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When the Game Was Ours

4 Ratings: 3.8
A book by Larry Bird

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Tags: Books
Author: Larry Bird
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
4 reviews about When the Game Was Ours
review by . October 30, 2009
. . . would be a fitting title for this book. Jordan's arrival and ascent a few years after Bird and Magic turned this one-on-one rivalry into a triangular tug of war for coverage, creativity, and competition. While the winning was measured in championships, the rings seemed secondary to the extremely competitive nature of these three great players.    Bird and Magic (with professional help) write a fitting sequel to When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball by …
review by . December 31, 2009
When the Game Was Ours tells the real story behind the rivalry between Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird, the two marquee National Basketball Association (NBA) players of the 1980's. The rivalry of these two great players revived a moribund NBA. They became the face of the league not just through the decade they dominated, but beyond.    As most sports fans know, this rivalry started in college when Magic Johnson's Michigan State Spartans met Larry Bird's Indiana State Sycamores …
review by . December 01, 2009
"When The Game Was Ours" by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson with Jackie MacMullan is an engaging jaunt through the careers of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson and the National Basketball Association of the 80s and early 90s. These were two of my five favorite players while growing up, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the highlights of their careers and learning more about what was behind the two basketball superstars.    The book chronicles their journeys from the classic college …
review by . October 25, 2009
When the game was ours is ostensibly about the Bird Johnson rivalry but it has a single theme that overshadows and overrides the story both men.    Respect.    Respect for the work necessary to become great, respect for the game they played, respect for their opponents and respect for how the game they play should be treated.    Over and over we see both players taking the trouble to improve themselves because they KNEW that the other was …
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