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HARDWOOD GREATS: PRO BASKETBALL'S BEST PLAYERS © 2022

From on the court exploits to off the court insights, Hardwood Greats: Pro Basketball's Best Players gives the reader a close-up look at some of the very best of today's pro basketball stars. Statistical leaders and championship winners go under the spotlight in a fun to read and visually interesting examination of each player's outstanding career. Each of the six new titles in this continuing series gives the reader concrete reasoning as to why the player is considered one of the best in pro basketball. Every volume in the series gives the reader a glimpse into what each player is like both on and off the court by delving into their backgrounds, media interactions, education and charitable works.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-4610-8

$129.75(USD)
  Entire Series

5

2022

12+

7th - 12th

6.5 x 9

From on the court exploits to off the court insights, Hardwood Greats: Pro Basketball's Best Players gives the reader a close-up look at some of the very best of today's pro basketball stars. Statistical leaders and championship winners go under the spotlight in a fun to read and visually interesting examination of each player's outstanding career. Each of the six new titles in this continuing series gives the reader concrete reasoning as to why the player is considered one of the best in pro basketball. Every volume in the series gives the reader a glimpse into what each player is like both on and off the court by delving into their backgrounds, media interactions, education and charitable works.
Anthony Davis

by Donald Parker

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4345-9 $25.95 Add To Cart
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Anthony Davis is a 6 feet, 10 inch (2.08 m), 253 pound (114 kg) big man who poses an intimidating figure on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers. Drafted by the New Orleans Hornets with the first pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Chicago native has proven himself a bona fide superstar and present-day Hardwood Great. In his stellar career, Davis has emerged as one of the best currently playing the power forward and center positions. He is known for being equally good in the paint and on the perimeter, but Davis’ signature is his unibrow, which has earned him the nickname “The Brow”. Each book in the continuing Hardwood Greats series gives you, the reader, a close-up look at some of the very best of today’s NBA stars. The statistical leaders and championship winners go under the spotlight in a fun-to-read and visually interesting examination of the player’s outstanding career.

James Harden

by Donald Parker

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4611-5 $25.95 Add To Cart
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Looking at the superstar player James Harden is today, it may be hard for some to remember that he started his career coming off the bench in Oklahoma City. But he even did that with excellence, winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2012. Harden is too good to have been a sixth man for long. The three-time NBA scoring champion is a devastating long-range shooter. The only thing more fearsome than his step-back jump shot may be his famous and prodigious beard. James Harden looks at the player behind the beard and his chase for that elusive first championship with three franchises. Each book in the continuing Hardwood Greats series gives you, the reader, a close-up look at some of the very best of today’s NBA stars. The statistical leaders and championship winners go under the spotlight in a fun-to-read and visually interesting examination of the player’s outstanding career.

Kawhi Leonard

by Greg Bach

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4612-2 $25.95 Add To Cart
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For as much as he shuns the spotlight, reluctant superstar Kawhi Leonard certainly excels when it shines brightest. That would be in the NBA Finals, where Leonard has been named MVP twice in his career to date. Kawhi Leonard examines Leonard’s rise to stardom in the shadow of Hall of Fame forward Tim Duncan in San Antonio. Leonard won his first NBA title there in 2014, the fifth and final championship for his teammate Duncan. Leonard took the lessons he learned with the Sours north to Toronto in 2019, where he won the hearts of a nation with a spectacular playoff run. Each book in the Hardwood Greats series gives you the reader a close-up look at some of the very best of today’s NBA stars. The statistical leaders and championship winners go under the spotlight in a fun to read and visually interesting examination of the player’s outstanding career.

LeBron James

by Donald Parker

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4613-9 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7201-5 $32.95 Add To Cart

There has quite probably never been anyone whose sports stardom was more anticipated than that of high school basketball phenom LeBron James. James went straight from high school to the NBA, and that 18-year-old kid never looked back. LeBron James details the meteoric rise to superstardom of the player from Akron drafted first overall in 2003 by his hometown Cavaliers who went on to win four titles and four MVP awards. From his tumultuous years and triumphant return in Cleveland to his championship seasons in Miami and L.A., it’s all here. Each book in the continuing Hardwood Greats series gives you, the reader, a close-up look at some of the very best of today’s NBA stars. The statistical leaders and championship winners go under the spotlight in a fun-to-read and visually interesting examination of the player’s outstanding career.

Stephen Curry

by Donald Parker

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4614-6 $25.95 Add To Cart
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Stephen Curry is not only one of the greatest shooters in the history of the NBA, but he is also one of the league’s great champions. He holds the NBA record for made three-point field goals in a season with 402. The leader of some great Golden State Warrior teams, Curry is also a three-time NBA champion. A dominant outside shooter from when he first entered the league in 2009, Curry is an offensive force and has two NBA scoring titles to prove it. Bit he is no slouch on the defensive end of the floor either, as he has also led the league in steals in 2016. Each book in the continuing Hardwood Greats series gives you, the reader, a close-up look at some of the very best of today’s NBA stars. The statistical leaders and championship winners go under the spotlight in a fun-to-read and visually interesting examination of the player’s outstanding career.