and all the guys, with that gold medal around my neck. That is one special memory.

Amazon.com: Who carries the NBA torch today?

Johnson: There's some great young talent out there, but I've got to choose the Laker, Kobe Bryant. I think he proved in the 2009 NBA championship that he learned how to balance his own individual skills with those of his teammates. That was a big step forward for him. What I liked best about Kobe was watching him enjoy himself. The game is supposed to be fun. Larry and I never lost sight of that.

Bird: You certainly couldn't go wrong choosing Kobe, but I'm a LeBron James man. He is so strong. He's also fearless, and he's convinced he can do anything. That's what stands out to me. He still has some steps to take, like bringing the same effort defensively every night that he brings on the offensive end, but he has all the tools to accomplish that. He's going to have a long, successful career that will include some championships of his own.

Amazon.com: If you both laced 'em up right now, who would win one-on-one in H-O-R-S-E?

Bird: Nobody beats me in H-O-R-S-E. Besides, Magic can't shoot.

Johnson: Larry, you'd have no chance against me one-on-one. I've got too many ways to beat you. Plus, as slow as I am, I'm still faster than you.

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Magic and his high school coach George FoxLarry and his mother Georgia in Salt Lake City, 1979Magic and Larry in a pregame meeting of team captainsLarry and Magic for a NBA promotional campaign
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5-0 out of 5 stars Freindship
This a heart warmer for not only the sportsmen but the every day Joe. There friendship is one to envy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I'm a big Larry Bird fan (Celtics Fan) and I always enjoyed watching Bird and Magic compete against one another this is such a great book from both sides really get into their minds about basketball during the greatest time in the NBA (80's)

4-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable retrospective
I started to follow the NBA in the mid 80s, just as Bird and Magic were at the top, but about to surrender their place to the Bad Boys and eventually Jordan. MacMullan does a good job of recreating the careers and rivalries of Bird and Magic. There were lot of interesting anecdotes, my favorite being the time a black Bostonian walked up to Magic and told him we was rooting for him all the way because the Celtics were too white. (On the subject of race, Bird was no racist, Dennis Rodman notwithstanding). When The Game Was Ours is a well-written,enjoyable look back at a different and unique time in NBA history.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fun trip down memory lane
If you read this book, you should really expect little more than nostalgia, stuff you basically already knew. You shouldn't expect that anything but the brief letters at the start of the book were actually written by Larry or Magic - the meat of the book is clearly all Jackie MacMullan's work. She does base much of it on interviews with Bird, Magic as well as most of their notable teammates and a few other key figures from during and just after the time when the game was theirs, especially informative were the quotes from NBA commissioner David Stern and Michael Jordan. But the extensive interviews would have to be a highlight of the book, providing fresh content even for people who are deeply familiar with Bird and Johnson's careers.

However, the book stops well short of providing any real depth. As it's officially written by Johnson and Bird that's largely to be expected - it breezes over the children both of them had out of marriage, for example. But there are some areas where MacMullan could have provided some more insight without offending the "authors", such as some serious insight into how their rivalry helped secure the NBA as a major sports league in America. She has some good analysis early on when describing the precarious situation of the league prior to their arrival, but precious few numbers ever arrive to show what they really did to help the league, we're just told that it happened. And while it's largely true, it's not a good sign when an author's just asking you to take their word for it.

The book lapses pretty badly into fandom in places, constantly referring to Michael Jordan as "his airness" for example. This isn't hard-hitting journalism, it's a fluff piece, an ode to a time when basketball players weren't covered in tattoos and spoke proper English. Not that there's anything wrong with nostalgia, but don't expect much insight out of this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Little lacking, but still good
This is a book you want to pick up if you are interested in the non-game stuff (there are enough game-related anecdotes as well) and about how the two thought of each other and interacted with each other, and especially how they felt once they saw that their dominance was fading.I think that's the part where it's most intriguing - a lot of it is left unwritten, but you get enough of a glimpse of their thoughts as they deal with their respective injuries and ailments and watch Jordan catapult into something that was only made possible because they revived (or rather, re-created) the league.

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5. Drive: The Story of My Life
by Larry Bird, Bob Ryan, Earvin (Magic) Johnson
School & Library Binding: 304 Pages (2001-03)
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"Of all the people I play against, the only one I truly fear is Larry Bird."--Magic Johnson, from the Foreword.

