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  • The Life of Kobe Bryant
  • Written by: Roland Lazenby
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Showboat

Written by: Roland Lazenby
Narrated by: Ron Butler
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Publisher's Summary

Seventeen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP; and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan on the court.

The debate about whether he achieved that is a furious one - but Kobe has surpassed Jordan on the all-time scoring list and has only one less championship than Jordan (five to Jordan's six).

The Lakers are the flashiest team in all of sports, and the context in which Bryant played is salacious and exciting. Provocative stories mixed with good old fashioned basketball reporting make for a riveting and essential listen for any hoops fan.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Roland Lazenby (P)2016 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"Lazenby's detailed research and fantastic writing paint a complex, engaging picture of one of the NBA's greats" (Kurt Helin, NBC Sports).

"A lot has been written about arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, but Roland Lazenby's Michael Jordan: The Life is easily the definitive version. The journalist has covered Jordan's career for nearly thirty years and his knowledge of the game and of this miraculous player shows in what is one of the best sports biographies in years." ( Parade)
"Engaging.... Lazenby, author of Michael Jordan: The Life, turns his eye to another basketball legend: the recently retired Kobe Bryant." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Amazing Listen!

An incredible deep dive into beans life. What a person. Truly have so much more appreciation and respects for an all time great! Great listen, one I’ll come back to again!

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Gud book i luv doing my love love bruh bruh yea love it cool hahah

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Great listen

One of the greats to play. Easy listen, great story! I strongly recommend this to an basketball enthusiast. #Audible1

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