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The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Heads of Basketball's Best Players

The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Heads of Basketball's Best Players [Kindle Edition]

Idan Ravin
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Basketball’s most unlikely—and most sought-after—training guru offers an inside look at his career, his methods, and the all-star players whose games he’s helped transform.

Where do the best basketball players in the world turn when they want to improve their game? Whom does a future NBA Hall of Famer thank at his press conference when he’s named Rookie of the Year? Who is it that Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and Men’s Journal all call the "Hoops Whisperer" because of his ability to engage, inspire, and challenge the players he trains? The answer to all of these questions is Idan Ravin.

Ravin never played or coached in college or the pros, yet a virtual NBA All-Star team relies on him to better their game and reach their full potential. A soft-spoken former lawyer, Ravin has become professional basketball’s hottest trainer.

In The Hoops Whisperer, Ravin shares the fascinating story of how he transformed a passion for the game into working with iconic basketball stars such as Chris Paul, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Dwight Howard, and many more. He offers a rare unguarded glimpse inside the lives of these great athletes, drawn from his intimate connection with them that is the basis of his success.

Showcasing his unorthodox drills and improvisational techniques in action, Ravin reveals how faith, effort, dedication, and passion can make a player into a superstar—and anyone into a success. Combined with his own inspiring journey, Ravin’s insights make The Hoops Whisperer a must-read for anyone who loves the game.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1521 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1592408915
  • Publisher: Gotham Books (1 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G3L6KEA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #251,949 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring read 25 July 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Couldn't put it down.
If you like basketball, or to be fair any top level sport then this makes for a great read.
Tells of one great teachers drive to the top of a profession he never thought he would achieve.
For anyone wanting to follow a career in sport this is a must buy.
Will read more of Idan Ravins books if I can find any.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read... 9 Jun 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was a bit apprehensive to read a book about basketball as I am not an avid fan, but I quickly realized that this book isn't just about basketball. Idan, shares his wisdom through his compelling and humbling experiences of realizing his dream through his love for the game. It was a thoughful reminder that all things are possible when you are passionate and dedicated to your life goals. It is a must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very inspirational 10 May 2014
By Jonathan Sandler - Published on
I'm short, Jewish and terrible at the game. I found this book inspirational. It speaks to everyone - not just for basketball fans. Thank you Idan for changing my life!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blueprint for making your vision a reality 7 May 2014
By Bayonik Man - Published on
Overall this book is a great page turning story about faith, devotion, vision, and inspiration. It also includes many fascinating stories of how Idan utilizes his thoughtfulness, skill, and intelligence to create precision training sessions for some of the NBA's greatest players. This book is a reminder that peak performance is only found through true passion, love, and a burning desire to master your craft. While his and his player's craft is basketball, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to be great and provide higher value, lasting impact, and be legendary in any endeavor!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 7 May 2014
By AYNAT - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
This book goes way behind basketball. It helps formulate an approach to life that ultimately can drive a higher level of happiness and satisfaction. There's no need to follow the traditional path. There are so many other paths to explore.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for basketball junkies 22 Aug 2014
By Barney Greengrass - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Idan Ravin has brought the public inside the gym of his private practices with the top basketball players in the world relaying little antidotes about each player. It is a story of hope and how Idan pursued his dream to rise to the top of his game even though he didn't make his college team. He never gave up and ultimately quit the legal profession to pursue his love. As someone once said "if you love what you do it's not work'..this book is a must read for basketball and for life's lesson never to give up on your dreams!
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much more than basketball... 6 May 2014
By Joel R. Rinker - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
A brilliant read for anyone struggling to find happiness or their place in the world. An inspiring tale of faith and determination.
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