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Author Lloyd, Jason, author.

Title The blueprint : Lebron James, Cleveland's deliverance, and the making of the modern NBA / Jason Lloyd.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Dutton, [2017].


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 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  796.323 LLOYD    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  796.323 LLO    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  796.323 JAMES    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  796.323 LLO    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  796.323 LLOYD    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  796.323 LLOYD    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  796.323 LLO    Check Shelf
Description x, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents In the beginning, King James version -- "He's gone" -- Starting over -- Lottery, luck, and ping-pong -- Old memories, new hopes -- Old faces, new mistakes -- Grant's tomb -- Z -- Outside the box, other side of the world -- The big three -- The modern NBA -- Homecoming king -- Crutches, calves, and contracts -- Shoulders, slings, and fighter pilots -- Pool views -- Christmas mourning -- Gambling man -- Go west and strangle the media -- Seven -- Larry -- Epilogue.
Summary "In 2010, LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers. That same year, Jason Lloyd began to cover the team for the Akron Beacon Journal, LeBron's hometown newspaper. The story he uncovered started as a tragedy but ended in incredible triumph. Back in 2010, starting in the days, weeks, and months after LeBron left, the Cavs hatched a plan to get LeBron back. The plan was daring, audacious, and spectacularly successful. It incorporated several losing seasons, some highly risky draft picks, and an entirely new understanding of how championship teams are built and maintained. And the best part of the plan is that it worked, culminating in the most exciting Finals series in NBA history. And, most important, the end of the Cleveland Curse. Jason Lloyd, a true Northeast Ohio (as in Cleveland and Akron) insider, tells the story of how the NBA really works, and how everyone--from the front office to the stars on the court to the new generations of coaches--works together to create a winning team. This will be an unputdownable, unforgettable, must-have book for every Cavs, NBA, and LeBron fan"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Cleveland Cavaliers (Basketball team)
James, LeBron.
National Basketball Association -- History.
James, LeBron. (OCoLC)fst00494387
Cleveland Cavaliers (Basketball team) (OCoLC)fst00587448
National Basketball Association. (OCoLC)fst00516112
SPORTS & RECREATION / Coaching / Basketball.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Online version: Lloyd, Jason. Blueprint New York, New York : Dutton, 2017 9781524741914
ISBN 9781524741907 (hardback)
1524741906 (hardback)
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