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Buffalo, Home of the Braves Audiobook

Buffalo, Home of the Braves

Author: Chris Wendel, Tim Wendel Narrator: Pete Weber, Tim Wendel Release Date: June 2020

BUFFALO, HOME OF THE BRAVES chronicles the rise and fall of the National Basketball Association franchise in Western New York that existed from 1970-1978. The team roster included such key players and personalities as Bob McAdoo, Dr. Jack Ramsay, Randy Smith, Paul Snyder, Jack Marin, Gar Heard, John Shumate and Ernie DiGregorio. The Braves made history with their up-tempo style of play and had three rookies of the year. This award-winning book highlights each of those memorable seasons, including the playoffs. With a foreword by Van Miller (read by broadcaster Pete Weber), this is a must-listen for basketball fans everywhere. 'Over the years, I can reflect on the experience of living in Western New York with a single phrase: 'You can leave Buffalo, but Buffalo never leaves you.' The same can be said of the Buffalo Braves.' -- Rick Azar, longtime Buffalo sportscaster 'If you are old enough to remember the Braves, you will love this book for its clear-eyed, unsentimental rendering of the heartbreak and the history. If you are too young to remember, you need this book for an essential understanding of how the Braves' bizarre departure fits into a continuum with Wide Right, No Goal and the terrible specter of 'Toronto.'' -- Erik Brady, The Buffalo Courier-Express, 1976-1982

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Stephen Curry Audiobook

Stephen Curry

Author: Patrick Thompson Narrator: Stephen R. Carter Release Date: June 2020

They called him: 'the greatest all-around shooter'.  Do you want to learn more about the life of Stephen Curry while being inspired?  One of today’s most sought-after NBA superstars was once a young boy who was perceived as weak. Despite this negative impression, he has managed to rise from his simple life in North Carolina into becoming one of the sharpest shooters in the history of the NBA. Stephen Curry’s journey to become one of the NBA’s legends has been tough and rocky. He might be the son of an NBA veteran, yet his journey towards his dreams was not smooth. He also had his fair share of rejections and doubts - both from his own self and others. However, years of diligent practice helped him perfect his dazzling and surprising moves on the court. It allowed him to step up and lead his team, the Golden State Warriors, to numerous wins. This audiobook will allow you to take a peek into Stephen Curry’s personal life. Get to know the superstar better. Beyond the basketball accolades, the baby-faced assassin is a loving husband and father. He also has his own stories of fear, trials, and touching moments.  With this book you'll learn: - Who is Stephen Curry  - His childhood years  - His teenage years  - How he made the dream come true  - His married life  - The off-the-court issues he supports - His philosophies and beliefs  - How he went beyond the limelight   Scroll to the top of the page and buy this audiobook today and be inspired now!

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Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It Happen Audiobook

Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It Happen

Author: Sean Patrick Griffin Narrator: Joe Barrett Release Date: May 2020

In June 2007, the FBI informed the NBA that one of its referees, Tim Donaghy, was the subject of a probe into illegal gambling. Within months, the public knew the broad outlines of a scheme involving Donaghy betting on games he officiated with a coconspirator, longtime Donaghy acquaintance and professional gambler Jimmy 'Baba' Battista. They were joined in the scandal by a mutual childhood friend, Tommy Martino. By November 2008, each man had pleaded guilty to charges relating to the conspiracy, and was in federal prison. Author Sean Patrick Griffin, PhD, a former Philadelphia police officer turned university professor and bestselling author, conducted dozens of interviews and obtained betting records, referee statistics, court documents, and unique access to witness statements and confidential law enforcement files. Years of research are presented in Gaming the Game, which looks inside the FBI's investigation and beyond to provide the definitive account of the scandal. Jimmy Battista's remarkable decades-long bookmaking and betting career is examined, including and especially his role as architect of the widely publicized scandal. Battista, who-unlike his coconspirators-never spoke with federal authorities, reveals for the first time the intricate details of the scheme, most of which only he knows.

