Game: An Autobiography (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780593297407
ISBN: 9780593297407
Editorial: Penguin Press
Autor: Hill, Grant
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 400
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: The full, frank story of a remarkable life’s journey—to the pinnacle of success as a basketball player, icon, and entrepreneur, to the depths of personal trauma and back, to a place of flourishing and peace—made possible above all by a family’s loveGrant Hill always had game. His choice of college was a subject of national interest, and his arrival at Duke University cemented the program’s arrival at the top. In his freshman year, he led the team to its first NCAA championship, and three championship appearances in four years. His Duke career produced some of the most iconic moments in college basketball history, and Coach K proved to be a lifelong mentor. Later, as one of the NBA’s best players and a new face of the Detroit Pistons franchise, Hill was the first person with the potential to give Michael Jordan a run for his money, not just as a player but as a brand. His $45 million rookie contract was almost the least of it. He turned down Nike for Fila, and soon Method Man and Tupac Shakur were wearing his shoes.Hill writes candidly about all of it, including the transactional impermanence of life in the league and the isolation caused by his growing fame. His parents and friends helped ground him, and eventually he met a gifted musician named Tamia. The love he found with her and the arrival of their two beautiful daughters would be his rock as a brutal and mysterious injury sidelined him, coinciding with his wife’s own serious health struggles.With openness and insight, Hill relates his entire path, including post-career highlights like his Hall of Fame induction, co-ownership of the Atlanta Hawks, the directorship of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, and even a yearly gig calling the Final Four. Hill’s father, Calvin, used to tell him that there were always a lot of reasons but never any excuses, and Game is a distillation of a lifetime’s effort to understand the reasons—the good and the bad. At his hardest moments, Hill sought out wisdom from others, stories of inspiration and overcoming obstacles. Now, with Game, he has returned the favor.Review“With remarkable candor, the basketball hall-of-famer shares all in his autobiography. He touches on the good (his NCAA championships with Duke University, $45 million rookie contract with the Detroit Pistons and lucrative branding deals) and the bad (the isolation of fame, a sidelining injury and his wife’s health struggles).” —USA Today“Hill traces the peaks to the pinnacle of his career, from his launch at Duke University to a $45 million rookie contract. But with the giant highs came some traumatizing lows, as Hill is candid about the isolation incurred by his growing fame, a mysterious injury that sidelined him, and his wife's health struggles.” —Fortune“Skillfully co-written by the journalist Jonathan Abrams, Game is a compelling account of what it’s like to grow up with the privileges of wealth, connections, height, looks and athleticism, but also fight through social anxiety and devastating medical problems that were outrageously mistreated.” —Jesse Washington, Andscape“This detailed account gives readers great insight into Hill’s character and reveals a motivated and driven, yet honest and humble man who has emerged triumphantly and stronger after defeats, who’s clear about the goals and values he wants to live by. Even casual sports fans will find this autobiography inspirational and fulfilling. Highly recommended and essential for public and school library collections.” —Library Journal“[A] stellar account of [Hill’s] remarkable career. . . . Hoops fans shouldn’t pass this up.” —Publishers Weekly“A fast-paced and reflective account of an extraordinary career in basketball. . . . [with] scores of memorable, sometimes iconic moments. . . . Hill writes affectingly of all the physical injuries he suffered while playing for four NBA teams, establishing a record of excellence in each. . . . An illuminating exploration of a deman
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