New York Newsday An engaging, sometimes cruelly funny behind-the-scenes look at the Bulls' tantrum-and doubt-filled but finally triumphant journey to the NBA title.
Chicago Sun-Times The Jordan Rules...might be the best sports book since Season on the Brink about Bob Knight.
Newsweek Jordan boasts a wicked tongue, and not just when it's hanging out as he dunks....[He] manages to blurt out enough in Smith's book to reveal his own narcissistic, trash-talking, obsessively competitive side.
Associated Press The Jordan Rules entertains throughout, but the most fun comes from just hanging out with the players. Smith takes us into the locker room, aboard the team plane and team bus, and seats us on the bench during games. Sometimes, books reflecting on a team's success don't reach the personal level with the people who made it happen: The Jordan Rules does.
Fred Barnes (The McLaughlin Group) The American Spectator A riveting account...what you want in a sports book: the behind-the-scenes stuff, a peek at the private side of the players, their hobbies and politics and religion, the way they get along or don't...It's fair to compare The Jordan Rules with the campaign books that appear after every presidential race....The difference is not only that The Jordan Rules explains more persuasively than most of the campaign chronicles how the winner was decided -- it's that it does so more interestingly and with more understanding of the human heart.
Sam Smith was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune during the Chicago Bulls' 1991 championship season. He is a Brooklyn, New York, native with degrees in accounting from Pace University and in journalism from Ball State University. He has worked for Arthur Young and Co., the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, and States News Service in Washington, D.C. This is his first book.See all Editorial Reviews
Well written and maintains interest through details of the Bulls early championship seasons while giving some insight of the personalities on the team.Published 1 month ago by Fred
Best insiders look at what it was like to be a teammate of Michael Jordan. And it often wasn't pretty.Published 1 month ago by R. Siminoff
Thoroughly good read showing how professional sport really is. A tad opinionated with a disjointed delivery but the insights and pressure is conveyed brilliantlyPublished 2 months ago by Tezza
Shows what even winning franchises go through year to year. Jordan's the best ever but not a great teammate or person for that matter. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kristen Carmody
Sam Smith offers an amazing look at one of America's most polarizing athletes in "The Jordan Rules" an inside perspective of a superstar basketball player and his team that finally... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brian Saunders
This book offers a good, behind the scenes look at MJ and the Bulls from those championship years... A page turner for basketball junkies.Published 3 months ago by Demekan Arnwine