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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: 9.2 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,480 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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Great insight into his life and the nba experience.
gustavo dalanhese
A good honest hard working man that values family and Christian beliefs more than fame and glory!
Sharon Kuehn
Too see how much you love the game and how it was always watching and learning to be better.
rhonda

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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
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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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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Simple Citizen on January 13, 2014
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This book shows you what you always suspected - that John Stockton is a great man, a humble man, a family man. From the Naismith Hall of Fame, to the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, to the all time record holder for assists and steals, Stockton was the best pure point guard ever.

What does the book focus on? His doubts, his worries, his uncertainty. Why did he have to stay so fit? Why did he try so hard? Why did he stay with the same team his entire career? Why did he always play even if he was sick?

He writes mostly about others - those who guided him and taught him. He teaches us the best lessons he learned from his father, friends, coaches, owners, and teammates. Stockton brings you into his life. He lets you get to know him and his family, including all six of his kids.

He tells great stories: After he won the gold medal with the dream team in 1992, it took less than 4 hours for one of his sons to swing the gold medal around and around his finger till it flew off and got dinged on a metal cabinet. 4 hours to put a dent in a Dream Team Gold Medal, gotta love family (and he did).

Stockton quickly fired the only lawyer he ever hired for NBA contracts. When he was drafted by the Utah Jazz he found out shortly after that he was "being difficult" and contract negotiations were falling through. Stockton didn't know why so he went straight to the Jazz owner himself. The two sat down together and in about 30 minutes they shook hands as a contract was signed.
That's how Stockton did all his contract negotiations - in person, alone, with the owner. When the owner offered to make him the highest paid point guard in the NBA - Stockton declined, He said "put me somewhere in the middle of the pack.
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