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The Resource Unguarded, Scottie Pippen, with Michael Arkush

Unguarded, Scottie Pippen, with Michael Arkush

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Unguarded
Title
Unguarded
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Scottie Pippen, with Michael Arkush
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This unflinching "master class" (The New York Times) of a memoir from two-time Olympic gold medalist and NBA Hall of Famer reveals 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. Scottie Pippen has been called one of the greatest NBA players for good reason. Simply put, without Pippen, there are no championship banners--let alone six--hanging from the United Center rafters. There's no Last Dance documentary. There's no "Michael Jordan" as we know him. The 1990s Chicago Bulls teams would not exist as we know them. So how did the youngest of twelve go from growing up poor in the small town of Hamburg, Arkansas, enduring two family tragedies along the way, to become a revered NBA legend? How did the scrawny teen, overlooked by every major collegiate basketball program, go on to become the fifth overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft? And, perhaps most compelling, how did Pippen set aside his ego (and his own limitless professional ceiling) in order for the Bulls to become the most dominant basketball dynasty of the last half century? In Unguarded, the six-time champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist finally opens up to offer pointed and transparent takes on Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, and Dennis Rodman, among others. Pippen details how he cringed at being labeled Jordan's sidekick, and discusses how he could have (and should have) received more respect from the Bulls' management and the media. Pippen reveals never-before-told stories about some of the most famous games in league history, including the 1994 playoff game against the New York Knicks when he took himself out with 1.8 seconds to go. He discusses what it was like dealing with Jordan on a day-to-day basis, while serving as the facilitator for the offense and the anchor for the defense. Pippen is finally giving millions of adoring basketball fans what they crave; an unvarnished, "closely observed, and uncommonly modest" (Kirkus Reviews) look into his life and role within one of the greatest, most popular teams of all time." --
  • 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. So how did the youngest of twelve go from growing up poor in the small town of Hamburg, Arkansas, enduring two family tragedies along the way, to become a revered NBA legend? How did the scrawny teen, overlooked by every major collegiate basketball program, go on to become the fifth overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft? And, perhaps most compelling, how did Pippen set aside his ego (and his own limitless professional ceiling) in order for the Bulls to become the most dominant basketball dynasty of the last half century? In Unguarded Pippen reveals never-before-told stories about some of the most famous games in league history, including the 1994 playoff game against the New York Knicks when he took himself out with 1.8 seconds to go. He discusses what it was like dealing with Jordan on a day-to-day basis, while serving as the facilitator for the offense and the anchor for the defense. On the 30th anniversary of the Bulls' first championship, Pippen is finally giving millions of adoring basketball fans what they crave; a raw, unvarnished look into his life, and role within one of the greatest, most popular teams of all time
Pace
Assigning source
publisher's website description
Biography type
autobiography
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11012583
Cataloging source
MLSOD
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Pippen, Scottie
Dewey number
  • 796.323092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • GV884.P55
  • GV884.P57
LC item number
  • A3 2021
  • A3 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Arkush, Michael
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True
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  • Pippen, Scottie
  • African American basketball players
  • Basketball players
  • Chicago Bulls (Basketball team)
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Basketball
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • Pippen, Scottie
  • Chicago Bulls (Basketball team)
  • Basketball
  • African American basketball players
  • Basketball players
  • United States
  • African American basketball players
  • Basketball players
  • Basketball
Label
Unguarded, Scottie Pippen, with Michael Arkush
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Hamburg -- I got game -- Bigger man on campus -- My kind of town -- Starting over -- The first hurdle -- Phil in the void -- On a mission -- The first dance -- Together again -- From one dream to another -- Third time's a charm -- 1.8 seconds -- He's back -- Two more rings -- The last dance -- Go West, old man -- My last dance
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982165192
Lccn
2021946494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1262749975
Label
Unguarded, Scottie Pippen, with Michael Arkush
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Hamburg -- I got game -- Bigger man on campus -- My kind of town -- Starting over -- The first hurdle -- Phil in the void -- On a mission -- The first dance -- Together again -- From one dream to another -- Third time's a charm -- 1.8 seconds -- He's back -- Two more rings -- The last dance -- Go West, old man -- My last dance
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxiv, 278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982165192
Lccn
2021946494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1262749975

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