The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality by Mike Sielski

The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality by Mike Sielski

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Kobe Bryant's death in January 2020 did more than rattle the worlds of sports and celebrity. It took the tragedy of that helicopter crash to reveal the full breadth and depth of Kobe's influence, and by tracing and telling the oft-forgotten and lesser-known story of his early life, The Rise promises to provide an unparalleled insight into Kobe.

In The Rise, readers will travel from the cracked concrete basketball courts of Philadelphia in the 1960s and '70s-where Kobe's father, Joe, became a playground, college, and professional standout-to the majesty and isolation of Europe, where Kobe spent his formative years, to the leafy suburbs of Lower Merion, where Kobe's legend was born. The story will culminate with his leading Lower Merion to the 1995-96 Pennsylvania state championship-a true underdog run for a team with just one star player, Kobe-and with the 1996 NBA draft, where Kobe's dream of playing pro basketball culminated with his acquisition by the Los Angeles Lakers.

In researching and writing The Rise, Mike Sielski had a terrific advantage over other writers who have attempted to chronicle Kobe's life: access to a series of never-before-released interviews with him during his senior season and early days in the NBA. For a quarter-century, these tapes and transcripts preserved Kobe's thoughts, dreams, and goals from his teenage years, and they contained insights into him and told stories about him that have never been revealed before.
Article Number:
199168
Author:
Mike Sielski
Brand Name:
Pan Macmillan
ISBN:
9781529096033
Number of Pages:
384
Product Contains:
Trade Paperback
Product Depth:
2.9 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.49 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
11.01.2022
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Release Date:
Wed Dec 29 00:00:00 AEDT 2021
Product details
Kobe Bryant's death in January 2020 did more than rattle the worlds of sports and celebrity. It took the tragedy of that helicopter crash to reveal the full breadth and depth of Kobe's influence, and by tracing and telling the oft-forgotten and lesser-known story of his early life, The Rise promises to provide an unparalleled insight into Kobe.

In The Rise, readers will travel from the cracked concrete basketball courts of Philadelphia in the 1960s and '70s-where Kobe's father, Joe, became a playground, college, and professional standout-to the majesty and isolation of Europe, where Kobe spent his formative years, to the leafy suburbs of Lower Merion, where Kobe's legend was born. The story will culminate with his leading Lower Merion to the 1995-96 Pennsylvania state championship-a true underdog run for a team with just one star player, Kobe-and with the 1996 NBA draft, where Kobe's dream of playing pro basketball culminated with his acquisition by the Los Angeles Lakers.

In researching and writing The Rise, Mike Sielski had a terrific advantage over other writers who have attempted to chronicle Kobe's life: access to a series of never-before-released interviews with him during his senior season and early days in the NBA. For a quarter-century, these tapes and transcripts preserved Kobe's thoughts, dreams, and goals from his teenage years, and they contained insights into him and told stories about him that have never been revealed before.
Specification
Article Number:
199168
Author:
Mike Sielski
Brand Name:
Pan Macmillan
ISBN:
9781529096033
Number of Pages:
384
Product Contains:
Trade Paperback
Product Depth:
2.9 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.49 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
11.01.2022
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Release Date:
Wed Dec 29 00:00:00 AEDT 2021