Russell Westbrook

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"In Russell Westbrook: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Premier Point Guards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's rising superstar point guard, Russell Westbrook. Russell Westbrook's ascent into the top ten point guards in the NBA amongst the likes of Chris Paul, Steve Nash, and Rajan Rondo has definitely been a surprise. From once struggling to make his high school varsity team (he did not make it until his junior year) to spending his freshman year at UCLA as a benchwarmer, few would have predicted that Russell Westbrook would be selected as the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. The rest is history as the Oklahoma City Thunder continue their quest for a championship. " - Amazon.com

John Wall The Inspiring Story Of One Of Basketball S Fastest Point Guards

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Learn the Incredible Story of Basketball Superstar John Wall!Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device!In John Wall: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Fastest Point Guards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's rising superstar point guard, John Wall. John Wall has emerged as a top ten point guard in the NBA amongst the likes of Chris Paul, Steve Nash, Russell Westbrook, and Rajan Rondo has definitely been a surprise. From once struggling to behave in school and on the basketball court to being benched by his high school basketball coach, John Wall has come a long way since being drafted as the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. The rest is history as the Washington Wizards have emerged to become one of the top teams in the East. This year, the Wizards won their first playoff series in six years, defeating the Chicago Bulls in five games.John Wall is easily one of the most dynamic point guards to play the game of basketball. From flashy crossovers to speedy races down the court on the fastbreak, John Wall has a bright basketball career ahead of him.It will be exciting to see how John Wall and the Wizards do in this year's 2013-2014 NBA playoffs.Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood College Years at Kentucky John Wall's NBA Career Wall's Personal Life Wall's Impact on Basketball and Beyond John Wall's Legacy An excerpt from the book:Regardless of where Washington finishes in the playoffs, the 2013-14 season has been impressive both for the team as well as John Wall. The young man who once suffered from maturity issues has developed into a confident point guard; ready to lead the Wizards however far they may go. Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul remains the best point guard in the NBA, and Wall is far from the only young point guard who seeks to take Paul's throne. Derrick Rose has won a MVP. Russell Westbrook has been the second option on a championship team. Stephen Curry has led the Golden State Warriors out of years of irrelevancy, and Damian Lillard has proven to be a monster in the clutch over and over again, drilling a series-clinching three point shot in these 2014 playoffs against the Houston Rockets.Can Wall truly prove himself to be the best point guard of them all? Only he knows. But the Wizards will do their best to provide him with the help he needs. They have tough, savvy veterans like Ariza and Nene, and also high potential prospects from their years in the lottery in Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. But the Wizards remain John Wall's team and will be so for at least the next few years. It will be up to Wall to lead the Wizards to victory as well as develop into an outstanding point guard. With his long track of developing from just another playground athlete to one of the premier young point guards in the NBA, there is little doubt that he can very well accomplish all this and more.

Jason Kidd The Inspiring Story Of One Of Basketball S Greatest Point Guards

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Learn the Inspiring Story of the Legendary Point Guard Jason Kidd! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! In Jason Kidd: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Point Guards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier point guards, Jason Kidd. Jason Kidd was easily one of the best point guards to play the game of basketball throughout the 2000s. With an extraordinary ability to pass the ball at precisely the right time, Kidd was like Steve Nash in that he made the teammates around him fundamentally better. Being an NBA Champion (with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011), ten-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA First Team member, Jason Kidd's passing and rebounding abilities made him feared by opponents. He corralled triple-doubles years before flashy athletic point guards like Russell Westbrook began doing so. Read on to learn Kidd's inspiring story. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and Early Life High School Career College Career Jason Kidd's NBA Career Getting Drafted Rookie Campaign First All-Star Season Tensions in Dallas, the Trade to Phoenix, Fresh Start with the Suns, First Playoff Appearance First Full Season with Phoenix, Igniting the Scorching Suns Shortened Season, Another First Round Exit Breaking Through to the Second Round Final Season in Phoenix The Trade to New Jersey, Reaching the NBA Finals Second Consecutive Finals Appearance Teaming Up with Vince Carter Leading a Trio with Carter and Jefferson Final Stretch in New Jersey, the Return to Dallas Contending as a Mav First and Only NBA Championship Final Season with Dallas Stop at the Big Apple, and Retirement Coaching Career USA National Basketball Team Career Personal Life Impact, Legacy, and Future An excerpt from the book: As far as ranking the top point guards in the history of the NBA is concerned, no list would be truly complete without Jason Kidd somewhere on top of all of the other playmakers the league has seen. Why not? He is an NBA champion, a 10-time All-Star, a six-time All-NBA Team member, a nine-time All-Defensive Team selection, a two-time Olympic Gold medalist, and a five-time assist leader. On paper alone you would see how valuable of a point guard Kidd was in his 19-year NBA stint. However, there were also times when he was not truly befitting of being called a historically elite point guard because of all the criticisms and shortcomings he has had as a player. He came into the league with virtually no jump shot and a very minimal offensive repertoire. He has had struggles with coaches and even, for a while, lacked the work ethic needed to be elite. And, for most of his career, he was never the leader of a championship team. But, for all those criticisms and downsides to his game, Jason Kidd was always a leader that made his other teammates great by doing everything else on the court. He always made it a point to find teammates because scoring the ball himself was never really his top priority. His ability to rebound the ball at a high level for a point guard made sure he could trigger fast-break opportunities at a quick rate. And his ability to defend every guard position earned him the reputation of being an elite defender in his prime. Kidd's vast array of skills made him a ray of sunshine to a franchise because he always lifted his teammates up in every way possible. Tags: Jason Kidd Bio, Jason Kidd basketball, New Jersey Nets basketball, Steve Nash, Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett, Gary Payton, Ray Allen, Jason Terry, Dirk Nowitzki, Richard Jefferson

