I'll make this short. If you're someone who appreciates what it means to truly be a part of any group or team; If you value coaching, the power of introspection, and transformative nature of healthy player-coach relationships; Or, if you happen to have an affinity for the UCLA dynasty and its cast of characters lead by luminaries John Wooden & Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), then you should read this book, period.
We frequently remind our players of the importance of developing a growth mindset, and no better way to groom this than by making the act of reading good books a habit. Following a Hall-of-Fame hoops career both in college and the NBA, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reinvented himself as an accomplished writer. He's a columnist for numerous publications including the Washington Post, New York Times and TIME magazine, to name a few. This book -- his latest -- did not disappoint. It's 1-part basketball and 99-parts Life. Link to the book below.