Superstars in the World of Basketball Series (10 Titles)

Superstars in the World of Basketball Series (10 Titles)


From LeBron James to Kobe Bryant, todays basketball superstars were once just students with dreams of playing in the NBA. With hard work and dedication to the sport, these young people became the star athletes known around the world today. This series brings young readers the true stories of their basketball idols, both their successes and setbacks. Each title in this series tells the life story of a different player who went from a young dreamer to a sports celebrity.

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Blake Griffin

View Product | ISBN: 9781682650196 | $9.95 | Paperback

In just a few years, Blake Griffin has become one of the NBA's most exciting stars. After spending his first season in the NBA sitting courtside with an injury, Blake became a star in 2010, when he was chosen as Rookie of the Year. He then went on to play in the NBA All-Star Games three years in a row. Whether playing with the Los Angeles Clippers or appearing in television commercials, Blake seems to become more popular all the time.

Carmelo Anthony

View Product | ISBN: 9781682650202 | $9.95 | Paperback

Carmelo Anthony is one of the biggest stars in the NBA. A six-time NBA All-Star, Carmelo's time in the league has been a dream-come-true. From playing with the Knicks in Madison Square Garden to playing on the U.S. Olympic team, Carmelo has proven that he's at the top of the basketball world.

Chris Paul

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After being chosen as Rookie of the Year in 2006, Chris Paul has done a lot to show fans he's one of the NBA's most talented players. A six-time NBA All-Star, Chris even won the All-Star Game MVP award in 2013. Whether playing with the Hornets or with the Clippers, Chris has done amazing things in his years in the NBA.

Dwight Howard

View Product | ISBN: 9781682650226 | $9.95 | Paperback

Dwight Howard has already had an amazing career in the NBA, and he's not done yet. Since being drafted in 2004, Dwight has played in seven NBA All-Star Games, won awards for defense, and even won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Dwight's played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, and Houston Rockets, breaking records and winning games with all three teams.

Dwyane Wade

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Playing alongside LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and the rest of the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade has become one of the NBA's most impressive stars. After joining the league in 2003, Dwyane won three NBA championships and was chosen to play in the NBA All-Star Game an amazing nine times. Dwyane has won games, received awards, and scored more points than any other Miami Heat player in history.

Kevin Durant

View Product | ISBN: 9781682650240 | $9.95 | Paperback

Kevin Durant may be a young player, but he's already done amazing things in his NBA career. After joining the league in 2007, Kevin was chosen as Rookie of the Year. He led the league in scoring for three years in a row and has been chosen to play in the NBA All-Star Game four times. In 2012, he was chosen as the All-Star Game MVP, a huge honor for any player but even more incredible for a young player.

Kobe Bryant

View Product | ISBN: 9781682650257 | $9.95 | Paperback

Around the world, fans know Kobe Bryant is one of the best players in basketball. Playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe has become one of the sport's biggest stars. In fact, he has joined basketball legends like Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, and Magic Johnson as one of the best players to ever shoot hoops. Not many players can say they've done as much for their sport as Kobe Bryant.

LeBron James

View Product | ISBN: 9781682650264 | $9.95 | Paperback

Few sports stars can say they've reached the heights LeBron James has reached. First with the Cleveland Cavaliers and then with the Miami Heat, LeBron has become one of the most exciting players on the court. Fans around the world know LeBron has truly earned his nickname--"King James."

Players & the Game Around the World

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Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. Fans everywhere watch both local games and games played in the NBA. Millions of people around the globe play pick-up games with friends, while professional basketball players have become celebrities who are recognized everywhere. Fans from Japan to Brazil and Canada to Kenya love players like Jeremy Lin, Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, LeBron James, and many more. The NBA may play in the United States, but basketball is the world's sport, with fans, leagues, and players worldwide.

Rajon Rondo

View Product | ISBN: 9781682650288 | $9.95 | Paperback

Four-time NBA All-Star Rajon Rondo is one of the most exciting players in the NBA. Since being drafted in 2006, Rajon has gone on to amazing heights playing with the Boston Celtics. In his time in the NBA, Rajon has led the NBA in assists and steals, won awards, and played with some of the NBA's best.


10 Titles
Series ISBN: 9781617179389
Grade Range: 4th – 8th
48 pages each

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