Dimensions: 156 pages
Published: September 20, 1998
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0609602063
ISBN - 13: 9780609602065
Read from the Book
After we beat Georgetown for the Championship, I told my father about the dream. He paused for a moment and said, "Your life will never be the same after that shot. Your life is going to change son." I thought, "Well, that''s just my father talking. Of course he''s going to think that about his son. And besides, no one really knows one way or another." I never paid much attention to what my father said that day--until now. When I think of my career, where I have come from, where it all began, and all that I have accomplished along the way, I realize everything did change after that game. Not just basketball but my life. I think my father saw some things in me that I couldn''t see in myself. At first, I just thought it was a father''s pride, the voicing of hopes and dreams for a son to be successful. I saw his comments more in the context of a motivational speech a father might give a son. I can''t say for sure that way back then he envisioned what would happen to me. But I look at my children now and I can detect certain attributes-which of them is going to be the better athlete, who is going to be more successful, what kind of work they will do. I can tell you some of those things about my children, so I''m pretty sure my father was able to do the same with us. Maybe he could tell whether one of his children had a special talent, a special sense of himself. Maybe he knew one of his sons, for whatever reason, was touched by some special spiritual inspirati
From the Publisher
For 13 brilliant seasons Michael Jordan danced the dance of
greatness across hardwood floors of basketball arenas from New York
to Los Angeles to Barcelona and Paris. With a warrior''s heart and
an artist''s grace, Jordan long ago transcended the sport to become
one of the 20th century''s global icons.
On the court, his almost mythic flair for the spectacular prompted
former Los Angeles Laker superstar Magic Johnson to say simply,
"There''s Michael, then there''s all the rest of us."
Off the court, Jordan''s ability to alter markets and drive the
business of his marketing partners is unprecedented.
Through it all, Jordan showed the world that greatness, true
greatness, comes from the inside out. He remains perhaps the
greatest practice player in the history of sports, his desire to
improve upon his own example legendary. When critics questioned his
all-around ability, he became the game''s most dominant defensive
player at his position. When teams decided to close down the lane
and eliminate drives to the basket, he became a deadly jump
shooter. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson had the most successfully
teams of the 1980s but never won more than two consecutive
championships. The Bulls won three straight--twice.
In For the Love of the Game, Jordan takes us
through the wonder of his career on the court and away from the
game. From the dream that preceded the game-winning shot against
Georgetown in the 1982 NCAA Finals to the methodical dissection of
the Utah Jazz prior to his game-winning shot in Game 6 of the 1998
Finals, Jordan pulls back the curtain on one of the most remarkable
lives this century.
From Our Editors
He made basketball seem like ballet -- an elegant, flowing art
form. Like a mythic god sporting with mere mortals, he awed
basketball superstars from Magic Johnson to Larry Bird, not to
mention basketball enthusiasts worldwide. Michael
Jordanwas a basketball legend before his freshman year in
college. Now, read his spectacular biography For the
Love of the Game: My Story chronicles his meteoric
rise to basketball superstardom. From the gold-medal winning team
at the 1984 Olympics to his last game as a member of the Chicago
Bulls, you'll find it all here. This slam-dunking biography
includes more than 200 photographs.