The heart and soul of a champion: his life, his career, his game. To understand basketball, you have to understand Larry Bird. Arguably the greatest all-around player the game has ever known, he led the Boston Celtics from the basement to three world championships, collecting three NBA Most Valuable Player awards along the way. Yet, despite these massive accomplishments, Bird has rarely talked to the press, and much about the man has remained a mystery. Now in Drive, the long-silent superstar sets the record straight, revealed a side of himself-and of basketball-you've never see before. Inside, you'll learn Bird's most private feelings about: The momentous decision to transfer from Bobby Knight's Indiana University to Indiana State. The heartbreak of his father's suicide and his own failed marriage. The single-minded discipline that tumed a small-town hero into a national superstar. The Boston Garden and the legendary Celtic charm. The Isiah Thomas controversy and the fierce Celtic-Laker rivalry. The great players of the NBA: including Magic Johnson, Dominique Wilkins, and Michael Jordan, and much more. here is the book that puts a basketball legend-and his game-on the line. And scores! ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Story of a Celtic Legend
Larry Bird is one of the legends of the game of basketball, and this 1989 autobiography is a great overview of Bird's life.Bird discusses growing up in French Lick, Indiana, recalling how he became enamored with basketball but also discussing some of the hard times he had as a youth.Bird temporarily put Indiana State on the national college basketball map, and the Sycamores' road to the 1979 title matchup against Magic Johnson and Michigan State is traced.

Bird's NBA career is recalled, including the stories of the banner-raising '81, '84 (when they beat the Kareem-Magic Lakers), and '86 title teams, as well as the unforgettable and inspirational '87 team that never quit and fought hard to the bitter end, outlasting Milwaukee and Detroit and taking the Lakers to six games despite its many injuries.Bird closes his autobiography by offering observations on NBA cities, referees, fans, and Red Auerbach.

4-0 out of 5 stars Informative & Insightful
This is primarily a jock biography, but a nicely engaging one.Despite a lack of speed, Larry Bird was one of the greatest NBA players ever due to intelligent play, hard work, and constant practice.In short, he had lots of drive.Here he tells his story, beginning in rural French Lick (and West Baden Springs) Indiana where he group up in a poor home with five siblings.Young Larry favored baseball, but his love for hoops grew in his teen years as did his height and overall ability.Bird describes playing briefly at Indiana (and Bob Knight), before switching to Indiana State, where he led the Sycamores to the final game of the 1979 NCAA tournament (losing to Magic Johnson and Michigan State).Then it was on to the Boston Celtics, who had actually selected him in the draft before his final year.On Boston he soon emerged as one of the league's top stars - arguably it's best player before injuries slowed him down.Bird provides an insightful view of life on the great Celtics teams of the 1980's, playing alonside such stars as Tiny Archibald, Kevin McHale, (Chief) Robert Parrish, Bill Walton, etc.The Celtics won three NBA titles (1981, 1984, 1986) and were runners-up in1985 and 1987.Bird provides an inside look at each series.In fact, he focuses heavily on the playoffs.Nor does this modest star shy away from his shortcomings, both on and off the court.Published in 1989, this book is no deeply analytical treatise, but readers should enjoy the sporting insights from this modest yet very talented player.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good read for Bird fans
My 12 year old son enjoyed this book about the life of Larry Bird. I purchased this book for a very low price & it was money well spent. This book will stay on his shelf for years to come.

4-0 out of 5 stars Account of a life, a bit drab but enlightening none the less for Bird fans
Book outlines apparently the life as Larry Bird as written by him. Pretty basic stuff here. A good read if you were a Bird fan back in the past. Of course I emmulated my game after him while playing in two leagues as a teenager, now don't care much about basketball. So for me, it was somewhat of an enjoyable read. Didn't take long went right through it. Some interesting things about him was that his dad killed himself, and Bird's deep attitude about not being superficial I found especially interesting. However, he tries not to make any enemies here and there's nothing to controversial to be found. Interesting to see how someone of his stature kept his head together.

