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By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with trainer John wood, the most enduring and significant relationships in activities history.
When destiny NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was once nonetheless an 18-year-old highschool basketball prospect from manhattan urban named Lew Alcindor, he approved a scholarship from UCLA mostly at the power of trainer John Wooden's recognition as a winner. It became out to be the best selection, as Alcindor and his teammates received an extraordinary 3 NCAA championship titles. however it additionally marked the start of 1 of the main impressive and enduring friendships within the heritage of activities. In trainer wood AND ME, Abdul-Jabbar unearths the inspirational tale of ways his bond with John wood developed from a history-making coach-player mentorship right into a deep and real friendship that transcended activities, formed the process either men's lives, and lasted for part a century.
COACH wood AND ME is a stirring tribute to the delicate yet profound impression that wood had on Kareem as a participant, after which as somebody, as they started to percentage their cultural, spiritual, and family members values whereas dealing with a few of life's greatest hindrances. From his first day of perform, while the avid gamers have been taught the significance of placing on their athletic socks adequately, to progressively soaking up the chic knowledge of trainer Wooden's now well-known "Pyramid of Success"; to studying to deal with the gruesome racism that faced black athletes through the turbulent Civil Rights period in addition to wasting household, Abdul-Jabbar fondly remembers how trainer Wooden's fatherly tips not just prepared the ground for his unequalled specialist good fortune but additionally made attainable a life of own fulfillment.
Full of intimate, never-before-published information and introduced with the heat and erudition of a thankful pupil who has discovered his classes good, trainer wood AND ME is instantly a party of the original philosophical outlook of school basketball's so much storied trainer and a relocating testomony to the all-conquering energy of friendship.

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