What made Kobe Bryant the gut-wrenching, stone-cold assassin for 20 years on the basketball court? What drove him to be one of the greatest shooting guards in NBA history? Bryant is one of basketball’s greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character.
The biography, Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant, chronicles Joe Bryant, Kobe’s father, professional basketball life, starting a family with Pam Bryant, and even the story behind Kobe Bryant’s name. The book also goes into “the Mamba” himself, starting from his distinct childhood in Italy to his championship glory (and agonies) in Los Angeles.
Roland Lazenby masterfully dissects the life and times of this generation’s most complex & riveting basketball player, combining fierce reporting and intimate storytelling to paint the picture of Bryant’s successes, failures, and rough patches.