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by Jackie Macmullan,Tom Stechschulte,Larry Bird

Download Bird Watching: On Playing  Coaching the Game I Love ePub
  • ISBN 0788740768
  • ISBN13 978-0788740763
  • Language English
  • Author Jackie Macmullan,Tom Stechschulte,Larry Bird
  • Publisher Recorded Books; Unabridged edition (November 1, 1999)
  • Formats lrf doc azw mobi
  • Category Outdoor Sports
  • Subcategory Biographies
  • Size ePub 1101 kb
  • Size Fb2 1318 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 288


by Larry Bird/ Jackie Macmullan · data of the audio cassette Bird Watching: On. .Recorded Books · 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Bird Watching: Larry Bird on Playing and Coaching the Game I Love.

by Larry Bird/ Jackie Macmullan · data of the audio cassette Bird Watching: On Playing &. Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love.

Bird, Larry, 1956-, Basketball players, Basketball coaches, Basketball players, Basketball. New York : Warner Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

BIRD WATCHING On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love. Reader Tom Stechschulte has a flat, almost gruff American voice that conveys authority, honesty, and insight, just the kind of intonation one imagines Larry Bird, a native of southern Indiana, to possess. by Larry Bird, Jackie MacMullan Read by Tom Stechschulte. Book pak, Random House Audio, 2000.

Larry Bird captured the imagination and admiration of basketball fans . Cover design by Tom Tafuri Cover photograph by Glenn James/NBA Photos. In 2010 Bird co-authored the book, When the Game Was Ours with "Magic" Johnson.

Larry Bird captured the imagination and admiration of basketball fans throughout his thirteen-year career with the Boston Celtics with his trademark style of creative, intelligent, exciting, and hard-nosed play. And then, last year in his rookie season as head coach of the Indiana Pacers, he infused the team with these same qualities - and the results were remarkable. Jackie MacMullan is a nationally recognized sports columnist who spent three decades at the Boston Globe.

On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love. Bird Watching is more than an audiobook about basketball

On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love. Bird Watching is more than an audiobook about basketball. Recalling his own painful shyness, battles with the press, and the demands of stardom, Bird also talks about the world he never left behind: growing up in the small town of French Lick, learning the value of hard work and chasing his dreams. Here Larry Bird proves to be the rarest of birds: a human being who knows himself, knows the game, and knows how to win on and off the court. People Who Liked Bird Watching Also Liked These Free Titles

Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love. Even if you thought you knew everything about basketball legend Larry Bird, this book is full of surprises. Narrator Tom Stechschulte lends a strong, rich voice to Bird's revealing memoir.

Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love. Written by Larry Bird. Narrated by Tom Stechschulte. Bird speaks with amazing candor, offering a personal and honest look at his career with the Celtics, his experience with the '92 Olympics Dream Team, and his transition from superstar player to respected coach. His perfectly paced delivery enhances the sense of play-by-play action and the feeling that the Bird Man himself is telling you his personal story.

It's the one that follows-"It was one of the happiest days of my life"-that sets the tone for the book.

Talk about Bird Watching: On Playing Coaching the Game I Love


Gardataur
It's like sitting down and having a few beers with the Legend himself! Very down to earth fellow who has his head in place! Larry Legend!
Anarius
Loved this book it taught me more about the NBA and the mind of a great but simple basketball player and changed the way I approach the game.
Pettalo
Good behind the scenes insights on Larry Bird. Easy read. Well worth your time and money. Lots of laughs, too.
Malahelm
Great book very well written. Bird is very honest on his thoughts on the NBA. I would suggest this book to any NBA fanatic.
DarK-LiGht
Really enjoyed hearing a legends take on the game. Larry Bird a great player and a great coach. There is quite a bit to take away from this book.
Kulasius
I bought this book, which was written with Jackie MacMullan because I really liked the book When the Game was Ours, by Bird and Magic Johnson "with Jackie MacMullan." I gave up on Bird Watching after about 40 pages. Much of what I read seemed to be direct quotes from Bird. Bird's speaking style was not that enjoyable for me to read and much of the same material was covered in When the Game was Ours and was, to me, much more readable in that particular book. I highly recommend When the Game was Ours.
Twentyfirstfinger
Bird Watching, an autobiography by Larry Bird, is a story for any lover of sports. Bird Watching is a detailed account of the life of Larry Bird, from his NBA career with the Boston Celtics to his coaching position with the Indiana Pacers. After reading the first page of the book, the reader realizes there is more to this NBA legend than meets the eye.
Unlike most professional basketball players, Larry Bird never regretted the day he left the NBA and even says that the day he retired was "one of the happiest days of [his] life." Faced with chronic back problems and an irregular heart, Bird was happy to see the day when he no longer had to endure the pain of playing the sport he loved more than anything. Coming from the man himself, the story describes Bird's life in a detailed and personal manner. From beginning to end, the reader easily notices the uniqueness of this man's character and not only sees, but feels the impact this incredible man left on so many fellow players, fans, and loved ones.
I thought this was a great book, especially for a sports fan. I felt that for a sport's book, it was particularly well written. The author's style allows the reader to get a personal glimpse of the life of Larry Bird and causes the reader to feel as if they knew this NBA legend. Because of the story's subject, the author employs very few literary devices. However, the author uses many similes in describing Bird's injuries, allowing the reader to appreciate Bird's choice in leaving the NBA. The book lacks an overall dominant theme, but simply wishes to convey the story of one of the greatest and most unique basketball players of all time.
Regarding the abridged version of Bird Watching on audio tape, listening to Larry's book simply reinforced everything I've always believed about him. One of the most repeated comments the media makes is that Larry is a "simple" man. They mean it as a compliment. However, I totally disagree. His book is no great work of art. It is not going to win the Pulitzer Prize. However, it reveals that Larry Bird is no simple man. He's smart, funny, sensitive, and most of all, his own person. In Bird Watching, he explains that he didn't choose to coach the Pacers simply because they are from Indiana or to help them build a new arena or to become a marketing tool. Larry Bird is no sell-out. In one of the better chapters of the book, Larry explains the difficulties with his back. Surprisingly, he said that even if he had not been a professional athlete, he probably would have had similar problems because of a congenital problem. Like most people, I had no idea that his back was as bad as it was. Or that he played in so much pain for so long. Listening to his book, I could sense how frustrating the problem must have been. The most illuminating part was the way he explained the psychological ramifications of his back problems. It wasn't so much that he couldn't play, it was because he didn't want to let down the season-ticket holders who had paid good money to watch him for the entire season. I believe that those of us who had the pleasure of following Bird's career are truly lucky. Who can forget the double overtime game against Chicago in which Jordan scored 63 points, yet the Celtics still won? Who can forget Johnny Most screaming Bird stole the ball! Bird stole the ball! (And DJ having the court presence to actually make the basket?) Who can forget Bird hitting the deck against Indiana and coming back out of the tunnel to chants of Larry! Larry! Larry! Who can forget the championships? Larry Bird is a unique and impressive person. I wish there was some way I could thank him for the years of hard work, loyalty, and drive he gave to the Celtics, the Pacers, his teammates, his players, and his fans. We all truly, truly appreciate it.