The definitive biography of a mythical athlete.

The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Sport. Michael Jordan is answerable for chic moments so ingrained in sports activities historical past that they have got their very own names. Whilst the general public call to mind him, they call to mind his stunning pictures with the sport at the line, his frame completely in sync with the ball — hitting not anything However web.

However for all his greatness, this scion of a fancy circle of relatives from North Carolina’s Coastal Undeniable has a darker aspect: he is a ruthless competitor and a lover of top stakes. There is by no means been a biography that encompassed the twin nature of his personality and seemed so deeply at Jordan off and on the court docket — till now.

Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent nearly thirty years masking Michael Jordan’s occupation in school and the professionals. He witnessed Jordan’s enlargement from a thin rookie to the right away recognizable international ambassador for basketball whose industry savvy and good fortune have tens of millions of youngsters nonetheless short of to be identical to Mike. But Lazenby additionally witnessed the Michael Jordan whose power and urge for food are extra fearsome and extra insatiable than any of his lovers may just start to recognize.

Michael Jordan: The Life explores all sides of his character to expose the fullest, so much compelling tale of the person who’s Michael Jordan. Lazenby attracts on his private relationships with Jordan’s coaches; numerous interviews with Jordan’s buddies, teammates, and members of the family; and interviews with Jordan himself to give you the first actually definitive examine of Michael Jordan: the participant, the icon, and the person.