Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1974. First Edition. Introduction by Bill Russell. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to (8 ¾ x 11 ¼ in.) Includes 3-page original press release for release of book tipped in. Signed by Knicks basketball player Willis Reed. Very good condition, slight wear to illustrated jacket but inside in near fine condition. Item #4844
Documenting the legendary basketball career and personal story of Knicks player Walt “Clyde” Frazier, with an emphasis on personal style and what made Frazier the epitome of cool in 1970s sports celebrity culture. Cowritten with Ira Berkow, sportswriter and editor of Newspaper Enterprise Association, whose 3 times a week column was syndicated in over 600 papers. This copy signed to Jane from Willis Reed, teammate of Clyde.
From the press release, “Rockin’ Steady is unlike any other basketball book. It’s human, it’s personal, it’s instructional. Lavishly illustrated with over 22 line drawings, 32 pages of 4 color photographs and over 50 black and white photographs, Rockin’ Steady captures Clyde – his game and his style”.