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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain; First Edition edition (October 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609075706
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609075705
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Stockton became a member of the NBA Hall of Fame in 2009. He and his wife live in Spokane, Washington.

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Very well written!
Karen Dovenbarger
Great family man, great values and a great story about a man who worked hard and had a bit of good luck along the way.
Guyzen
I would recommend this book to any basketball fan.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Rob Hennefer on November 5, 2013
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John's autobiography was as simple and humble as he always seemed to be. He goes into great detail explaining his take on the limelight, which is only one of many topics that shed more light on his life and career than probably any other source ever has. One particular topic, his love of his family, struck special chords for me personally.

You're not going to get a raw history of the game of basketball according to John. You're not going to get too many juicy details of players at the time. You're not going to get a self-serving account of his accolades. On the contrary, you will get to see players as John saw them: friends, people, and competitors with real lives and feelings. You will rarely hear of an accolade; instead, you will get an account of all the work he put in.

If you want the story of a flashy athlete, complete with scandal, money, and sex, this is not the auto-biography for you.
If you want to hear about the values of hard work, friendship, and family this is for you.
If you just want more insight on the best pure point guard to ever play basketball, this is definitely for you.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By rhonda on October 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover
5 STARS

I found myself reading and enjoying to get to know more about the player John Stockton. It also brought lots of memories to my mind.
Like the shot that sent them to the finals. Had to wear purple that week. How when I used to watch the Jazz games my little girl loved it when they announced Stockton to Malone.

This is a easy to follow book. I did not want to put it down. I liked how hard he worked and the values that John Stockton has. It shows some good insights in life lessons.

This is a book for sports fans, for inspiring people of all ages to go for your dreams with hard work. For the young and old. For men and woman to enjoy. I think a broad range of people will enjoy John's story.

As a fan of Jazz basketball thank you for your hard work. We are glad you played in Utah for so long. You represented the Jazz and USA Dream teams well.

I admit to stop watching the Jazz after you than Karl left. It was not as much fun without you.
I liked getting to know your family better and how important they are to you. Thanks for letting us see your journey and meeting your friends.

I liked the background of how much it meant to be on the Olympics team meant for you. I find it hard to believe that no one recognized you in Spain. Especially wearing a t-shirt with your picture on it.

It was fun to see the pictures. Hear the stories and see how technology is changing the game. Too see how much you love the game and how it was always watching and learning to be better.

I was given this ebook to read by NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing and asked in return to give honest review of it.

Pub Date Oct. 29, 2013 Shadow Mountain Publishing 400 pages ISBN:9781609075705
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By carole on November 6, 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed the personal voice, anecdotes and inspirational tips. The pictures were fun too. Thanks for sharing your unique experiences as an uncommon man!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Kromholtz on November 17, 2013
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When you see a gifted athlete who appears to be highly disciplined, it's easy to project your own sensibilities upon them. This is not always accurate, as was so painfully revealed by Tiger Woods. Well, this is not the case with John. His values are so well prioritized and he lives those values. This book is an extended "thank you" to all those who helped him to get him where he is, but is a little lopsided because he is so humble that those achievements that he was primarily responsible for he doesn't really give himself the credit he deserves. I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

What a treat to be able to share in his private life and his philosophy. I really appreciate his being so forthcoming.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Paukert on November 18, 2013
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This is an exceptional book. John's story is proof that with dedication to core values and hard work dreams can come true. This is so much more than a basketball book. A must read even if you are not a sports fan.
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Format: Hardcover
Excellent autobiography of American sports legend John Stockton. Widely accepted by any sport historian as the greatest point guard in National Basketball Association (NBA) history; John Stockton (author) details his life, career, strategies for success in sports and in general life. Easy-to-ready, entertaining, and fun. Eighteen chapters broken down into four parts, it is 325 pages in length. Top-notch, many lessons are passed onto the reader about making one's own dreams in life come true.

Born in 1962, John Stockton was raised in Spokane, Washington to "Jack and Clemy Stockton" (p.19). Spokane is a small, working-class town that is 279 miles directly east from Seattle, Washington. John was raised Catholic; his father was the co-owner of a local tavern, and his mother was a nurse. Raised in a large household, John participated in a variety of organized sports. He graduated from Gonzaga Prep in 1980 and "received interest from only three Division 1 schools: University of Montana," the "University of Idaho," and "Gonzaga University" (p.71). His basketball career at Gonzaga University was above average but not spectacular and in 1984 he "graduated in time with a 3.3 GPA" (p.95), with a degree in business administration.

Hard work, and being prepared played a huge role in John Stockton making it into the NBA. Upon his college graduation, the chances of him being drafted were minuscule. Luckily, at a "final four all-star game," because "Ricky Ross...backed out suddenly" in the spring of 1984 (p.95), John was able to catch the eye of coach "Bob Knight," then "the color commentator for that all-star game" (p.96). This led to him being one of only 75 players invited to the spring 1984 Olympic men's basketball team tryouts, were Bob Knight was the coach.
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