Stephen Curry

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Learn the Incredible Story of the Golden State Warriors' Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device. For a limited time, if you buy the print edition as a gift, you can keep the Kindle edition for yourself! An Amazon Best Seller, Stephen Curry: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Sharpest Shooters, outlines the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier point guards, Stephen Curry. Stephen Curry has had an electrifying basketball career playing in the National Basketball Association. In this Stephen Curry biography, we will learn about how Steph became the star point guard that he is today. Starting first with his childhood and early life, we'll learn about Steph Curry prior to entering the NBA, his time in the NBA, along with his impact on the communities of Davidson College and Golden State. Steph Curry's success is not an accident. It is hard to believe that a player who once was overlooked at every point in his career has made himself such an impactful and influential player to the game of basketball today. Steph Curry has transformed the Golden State Warriors franchise from a lottery-bound team to a perennial contender, spearheading the Warriors to a 2015 and 2017 NBA Championship over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Following an MVP season with extraordinary numbers in the 2015-2016 NBA season, Curry became the first player in league history to be a unanimous MVP. The future is bright for young Curry as he works to lead the Warriors alongside stars Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant. Make sure to purchase a copy of this book today, as it's updated through the 2016-2017 NBA season! Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood High School Years of Steph Curry Steph's Davidson College Years Curry's NBA Career 2009 NBA Draft Rookie Season Sophomore Season Injury-Plagued Third Year in NBA Rise to Stardom 2013-14 Season Steph's Selection to the 2014 All-Star Game 2014-15 Offseason and Early Season The 2015 All-Star Weekend Best Record in the NBA The MVP 2015 NBA Playoffs The 2015 Offseason 2015-2016 Season - Being the Best The Arrival of KD, Return to the Top of the Mountain Steph Curry's Personal Life Impact on Basketball and Beyond Steph Curry's Legacy An excerpt from the book: We were all taught that children inherit the genes of their parents. Their physical appearance and sometimes even their disease history become part of who we are. Most of the time, we also copy their attitudes and mannerisms. In the case of Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry, one cannot help but wonder if he also inherited the shooting touch of his father, Dell Curry. An NBA pundit said that great shooters are not made, they are born. The same can be said about Stephen Curry, to some degree. His father, Dell Curry, was always a great shooter. Dell tallied a total of 1,245 three-pointers in an NBA career that spanned a decade and a half. Steph obviously got a lot of his shooting abilities from the genetics that his father passed on to him. However, the younger Curry is not all genetics. He has taken what his father gave him and raised it to a whole new level because of his insane work ethic. In a sense, Steph is a shooter who was born to be made. Tags: stephen curry bio, stephen curry basketball, steph curry draft, steph curry dad, davidson college, facts about stephen curry, sf warriors, stephanie curry, draymond green, dell curry, klay thompson