2-0 out of 5 stars Bland; lacking any of Bird's famed wit
As a fan of Larry Bird, I found that this book did not meet my expectations.As one of the best trash talkers in the game, I anticipated a larger degree of wit among this writing.Unfortunately, although detailed, Bird's story comes off somewhat bland and does not encompass much of Bird's state of mind; instead focusing merely on citing the events in his life.

For those seeking to learn about the life of one of the NBA's greatest champions and who also have an interest in basketball, there are some good nuggets of information available.When Bird first came into the league, for instance, he considered the three point shot as something that was well out of his range, the distance too great.Revelations such as this will come as a surprise to those who only know of his champion style heroics.Had the book contained a more significant amount of this new and fascinating information, it certainly would have rated higher.

Bird certainly provides a behind the scenes look into basketball; however it lacks any noteworthy reflection from Bird on the topic.If you are looking for an inspirational piece from the mindset of one of sports great champions, you will be rather disappointed.
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6. Magic Johnson...Larry Bird (Avon Superstars)
by Bruce Weber
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7. Larry Johnson(Trd/Pb) (Millbrook Sports World)
by Bill Gutman
 Paperback: 48 Pages (1995-08-01)
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8. Weber State Wildcats Men's Basketball Coaches: Kirk Earlywine, Neil Mccarthy, Randy Rahe, Phil Johnson, Larry Farmer, Joe Cravens, Ron Abegglen
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Chapters: Kirk Earlywine, Neil Mccarthy, Randy Rahe, Phil Johnson, Larry Farmer, Joe Cravens, Ron Abegglen. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Kirk Earlywine (born July 4, 1964 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is the head men's basketball coach at Eastern Washington University. He was hired on June 14, 2007 to replace the fired Mike Burns. Earlywine previously spent one year on Benny Moss' staff at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as an assistant. Prior to arriving in Wilmington, he spent seven years as an assistant coach at Weber State University, and three years before that at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee. His only other head coaching experience came during the 19951996 season, when Earlywine was the head coach at Division II Pfeiffer University. Earlywine led Pfeiffer to a 21-8 record in his only season at the helm. Earlywine's first full-time coaching experience came under the tutelage of Rick Majerus, beginning in 1987 at Ball State University for two seasons, then for another four seasons at the University of Utah. Earlywine left Majerus' staff after the 19921993 season to join the staff at Central Michigan University for two years. Earlywine graduated from Campbell University in 1987 with a degree in physical education. He got his first coaching experience at Campbell, serving as a student assistant for the Fighting Camels. ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=11861826 ... Read more

9. BECKETT BASKETBALL MONTHLY December 1992 Issue #29 (Larry Johnson on front cover. Karl Malone on back cover.)
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10. United States Men's National Basketball Team Members: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Shaquille O'neal
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Chapters: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Shaquille O'neal, David Robinson, Kobe Bryant, Bill Russell, Tim Duncan, Charles Barkley, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Jerry West, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Allen Iverson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin Garnett, Jermaine O'neal, Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Dwight Howard, Kirk Hinrich, Oscar Robertson, Vince Carter, Grant Hill, Larry Brown, Penny Hardaway, Scottie Pippen, Jerry Lucas, Paul Pierce, Chris Paul, Stephon Marbury, Dominique Wilkins, Karl Malone, Alonzo Mourning, Ray Allen, Ben Wallace, Reggie Miller, Patrick Ewing, Bill Walton, Deron Williams, Clyde Drexler, Steve Alford, Baron Davis, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand, Amar'e Stoudemire, Shane Battier, Tayshaun Prince, Lamar Odom, Emeka Okafor, Brad Miller, Wayman Tisdale, Christian Laettner, Antawn Jamison, Willis Reed, Larry Johnson, Shawn Kemp, Joe Johnson, Tim Hardaway, Shawn Marion, John Stockton, Antonio Mcdyess, Michael Redd, Michael Finley, Quinn Buckner, Allan Houston, Doug Collins, Steve Kerr, Tommy Amaker, Joe Dumars, Danny Manning, Chris Mullin, Kenny Anderson, Mark Price, Andre Miller, Terry Dischinger, Chris Gatling, Derrick Coleman, Muggsy Bogues, Richard Jefferson, Trajan Langdon, Jay Williams, Raef Lafrentz, Vin Baker, Tal Brody, Adrian Dantley, Alvin Robertson, Rony Seikaly, K. C. Jones, Don Barksdale, Mitch Richmond, Walt Hazzard, Todd Day, Nick Collison, Brian Shaw, Alex Groza, Steve Smith, Antonio Davis, Darrall Imhoff, Antoine Carr, Stacey Augmon, Armen Gilliam, Jo Jo White, Jeff Mullins, Charles D. Smith, Sean Elliott, Walt Bellamy, Wendell Alexis, Jimmy King, Kirby Minter, Sam Perkins, John Lucas Ii, Clyde Lovellette, Willie Anderson, Walter Davis, Jimmy Oliver, A. J. Wynder, Mark West, Dan Majerle, Joe Kleine, Bob Boozer, Hersey Hawkins, Luther Burden, Kenny Smith, Derrick Mckey, Bill Edwards, Michael Hawkins, Jason Sasser, Kiwane Garris, Jeff Turner, Cliff Barker, Bimb...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=20455 ... Read more

