Can you imagine making 2000 shots per day? Can you imagine playing basketball for 10 hours a day at age 40? That is what Kobe Bryant did every day. In the biography Showboat, by Roland Lazenby it goes through his life stories and all of the challenges he faced. Kobe Bean Bryant was born in America, but his whole childhood he was raised in Italy. Kobe Bryant Played for the Los Angeles Lakers for his whole career. In my opinion, Kobe himself is his biggest enemy. He ruins the passing when he is in the game. Will he learn how to play as a team or will he get benched? Later in his career he was charged with some very serious crimes. The book is very descriptive and provides the reader with a good feel for what it is like to be Kobe Bryant. This book is for people that like to learn about people's lives. This book would probably be good for 7th grade and up.