“Every superhero needs an origin story.”*

The Rise

ON SALE 01/11/22

A riveting inside look at Kobe Bryant’s formative years and meteoric rise with never-before-seen material. It’s an unforgettable exploration of the identity and making of an icon, the years when a suburban kid began to make himself into the man who would become a legend.

A titanic work worthy of its subject. Ian O'Connor, New York Times bestselling author of Belichick Now, thanks to Mike Sielski, the rise of Kobe Bryant can be fully understood and appreciated. *Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Three-Ring Circus Meticulously researched and rendered with clear-eyed insights. Bob Costas In Mike Sielski’s sensitive reporting and crisp writing, we see the closest account you will ever read of a sure thing. Mark Bowden, bestselling author of Black Hawk Down, The Best Game Ever, Killing Pablo, Guests of the Ayatollah, and The Last Stone
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