MAVERICK: More Than a Game by Phil & Charles Rosen Jackson

MAVERICK: More Than a Game

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About what you might expect from a University of North Dakota philosophy-religion major, both of whose parents are Pentecostal ministers. Signed by the New York Knicks in 1967, Phil ""Head and Shoulders"" Jackson joined a club in the process of rebuilding itself, which, with a nucleus of Willis Reed, Walt Frazier and Bill Bradley, went on to win the '70 and '73 NBA Championships. If nothing else, the self--confessed ""mediocre ballplayer"" remains candid throughout--be it about the rough tactics employed by other teams, his marital problems, or the new self. awareness he acquired after tripping on LSD. To wit: ""Ballplayers tend to use women very selfishly. . . (as) a means of gratifying (their) own ego."" Spiritualistic devotees of the game may even concur that ""God is a dynamic force Who is always working and moving"" (and setting picks?). Not likely to be a forward of attraction.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1975
Publisher: Playboy Press