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Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson Audiobook

Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson

Author: Kent Babb Narrator: Michael Butler Murray Release Date: April 2020

Through extensive research and interviews with those closest to Iverson, acclaimed Washington Post sportswriter Kent Babb gets behind the familiar, sanitized, and heroic version of the hard-changing, hard-partying athlete who played every game as if it were his last. Former NBA superstar Allen Iverson was once one of America's most famous athletes: a trendsetter who transcended race, celebrity, and pop culture, and emerged from a troubled past to become one of the most successful and highly compensated athletes in the world. Now, his life and career come vividly to light in this "searingly honest" (Baxter Holmes) biography. Babb brings to life a private, loyal, and often generous Allen Iverson who rarely made the headlines, revealing the back story behind some of Iverson's most memorable moments, such as his infamous 'Practice' rant, delving even deeper to discover where Iverson's demons lurked. He drank too much, stayed out too late, spent more money than most people could spend in a dozen lifetimes-blowing more than $150 million of his NBA earnings alone. His then wife Tawanna, seen often as the mild-mannered woman who tamed the bad boy, tried to keep her husband and family on the rails. But, as so many others learned on basketball courts, she was no match for the force of nature that was Iverson.

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The Back Roads to March: The Unsung, Unheralded, and Unknown Heroes of a College Basketball Season Audiobook

The Back Roads to March: The Unsung, Unheralded, and Unknown Heroes of a College Basketball Season

Author: John Feinstein Narrator: John Feinstein Release Date: March 2020

Thirty years ago after changing the sports book landscape with his mega-hit, A Season on the Brink, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein returns to his first love--college basketball--with a fascinating and compelling journey through a landscape of unsung, unpublicized and often unknown heroes of Division-1 college hoops. John Feinstein has already taken readers into the inner circles of top college basketball programs in The Legends Club. This time, Feinstein pulls back the curtain on college basketball's lesser-known Cinderella stories--the smaller programs who no one expects to win, who have no chance of attracting the most coveted high school recruits, who rarely send their players on to the NBA. Feinstein follows a handful of players, coaches, and schools who dream, not of winning the NCAA tournament, but of making it past their first or second round games. Every once in a while, one of these coaches or players is plucked from obscurity to continue on to lead a major team or to play professionally, cementing their status in these fiercely passionate fan bases as a legend. These are the gifted players who aren't handled with kid gloves--they're hardworking, gritty teammates who practice and party with everyone else. With his trademark humor and invaluable connections, John Feinstein reveals the big time programs you've never heard of, the bracket busters you didn't expect to cheer for, and the coaches who inspire them to take their teams to the next level.

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I'll Show You Audiobook

I'll Show You

Author: Derrick Rose Narrator: David Sadzin Release Date: March 2020

In 2012, Derrick Rose was on top of the world. After growing up in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, Rose achieved an improbable childhood dream: being selected first overall in the NBA draft by his hometown Chicago Bulls. The point guard known to his family as 'Pooh' was a phenom, winning the Rookie of the Year award and electrifying fans around the world. In 2011, he became the youngest MVP in league history. He and the Bulls believed the city's first berth in the NBA Finals since the Jordan era was on the horizon. Rarely had a bond between a player and fans been so strong, as the city wrapped its arms around the homegrown hero. Six years and four knee surgeries later, he was waived by the Utah Jazz, a once surefire Hall of Fame career seemingly on the brink of collapse. Many speculated his days in the NBA were over. But Derrick Rose never doubted himself, never believed his struggles on and off the court were anything other than temporary setbacks. Rather than telling the world he had more to give, he decided to show them.

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Kobe Bryant: The Inspirational Story of One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time! Audiobook

Kobe Bryant: The Inspirational Story of One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time!

Author: Patrick Thompson Narrator: Zac Aleman Release Date: January 2020

Kobe lives and breathes basketball. While other basketball legends fade into obscurity after retirement, Kobe is out there pursuing new endeavors and building a business empire. It's a testament to his relentless thirst for knowledge and never-ending quest to be better. This book is a front row ticket to Kobe's journey through life as he reveals how he used the Mamba Mentality as a blueprint to his success, whether on-court or off-court.  An insight into how his mind works offers an opportunity to replicate his success and achievements. It teaches about the value of hard work and commitment to the craft. Kobe's rise to greatness is an inspiration to a new generation of young people who dream of making it big in their chosen fields. Here's a sneak preview of what's inside of this book: Who is Kobe Bryant His Work Ethic The Famous 'Mamba Mentality' and what this is all about Basketball Muses His Feuds and Controversies Kobe, The Storyteller Kobe the entrepreneur: Kobe, Inc.  What's in The Future for Kobe Life-Changing Lessons from the Black Mamba get your copy today and be inspired now!

