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Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Basketball
by Howard Bryant

    Publication Date: Dec 26, 2017
    List Price: $8.99
    Format: Paperback, 368 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Middle Grade
    ISBN13: 9780147512574
    Imprint: Puffin Books
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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    Paperback Description:

    From Magic Johnson to Michael Jordan to LeBron James to Steph Curry, ESPN’s Howard Bryant presents the best from the hardwood—a collection of NBA champions and superstars for young sports fans!

    Fast-paced, adrenaline-filled, and brimming with out-of-this-world athleticism, basketball has won the hearts of fans all across America—yet it is particularly popular among kids and teens. Giants of the game like Steph Curry, LeBron, and Michael Jordan have transcended the sport to become cultural icons and role models to young fans. From the cornfields of Indiana and the hills of North Carolina, to the urban sprawl of New York City, Chicago and L.A., love of the game stretches from coast to coast.

    Featuring Top Ten Lists to chew on and debate, and a Top 40-style Timeline of Key Moments in Basektball History, this comprehensive collection includes the greatest dynasties, from the Bill Russell-era Celtics, to the Magic Jonson-led Lakers, to the Jordan-led Bulls, right up to the Tim Duncan-led Spurs. All the greats take flight toward the hoop in this perfect book for young fans who dream about stepping on an NBA court.

    "A trove of awesome athletic feats, game-changing stars of the past and present, and rich fodder for heated arguments."—Booklist

    "Hoops fans will find a goldmine of information guaranteed to deepen their basketball knowledge and their understanding of the game."—VOYA

    "An easy hook for serious sports fans."—School Library Journal



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