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The rise : Kobe Bryant and the pursuit of immortality / Mike Sielski.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250275721
  • ISBN: 1250275725
  • Physical Description: xii, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-364) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: The signs of things to come -- After the fire -- A safe haven -- God and the Devil in them -- Child of the world -- Angels at sunrise -- Bats and mice and the ride of a lifetime -- Losing -- Swagger -- Se dio vuole -- Ok, let's play -- The pit -- Myth and reality -- Secrets and sharks -- The cancer of me -- Relax, I got this -- The tunnel -- The final game -- The speed at which things change -- Now I'm a Laker -- Open gym -- Afterword: His story, and his voice.
Summary, etc.:
"The inside look at one of the most captivating and consequential figures in our culture with never-before-seen material. Kobe Bryant's death in January 2020 did more than rattle the worlds of sports and celebrity. The tragedy of that helicopter crash unveiled the full breadth and depth of his influence on our culture, and by tracing and telling the oft-forgotten and lesser-known story of his early life, The Rise promises to provide an insight into Kobe that no other analysis has. 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 Bryant family's isolation in Europe, where Kobe spent his formative years, to the leafy suburbs of Lower Merion, where Kobe's legend was born. The story will trace his career and life at Lower Merion--he led the Aces to the 1995-96 Pennsylvania state championship, a dramatic underdog run for a team with just one star player--and the run-up to 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 will have a terrific advantage over other writers who have attempted to chronicle Bryant's life. Jeremy Treatman, a Kobe confidant who knew him for 28 years, conducted a series of never-before-released interviews with Bryant not long after his senior season ended. Treatman has shared these transcripts and tapes with the author. They will reveal Bryant's in-the-moment thoughts and tell stories, preserved for a quarter-century, that have never been told before. This will be more than a basketball book. This will be an exploration of the identity and making of an icon and the effect of his development on those around him--the essence of the man before he truly became a man"-- Provided by publisher.
Kobe Bryant's death in January 2020 did more than rattle the worlds of sports and celebrity; the tragedy unveiled the full breadth and depth of his influence on our culture. Sielski begins on the cracked concrete basketball courts of Philadelphia in the 1960s and '70s to trace Bryant's career and life. Jeremy Treatman, a Kobe confidant, conducted a series of never-before-released interviews with Bryant not long after his senior season ended-- and shared the transcripts and tapes with Sielski. They reveal Bryant's in-the-moment thoughts and tell stories, preserved for a quarter-century, that have never been told before. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Bryant, Kobe, 1978-2020.
Bryant, Kobe, 1978-2020.
Basketball players > United States > Biography.
African American basketball players > Biography.
Joueurs de basket-ball noirs américains > Biographies.
SPORTS & RECREATION / General.
African American basketball players.
Basketball players.
United States.
Genre: Biography.
Biography.
Biographies.
Biographies.
Biographies.