Title: Values of the Game
Publisher: Artisan, New York
Publication Date: 1979
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Signed by Author 157965116X Basketball. Bill Bradley. VALUES OF THE GAME. SIGNED by Bill Bradley. New York: Artisan, (1979). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (number line includes "1"). 10 x 8. 160 pages. Black cloth, Bradley's name blind-stamped on front cover, spine letters in bronze. Fine condition in illustrated dustjacket, price intact. Signed by Bradley on the title page. ISBN. Bookseller Inventory # 004476
Synopsis: "In many ways basketball was a lens through which I looked at life?I had learned to make judgments about character from what I saw players do on the court."?Bill Bradley
Bradley, former U.S. senator and presidential candidate and member of two championship New York Knicks teams, returns to the scene of his first career, and first passion, in Values of the Game. In ten esssays, filled with personal observations and reflections, he illustrates how the "right stuff" on the court?risking a last-second shot, staying in shape and playing hard, making the unselfish pass, not giving in until the final buzzer?is a proving ground for the "right stuff" in life. More than one hundred dramatic photographs of the best of the NBA?from legends Elgin Baylor and Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, to such stars as Kobe Bryant and Grant Hill, to the greatest ever, Michael Jordan?exemplify the power of courage, discipline, selflessness, respect, and fair play.
Review: Forget for a moment the hype, the overmarketing, the exorbitant ticket prices and salaries, the bad behavior, and the greed. Instead, return to the simple basics of basketball: a court, a hoop, a ball, and a young shooter, sweating to make certain that no one is ever more prepared or confident when the game is on the line. Strip all else away, and you come to the core of the game. It's something of a sacred place for Bill Bradley, and after a decade in the NBA and three terms in the United States Senate, it's a place he revisits with real ardor and reverence in 10 gracefully illustrated essays that cohere into a marvelous reflection on essentials and values.
"The game is still full of joy and the lessons learned from it stay with you," he insists, "even though the game has changed, the old values still flow through it." The values he writes about may indeed seem antique beside the frenzied glitz of the NBA, but antiques like passion, discipline, selflessness, and responsibility continue to form the basis of character on and off the court. Of course, Bradley, with possible eyes on the White House, is writing about much more than basketball here. In some ways, this is a clear statement of his political philosophy: a country that can understand, instill, and pursue the values he's praising is a country that can work together. It's in these values that he finds the antidote to the tawdriness and partisanship that's managed to sully the level of the national debate. --Jeff Silverman
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