© 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. en dochterondernemingen, Andere talen boeken over sport & vrije tijd, Vertaal alle beoordelingen naar het Nederlands, Ga naar Amazon.com om alle 151 recensies te bekijken, Pakketten traceren of bestellingen bekijken. It's so cold that you can feel it in your bones. This seems to stem from an inability to really discuss his feelings. And my cousins were not like regular cousins: they were more like brothers and sisters. Still, I felt myself wanting to know a lot more and that’s why I am only giving The Sixth Man four stars. They were the ones who started it! | 429 Minutes I believe Poletha lived in Kansas City for a good while. Everybody looked like they were having so much fun bouncing around and giggling that, after a while, curiosity got the better of me. The woman who launched the rape accusations, Mabel Hallam, later admitted that she had made up the story to cover for her husband's physical abuse. There was no yelling, no threatening, no chest bumping. My grandmother's name is Poletha Webster, and she was the biggest influence on my early life. Perfect tomatoes and Technicolor-ripe squashes that she would use to make pies and casseroles. He called it "playing physical," but really it was unadulterated fouling. My grandmother's house functioned as a neighborhood foster home, and she took in kids whose parents couldn't care for them for some reason or another. You have made me understand your life from your angle. Officially, Springfield is not a segregated town, but officialities don't matter in race. And of what motivates an athlete to keep striving for more once they’ve already achieved the highest level of play they could have dreamed. Mosquitoes, gnats, and flies dog your every move. I read this book in one sitting. Verder worden recensies ook geanalyseerd om de betrouwbaarheid te verifiëren. I loved seeing how you look at. Klay is my favorite. First, she moved to Kansas City with my mother's father. She was a tough and loving woman, and I can still see her standing in the sun, tending to her vegetable garden, which she did with great care while I ran around the house making games out of everything. Voor het berekenen van de totale sterrenbeoordeling en de procentuele verdeling per ster gebruiken we geen gewoon gemiddelde. Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. Jun 16, 2020 The writing is excellent. The Great Nowitzki: Das außergewöhnliche Leben des großen deutschen Sportlers, From the Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love. It is no surprise, then, that in his first book, Andre, with his cowriter Carvell Wallace, has pushed himself to go further than he ever has before about his life, not only as an athlete but about what makes him who he is at his core.The Sixth Man traces Andre’s journey from childhood in his Illinois hometown to his Bay Area home court today. Her hands were always busy, and those early summer afternoons were quiet and magical for me, a small child, with my grandmother beside me and my hands in the dirt, warmed by the sun. Caught red-handed. I guess one of the foster kids had peed in the bed the night before, so she had pulled one of her old mattresses out to let it air-dry. I remember the summers, waves of heat rising up off of the asphalt, and the fields had grasses as tall as my head. He knew he fouled me. I would be in a puddle of tears the entire time. It just hurts for a little and then it's done." In seventeen slices of life that defy the expected and launch us into the absurd, Everybody used to tease me about it, but if my mom was gone for one night, I couldn't last. **The Instant National Bestseller**The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the Golden State Warriors. Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser. He didn't like to lose, and he didn't like to follow rules. She just looked at me and said, "You were shooting that ball in that hoop, over there? I think his wife is mentioned a couple of times, but he tells us nothing about her. For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. But this is the story, too, of his experience of the conflict and racial tension always at hand in a professional league made up largely of African American men; of whether and why the athlete owes the total sacrifice of his body; of the relationship between competition and brotherhood among the players of one of history’s most glorious championship teams. By the time my generation came around, things were just that way, subtly but persistently. She just took one look at her, cocked back and busted this lady dead in the face….On the one hand, no one wants to see their mom wilding out. I was a mama's boy. I pre-ordered Andre’s book and read it immediately after I received it. You think your skin is going to break, and your body seems like something not too well designed for this intensity. There is also insight into the personalities and work ethic of his Warriors teammates and what led them to continued success. We had our own world, the black side, and within that world I had my own little community. I grew up in what you might naturally call white Springfield, IL. Iguodala takes us from his childhood in Springfield to the summer before this last season in Oakland. And fresh off the Warriors’ fifth Finals appearance in five years, his game has never been stronger. I think she preferred it that way. Ontdek het beste van shopping en entertainment, Gratis en snelle bezorging van miljoenen producten, onbeperkt streamen van exclusieve series, films en meer, Je onlangs bekeken items en aanbevelingen, Selecteer de afdeling waarin je wilt zoeken. In fact, my great aunt Jean lived in Kansas City, Missouri, until she passed away in 2017. The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the Golden State Warriors. Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala announced on Twitter that he is publishing a memoir entitled ‘The Sixth Man’ on June 25 of this year. Verder worden recensies ook geanalyseerd om de betrouwbaarheid te verifiëren. Loved it, will recomend it to all my basketball friends. And fresh off the Warriors’ fifth Finals appearance in five years, his game has never been st The Sixth Man: A Memoir [ebook free] by Andre Iguodala (epub/mobi) - Ebook4Expert Link dead/Question/Request? But she wasn't buying it. My house was only 15 minutes away from Franklin. She was always loving, she could be sweet when she needed to be, but if you ended up on her bad side, you would regret it. Try Google Play Audiobooks today! Please try again later. It doesn’t feel like a full memoir as Andre hasn’t really opened up fully about his life. Basketball has always been there. A Sincere Glimpse into the American Athletic Establishment. A Sincere Glimpse into the American Athletic Establishment. Grow Your Child's Library with Top Young Reader Series, Knock Knock Gifts, Books & Office Supplies, Buy One, Get One 50% Off Holiday Boxed Cards, Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser. The Sixth Man: A Memoir (English Edition) eBook: Iguodala, Andre: Amazon.nl: Kindle Store Selecteer uw cookievoorkeuren We gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare tools om uw winkelervaring te verbeteren, onze services aan te bieden, te begrijpen hoe klanten onze services gebruiken zodat we verbeteringen kunnen aanbrengen, en om advertenties weer te geven. It doesn’t feel like a full memoir as Andre hasn’t really opened up fully about his life. We ate together and played together all day long. I sat down to read A Good Man and didn't move until I'd finished...I loved One by one, Andre Iguodala picks apart the stereotypes and gets at the reality of being a black man, a basketball player and an NBA star. In reflective, conversational prose, Iguodala recounts his early awareness of segregation and racism, the strength and influence of the strong women in his life (and later, coaches), and his gradual realization of how to best harness his intelligence, ambition and drive.” —Datebook, Three-time NBA champion Iguodala, currently a shooting guard for the Golden State Warriors, chronicles his life, starting with growing up in Springfield, IL, with a single mother who emphasized discipline and education. That was Andre's world. And fresh off the Warriors’ fifth Finals appearance in five years, his game has never been stronger. Sorry, er is een probleem opgetreden bij het opslaan van je cookievoorkeuren. You can view Barnes & Noble’s Privacy Policy. My race, I never thought that you would see us as so different.i loved seeing the process of breaking into the big leagues, I am a great lover of the warriors. Deze winkelfunctie blijft items laden wanneer de Enter-toets wordt ingedrukt. It seemed like I had been over there for less than, I swear to God, three whole seconds before my grandmother appeared from nowhere, like a damn ghost. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play (English Edition), Mamba Mentality: Mein Weg zum Erfolg (German Edition), The Jordan Rules: The Inside Story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls (English Edition), The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy (English Edition). The first time I can remember having an extended interaction with black people was when my 7th grade basketball team faced off against Franklin Middle School (Where Andre went to school and played basketball). I have cheered for you and have been so grateful to you for opening g up your life to us in this book. And from the perspective of my early childhood, the black world was the only world there was. That peace, however, came at a price. I tried to explain, the way kids do, that it wasn't my fault-I was just shooting hoops and minding my own business. For one thing, he used to cheat. I like his sence of humor. He was much more defiant, much more troubled than I was. Submit your email address to receive Barnes & Noble offers & updates. It didn't matter what the game was, he would just boldly cheat and then deny it. Every time I took the lead or tied it up, here goes Frank: "Nah, bruh. To be entirely honest, it's only recently that we started to really like each other. The Illinois General Assembly didn't even formally acknowledge the event had occurred until 2008. This drove me crazy. Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. Denk je dat dit item auteursrechten schendt? I read this book in one sitting. If you have money, please buy it to support the author, thank you! I loved seeing how you look at. My race, I never thought that you would see us as so different.i loved seeing the process of breaking into the big leagues, I am a great lover of the warriors. But when I found you, you were over here, where there ain't no hoop?" When my mother was in high school, they moved to Springfield. He was a kid driven entirely by his own will. But whatever their stories were before, my grandmother would take them in, receive a small stipend from the county, and make them, for as long as they lasted, part of our family. An eighty-year-old wealthy black business owner, himself a friend of Abraham Lincoln's, had his throat slit by a white vegetable merchant. Next they were doing flips and Superman dives, and pretty soon they were making a game of it, seeing who could push who off the mattress. I never wanted to be away from her. Laat het direct op je Kindle of een ander apparaat leveren. Springfield is segregated. Please touch me at  The Midwest makes a certain kind of person.