SIDEWAYS GLANCE THROUGH A FRESH PAIR OF EYES, SHE'S GOT THESE GUYS SIZED UP.Byline: - Tom Hoffarth
--The book: ``Ain't No Tomorrow: Kobe, Shaq and the Making of a Lakers See Lake poets Dynasty''
--The author: Elizabeth Kaye, a contributor to Esquire, Rolling Stone rolling stone
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--The other essential info: $24.95, Contemporary Books, 230 pages.
--The review: Kinda Adv. 1. kinda - to some (great or small) extent; "it was rather cold"; "the party was rather nice"; "the knife is rather dull"; "I rather regret that I cannot attend"; "He's rather good at playing the cello"; "he is kind of shy"
kind of, sort of, rather skeptical about how a female magazine writer with little background in sports writing is going to tell us anything new about what happened between Shaq and Kobe last year during the Lakers' pursuit of a second NBA NBA
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As soon as you overcome that mental hurdle, latch on to this and get in tune with how she saw things develop last season. It's far more enlightening en·light·en
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Kaye, a free-lance writer based in Malibu, has done books and features on travel, the ballet, fashion and the horse industry. Sports was a new arena when she did a brilliant story on the Lakers last year for Los Angeles Magazine.
She begins this book with the final game of the 2000 season - the first championship celebration - and rides the roller coaster What a bad CD-R disc is often called. See CD-R and underrun. through the 2001 NBA Finals The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association.
The team winning the Eastern Conference Finals earns one of the two berths in the championship round, with the other going to the team that wins the Western Conference Finals. against Philadelphia, weaving anecdotes retrieved by herself and many of the team's beat writers through all that perceived nonsense created by the two giant egos and their equally heady coach.
It's a book that not only can be read in a two-hour sitting but is probably best digested that way to appreciate the way it's been compiled.
--About the title: It comes from a quote Kobe reportedly blurted out to teammates during a huddle when the Lakers were losing by four points after the third quarter of Game 4's second-round series against Sacramento. Even though there really would have been a tomorrow if the Lakers lost, Bryant finished that game with 48 points, the Lakers finished off their second series sweep, and the repeat seemed academic.
--Some excerpts: Kaye, on how Shaq and Kobe dealt with winning the first NBA title: ``For Shaq, success meant that he would never have to be alone; for Kobe, it meant he would never have to be bothered.''
More on their differences: ``If there was a single, critical divide between these two men, it was that Shaq was preoccupied with the feelings of others, while Kobe was preoccupied with the feelings about himself.''
On their approaches: ``Kobe's game was a rite of release, of communion. Shaq's game was a rite of redemption. When those games were forged together under Phil Jackson's aegis, the Lakers became unstoppable.''
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