Game Face: A Lifetime of Hard-Earned Lessons On and Off the Basketball Court
A memoir by the NBA Hall of Fame player, active from1977-1993 and widely regarded as one of the all-time great New YorkKnicks.NBA Hall of Famer Bernard King is one of the most dynamicscorers in basketball history. King was notoriously private as aplayer, and rarely spoke to the press-not about his career andnever about his personal life. And even beyond his prolificscoring, King will forever be remembered for the gruesome kneeinjury he suffered in 1985. Doctors who told him he'd never playagain were shocked when he not only became the first player toreturn to the NBA from a torn ACL, but returned at an All Starlevel. In Game Face, King finally opens up about his lifeon and off the court. In his book, King's basketball I.Q. is onfull display as he breaks down defenses using his own unique systemfor taking shots from predetermined spots on the floor. King talksabout matching up against some of the all-time NBA greats, fromMichael Jordan, Julius Erving and Charles Barkley to Larry Bird,Patrick Ewing and many others. He also tackles issues of race andfamily off the court, as well as breaking a personal cycle ofnegativity and self-destructiveness with the help of his family.Engaging, shocking, revelatory, yet always positive and upbeat,Bernard King's memoir appeals to multiple generations of basketballfans.