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How to Dunk Like a Pro: The No-Bullshit Guide to Jumping Higher Regardless of Age or Height Audiobook

How to Dunk Like a Pro: The No-Bullshit Guide to Jumping Higher Regardless of Age or Height

Author: Jason Wilhelm Narrator: Jon James Release Date: December 2019

If your one of the many people who struggle to reach the rim and dunk over their opponents, don't get disheartened - because what many don't realize is that dunking a basketball requires more than on-court skill alone. And it is certainly not determined by either your height or your age. In fact, our ability to dunk is dictated by our muscle strength, muscle power, and our vertical jump performance. Which in itself is an extremely positive thing, because these factors are not necessarily inherited, nor are they determined at birth. Rather, each of these factors can be trained independently in the gym and on the court, allowing us to improve our vertical jump height, ensuring we can dunk with ease - irrespective of either our age or our height! In the following book you will find: - Successfully implemented methods of strength training that will build the foundation for your dunking ability - Power training methods to improve your muscular power - Jump training methods to rapidly increase your vertical jump and dunking capacity - Information pertaining to jump technique and dunking performance that have been honed through decades of work - Dietary information to ensure you get the most out of your training This book is essentially the written culmination of my many years working with basketball athletes. The results of this learning experience, and the processes I have used extensively to maximize athletic performance are summarized in this book, ready for you to apply immediately into your own training. This has further been summarized in a thorough 8-week training program - involving strength training methods, power training methods, and jump performance training techniques - that will lead you to a massive vertical jump, and some crazy dunking ability. While I can provide the HOW, you need to provide the DO, so don't keep waiting - become an absolute beast on the court and take the first step to improve your dunking ability today!

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Net Work: Training the NBA's Best and Finding the Keys to Greatness Audiobook

Net Work: Training the NBA's Best and Finding the Keys to Greatness

Author: Rob Mcclanaghan Narrator: Tim Paige Release Date: October 2019

Rob McClanaghan, the NBA's most sought-after trainer, shares a behind-the-scenes look at how superstars like Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, and Kevin Love work to excel at the game. When Rob McClanaghan failed to make the Syracuse basketball team as a walk-on freshman, he asked the coaches what he needed to do to achieve his goal the following year. They all agreed: get stronger. So that's what he did. For months, Rob traded fraternity parties and hanging out with buddies for hours in the gym lifting weights and shooting baskets. He was single-minded; the only thing that mattered was defying the odds. He returned to Syracuse for his sophomore year thirty pounds heavier and caught the coach's eye. In Net Work, McClanaghan—referred to by many as "RobMac"—brings to the page what he brings to each of his training sessions: the same grit and spirit that got him into the college game. He calls it "the grind," and he knows that without it, even the most talented players will come up short. McClanaghan pushes his clients hard; he does whatever he can to drive his players to the edge and to simulate fourth quarter, at-the-buzzer adrenaline and fatigue. An all-access pass to the practice courts of the NBA, Net Work combines McClanaghan's hard-earned wisdom—both on and off the court—with rare glimpses into the dues-paying life of professional athletes determined to stay at the top. McClanaghan shares stories of working one-on-one with some of basketball's greatest names, explaining how each athlete works to shore up his offensive and defensive weaknesses; perfect his nutrition; treat injuries; build mental toughness; and find occasional refuge from the glare of the spotlight. This book is life inside the NBA as you've never seen it, where players differentiate themselves by their willingness to put in relentless "net work."

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LeBron James: The Inspirational Story of One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time! Audiobook

LeBron James: The Inspirational Story of One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time!

