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