Book Finder
    
 
> Biographies & Autobiography > Famous People Biographies A-Z > Iverson Allen Biography
 

All-Star Allen Iverson (NBA Reader Series)
John Hareas
0439443016
November 2003
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
This Level 3 reader gets up front and personal about Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson. The book opens with a chapter on Iverson's childhood and tracks his rise to superstardom.


Greatest Stars of the NBA 2004 Cine-Manga, Volume 5: Allen Iverson
Jon Finkel
1595328939
November 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Allen Iverson has won the Rookie of the Year. He has been voted as a starter of the All-Star game five straight times and awrded the MVP of twice. He has scored 50 or more points six times. His scoring average in the NBA Playoffs ranks second to Micheal Jordan. And he has done it all for one team, the Philadelphia Sixers. He is the best scoring point guard to play the game. This book will take you on a journey through his career and, using the screen-grab process, show you exactly how he does each of his pantented moves.


Only the Strong Survive: The Odyssey of Allen Iverson
Larry Platt
0060097744
October 2003
Paperback
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Like his subject, Platt is at his best while running the court, his prose smooth and economical as he describes Iverson's explosive, creative playing style. A longtime journalist whose sports writings have been collected in New Jack Jocks: Rebels, Race and the American Athlete, Platt writes with an authority that Iverson fans will appreciate. But the compelling rags-to-riches biography of the controversial NBA superstar is bogged down by Platt's repetitive, heavy-handed critiques of the relationship between black athletes, their marketers and the media. Platt repeatedly outlines how white middle class America is not yet ready for Iverson's hip-hop persona, which is "too in-your-face, too black"-a provocative yet unoriginal insight that quickly grows old. Intent on portraying Iverson as a misunderstood truant with...


Only the Strong Survive
Larry Platt
0060097736
Nov 2002
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Like his subject, Platt is at his best while running the court, his prose smooth and economical as he describes Iverson's explosive, creative playing style. A longtime journalist whose sports writings have been collected in New Jack Jocks: Rebels, Race and the American Athlete, Platt writes with an authority that Iverson fans will appreciate. But the compelling rags-to-riches biography of the controversial NBA superstar is bogged down by Platt's repetitive, heavy-handed critiques of the relationship between black athletes, their marketers and the media. Platt repeatedly outlines how white middle class America is not yet ready for Iverson's hip-hop persona, which is "too in-your-face, too black"-a provocative yet unoriginal insight that quickly grows old. Intent on portraying Iverson as a misunderstood truant with...


Allen Iverson: Never Give Up
John Albert Torres
0766021742
June 2004
Hardcover
·
 


Allen Iverson: Fear No One
John N. Smallwood
0743445902
October 2001
Mass Market Paperback
·
 
Book Description
HE HAS TAKEN HIS GAME -- AND THE GAME -- TO A NEW LEVELHe grew up in Virginia with nothing but his talent and his heart. But he had The Plan: his never-say-die dream to become an NBA superstar. So he began his journey down a road full of obstacles. But the world underestimated Allen Iverson....Fear No OneFrom his first days playing college hoops...to his turbulent early years in the pros...to his leading the Philadelphia 76ers to the 2001 NBA Finals and being named league MVP, here is the real story of controversial superstar Allen Iverson. Acclaimed sports journalist John Smallwood -- who has covered Iverson extensively -- shows readers the Iverson they never knew: the boy, the man, the rapper, the player, the role model, and the icon.Get to know ALLEN IVERSON...the man behind the legend.


Sports Great Allen Iverson
Glen Macnow
0766020630
February 2003
Hardcover
·
 
Card catalog description
Profiles professional basketball star Allen Iverson, whose speed and determination helped him to overcome his relatively small stature to earn the All-Star MVP trophy and the NBA's Most Valuable Player award in 2001.


Allen Iverson: Star Guard
Stew Thornley
0766015017
January 2001
Hardcover
·
 


Allen Iverson
Triumph Books
1572434929
February 2002
Hardcover
·
 


Allen Iverson (Blue Banner Biography Series)
Wayne Wilson
1584153288
February 2005
Library Binding
·
 
Book Description
At 6 feet tall and 165 pounds (maybe), Allen Iverson was the smallest first-overall draft pick in the history of the National Basketball Association. Everyone wanted to know if he could survive in the NBA’s land of big men. By the end of his debut season, he had set records and earned awards such as NBA Rookie of the Year. Allen proved that not only could he survive in the NBA, but that he could come out on top as well. Although he has been criticized for his "bad boy" image, Allen has been working to overcome that without severing his ties to his past and who he is. Controversy? It follows Allen. But, no one can debate the contribution he has made to the NBA.

About the Author
Wayne Wilson was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received a Master of Arts in Education from...


The Perfect Team: The Players, Coach, and General Manager That Make up History's Most Unbeatable Team
National Basketball Association
0385501463
January 2006
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
The National Basketball Association takes an unusual approach in creating a team of all-time greats. Instead of relying on statistics, the organization chose each player because he possesses one of 12 qualities that former NBA coach Daly says "all winning teams must possess." While this selection method leads to a few surprises—John Havilcek (who excels in "perpetual motion and hustle") and Bill Laimbeer ("intensity")—the rest of the team consists of the usual suspects, including Michael Jordan ("will to win"), Larry Bird ("confidence") and Magic Johnson ("leadership"). Each person and his defining quality gets his own chapter written by a different prominent sportswriter. The chapters brim with information that will interest fans, but many of the qualities are interchangeable among this collection of...

  ©BookFinder USA LLC.
  All rights reserved.