Michael Jordon is well known as The God of Basketball all around the world just as Sachin Tendulkar is known to be The God of Cricket. It is always seems less though how much deeply we know about these inspiring sports figure. All the ardent fans of Michael Jordon gets, yet, another chance to come more closer to their hero through his biography Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby.
The book is very informative and well written. There are many tidbits and riveting accounts about the life of Michael Jordon which many people might not even have the hint. The life has details about his family, his time in college and pro basketball. Many accounts comes directly from Michael himself.
But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina’s Coastal Plain has a darker side: he’s a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There’s never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court — until now.
Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan’s career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan’s growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know. Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan.
Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan’s coaches; countless interviews with Jordan’s friends, teammates, and family members; and interviews with Jordan himself to provide the first truly definitive study of Michael Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.