1570280622 New book, may have some shelf wear from store shelf. Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. Full Satisfaction guaranteed. From Publishers Weekly Lazenby ( The NBA Finals ) opens with Magic Johnson's HIV diagnosis, and leapfrogs to profile general manager Jerry West, who joined the Lakers as a rookie player in 1960. Then GLazenby settles down to a history of this glamour basketball team of the '80s, a story he tells in some chronological order, interrupting for chapters about Magic's decisions to retire, to play again and to retire again. Lazenby offers insights into such stars as George Mikan, Elgin Baylor and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,coach Pat Riley and owners like the controversial Jack Kent Cooke, who owned the Lakers from '65 to '79, and their stormy relations with the players. The author is clearly well informed and Laker fans will probably love his book, but for those less in the know, the lack of continuity will be confusing. Photos not seen by PW. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Most items shipped within 24 hours. Thank You. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Colorful, immediate, and written with a flair and a deep understanding of the game, The Lakers is much more than a dusty recounting of games lost and won; it is charged with the dreams and disappointments that have driven the Lakers for nearly five decades. "The best, most in-depth book ever written on the Lakers."--Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Photos.
From Kirkus Reviews: A lively history of the Los Angeles Lakers, focusing on Earvin ``Magic'' Johnson's infection with the HIV virus. Basketball-expert Lazenby (The NBA Finals, 1990, etc.--not reviewed) opens by describing the NBA's ``Studhorse Sweepstakes'' and Johnson's reputation as a ladies' man, his dramatic announcement of having contracted the virus, and his October 1992 comeback attempt after a one-year layoff. Although Johnson had played in the 1991 All-Star Game and on the ``Dream Team'' at the Barcelona Olympics, the 1992 preseason games were his first real competitive test since his announcement--but his most difficult challenges proved to be the daily press conferences, the nasty rumors, and other players' complaints and concerns about possible infection. Johnson's abrupt second retirement was only a formal coda, Lazenby says, to the ``swan song for Showtime''--the glamour and excitement generated by the Lakers during the 1980's, when they captured five championships. With little regard for strict chronology, Lazenby traces the Lakers' history back to 1946, when the Detroit Gems, with an awful 4-40 record, were sold to a Minneapolis group for $15,000. With George Mikan, ``the first dominant giant,'' and Jim Pollard, the ``first jumping jack,'' the Lakers won six titles early on. Since 1960, when they moved to L.A., their storied players have included Jerry West, now the general manager; Wilt Chamberlain; Elgin Baylor; and Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, whose unforgettable farewell tour in 1988-89 is given some space here. The Lakers have missed the playoffs only four times in 46 years--winning 13 championships and making it to the finals another 13 times--and Lazenby's recaps of seasons and particular games, especially the dramatic 1987 finals against the Detroit Pistons, bring the excitement on to the page. Captures the glory days, as well as moments both sweet and bitter. (Photographs--eight pages color, eight pages b&w--not seen) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Título: The Lakers: A Basketball Journey
Editorial: Masters Pr 10/1/1995
Año de publicación: 1995
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