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Values of the Game

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  148 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
As the Presidential run heats up with the start of the primary season in New Hampshire on February 2, the attention to the candidates and their issues will become even more intense.Values of the Game is an ideal book to understand Bill Bradley, the man and the candidate.The values that Bill speaks of so frequently during his campaign speeches are reflected in Values of the ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 4th 2000 by Crown Business (first published October 1st 1998)
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Mar 12, 2010 Brugge rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are a Bill Bradley fan this is a interesting book. Really intertwines life lessons that can be learned through competitive sports. Well written and a quick read.
Jun 29, 2007 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: intelligent basketball fans who get all weepy when they think about the game.
I immediately thought "I would love to give this to my future son one day" after reading Values of the Game.

It's a but mawkish, perhaps overwrought at times but is still for the most part well written ode to basketball, life and the lessons therein.

It was nice to read the words of a articulate, intelligent pro athlete.
Mar 07, 2009 Adam rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some good concepts, good stuff maybe to talk about if you are a basketball coach (wink, wink) but overall it was kinda boring. Bradley was a better basketball player than author. The book kinda jumps around too much and didn't hold my interest very well.
Jan 06, 2016 Cade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book talks about Bill Bradley and his journey from a little kid to a champion with the New York Knicks. Along the way he talks about the core values of the game and how he got his character and how he can see other peoples character by seeing how they act on the court. He teaches how to be a great basketball player mentally and how to be unselfish with your teammates to have your team take their game to the next level. I would recommend this book to whoever wants to learn about basketball. ...more
David Barney
Good general advice. Good for those that coach young athletes.
Jun 29, 2008 Art rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2008
One of several books written by the man who should have been president. I have given copies of this book to my girls JV basketball team. It's a nonpreachy discussion of values that ensure success in basketball and in life.
May 03, 2010 Eric rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a remarkable collection of Knickerbockers that was ... I will always remember the 'second language' that was used within that team from this book ... which like hundreds of others, I no longer have a copy of :(
Matthew Weymar
Jan 28, 2013 Matthew Weymar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: basketball
Bradley explores the intersection of basketball and character. Apt not only for coaches and athletes, but also for parents, teachers and young people generally. Lots of good stuff in here.
Jul 07, 2008 Big rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bradley was a true basketball renaissance man. His transformation from basketball star to successful senator just provides a small glimpse into the talents of this gentle man.
Aug 13, 2009 Glenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short read with lots of wonderful athletic pictures. Bradley talked about his athletic career, but also about race relations in and out of sports. Very good.
Clint Link
Jul 13, 2007 Clint Link rated it it was amazing
Might be my favorite basketball book. Bill does a great job relating life, politics and basketball together.
Apr 28, 2012 Ron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Book...interesting perspective about life and basketball by Bill Bradley.
Bought: April 11, 2013
Location: Booksale (Megamall)
Price: P115
I want to learn more about the game
Nov 05, 2007 Jay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book on basketball EVER!
May 21, 2008 Jose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
for basketball lovers.
Dave Mevis
2000 Presidential campaign.
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