Shaq Uncut

Author: Shaquille O'Neal

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455504424

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 571

Superman. Diesel. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Fu. The Big Daddy. The Big Shaqtus. Wilt Chamberneezy. The Real Deal. The Big Shamrock. Shaq. You know him by any number of names, and chances are you know all about his legendary basketball career: Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal is a four-time NBA champion and a three-time NBA Finals MVP. After being an All-American at Louisiana State University, he was the overall number one draft pick in the NBA in 1992. In his 19-year career, Shaq racked up 28,596 career points (including 5,935 free throws!), 13,099 rebounds, 3,026 assists, 2,732 blocks, and 15 All-Star appearances. These are statistics that are almost as massive as the man himself. His presence-both physically and psychologically-made him a dominant force in the game for two decades. But if you follow the game, you also know that there's a lot more to Shaquille O'Neal than just basketball. Shaq is famous for his playful, and at times, provocative personality. He is, literally, outsize in both scale and persona. Whether rapping on any of his five albums, challenging celebrities on his hit television show "Shaq Vs.," studying for his PhD or serving as a reserve police officer, there's no question that Shaq has led a unique and multi-dimensional life. And in this rollicking new autobiography, Shaq discusses his remarkable journey, including his candid thoughts on teammates and coaches like Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Phil Jackson, and Pat Riley. From growing up in difficult circumstances and getting cut from his high school basketball team to his larger-than-life basketball career, Shaq lays it all out in Shaq Uncut: My Story.

Shaq Uncut

Author: O'Neal Shaquille Macmullan Jackie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781455508105


Page: 208

View: 8452

In this candid new autobiography, the four-time NBA champion and a three-time NBA Finals MVP discusses his colorful career, NBA victories, and his thoughts on major NBA names like Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, and Pat Riley.

Three-Ring Circus

Author: Jeff Pearlman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 1328530000

Category: Basketball players

Page: 448

View: 2133

From 1996 through 2004, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal combined-- and collided-- to help bring the Lakers three straight championships and restore the franchise as a powerhouse. From public sniping and sparring, to physical altercations and the repeated threats of trade, it was warfare. The eight years of infighting and hostility were by turns mediated and encouraged by coach Phil Jackson. Pearlman shows how the Shaq-Kobe duo resulted in one of the most enduring, and ever-evolving, teams in NBA history. -- adapted from jacket

Narrating the NBA

Author: Lukasz Muniowski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1793623406


Page: 216

View: 6160

"Muniowski analyzes the career narratives of eight selected NBA players who rose to prominence after Michael Jordan's second retirement in 1999. Combining a variety of approaches and perspectives, the author highlights how well-known archetypes influence modern-day forms of sports storytelling"--

Shaq and the Beanstalk and Other Very Tall Tales

Author: Shaquille O'Neal

Publisher: Cartwheel Books

ISBN: 9780590918237

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 7070

Complete with colorful illustrations and photos of the NBA superstar, this book presents a collection of classic tales retold with an amusing modern-day twist, such as "Shaq and the Three Bears" and "Little Red Riding Shaq." 75,000 first printing.


Author: Jackie MacMullan,Rafe Bartholomew,Dan Klores

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 152476180X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 5010

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Inspired by a major ESPN film series, this is an extraordinary oral history of basketball—its eye-opening untold history, its profound deeper meaning, its transformative influence on the world—as told through an unprecedented series of candid conversations with the game’s ultimate icons. This is the greatest love story never told. It has passion and heartbreak, triumph and betrayal. It is deeply intimate yet crosses oceans, upends lives and changes nations. This is the true story of basketball. It is the story of a Canadian invention that took over America, and the world. Of a supposed “white man’s sport” that became a way for people of color, women, and immigrants to claim a new place in society. Of a game that demands everything of those who love it, yet gives so much back in return. To tell this story, acclaimed journalists Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew and Dan Klores embarked on a groundbreaking mission to interview a staggering lineup of basketball trailblazers. For the first time hundreds of legends, from Kobe, Lebron and Steph Curry to Magic Johnson, Dr. J and Jerry West, spoke movingly about their greatest passion. Former NBA commissioner David Stern and iconic coaches like Phil Jackson and Coach K opened up like never before. Those who shattered glass ceilings, from Bill Russell and Yao Ming to Cheryl Miller and Lisa Leslie, explained what it really took to lay claim to their place in the game. At once a definitive oral history and something far more revelatory and life affirming, Basketball: A Love Story is the defining untold oral history of how basketball came to be, and what it means to those who love it.

Naked Under Our Clothes

Author: Ed Lover

Publisher: Fireside


Category: Humor

Page: 187

View: 7341

The stars of "Yo! MTV Raps" share their experiences as African American men, along with political notes, financial forecasts, and insights into modern life

Black Planet

Author: David Shields

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780609806661

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 4854

The acclaimed author of Remote and a lifelong basketball fan provides a season-long study of the Seattle Sonics, discussing the players, coaches, agents, games, fans, and the role of race in a sport dominated by African-American athletes. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

2002 Standard Catalog of Basketball Cards

Author: Sports Collectors Digest Editors

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780873493178

Category: Basketball cards

Page: 368

View: 7850

Presents listings and prices for virtually every known basketball card from 1948 to 2001. Special sections feature graded cards, figurines and autographs. More than 2,000 photos and 150,000 cards cover the NBA, WNBA, CBA, regional, Olympic, international, college, and high school issues.