11. The hard sell. (NBA star Larry Johnson): An article from: Business North Carolina
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Title: The hard sell. (NBA star Larry Johnson)
Publication: Business North Carolina (Magazine/Journal)
Date: April 1, 1994
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12. Shaquille O'Neal and Larry Johnson
by Brenn
 Paperback: 90 Pages (1993-06)
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13. Grambling State Tigers Men's Basketball Coaches: Eddie Robinson, Larry Wright, Bob Hopkins, Osiah Johnson
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Chapters: Eddie Robinson, Larry Wright, Bob Hopkins, Osiah Johnson. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Edward Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919April 3, 2007) was an American college football coach at Grambling State University. Robinson was born in Jackson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, to the son of a sharecropper and a domestic worker. He went on to graduate from McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge in 1937. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Leland College in Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish, then went on to obtain his Master's degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1954. Robinson was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans. Eddie G. Robinson Museum on the campus of Grambling State UniversityRobinson spent fifty-six years as the head coach at historically black Grambling State University in Grambling in Lincoln Parish in northern Louisiana, from 1941 through 1997. During his tenure, Robinson established himself as the winningest coach in Division I-AA college football history, with 408 wins. Robinson is second overall in college football victories at any level, behind the 471 wins owned by John Gagliardi of Division III St. John's University (Minnesota). Robinson retired in 1997 with an overall record of 408 wins, 165 losses and 15 ties. More than 200 of his players went on to play in the American Football League and in the NFL. Robinson coached three American Football League players who would later be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame: the Kansas City Chiefs' Buck Buchanan; the Oakland Raiders' Willie Brown; and the Houston Oilers' Charlie Joiner. Robinson also coached James Harris, who with the AFL's Buffalo Bills became the firs...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1447560 ... Read more

14. Larry Legend (Bird and Basketball)
by Mark Shaw
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-06-20)
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When NBA superstar Lary Bird, one of the greatest players to ever perform in the NBA, decided to coach the Indiana Pacers, many wondered whether he could be successful. After all, Bird always gave 110% while many players simply went through the motions more interested in cashing a big paycheck. But Bird proved the naysayers wrong by leading the Pacers to the playoffs and a near upset of Michael Jordon's Chicago Bulls. Along the way, he showed that his work ethic could rub off on the players, and provide inspiration for them

Larry Legend is Larry Bird at his best both on the court and off. It also details his fabulous career from the streets of tiny French Lick, Indiana through Indiana State and on to fame with the Boston Celtics. Providing an inside look at Bird never presented before, this book is a collector's must.Amazon.com Review
Even without his masterful debut as coach of the 1997-1998Indiana Pacers, Larry Bird's brilliant, gutsy career with the BostonCeltics--three NBA championship rings and a trio of Most ValuablePlayer trophies--cries out for celebration and reassessment. He was adominant player, a thinking player who controlled the game as muchwith his leadership as his keen passing, tough "D," and the soft touchof his jumper. In Larry Legend, Shaw interweaves chapters ofBird's biography with chapters chronicling his Coach of the Yearseason to create a hybrid volume; rather than do both well, he doesboth adequately. Everything is here--Bird's French Lick, Indiana,childhood; why he left Bobby Knight and the Indiana Universitypressure cooker for lower profile Indiana State; the glory years withthe Celtics; the rivalry with Magic Johnson; the back problems; andthe ways he re-created the Pacers in his own court-burned image. Theproblem is presentation. As he jumps back and forth in time, Shawimpedes his own flow, a foul that Bird never committed. That's toobad, because Shaw is a capable reporter who loves his subject and doesan otherwise admirable job of fleshing out the life of a man beneaththe "Legend" of the title. --Jeff Silverman ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
I always enjoy reading Books on Larry Bird.He is truly one of the Greatest Basketball Players that I have ever seen play.His Mind for Play&detail is showcased rather well here.