James Harden The Inspiring Story Of One Of Basketball S Premier Shooting Guards

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Learn the Incredible Story of Basketball Superstar James Harden!Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device!In James Harden: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Premier Shooting Guards, you'll read about the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier shooting guards James Harden. James Harden has been making a splash playing in the National Basketball Association for the Houston Rockets. In this short book, we will learn about how James became the star shooting guard that he is today. Starting first with a look into his childhood and early life, we'll learn about James Harden prior to entering the NBA, along with his time in the NBA as a sixth man for the Oklahoma City Thunder behind Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant to his time leading the Houston Rockets.James Harden has revitalized and ignited a fire in Houston, leading the Rockets alongside Dwight Howard into the 2013-214 NBA Playoffs. It will be exhilarating to see how James and the Rockets do in this year's NBA playoffs.Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood High School Years of James Harden College Years at Arizona State James Harden: Draft Bust? Harden's NBA Career Fear the Beard and Unique Fashion Style Impact on Basketball and Beyond James Harden's Legacy An excerpt from the book:On April 4, 2014, the Houston Rockets were in trouble.With the arrival of superstar center Dwight Howard, the Rockets were looking to win a championship for the first time in 20 years. Yet while the 2013-14 NBA season had gone smoothly for the Rockets, a potential catastrophe loomed on the horizon. They had just lost three straight games for the first time all season. Dwight Howard was not playing due to ankle issues. And if that was not bad enough, the Oklahoma City Thunder, led by probable MVP Kevin Durant, were in town. The Thunder had defeated the Rockets in all three of their earlier games, blowing them out by 31 points in the first contest. Houston faced the very real possibility of losing the first-round home court advantage that they fought so hard all season to earn.But James Harden would have none of it. He knew how important it was for the Rockets to break the three game losing streak, and he also knew that Houston would clinch a playoff spot with a win. So he got to work immediately. On the first possession, he passed the ball so Terrence Jones could hit a wide-open jump shot. On the second possession, he drove the ball in for a layup. Whenever Houston needed points, Harden was there hitting 3-point shots, drilling free throws, and charging to the basket. His former teammate Kevin Durant finished with 28 points for the night, his 40th straight 25-point game - but it was James Harden, with 39 points, who led Houston to the huge 111-107 win. As the seconds ticked off the clock, he hugged his teammates, and then went over to acknowledge another former Thunder teammate, Serge Ibaka, before walking off the court. The Rockets had just clinched the playoffs, and Harden had shown another example of how he is one of the best shooting guards in the NBA today.

Michael Carter Williams The Inspiring Story Of A Young Elite Point Guard

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Learn the Incredible Story of Basketball Superstar Michael Carter-Williams!Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device!In Michael Carter-Williams: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Young Elite Point Guards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's premier point guard, Michael Carter-Williams. Michael Carter-Williams has emerged as a high profile point guard in the NBA amongst the likes of Derrick Rose, Steve Nash, Russell Westbrook, and Rajan Rondo after sporting a stellar 2013-2014 NBA season. While the Philadelphia 76ers still have a ways to go before becoming a contending team in the NBA, Michael Carter-Williams has offered new hope for the city. After a promising rookie season, MCW has a bright future ahead of him as he will be a center piece for the rebuilding 76ers franchise.It will be exciting to see how Michael Carter-Williams and the 76ers do in the years to come.Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood College Years at Syracuse MCW's NBA Career Michael Carter-William's Personal Life Carter-William's Impact on Basketball and Beyond MCW's Legacy An excerpt from the book:Besides being the only two 76ers to win the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award, Carter-Williams and Iverson share a love of playing time. Carter-Williams, who averaged more than 34 minutes-per-game as a rookie, appears to mirror Iverson in this underrated aspect of the game. Iverson, though shorter than Carter-Williams at more-or-less six feet tall, would have played 48 minutes a game had coaches allowed that to happen. Like Carter-Williams, Iverson did not have an especially big frame, yet he repeatedly took beatings from drives to the hoop and never complained - an endearing quality to the hard-nosed Philadelphia sports fans. Iverson's drive and determination made up for any lack of a jump shot or other basic basketball shortcoming - lessons that can heed the shooting challenged Carter-Williams. There is no doubt that Carter-Williams can score, based on his numerous double-digit point totals, but Iverson can certainly stand as an on-the-court role model for Carter-Williams as a player who found any way he could to get to the basket when his shot was not falling or opposing defenses were taking him out of his game.There is no guarantee that Rookies of the Year will become great players or that Carter-Williams will follow in Iverson's footsteps and become the next 76ers star. Look for Carter-Williams to put on a little more weight in the off-season to overpower most of his opponents and to sharpen his shooting skills. He may never be seen as an elite shooter, but considering the potential talent around him and his ability to run an offense, Carter-Williams only needs to shoot well enough to keep defenders honest and not drop back to cut off any drives to the basket. If this happens, the holes in Carter-Williams' armor will disappear and Philadelphia's days of high draft picks should fade into memory.

Allen Iverson The Inspiring Story Of One Of Basketball S Greatest Shooting Guards

