In the Land of Giants: My Life in Basketball

by Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues & David Levine | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0316101737 Global Overview for this book
Registered by notbob of Omaha, Nebraska USA on 6/7/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by notbob from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Saturday, June 07, 2003
Rescued from a storage closet at work.

From the inside dust jacket:
At five feet, three inches, Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues is the shortest player in the history of the National Basketball Association. "In the Land of Giants" is the against-all-odds story of his extraordinary life and career.

When he was a child in the Baltimore projects, people used to laugh at Muggsy Bogues for his unending dedication to the sport where height matters most: basketball. How could a kid who stopped growing when he was ten - at barely over five feet - compete with six- and seven-footers? After he guided what might have been the best high school basketball team ever to the state championships and through two straight undefeated seasons, people didn't believe he would be able to handle college ball. He proved them wrong yet again, at Wake Forest University, but they still doubted he could make it in the NBA, at least as anything more than an oddity. But after a shaky start with the Washington Bullets, he hit his stride with the most successful expansion team ever, the Charlotte Hornets, leading them to the NBA playoffs in five short years, silencing the naysayers forever. And most important of all, for Muggsy Bogues and for the Hornets, the best is yet to come.

"In the Land of Giants" is Bogues's inspiring and heartening story. With warmth, humor, and charm, he talks about the obstacles he has had to overcome, the importance of his family, his pride in his achievements, and his friendships with past and present teammates Reggie Williams, Reggie Lewis, Alonzo Mourning, Larry Johnson, and many others. Here is the story of one man who wanted success enough that he struggled against incalculable odds to get it, never losing his sense of humor and never losing sight of who he is.

Journal Entry 2 by notbob at Buffalo Wild Wings in Omaha, Nebraska USA on Friday, July 18, 2003
Released on Friday, July 18, 2003 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Omaha, Nebraska USA.

I'll leave this on the bench by the front counter of the 49th & L Street location.

Journal Entry 3 by notbob from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Friday, July 18, 2003
One of the cashiers picked it up. I talked to her to make sure she wasn't just going to throw it away... she said one of the cooks wanted to read it.

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