Sports Recommendations

Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas Cover Image
By Alexi Pappas, Maya Rudolph (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984801142
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 4th, 2022

The Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker and writer Alexi Pappas shares what she’s learned about confidence, self-reliance, mental health, embracing pain, and achieving your dreams.


Unguarded Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982165192
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Published: Atria Books - November 9th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An unflinching memoir from the six-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and Hall of Famer—revealing how Scottie Pippen, the youngest of twelve, overcame two family tragedies and universal disregard by college scouts to become an essential component of the greatest basketball dynasty of the last fifty years.


The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250275721
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 11th, 2022

"A compelling origin story of a time that really wasn’t so long ago but through the lens of tragedy feels like forever. Kobe-ologists will devour this book, reveling in the anecdotes about his intensity & the engaging game recaps." —Associated Press

“Every superhero needs an origin story.” –Jeff Pearlman


Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250206701
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 9th, 2021

Bruce Lee’s daughter illuminates her father’s most powerful life philosophies—demonstrating how martial arts are a perfect metaphor for personal growth, and how we can practice those teachings every day.

"Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water."


AFROSURF Cover Image
By Mami Wata, Selema Masekela (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781984860408
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Published: Ten Speed Press - June 15th, 2021

Discover the untold story of African surf culture in this glorious and colorful collection of profiles, essays, photographs, and illustrations.


No One Wins Alone: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982158569
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Published: Gallery Books - October 26th, 2021

The legendary Hall of Fame hockey player and six-time Stanley Cup champion tells his inspiring story for the first time, sharing the lessons about leadership and teamwork that defined his career.

Mark Messier is one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of professional sports. He was a fierce competitor with a well-earned reputation as a winner.


Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance Cover Image
By Alex Hutchinson, Malcolm Gladwell (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062499981
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Published: Custom House - February 16th, 2021

The New York Times Bestseller * Foreword by Malcom Gladwell

"Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." —Adam Grant


Dynasties: The 10 G.O.A.T. Teams That Changed the NBA Forever Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780762496297
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 5th, 2021

Acclaimed sports journalist Marcus Thompson II picks the 10 teams that transformed basketball in this illustrated history of the NBA.  Love it or hate it, being dubbed a dynasty is one of the ultimate accomplishments in team sports.


The Baseball 100 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781982180584
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 28th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“An instant sports classic.” —New York Post * “Stellar.” —The Wall Street Journal * “A true masterwork…880 pages of sheer baseball bliss.” —BookPage (starred review) * “This is a remarkable achievement.” —Publishers Weekly (starred rev


Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised: A Memoir of Survival and Hope Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982160593
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Published: Gallery Books - September 14th, 2021

From iconic NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony comes a New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in the housing projects of Red Hook and Baltimore—a brutal world Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised.

For a long time, Carmelo Anthony’s world wasn’t any larger than the view of the hoopers and hustlers he watched from the side window of his family&rsq


Steve Kerr: A Life Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063001275
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Published: William Morrow - June 15th, 2021

"Thrilling." —Publishers Weekly (starred) | "Riveting." —Library Journal (starred) | "A fascinating look at a fascinating life." —Roland Lazenby, author of Michael Jordan


Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250313799
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 30th, 2021

The riveting story of four menLarry Doby, Bill Veeck, Bob Feller, and Satchel Paigewhose improbable union on the Cleveland Indians in the late 1940s would shape the immediate postwar era of Major League Baseball and beyond.


How to Watch Basketball Like a Genius: What Game Designers, Economists, Ballet Choreographers, and Theoretical Astrophysicists Reveal About the Greatest Game on Earth Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419744808
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Published: Abrams Press - March 2nd, 2021

A brilliant, entertaining deconstruction of basketball, drawing on the expertise of board-game creators, magicians, therapists, and more

Basketball is the second-most popular sport in the world—an insanely complicated game built on a combination of athleticism, craftiness, rules, intangibles, and superstardom.


The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell: Speed, Grace, and the Negro Leagues Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419750489
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Published: Abrams Press - February 9th, 2021

The first full biography of the star Negro Leaguer and Hall of Famer
 
James “Cool Papa” Bell (1903–1991) was a legend in black baseball, a lightning fast switch hitter elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.


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The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307278623
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Published: Anchor - March 22nd, 2011

An insider’s look at baseball’s unwritten rules, explained with examples from the game’s most fascinating characters and wildest historical moments.
 


Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143109396
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2016

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**

Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List

“Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read . . . ” —The New York Times Magazine


Among the Thugs (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679745358
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Published: Vintage - June 1st, 1993

They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities.