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e-Book Keepin' It Real:: A Turbulent Season At The Crossroads With The Nba download

e-Book Keepin' It Real:: A Turbulent Season At The Crossroads With The Nba download

by Larry Platt

ISBN: 0380977141
ISBN13: 978-0380977147
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (March 9, 1998)
Pages: 320
Category: Basketball
Subategory: Sport

ePub size: 1789 kb
Fb2 size: 1650 kb
DJVU size: 1706 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Keepin' It Real book.

Keepin' It Real book. There's Charles Barkley, bad boy turned old-guard statesman who wants one last shot at the ring. There's Chris Webber, the immensely talented superstar-to-be, who has spent four years fighting his reputation as a prima donna.

The Jordan Era is all but over, and for the first time in decades the NBA finds itself deeply troubled

The Jordan Era is all but over, and for the first time in decades the NBA finds itself deeply troubled. The powers-that-be see a new generation of gangsta players tearing up the hardwood and tearing down the most honored NBA traditions: hard work, teamwork, and respect for the game. Bloodied veterans have to struggle twice as hard to keep up with even younger, ever swifter opponents.

Larry Platt took five different NBA players and told about there strugles and their succeses. This is a great book if you are interested in the behind the scenes of the NBA.

I do agree with the others that the book is a quick-and-easy read. But I think therein lies its problem. Platt sidesteps a meaty topic-the future of the post-Jordan NBA-to wax sycophantic about hangin' with high-flying NBA hip hoppers. Larry Platt took five different NBA players and told about there strugles and their succeses.

There's Charles Barkley, bad boy turned old-guard statesman who wants one last shot at the ring.

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Larry Bird, left, and Magic Johnson accept lifetime achievement awards at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019. Bird won NBA three championships with the Boston Celtics during the 1980s, earning two NBA Finals MVP awards. He’s also a three-time NBA MVP, a 12-time NBA All Star, and was a member of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team. After time as both a coach and an executive with the Indiana Pacers, he currently serves the team in an advisory role. Bird ended his speech Monday by saying that the game today is in a good place. His advice to the younger generation of players

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America at a Crossroads is a documentary miniseries concerning the issues facing the United States of America as related to the War on Terrorism. It aired originally on PBS television. The miniseries initially consisted of 11 independently produced aired episodes, and premiered April 15–20, 2007 on PBS. Its executive producers are Jeff Bieber and Dalton Delan; series producer is Leo Eaton and it is presented by Robert MacNeil. Its music score is composed by Canadian musician Mark Korven.

The Jordan Era is all but over, and for the first time in decades the NBA finds itself deeply troubled. The powers-that-be see a new generation of gangsta players tearing up the hardwood and tearing down the most honored NBA traditions: hard work, teamwork, and respect for the game. Bloodied veterans have to struggle twice as hard to keep up with even younger, ever swifter opponents. And the headlines touting exploits on the court are slowly being boxed out by headlines condemning exploits off the court: drug busts, sex abuse charges, back room manipulations and organizations out of control. This is the NBA today, a league in search of a savior, a league at war with itself -- a league where only the strong survive. But can the NBA itself survive?

Larry Platt answers this and many other questions about the state of the NBA as he recounts from behind-the-scenes the remarkable 1997-98 season through the trials and triumphs of five high-profile players. There's Charles Barkley, bad boy turned old-guard statesman who wants one last shot at the ring. There's Chris Webber, the immensely talented superstar-to-be, who has spent four years fighting his reputation as a prima donna. Matt Maloney is the throwback; Jerry Stackhouse, the crossover star: each will go through a lifetimes's worth of changes, betrayals and morale checks for who they are and the choices they've made. Finally, there's Vernon Maxwell, the original GANGSTA hoopster, who can ball up as well as anyone, but whose career is threatened by his impulse to court danger.

An extraordinary look deep inside the game, Keepin'It Real is also a very American story of ability, achievement, and destructive temptation, a portrait of five athletes who compete mightily with all their heart and soul, not just for minutes and a multimillion-dollar payday, but for dignity and pride, and a lasting place in a brutal league that has offered them the world-at a price that just might destroy them and the league itself.

Comments:
Natety
I ordered "Keepin' It Real" largely based on the other Amazon reviews. Live and learn. I do agree with the others that the book is a quick-and-easy read. But I think therein lies its problem. Platt sidesteps a meaty topic--the future of the post-Jordan NBA--to wax sycophantic about hangin' with high-flying NBA hip hoppers. Save the touchy-feely fluff for GQ and People Magazine! If I'm going to shell out $20 bucks, I want level-headed analysis and insight into the future of the NBA. And, on both counts, Platt falls flat.
Take his profile of Chris Webber. Platt is right on the money that Webber is a good guy. Insiders know this. But what serious fans struggle with is why Webber has yet to reach his oncourt potential? Was the bar set too high in Washington? Remember: High expectations brought Webber to Washington; high expectations--and teammate Juwan Howard's unmoveable contract--ran him out of town. Platt doesn't touch the subject. He also forgets to mention that one of Webber's worst misteps that season was skipping a team-sponsored event with season ticket holders. Or, what about Webber's brushes with management regarding team planes and personnel moves? As a Wizards fan, trust me, Platt missed a lot of telling details in the Chris Webber saga. Hangin' with C-Webb for a few nights out of the year just ain't enough to qualify Platt as a basketball expert.
And so it goes with the other one-sided pro-player profiles. A generous heaping of objectivity could have saved this book and made a meaningful contribution to the ongoing debate about the future of a multi-billion dollar industry. Keepin' It Real? Get real!

Cordaron
In his book, Platt reveals some of what goes on behind the headlines. If anything, it makes us think twice about what the league, management and media types say about the people who actually play the game. While they are paid professionals, Platt shows us how little their pre-NBA experiences prepare the players for the big time and all that fame brings them.
The language used in the book - while rough - only adds to the impact of what the players themselves have to say about what is happening. If anything, language is obviously used as a weapon (esp. in Charles Barkley's case). You really have to think more about the message's intent rather than how it's expressed.
Great book - highly recommended to all those starry-eyed wannabes who think they have the right stuff.

Dilmal
the author successfully tracks the ups & downs of 5 young men from various backgrounds as they achieve varying degrees of success in life as they work to survive in the nba.If you are a fan of bball you will enjoy the real life stories.

Pringles
This book is a good although pretty sad look at the NBA. Platt seems to do a good job of showing the players' lives, but I wish he hadn't been so biased toward them.

Shadowbourne
This book gave a insight to the NBA that i have been unaware of. Larry Platt took five different NBA players and told about there strugles and their succeses. This is a great book if you are interested in the behind the scenes of the NBA. The book gave me a different perspective on the lives of NBA stars

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