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Kobe
Joseph Layden
0061013773
Oct 1998
Paperback
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-- Los Angeles Times
"A star is born; his name is Kobe."

-- Michael Jordan
"The kid is real good and I see a lot of myself in him, no doubt about it."

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Kobe Bryant: The Game of His Life
Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
0974868418
February 2004
Paperback
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—Gerald Posner, author of New York Times best-sellers,Why America Slept and Case Closed
"Jeffrey Shapiro’s investigative reporting always finds him in many hot, breaking stories with fresh, unique and great new discoveries. "

Sports Illustrated, Super Bowl Edition, February 9, 2004
"The book includes detailed accounts...and paints a picture of a troubling pattern. The book appears to be solidly reported."

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On the Court with... Kobe Bryant
Matt Christopher
0316137324
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Kobe Bryant may be one of the youngest basketball players in the NBA, but no one would dare call him inexperienced. The son of former NBA player Joe "Jellybean: Bryant, Kobe spent his childhood watching professional basketball. From the moment he could handle a ball, he was learning to dribble and shoot. At age eighteen he was given the chance to prove his stuff when he was drafted into the NBA. Fresh out of high school, Kobe showed he had the talent and the heart to make it in the pros.

About the Author
Matt Christopher is the name behind more than seventy five sports-themed books for children.


Kobe Bryant Story
Wayne Coffey
0613117549
Feb 1999
Hardcover
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Kobe Bryant
Sylvia B. Bashevkin
0822598493
January 2003
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Introduces the life and accomplishments of basketball guard Kobe Bryant, whose high scoring game helped bring the Los Angeles Lakers three straight world championships. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Kobe Bryant
Lydia Pyle
1591974887
September 2003
Hardcover
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Kobe Bryant
Richard Brenner
0613167333
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Meet Kobe Bryant, the youngest player ever to start an NBA All-Star game. Exciting photos and clear, dramatic text make this easy-reading biography perfect for the very youngest fans.Meet Kobe Bryant, the youngest player ever to start an NBA All-Star game. Exciting photos and clear, dramatic text make this easy-reading biography perfect for the very youngest fans. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Kobe Bryant
Raymond H. Miller
0737715383
March 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Raised in a basketball family, Kobe Bryant bypassed college for the NBA after a stellar high school career. Though experts doubted he could make the transition without collegiate experience, he adapted to the pro style and eventually played a major role in the Los Angeles Lakers' three straight championships.


Kobe Bryant
Jonathan Hall
0613173341
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Meet the NBA's youngest star!Get on the ball and find out the inside story of basketball's hottest young star, Kobe Bryant. As a boy growing up in Italy, Kobe dreamed of playing professional basketball. That dream came true -- he became the youngest player ever selected in the NBA draft, and the youngest starter ever in an NBA all-star game. As the sixth man for the Los Angeles Lakers, 20-year-old Kobe amazes fans and players with his moves on and off the court. With his 360-degree slam dunks, and his vibrant smile and charming personality, Kobe Bryant has become a star.How did this young man become so famous at such an early age? What's his life really like? Is Kobe Bryant the next Michael Jordan...or is he the first Kobe Bryant? Read on to find out! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Kobe Bryant
Michael Bradley
0761416293
May 2003
Hardcover
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Kobe Bryant
Mark Stewart
0613259017
July 2000
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-As the son of an NBA star, Bryant grew up surrounded by some of the game's best players, who gave him advice and practiced with him. In 1996, he became one of a handful of athletes to skip college for the pros. Stewart does an admirable job of giving the highlights of his first three seasons in the NBA, including some of the young man's frustrations and errors in judgment. In 1998, Bryant was the youngest player in league history to start in the All-Star Game. He was benched for the final quarter after hogging the ball and showing disrespect for his veteran teammates. Even with these signs of immaturity, Bryant's philosophy for success (in basketball and life) is impressive: "You have to work hard. You have to continue to stay aggressive, regardless of what people say and do. You have to continue...


Kobe Bryant
Jeff Savage
061339481X
Aug 2000
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 4-7. This entry in the Lerner Sports Biography series offers a very readable, attractive introduction to the young NBA sensation. Simple writing, compelling biographical details, and plenty of quotes from family and team members combine with exciting courtside anecdotes and good-quality photos, most in color. The book follows Bryant through the 1999-2000 season, so it will already seem dated to children looking for up-to-the-minute information. Even so, it offers a fine background history on a rising star with legions of young fans. Sports terms, highlighted in the text, are defined in an appended glossary, and source notes and fan-club information are appended. Gillian Engberg
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover ...


Kobe Bryant
Manufactured by Abdo Publishing
1577654277
August 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Biography for young adults on basketball star Kobe Bryant. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


On the Court With...Kobe Bryant
Matt Christopher
0613441729
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Kobe Bryant may be one of the youngest basketball players in the NBA, but no one would dare call him inexperienced. The son of former NBA player Joe "Jellybean: Bryant, Kobe spent his childhood watching professional basketball. From the moment he could handle a ball, he was learning to dribble and shoot. At age eighteen he was given the chance to prove his stuff when he was drafted into the NBA. Fresh out of high school, Kobe showed he had the talent and the heart to make it in the pros. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author
Matt Christopher is the name behind more than seventy five sports-themed books for children. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Before They Were Stars (NBA Reader Series)
John Smallwood
0439579708
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Was Tracy McGrady a b-ball star when he was a kid?Which celeb did Kobe Bryant take to his high school prom?Was Shaq always SO big?You'll find the answers to all these questions and more in the new level 3 NBA Reader: BEFORE THEY WERE STARS. See your favorite NBA players as you've never seen them before! These fun photos and stories of NBA stars as children and teens will delight young readers, making this a must-have for any junior basketball fan.


Kobe Bryant, Campeon Del "Slam Dunk"
Rob Kirkpatick
0823961249
April 2002
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: Spanish (translation)
Original Language: English

Card catalog description
Introduces Kobe Bryant, a young player for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team.


Kobe Bryant
Mark Stewart
076131380X
July 2000
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-As the son of an NBA star, Bryant grew up surrounded by some of the game's best players, who gave him advice and practiced with him. In 1996, he became one of a handful of athletes to skip college for the pros. Stewart does an admirable job of giving the highlights of his first three seasons in the NBA, including some of the young man's frustrations and errors in judgment. In 1998, Bryant was the youngest player in league history to start in the All-Star Game. He was benched for the final quarter after hogging the ball and showing disrespect for his veteran teammates. Even with these signs of immaturity, Bryant's philosophy for success (in basketball and life) is impressive: "You have to work hard. You have to continue to stay aggressive, regardless of what people say and do. You have to continue...


The Show: The Inside Story of the Spectacular Los Angeles Lakers in the Words of those who Lived It
Roland Lazenby
0071430342
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The love-'em-or-hate-'em Los Angeles Lakers and their 14 NBA championships may be the most overreported story in professional basketball, with countless books written about the team's flashy playing style and the notorious off-court activities of superstars like Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Lazenby, having written excellent books on current Lakers coach Phil Jackson and top Lakers player Kobe Bryant, possesses tremendous insight into the team, plus the trust of players and coaches, which helps him deliver this entertaining oral history. Fans—and detractors—of today's Lakers will devour the book's second half, which presents insights into the Kareem-Magic years, especially about the women and drugs readily available to NBA players. But Lazenby also presents how the...

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