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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.
In 1965, 18-year old Lew Alcindor played basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA. It was the beginning of what was to become a 50-year long relationship. On the court they broke basketball records. Off the court they transcended their athletic achievements to gain even wider recognition and tremendous national respect.
Part memoir and part inspirational story, Abdul-Jabbar reveals the lessons Coach Wooden taught him through the "Pyramid of Success" and discusses how they in turn shaped his life. Through beautiful storytelling, Coach Wooden and Me takes you back to the basics of what a coach should be.

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©2017 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gary on 05-21-17

BRAVO, Big Fella!!!

Awesome inside view of both Kareem an Coach that we have never seen before. So simple, so human, so honest about an amazing friendship! I cannot wait until I can share this with others!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cynthia I Tyree on 05-25-17

A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE

This book is a moving, and touching tribute to the legendary coach and person John Wooden. It is beautifully written by one obviously deeply touched by his friendship.

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By Anonymous User on 06-07-17

OUTSTANDING!

Loved it! Just finished listening to the audio version. A must-read/listen for all. It added value to my life! Meaningful, admirable, insightful, made me laugh and cry, very powerful message about faith, love, grief, religion..😍

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