Learn the Inspiring Story of the Boston Celtics' Star Gordon Hayward!
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In Gordon Hayward: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Star Forwards, you'll learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's premier forwards, Gordon Hayward. Few would have expected when he was selected with the 9th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft that Gordon Hayward would become as influential of a player as he is today. For seven years, he played on the Utah Jazz and helped the franchise return to prominence after it had spent years looking from the outside in during the playoffs.
Hayward's ascent in the league actualized in 2017 when he was selected for his first All-Star game. In the 2017 offseason, Hayward decided it was time to reconnect with his old college coach, Brad Stevens. He signed a four-year, $128 million contract to join the Celtics to play alongside Al Horford and Kyrie Irving.
It will be exciting to see how Hayward continues to mature in the years to come. This work details everything up until the start of the 2017-2018 NBA season for the career of Gordon Hayward.
If you're a fan of Gordon Hayward, don't delay in picking up this book. Start learning his inspiring story today.
Here's a preview of what you'll read about:
- Childhood and Early Life
- High School Career
- College Career at Butler
- Gordon Hayward's NBA Career
- Getting Drafted
- Rookie Season
- The Steady Rise of Gordon Hayward
- Breaking Out
- All-Star Status, Final Season in Utah
- The Move to Boston
- Gordon Hayward's Personal Life
- Hayward's Impact on Basketball and Legacy
An excerpt from the book:
The game of basketball is always a learning process. Nobody in this world is born an expert in the sport, or even someone who has mastered certain skills one way or another. Every superstar and all-time great has gone through periods of learning, training, and developing to become who they are today and who they are in the history of basketball. However, the pace may be somewhat different.
While it is true that superstars and all-time greats have had to undergo the same process that every basketball player has had to go through to become better, there are some who seem like they were born to it. That is where genetics come into play. Though nobody is born a superstar in basketball, some were brought into this world with the pedigree and genetic makeup that would someday make them greats in the game with the proper training, coaching, and development.
The physical aspect is what is initially looked at when it comes to telling how much of a potential a basketball player has. He might be an athletic freak of nature like Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O'Neal, and LeBron James are. And some may be genetic miracles because of their size, length, and athleticism. Players such as Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kristaps Porzingis might come to mind.
Oftentimes, a player's destiny as a future star could also be a legacy carried on from one generation to one another. Players that have had parents as basketball players and NBA professionals often have the genetics to someday follow in the footsteps of their forebears. Those that come to mind are Kobe Bryant, Klay Thompson, and Stephen Curry, among others. Such players seemed to have been born with the talent to one day become as great as their fathers or mothers but only through work ethic did they achieve the heights that they reached.
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