Local Author: Roland Lazenby

Coming October 24 from Roanoke's Roland Lazenby -- Magic: The Life of Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Wytheville native and former Roanoke Times sports writer, Roland Lazenby releases his latest epic basketball biography this fall with an in-depth look at Magic Johnson. Lazenby has published more than 50 books including Michael Jordan: The Life (2014), and Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant (2016), Blood on the Horns: The Long Strange Ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls (1998), Mad Games and The NBA Education of Kobe Bryant (2000). HIs work encompasses the human stories are core to sports, giving readers a view into the heroes of the sports the world knows and loves. 

Lazenby's Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant  was shortlisted for the 2017 Cross Sports Book Awards Best Biography of the Year and was descibed as "complex, engaging picture of one of the NBA's greats" by Kurt Heln of NBC Sports.

Magic: The Life of Earvin “Magic” Johnson By Roland Lazenby Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781250248039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Celadon Books - October 24th, 2023

Michael Jordan: The Life By Roland Lazenby Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780316194761
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - May 19th, 2015

Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant By Roland Lazenby Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780316387149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - December 12th, 2017