3-0 out of 5 stars legendary journey to the top
Kevin VanSickle W131 "Book Review" Larry Legend is an interesting book about a boy who fell in love with the game of basketball and developed his own self-discipline as he became an adult.Larry Bird's success and consistent team management are his legendary qualities, according to author Shaw.Mark Shaw writes about Larry's roughneck childhood, what led to his triumphs in his high school basketball days, and through his professional career as a player, then a coach.Larry seemed to have gained confidence and self-esteem at a young age and by keeping those positive aspects he became an intimidator and motivator for many.This book will intoxicate your interest if you want to hear about the Legend's journey to the top.In Larry Legend, Mr. Shaw explains how the Legend himself was a role model, not only for young players, but also, his teammates and coaches around the league.

5-0 out of 5 stars I learned a lot more about Larry Bird than I realized.
It was pretty indepth, and is a nice overview of his life from the time he was a legend in Indiana to coming full circle by coaching there. It also mentions his daughter, who has a distant relationship with his father. If you're a Bird fan, even if you're not, but you enjoy reading about basketball, this is worth the price. It paints a very balanced portrait of Bird. I like the fact that it isn't slanted one way or the other. It portrays the good and the bad. I'm a Bird fan, but I like objective journalism, which this seems to be. No schlock hero worship journalism here, nor is there any railing against him. Even though I like Bird, I will not condone his actions if they are perceived as wrong or controversial.

5-0 out of 5 stars By Mark Shaw
as if it weren't popular enough, the author of this book is thestep-father of Kent Harvey.The boy Knight (Coach Knight) grabbed and wasthe spark that lit the flame of his being fired as IU Coach.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb sports book
Larry Legend covers the whole Bird story.Author Shaw has a knack for revealing the little things about Bird that intrigued me.I think this is a must book for any Larry fan. ... Read more

15. National Basketball Association Executives: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Ted Turner, Magic Johnson, Jay-Z, John Paxson, Nelly, Jerry West, Usher
Paperback: 438 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Ted Turner, Magic Johnson, Jay-Z, John Paxson, Nelly, Jerry West, Usher, Jerry Reinsdorf, Rick Pitino, Mark Cuban, Red Auerbach, Isiah Thomas, Kevin Mchale, John Y. Brown, Jr., Dominique Wilkins, Lamar Hunt, Gary Bettman, Philip Anschutz, Don Nelson, Herb Kohl, Elgin Baylor, Lenny Wilkens, Danny Ainge, Scott Layden, Jeffrey Pollack, Willis Reed, Jack Kent Cooke, Larry H. Miller, Robert L. Johnson, William Davidson, Ned Irish, Jerry Colangelo, Joe Dumars, Howard Schultz, James L. Dolan, Mike Dunleavy, Sr., Chris Mullin, Eugene V. Klein, Bryan Colangelo, Stan Kroenke, Ernie Grunfeld, Danny Ferry, Cotton Fitzsimmons, Larry Tanenbaum, Kurt Rambis, Wally Walker, Gordon Gund, Billy Cunningham, Stu Jackson, Dick Klein, Maloof Family, Kiki Vandeweghe, Wayne Embry, Bob Whitsitt, Donnie Nelson, Bruce Ratner, Peter Holt, Clayton Bennett, Mitch Kupchak, Kevin Pritchard, Ted Stepien, Jim Fitzgerald, Anucha Browne Sanders, George J. Maloof, Jr., Jerry Buss, Otis Smith, Pat Croce, Dirk Minniefield, Ed Snider, Jim Paxson, Harry T. Mangurian, Jr., Dave Gavitt, Abe Pollin, Franklin Mieuli, Aubrey Mcclendon, Bob Short, Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr., M. L. Carr, Stan Kasten, Terdema Ussery, Fred Zollner, Bill Daniels, Kelly Tripucka, Bob Mackinnon, Richard Devos, Fred Schaus, Dick Versace, Bob Bass, Tim Harris, Chris Wallace, Pat Williams, Rick Sund, Stephen Pagliuca, Charles Dolan, Glen Grunwald, Jon Jennings, Billy Knight, Sam Schulman, Rod Thorn, Raul Fernandez, Richard Peddie, Red Mccombs, Brad Greenberg, Glen Taylor, Walter A. Brown, John Weisbrod, Donnie Walsh, Fred Hoiberg, Nick Mileti, Rod Higgins, Jack Mccloskey, Maurizio Gherardini, Mike Bantom, Bernie Bickerstaff, Robert Sarver, Jim Lynam, Marty Blake, H. Irving Grousbeck, Dave Checketts, Ed Stefanski, Roy Boe, Mark Warkentien, Ed Tapscott, Bob Ferry, Dick Van Arsdale, Frank Layden, Sam Presti, Daniel Biasone, Vince Boryla, Dick Vertlieb, Allan Bristow, ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=20455 ... Read more

16. Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson: An entry from Gale's <i>American Decades: Primary Sources</i>
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This digital document is an article from American Decades: Primary Sources, brought to you by Gale®, a part of Cengage Learning, a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses.The length of the article is 1036 words.The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase.You can view it with any web browser.American Decades Primary Sources provides fresh insight into the decade's most important events, people, and issues. Entries representing a diversity of views that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from the decade. Also included are concise contextual information, notes about the author and further resources. American Decades Primary Sources includes chapters on the arts, medicine and health, media, education, world events, religion, government and politics, lifestyles and social trends, law and justice, religion, business and the economy, and sports. Included to provide unique perspectives and a wealth of understanding are first hand accounts that include oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoonsand recipes. ... Read more

17. Basketball Players at the 1992 Summer Olympics: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Mario Morales, José Ortiz, Jerome Mincy
Paperback: 444 Pages (2010-09-14)
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Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Mario Morales, José Ortiz, Jerome Mincy, David Robinson, Charles Barkley, Dražen Petrović, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, Patrick Ewing, Clyde Drexler, Christian Laettner, Arvydas Sabonis, John Stockton, Toni Kukoč, Chris Mullin, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Dino Rađa, Žan Tabak, Ramón Rivas, Cynthia Cooper, Teresa Edwards, Andrew Gaze, Yelena Baranova, Oscar Schmidt, Shane Heal, Detlef Schrempf, Stojko Vranković, Vicky Bullett, Hortência Marcari, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Zheng Haixia, Teresa Weatherspoon, Alexander Volkov, Artūras Karnišovas, Suzie Mcconnell-Serio, Helen Luz, Leroy Loggins, Clarissa Davis, Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Velimir Perasović, Raymond Gause, Arijan Komazec, Andrew Vlahov, Janeth Arcain, Sergei Bazarevich, Maria Paula Silva, Valdemaras Chomičius, Gintaras Einikis, Katrina Mcclain Johnson, Larry Sengstock, Henrik Rödl, Carolyn Jones-Young, Carlota Castrejana, Mark Bradtke, Phil Smyth, Alexander Belostenny, Ray Borner, Carl Herrera, Uwe Blab, Sergei Panov, Danko Cvjetičanin, Gintaras Krapikas, Sergėjus Jovaiša, Franjo Arapović, Eddie Casiano, Hansi Gnad, Federico López, Tammy Jackson, Rolando Ferreira, Herlander Coimbra, Eva Němcová, Hu Weidong, Yamilé Martínez, Henning Harnisch, Marta Sobral, Cong Xuedi, Arūnas Visockas, Angelo Victoriano, Alan Gregov, Alberto Herreros, Medina Dixon, Marcel de Souza, Yudith Águila, João Vianna, Jean-Jacques Conceição, Vickie Orr, Stefania Passaro, Alvydas Pazdrazdis, Vladan Alanović, Ma Jian, Daedra Charles, Liset Castillo, Gundars Vētra, José Carlos Guimarães, Aramis Naglić, Víctor Díaz, Alexander Nelcha, Romanas Brazdauskis, Li Xin, Darius Dimavičius, Olga Vigil, Andrea Borrell, Gabriel Estaba, David Dias, Benjamim João Romano, Aníbal Moreira, Ana Hernández, Israel Machado, Song Ligang. Source:...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=20455 ... Read more

