Letters to a young athlete

by Bosh, Chris, 1984-

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A legendary NBA player shares his remarkable story, infused with hard-earned wisdom about the journey to self-mastery from a life at the highest level of professional sports

Chris Bosh, NBA Hall of Famer, eleven-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and the league's Global Ambassador, had his playing days cut short at their prime by a freak medical condition. His extraordinary career ended "in a doctor's office in the middle of the afternoon." Forced to reckon with moving forward, he found himself looking back over the course he'd taken, to the pinnacle of the NBA and beyond.

Reflecting on all he had learned from a long list of basketball legends, from LeBron and Kobe to Pat Riley and Coach K, he saw that his important lessons weren't about basketball so much as the inner game of success--right attitude, right commitment, right flow within a team. Now he shares that journey, giving us a view from the inside of what greatness feels like and what it takes. Letters to a Young Athlete offers a proven path for taming your inner voice and making it your ally, through the challenges of failure and success alike.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "NBA All-Star Bosh's good intentions aren't enough to salvage his slack debut, a collection of short essays meant to impart life lessons to youthful athletes. He sets his goal in his introduction: to help readers take the right path in life, "the one that helps you get the most out of yourself, out of your potential, out of this game--whatever that game is for you." Bosh, whose impressive career was prematurely ended by a "surprise blood clot" in 2016, is undoubtedly sincere about wanting to share his hard-won wisdom, but many of his insights are less than profound, as evidenced by such blandly titled chapters as "Leaders Lead," "Take Care of Yourself," and "Communication Is Key." Readers unaware of exactly how grueling professional sports can be will be enlightened by stories of his time on the court, as will those needing to learn that skills alone won't guarantee success. However, his advice is often general ("Leaders pick their teammates up when things get hard") and he curiously relegates the importance of mental health to a single footnote. Even flashbacks of pivotal moments from his playing career--like setting up a "perfect pass" with LeBron James--feel glib in his flat delivery. Nothing here distinguishes this from similar volumes. (June)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Bosh, Chris, -- 1984-
African American basketball players -- Biography.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Basketball -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
Conduct of life.
Self-help publications.
Publisher New York :Penguin Press,2021
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xx, 231 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781984881786
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