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Learn the Incredible Story of Basketball Superstar Allen Iverson!Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device!In Allen Iverson: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's premier shooting guard, Allen Iverson. Allen Iverson redefined the shooting guard position role in the late 1990s and entering in the 2000s. In an age filled with greats like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Reggie Miller, and Tim Duncan, Iverson played in one of the most exciting eras of modern basketball. While the Philadelphia 76ers failed to win a ring during Iverson's tenure, they played some of the most incredible playoff series in NBA history and made it to the NBA Finals in 2000-2001 before ultimately falling to the Los Angeles Lakers. While he may have been controversial in his time playing the game due to what some perceived as an attitude, Allen Iverson always played the game his way, from the very first day he stepped into the NBA until the very last time he stepped off. Allen Iverson remains highly respected by guards all around the league due to the way he redefined the shooting guard position and what was possible for a shooting guard. He was and remains to this day one of the most pure shooting guards to play the game.Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood College Years at Georgetown AI's NBA Career Iverson's Personal Life Allen Iverson's Impact on Basketball and Beyond Iverson's Legacy An excerpt from the book:To discuss Allen Iverson is to discuss the importance of narratives in basketball. No NBA player's legacy has been so starkly divided between those who hail Iverson and those who disdain him.On one side, Allen Iverson was a fearsome, relentless warrior. Despite subpar supporting casts throughout his career, he fought and bled for victory every single game. He had an unparalleled will to win, and inspired fanatical loyalty in his teammates. In one of the greatest performances in NBA history, he stole Game 1 of the NBA Finals against one of the greatest NBA teams ever, the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers. It was Los Angeles's only defeat on their road to the 2001 championship, and the victory epitomized Iverson's heart and will. He won a MVP award in 2001, averaged 30 points per game year in and year out, and is without a doubt the greatest little man in NBA history. On the other side, Allen Iverson was a selfish and arrogant team-killer. The subpar supporting casts were in fact a perfect fit for his talents. Iverson's will only showed when he could dominate the ball as much as he liked, and he promptly threw temper tantrums otherwise. That 2001 MVP should have gone to eventual Finals MVP Shaquille O'Neal, and while that Game 1 performance was impressive, the reality is that the 2001 Philadelphia 76ers squad would have never made it to the NBA Finals if they had not played in a miserable Eastern Conference. He scored many points, but with his flaws and temperament, he was utterly incapable of playing on a championship team.Tags: allen iverson, philadelphia 76ers, eric snow, michael carter-williams, nerlens noel, kobe bryant, tracy mcgrady, carmelo anthony, andre iguodala, derrick rose, steve nash, basketball crossover, nba greats, AI3

Aaron Gordon The Inspiring Story Of One Of Basketball S Rising Star Forwards

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Learn the Inspiring Story of the Orlando Magic's Star Forward Aaron Gordon! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device. Limited time offer: If you buy the print edition, you can keep the Kindle edition for yourself! In Aaron Gordon: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Rising Star Forwards, you will learn the incredible story of one of basketball's most exciting young forwards, Aaron Gordon. As the fourth overall pick in the 2014 Draft, Aaron Gordon has become a prominent piece of the Magic franchise as they continue rebuilding post the Dwight Howard era. Now entering his fifth season, expectations are the highest they have ever been for Aaron Gordon with his new four-year contract he signed in the summer of 2018. At the time of this writing, Gordon is coming off a career season, still with a great deal of potential and upside to actualize at the young age of twenty-two. It'll be exciting to follow Gordon's journey as he continues to grow in the years to come. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Childhood and Early Life High School and College Career Getting Drafted, Rookie Season, Putting on a Dunk Fest Aaron Gordon the Small Forward and Breakout season Gordon's Personal Life Impact on Basketball Legacy and Future An excerpt from the book: The NBA is a league that goes through a process of constant evolution. Players, coaches, and new systems change the game. The modern-day NBA has become wildly different from what old-school basketball fans are used to. The success of three-point shooters, guards, and versatile big men have paved the way for how teams now emphasize space and a faster pace. Because of how the game changed, players have had to change as well. Guards today focus more on scoring and shooting rather than passing. Wing players are now supposed to space the floor well and defend all perimeter positions. Meanwhile, most centers are now only rebounders and paint defenders. But despite the massive changes to how players now play, one thing that remained constant is the athletic and versatile power forward. Throughout the years, the NBA has seen the likes of Karl Malone, Shawn Kemp, Kevin Garnett, Amar'e Stoudemire, and Blake Griffin. Those players are known for their athleticism and versatility as power forwards out on the floor. No matter how the league has changed, any team can appreciate the talents of such players because of the variety of what they can do on both ends of the floor. They can use their superior athleticism to score inside the paint. They can blow by or outrun their defenders because of their mobility. And on the defensive end, they can cover both big man positions and can also keep up with some perimeter players. Today, the player that is next in line for the mantle of the league's premier high-flying power forward is Aaron Gordon. When it comes to sheer athletic ability, almost no other power forward in the league can match up to what Gordon can do. He is known for dunking the ball hard in creative ways. He not only uses that athleticism to put up contest-worthy dunks but also to outplay and outrun slow-footed opposing big men that fail to keep up with him. And on the defensive end, he does not only guard both big men positions but also the perimeter players as well. But what makes Gordon truly fit as an athletic power forward in the modern-day version of the NBA is his ability to stretch the floor. Tags: Aaron Gordon Bio, Arizona basketball, zach lavine, elfrid payton, nikola vucevic, evan fournier, mario hezonja, julius randle, jabari parker, orlando magic