18. Utah Utes Men's Basketball Coaches: Bill Foster, Rick Majerus, Larry Eustachy, Jack Gardner, Trent Johnson, Ike Armstrong, Ray Giacoletti
Paperback: 76 Pages (2010-05-04)
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Bill Foster, Rick Majerus, Larry Eustachy, Jack Gardner, Trent Johnson, Ike Armstrong, Ray Giacoletti, Bob Burton, Jim Boylen, Kirk Earlywine, Dick Hunsaker, Randy Rahe, Kerry Rupp, Jerry Pimm, Donny Daniels, Larry Shyatt, Doug Oliver, Lynn Archibald, Fred Bennion, Vadal Peterson, Joe Cravens. Excerpt:For the former coach at Charlotte, Clemson, and Virginia Tech, see Bill Foster (basketball coach) . Bill Foster was the head men's basketball coach at Rutgers University , University of Utah , Duke University , University of South Carolina , and Northwestern University . He is best known for guiding Duke to the NCAA championship game in 1978, and that year he was named national Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches . Foster has been inducted into the Rutgers Basketball Hall of Fame and was the first NCAA coach to guide four different teams to 20-win seasons (Rutgers, Utah, Duke, and South Carolina). Early life Foster grew up in Norwood , Pennsylvania , near Philadelphia . After serving in the U.S. Air Force , he graduated from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown , Pennsylvania, in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Coaching career Foster began his coaching career at Philadelphia-area high schools in the 1950s. One of his students in a typing class at Abington Senior High School was the daughter of Harry Litwack , the longtime basketball coach at Temple University . Foster and Litwack became friends and business partners, and for about 25 years they operated a popular summer basketball camp in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains . In 1960, Foster was hired as the head coach at Bloomsburg State College (now Bloomsburg University ), a Division II school in eastern Pennsylvania, where he compiled a 45-11 record over three years. Rutgers Foster's Divi... ... Read more

19. Boise State Broncos Men's Basketball Players: Trent Johnson, Coby Karl, Tanoka Beard, Jeb Putzier, Chris Childs, Larry Davidson, John Coker
Paperback: 30 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Trent Johnson, Coby Karl, Tanoka Beard, Jeb Putzier, Chris Childs, Larry Davidson, John Coker, Jermaine Blackburn. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 28. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Trent Johnson (born September 12, 1956 in Berkeley, California) is a men's college basketball coach. He is currently the head coach of the LSU Tigers basketball team. Johnson had previously been the head coach at Stanford University and Nevada, where he achieved some success in the 2004 NCAA tournament with star player Kirk Snyder and then-freshman Nick Fazekas. Johnson had an overall record of 79-74 (.516) in five seasons as the head coach at Nevada. Johnson graduated from Franklin High School in Seattle in 1974 and played at Boise State from 197478. He received his bachelor's degree in physical education from Boise State University in 1983. Stanford athletic director Ted Leland had long been impressed with Johnson, a former Stanford assistant, and kept him in mind if Mike Montgomery ever decided to move on. Less than a week after Montgomery quit to coach the NBA's Golden State Warriors, Johnson was hired to lead the Cardinal. In his four seasons at Stanford, Trent Johnson had a record of 8048 (.625). He led the Cardinal to three appearances in the NCAA tournament and one NIT tournament appearance. Johnson's 200708 team advanced to the Sweet 16. On April 10, 2008, Johnson was officially named the 20th head coach of the LSU Tigers men's basketball team. With the hiring, Johnson became the first African American head coach of a men's sports team at LSU. Johnson would go on to win the SEC COY award during his first season after compiling a 13-3 regular season record to win the conference title outright. His 26-7 overall record, along with the SEC title, would be enough to earn his team its f...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=4561196 ... Read more

20. Magic and the Bird
by Mitchell Krugel
 Paperback: 220 Pages (1989-10)
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