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Title:
Kobe Bryant : star guard
Author:
Kennedy, Nick.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
104 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Looks at the personal life and professional basketball career of NBA star Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Language:
English
Contents:
A star is born -- Childhood -- State champ -- Joining the Lakers -- All-star player -- Welcome Dennis Rodman -- The champs! -- Kobe off the court -- The 2000-2001 season.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.9 2.0 61313.
ISBN:
9780766018280
Format :
Book

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Summary

Kobe Bryant is the star guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. After turning pro immediately after graduating from high school, Bryant immediately blossomed into one of the most electrifying players in the league. Today, he is widely touted as the next Michael Jordan. Author Nick Kennedy recounts Bryant's rise to the top of the NBA and how he helped bring championships to L.A. in 2000 and 2001.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-8. More detailed than titles in the publisher's Sports Great series, these biographies in the Sports Reports series brings readers up close to the sports action. Both titles follow the standard biographical route from childhood through high school and finally to professional teams. What will appeal most to readers are the exciting courtside descriptions that give play-by-play accounts, but also interesting is the business side of sports--the decisions to turn pro and the glimpses of the intricate politics of player drafting and trading. Statistics appear at the end of each book, but they're also woven in throughout the text. It's too bad the black-and-white photos aren't better quality; there are some particularly blurry shots in Kobe. Readers looking for information about the players off court will be disappointed. Nevertheless, these offer good intros to the athletes' careers and with their simple, accessible language will draw in a wide range of readers. --Gillian Engberg