WorldCat Identities

Thomsen, Ian

Works: 3 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 586 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV939.F59, 796.32364
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ian Thomsen
The soul of basketball : the epic showdown between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk that saved the NBA by Ian Thomsen( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of an NBA prodigy, his league and their sport in the throes of crisis during the pivotal 2010-11 season. It began with The Decision, that infamous televised moment when über-star LeBron James revealed that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers--thereby distancing himself from his role model Michael Jordan--to pursue his first championship with his former opponents on the Miami Heat. To the great fortune of LeBron, the NBA and basketball itself, the mission didn't work out as planned. In the cultural tradition of Moneyball and Friday Night Lights, veteran NBA writer Ian Thomsen portrays the NBA as a self-correcting society in which young LeBron is forced to absorb hard truths inflicted by his rivals Kobe Bryant, Doc Rivers and Dirk Nowitzki, in addition to lessons set forth by Pat Riley, Gregg Popovich, Larry Bird, David Stern, Joey Crawford and many more. This is about the making of a champion. Brimming with inside access, The Soul of Basketball tells the inspiring story of LeBron's loneliest year, insecure and uncertain, when his ultimate foe was an unlikely immigrant who renewed the American game's ideals. From Miami to Boston, Los Angeles to Dallas, Germany to the NBA's Manhattan headquarters, the biggest names in basketball are driven by something more valuable than money and fame--a quest that will pave the way for Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and future generations to thrive."--Dust jacket
Flutie! by Ian Thomsen( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the college football career of the 1984 Heisman Trophy winner whose sixty-five yard pass clinched a victory for Boston College over Miami in the final seconds of the game
Pure gold : the Golden State Warriors championship commemorative book( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"There are simply too many moments and memories from this epic Warriors season to remember them all; luckily, there is Pure Gold, this one-of-a-kind, definitive collectible commemorative book. Exclusive! Original essays by superstar Kevin Durant and general manager Bob Myers written just for this book" -- cover page
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.09 for Pure gold ... to 0.26 for Flutie! / ...)