Michael Jordan: The Life

The greatest basketball player ever. Not just on the court, but off the court also. Revolutionized the sneaker industry and made millions and millions. Horrible franchise owner though, but no one bats a thousand. Award-winning sportswriter Roland Lazenby examines Michael Jordan in his new book, Michael Jordan: The Life ($22).

Lazenby’s book goes into Jordan’s family background, his well-known competitive streak and head coach Kevin Loughery’s system of giving the ball to Jordan all the time, and the less than accommodating reactions of his teammates to it. Check out David Halberstam’s biography of Michael Jordan, Playing For Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made ($15), for another great read on Jordan.

Weekend Refill, 3.22.13

You’re looking at the tallest crossing guard in America with mad bball skillz to boot. And now, it’s time to welcome in the weekend. Holla!

– It’s great when bullies get what they deserve. (The Blemish)

– Every ‘yeah’ sung by James Hetfield of Metallica. Like, ever. (The High Definite)

– How to pick up a supermodel when you’re 83. Or any age. (Bro Bible)

– Meet the guy with the world’s biggest balls. (Visual News)

– Get the new gaming system, Raystation 4, in Chinatown, Toronto (Unfinished Man)

– Michael Jordan. Hall of Fame player. D-League Dresser. (wtfismjwearing)

– Traditional Mongolian goat roast. Does NOT taste like chicken. (Food Republic)