Discover the amazing achievements of beloved basketball superstar Kevin Durant in this exciting and comprehensive new biography!
From his days as the skinny kid on youth teams to his MVP season with the Oklahoma City Thunder to this first NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant has been an electrifying presence on the basketball court. With two Olympic gold medals, four NBA scoring titles, and an NBA MVP Award, Kevin shows no sign of slowing down. Through every triumph, Kevin has lived his life by the motto”hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard,” dedicating himself to becoming the best player on the court and known for remaining humble and kind through it all.
This action-packed and comprehensive biography brings readers onto the court to experience the biggest moments of Kevin Durant’s remarkable career, relays details of his life, and shows his dedication to giving back to this community. Complete with stats and photographs, this book makesdthe perfect gift for any young sports fan.
At six feet ten inches tall, the Seattle Mariners’ Randy Johnson was one of the most feared pitchers in baseball. The 1995 Cy Young Award winner can hurl pitches at speeds of one hundred miles an hour. He set major league strikeout records for at least 4 years. Get an inside look at one of the best major league pitchers of baseball.
Jeff Gordon entered his first car race when he was only five years old. From that time onward, he’s been champion in his chosen sport. This exciting biography traces Gordon’s life from childhood through his career with NASCAR.
In the 1999 Women’s World Cup championship, Brianna Scurry was the goalkeeper for the USA women’s national team. She faced the greatest challenge of her career when she had to square off against China’s best penalty kickers in a shootout to determine the winner. A must read as she was one of the greatest all-time goalkeepers.
In 1998, Tara Lipinski was 15 years old and won the Olympic gold medal in figure skating. At that time she was the youngest female ever to do so. She dazzled the world with remarkable agility and her perfection and enthusiasm of her skating. Enjoy this close-up look at this superstar.
One the top players in the Women’s National Basketball Association was the star Lisa Leslie. She started her career with the Los Angeles Sparks and was a member of the 1996 Olympic gold medalists team. Get a close-up look at this superstar in this biography by Matt Christopher.
Emmit Smith always had a gift for seeing what’s about to happen on the field. With his vision, he became one of the best running backs in the history of football. He helped the Dallas Cowboys win three Super Bowls.
In January 1995, Steve Young, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, led his team to victory in Super Bowl XXIX. His intelligent, aggressive style and by working hard, he became one of the most dynamic players in football history.
Dwight Howard was a high school phenomenon who soared head and shoulders above all other players to become the number-one draft pick in 2004. Since joining the Orlando Magic, Howard has powered the team to its first NBA Finals in more than a decade. He’s an absolute monster on the boards.And in 2009 won the coveted Defensive Player of the Year award—before he was even twenty-five years old! With plenty of seasons still ahead of him, there’s no telling how high Dwight Howard will soar.
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Outstanding. Unbelievable. Mindblowing.
These are just a few of the words used to describe the talents of LeBron James. He was a sensation in his early days playing AAU ball in Akron, Ohio-and continued to amaze through his four years as a high school phenomenon. Now going into his fifth year as a star of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he has is touted as the best player in basketball today. And for good reason: his dunks are monstrous, his no-look passes are things of beauty, his three-pointers seem effortless. But even more importantly, he is that one-of-a-kind superstar whose main goal isn’t to rack up the stats-it’s to make his team better. Continue reading On the Court with…LeBron James