The Hoops Whisperer

Author: Idan Ravin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698157036

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Basketball’s most unlikely—and most sought-after—training guru offers an inside look at his career, his methods, and the all-star players whose games he’s helped transform. Where do the best basketball players in the world turn when they want to improve their game? Whom does a future NBA Hall of Famer thank at his press conference when he’s named Rookie of the Year? Who is it that Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and Men’s Journal all call the "Hoops Whisperer" because of his ability to engage, inspire, and challenge the players he trains? The answer to all of these questions is Idan Ravin. Ravin never played or coached in college or the pros, yet a virtual NBA All-Star team relies on him to better their game and reach their full potential. A soft-spoken former lawyer, Ravin has become professional basketball’s hottest trainer. In The Hoops Whisperer, Ravin shares the fascinating story of how he transformed a passion for the game into working with iconic basketball stars such as Chris Paul, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Dwight Howard, and many more. He offers a rare unguarded glimpse inside the lives of these great athletes, drawn from his intimate connection with them that is the basis of his success. Showcasing his unorthodox drills and improvisational techniques in action, Ravin reveals how faith, effort, dedication, and passion can make a player into a superstar—and anyone into a success. Combined with his own inspiring journey, Ravin’s insights make The Hoops Whisperer a must-read for anyone who loves the game.

It Takes Patience

Author: Idan Ravin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781734171310

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Before Nana goes away for the winter, seven-year-old Patience makes her a unique promise. But no matter how hard Patience tries, perfection always seems beyond her grasp. Can Patience learn to look within and find the creativity, love and resilience she needs to keep her promise? Certain to capture the eyes and ears of children, and the hearts of parents, It Takes Patience teaches us all that anything is possible once we learn to listen to the magical voice we have inside.

To the Hoop

Author: Ira Berkow

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: 9781566635486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3630

Ira Berkow steps out from behind his New York Times reporter's notebook to spin the tales of his life as a pickup basketball player--running the court with Oscar Robertson, talking strategy with Walt Frazier, and finding fellowship and good humor across the country on playgrounds, in gyms, even in some of the world's famous arenas. Mr. Berkow shares his enduring passion for the hardwood, which began in his boyhood in Chicago in the 1940s and '50s and has continued with the same vigor and competitive fire of his youth, often against opponents half his age. To the Hoop tells the story of a year in his basketball life, as he resolves to enhance his game and stave off the ravages of time. It's a wonderful and moving tale of love--for the game, for his friends and family, and for life itself. "An extraordinary look into the art of pickup basketball. Who would have guessed that, along with his writing talents, Ira knows how to play the game!"--Bill Bradley "A wonderful book--not just for basketball fans but for everyone."--Earvin "Magic" Johnson "Ira Berkow is one of the best sportswriters around, so it is no surprise that his basketball odyssey is one of the best sports books of this or any other year."--George Plimpton

Through the Hoop

Author: Michel Del Castillo

Publisher: N.A



Page: 351

View: 1870