Facing Kobe Bryant (Paperback)

Players, Coaches, and Broadcasters Recall the Greatest Basketball Player of His Generation

By Sean Deveney (Editor), Jerry West (Foreword by)

Sports Publishing, 9781613219775, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

When he entered the NBA in 1996 as a high-school star from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, Kobe Bryant faced enormous expectations. No one can deny that he rose to the challenge. Nineteen years later, Bryant’s status as a Hall of Fame player is assured. During his stellar career, Bryant won five NBA championships; was a seventeen-time All-Star, NBA MVP, and two-time NBA Finals MVP. He led the league in scoring in 2006 and 2007.

Now for the first time, hear stories from opponents, teammates, and players about what it was like to go against Kobe in Facing Kobe Bryant. Contributors include:

• Charles Barkley
• Grant Hill
• Reggie Miller
• And many more!

Kobe Bryant was the greatest basketball player of his generation—a former schoolboy prodigy whose moves are now imitated in gyms and playgrounds around the world. Facing Kobe Bryant provides an unprecedented glimpse into what it was like to play against one of the best of all time.

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About the Author

Sean Deveney has been a writer and editor at Sporting News since 1999, covering all aspects of sports. He has authored four books, including The Original Curse, Facing Ted Williams, and Before Wrigley Became Wrigley.