Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson Free Audiobook Download by Kent Babb
This book will change the way you think about basketball. Before Iverson, everyone knew that basketball was a game and never thought of it as anything else. But now, after reading this amazing biography, you'll see that basketball is more than just a game-it's a lifestyle. Iverson's life story is jaw dropping; his rise to fame and popularity was unbelievable in the eyes of everybody who watched him play in college and then in the NBA. All their predictions were wrong; nobody could have foreseen how quickly Allen Iverson would grow into an international superstar. It all ended with his career ending on what seemed to be just another game on February 22, 2009.
Up and coming basketballer Allen Iverson had a chance to play for the Sixers in 1996 when his popularity kept him from being drafted by any other team. He was generously paid $5,000 per game, but as he continued to excel on the court, Iverson's rebelliousness off it began to enter his play. Before long, he was on the receiving end of more punishment than assists.
The book, Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson by Kent Babb, is an account of where basketball superstar Allen Iverson went wrong. He was deemed the first crossover star in NBA history who defied traditional categories of black and white. His game combined elements of street-ball that were simultaneously offensive and defensive, instinctive and cerebral. But his genius won him only five titles in 15 seasons and led to a huge fall.
Kent Babb is an award-winning investigative journalist who had been writing about sports for years with his first book, "The Beast: The Real History of the Detroit Tigers." That was until he realized that there was a story to be told about Allen Iverson and his lifelong journey from being one of the best high school basketball players in the nation to becoming one of the best professional basketball players.
Allen Iverson, a superstar in the NBA, was a walking enigma. The once-mighty Philadelphia 76ers legend was a man who would do anything to win, but he wasn't always on the court. Between 2000 and 2009, Allen missed an astounding 538 games due to injury or suspension.
Not a Game is the story of Allen Iverson's life. It starts with his childhood, when he had to learn how to survive in a world where the people around him never saw him as anything but "the little boy who can't play basketball." It then covers how a young Iverson struggled in high school and how he eventually found a love for the game and developed into one of the most talented basketball players ever.
|Duration||10 hours 35 minutes|
|Narrated||Michael Butler Murray|
|Is It Free?||30-days Free|
|Category||Biography & Memoir|
|Parent Category||Sports, Basketball|