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Lazenby, Roland

Overview
Works: 76 works in 180 publications in 4 languages and 11,953 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Juvenile works  True crime stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV884.J67, B
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Most widely held works by Roland Lazenby
Michael Jordan : the life by Roland Lazenby( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of one of the most legendary basketball players in the history of the sport, drawing upon interviews with Jordan's friends, family, and teammates, and following his career from college to the NBA
Showboat : the life of Kobe Bryant by Roland Lazenby( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventeen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan on the court. The debate about whether he achieved that is a furious one--but Kobe has surpassed Jordan on the all-time scoring list and has only one less championship than Jordan (5 to Jordan's 6). He is set to retire after the 2015/16 season, just in time for Roland Lazenby's definitive biography of the player and the man. The Lakers are the flashiest team in all of sports, and the context in which Bryant played is salacious and exciting. Provocative stories--on his childhood with a domineering dad; his complicated personal life; and his explosive relationships on the court--mixed with good old fashioned basketball reporting make for a riveting and essential read for any hoops fan"--
Jerry West : the life and legend of a basketball icon by Roland Lazenby( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When in 1969 the NBA sought an emblem for the league, one man was chosen above all as the icon of his sport: Jerry West. Silhouetted in white against a red-and-blue backdrop, West's signature gait and left-handed dribble are still the NBA logo, seen on merchandise around the world. In this book--the first biography of the basketball legend--sports journalist Roland Lazenby traces Jerry West's brilliant career from the coalfields near Cabin Creek, West Virginia, to the bare-knuckled pre-expansion era of the NBA, from the Lakers' Riley-Magic-Kareem Showtime era to Jackson-Kobe-Shaq teams of the early twenty-first century, and beyond.--From publisher description
The show : the inside story of the spectacular Los Angeles Lakers in the words of those who lived it by Roland Lazenby( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first definitive oral history of the ever popular L.A. Lakers. Through in-depth interviews with players, coaches, and many other key figures
Fifty years of the final four : golden moments of the NCAA Basketball Tournament by Billy Packer( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April 16th : Virginia Tech remembers( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the stories and experiences of journalism students and the university community on the events of April 16, 2007, when a gunman terrorized the campus with a series of shootings, leaving thirty-two people dead
Mindgames : Phil Jackson's long, strange journey by Roland Lazenby( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mindgames is the story of Phil Jackson's remarkable rise to the top of the NBA coaching hierarchy. In it, author Roland Lazenby reveals the fascinating elements of Jackson's life and mental approach to coaching that have made followers of his players but also have made him - perhaps not surprisingly - unpredictable and sometimes unpopular to outsiders. It is also a detailed basketball story, with entertaining accounts from Jackson's years with the New York Knicks under the legendary Red Holzman to the remarkable six championships as coach of the Chicago Bulls and now a seventh title with the Los Angeles Lakers."--Jacket
Michael Jordan : the life by Roland Lazenby( Recording )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: the Shrug, the Shot, the Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There has never been a biography that balanced these personas--until now. Drawing on personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with friends, teammates, family members, and Jordan himself; and a career in the trenches covering Jordan in college and the pros, Roland Lazenby provides the first truly definitive study of Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man
Blood on the horns : the long strange ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls by Roland Lazenby( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How big was the pressure? How deep was the division? Those were the questions that would beg answering long after the Chicago Bulls had completed their strife-ridden 1997-98 season in the National Basketball Association. BLOOD ON THE HORNS details the infighting & conflict between Jordan, coach Phil Jackson, teammate Scottie Pippen and the team's general manager, Jerry Krause, and managing partner, Jerry Reinsdorf. Through exclusive interviews with the team and staff, Lazenby expertly recreates the drama of 1997-98 and the Bulls' struggle to remain a team
The Lakers : a basketball journey by Roland Lazenby( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the franchise from George Mikan and the Minneapolis years to Kareem, Magic Johnson and the championships of the
100 greatest quarterbacks by Roland Lazenby( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains photos and biographies of the greatest quarterbacks. Lists the 100 greatest quarterbacks from yesterday plus today's rising stars. Index
Hoops! : confessions of a college basketball analyst by Billy Packer( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Championship basketball : top college coaches present their winning strategies, tips, and techniques for players and coaches by Roland Lazenby( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College basketball's 25 greatest teams by Billy Packer( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird : portrait of a competitor by Steve Lipofsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Unitas : the best there ever was by Roland Lazenby( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Golden Arm of the National Football League, Johnny Unitas became ensconced in history as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. With his record of 47 consecutive games throwing a touchdown pass, his performance in the Greatest Game Ever Played, ten Pro Bowl appearances, and his steadfast devotion to Baltimore, Unitas earned himself the hushed reverence with which his name is still spoken. Despite his long legacy, there is much to discover about the man himself, such as the NFL's near miss in discovering his talent after a draft flop and Unitas turning to construction work and a semi-pro team. With photos to elaborate on the exciting background given about the football legend, this biography is an entertaining profile that will delight any fan of the sport
Stockton to Malone : the rise of the Utah Jazz by Roland Lazenby( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the hardest working team in the NBA - the Utah Jazz. Led by iron men Karl Malone, John Stockton and coach Jerry Sloan. Go behind the scenes to reveal the unparalleled competitiveness of a collection of over-achieving players and their demanding coach, whose never-say-die efforts have captured the hearts of the entire state of Utah and basketball fans throughout North America
Yo, baby, it's attitude! : the new bad boyz of the NBA take the Jordan test by Roland Lazenby( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smashmouth : attitude between the lines by Roland Lazenby( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unofficial Chicago Bulls pocket primer by Roland Lazenby( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jerry West : the life and legend of a basketball icon
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Lazenby, Roland Lowry 1952-

レイゼンビー, ローランド

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The show : the inside story of the spectacular Los Angeles Lakers in the words of those who lived itApril 16th : Virginia Tech remembersMindgames : Phil Jackson's long, strange journeyBlood on the horns : the long strange ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago BullsThe Lakers : a basketball journeyChampionship basketball : top college coaches present their winning strategies, tips, and techniques for players and coachesBird : portrait of a competitorJohnny Unitas : the best there ever was