Author: Patrick Thompson Narrator: Zac Aleman Release Date: June 2019

Do You want to learn more about The Life of Lebron James while Being So Inspired?  Do You want to know why he's so successful?!  If the answer is yes.....then, let me invite you in a beautiful journey: Welcome to The Life of Lebron James!  LeBron is one of the most recognizable sports figures in the world because of his remarkable athleticism and on-court brilliance. He dazzles sports fans with his flawless shots and powerful dunks. His dominance on the court is unlike any other. He has made and broken historic records in basketball and he continues to do so in more than 16 years of playing in the NBA. Even with a slew of new talents, LeBron still dominates. The one thing the separates him from the other basketball superstars is his strong desire to win not just in basketball but in life. LeBron's off-court endeavors are as remarkable as his on-court performances. His incredible life story is a treasure trove of life lessons that inspire, motivate, and drive you to action.  This book paints LeBron James in a different light. Basketball is what made him a superstar, but it was his humble beginnings that shaped his ideas, moral values, and winning mindset. Knowing his story will make you see that he is more than just a basketball player chasing rings and winning ballgames.  With this book you'll learn: ?Who is Lebron James ?The Phenom    ?The Activist    ?The Mogul    ?The Philanthropist    ?The Future    ? Life Lessons and Blueprint to Success from him!  Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button and be inspired now!

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EPHPHATHA: GROWING UP PROFOUNDLY DEAF AND NOT DUMB IN THE HEARING WORLD: A BASKETBALL PLAYER'S TRANS Audiobook

EPHPHATHA: GROWING UP PROFOUNDLY DEAF AND NOT DUMB IN THE HEARING WORLD: A BASKETBALL PLAYER'S TRANS

Author: Dr. Thomas M. Caulfield Narrator: E. Roy Worley Release Date: March 2019

For two decades a father kept a secret journal documenting the life of his only son, Christopher, who was born profoundly Deaf. He had a simple dream of someday presenting that journal to Christopher as a special gift from father to son. But as each new challenge was surmounted, it became clear Christopher Caulfield's story had to be shared.Ephphatha, which means "to be opened," follows Christopher's transformational journey through the unimaginable obstacles he faced during his young life. Whose right is it to choose the intervention strategies that will help you be your best? How do you keep going when adults and children can be so unkind? Can you make yourself understood when no one around you has experienced what you are facing?Christopher's support came from those in his life who did open up. His chances for success on and off the basketball court also hinged on hard work, faith, and his own undeniable inner fortitude to never give up.By the time he was nine years old he had already completed 1,500 hours of speech therapy. That same dedication led him to be a Division I college basketball recruit before he reached high school. He may not have set any records being invited to birthday parties growing up, but with Ephphatha, you'll be rooting for Christopher all the way to the Ivy League!

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How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall: 13 Proven Ways to Jump Higher and Drastically Increase Your Audiobook

How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall: 13 Proven Ways to Jump Higher and Drastically Increase Your

Author: James Wilson Narrator: Keith Farmer Release Date: February 2019

Have you tried and failed to will your short body to dunk a basketball? Learn how even the most vertically challenged players can slam the ball home with ease. Have you been told you're far too short to touch the rim, let alone throw the ball down? Having trouble increasing your vertical leap no matter how much weightlifting you do? Author James Wilson is a 30-year veteran of basketball coaching in 20 different countries. He's cracked the scientific code to allow players of any height to dunk like a pro, and now he's here to share his secrets with you. In How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall: 13 Proven Ways to Jump Higher and Drastically Increase Your Vertical Jump in 4 Weeks, you'll learn the meticulous science behind increasing your vertical leap. Through his proven step-by-step plan, you'll find out the exact techniques necessary to dunk your first basketball in just four weeks. Without weightlifting or special equipment, you'll soon be able to jam in front of your friends with either one hand or two. In How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall, you'll discover: - The best exercise techniques for increasing your vertical jump in just four weeks - The best basketball shoes to make you jump higher - How shorter people can go from barely touching the rim to dunking with one or two hands - How to jump higher without lifting weights - The precision mechanics of the perfect jump and dunk and much, much more! How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall is an established expert's ultimate guide to increasing your vertical jumps and making slam-dunks a reality. If you like a step-by-step programs, scientifically-backed exercises, and making rapid progress, then you'll love Wilson's landmark book. Buy How to Dunk if You're Under 6 Feet Tall to make those rim-rattling slams a reality today!

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