Yo Baby It's Attitude: The New Bad Boyz of the NBA by Roland Lazenby

By Roland Lazenby

Yo, child, it truly is ATTITUDE!!! is a behind-the-scenes examine the teen-age invasion of professional basketball and the way contemporary vivid younger gamers fit up opposed to Michael Jordan. It provides younger readers the info they crave at the most well liked younger NBA avid gamers, together with Shawn Kemp, Kevin Garnett, Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury and plenty of others. this is often the 1st ebook to capture the crest of this development. writer Roland Lazenby has spent his occupation immersed within the tradition of hoop. it is a publication researched from the playground correct on as much as the NBA, and it truly is splashed with the flashy language, photographs and portraits that brand new younger readers call for.

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That's fine. It's a challenge. My time is now, though. My time is now. " Oh, baby, this has the makings of a titanic struggle. Among all the young players in the game, Shaq presents the biggest challenge to Jordan. Mike has his endorsements and a hit movie. ", his summer film heavily panned by critics. Both are packaged as "entertainers," their competition running from the hardwood to the box office. That's one of the great things about the modern, hyped-up NBA. If you pay close enough attention, you can feel the rush of the vacuum when giant egos are about to collide.

That's the easy play, the easy way out, to foul him. You hope you don't hurt him. " Mike, of course, is playing mind games with young Shaq. He knows the contingent of Los Angeles reporters present will get the message to the Laker center, who spends some time grieving over his free throws. Shaq is a good guy, but he takes slights and what he sees as disrespect very poorly. "That's all right," Shaq tells me when I discuss the issue with him later. "The year that I sent Michael home (when Shaq's Orlando Magic beat the Bulls 4-2 in the 1995 playoffs) I made my free throws.

No wonder he got into the fragrance business. With his signal that the interview was over, the path out of the locker room cleared just enough for His Airness to make an escape. The piggies parted, but in a flash, the gap closed. A boy, probably 12, with a brand new basketball and a black marker, stepped out of the shadows, too dumfounded to speak, mesmerized to be in Mike's presence. " look. The young fella just stood there, his mind gone so transparent you could read it. " he was thinking, his eyes glazing over with a filmy sort of ecstasy.

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