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Gamechangers: LeBron James

All basketball fans know the name LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers player is one of the biggest names in the sport, as synonymous with basketball as Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. James is particularly known for his 2014 return to his first team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and his role in leading them to victory over the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA finals—a journey explored in sports memoirs as it unfolded.

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Gamechangers: Ibtihaj Muhammad

In 2016, Ibtihaj Muhammad made Olympic and world history by representing the United States fencing team while wearing her hijab. Suddenly, Muhammad was thrust into the international spotlight, with the world discussing her historic achievement. It might appear amazing that, in 2016, something seemingly as simple as openly observing a religious standard of modesty would be what an Olympic athlete would come to be best known for.

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New & Noteworthy

This NBA memoir is a slam-dunk with listeners.

The Sixth Man
Andre’s memoir gives you an honest take on his life
experiences including basketball, childhood experiences,
and his off-the-court life. His honesty regarding navigating
the amateur basketball process, NCAA, various coaches
he experienced, other NBA players, etc. was refreshing
and enjoyable. Definitely check this out!

Marcell, Audible Listener on
The Sixth Man by Andre Iguodala

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Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me, has poured his years as a runner into his new book, The Incomplete Book About Running, and what stands are insightful stories and a powerful message as he goes both funny and deep.

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Gamechangers: Simone Biles

How does a person become one of the best athletes in a sport? Talent, hard work, passion, and dedication are key factors to success. At the age of 22, Biles is the winner of more than 20 world medals (the highest number any US gymnast currently holds). She is the first female gymnast to be given the honor of carrying the flag at an Olympics closing ceremony and considered to be among the best artistic gymnasts in history.

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5 Truly Wild Pro Wrestling Memoirs

When people discuss wrestling, one thing that always seems to come up is whether or not it's real. I remember when the WWF (now the WWE) became incredibly popular in the 1980s, with its breakout stars seemingly everywhere. The kids at my school who were really into it were always teased about it being fake. Whether or not you believe wrestling is staged, there is no denying that it is incredibly physical, challenging entertainment.

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