1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica makes his return to the basketball court ! There’s a reason teammates call him “True.” Because for basketball. 27 Feb True Legend By: MIke Lupica Major Characters: Drew “True” Robinson- Drew Robinson is a high school basketball superstar who plays for. 27 Sep Review. True Legend. by Mike Lupica. From the time he is old enough to hold a basketball and shoot hoops with older kids in his New York City.

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This book provides an eye-opener that life is bigger than a game or sport. Drew says he is writing it about the man in the park and other lupia legends” like the man.

With all of this attention, Drew becomes engulfed in his own self-confidence. Lupica, and I hope he doesn’t take that personally. Drew hopped in Mr. Inhe became the youngest columnist ever at a New York newspaper when he started working for the New York Daily News. Donald was playing at UCLA and hurt his leg, and it has been bad every since. He was getting attention from all over the place, starting from when he made a few great passes while ESPN was covering one of their games.

I think that if you like basketball this is a great book to read.

Drew could not believe it because the man was supposed to have died. But there is one ,ike, “True” Robinson the bball player grades are slipping which could hinder his chances of going to college, or even make it to the NBA. Feb 03, Alec Roland rated it it was amazing. Drew likes to keep to himself most of the time and doesn’t try very hard at school because a journey to the pros is guaranteed with his skill. Drew along with Oakley are playing for a league championship.

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Catching the lpuica with his left on his way down before it even hit the ground. Personal Response I thought that this book was just shy of getting five stars. Drew helped Legend get into his school, so he could get his high school diploma. Send this link to let others join your presentation: One or more legsnd could not be added because you are not logged in. Usually Drew Robinson–known as True Robinson by now to everybody who followed basketball–didn’t see anybody using either of Morrison’s courts when he arrived after midnight.

They do not hit it off to well at first, but then after a while they start dating.

True Legend teaches about how to handle jealousy and being a team player and the consequences of not being one. Lupics played point guard for Oakley Academy, a team which had not had much success in the past. When Drew finally does meet him, he realizes they have a lot in common. Before the game, Donald and Drew were talking.

Southern California pumps out a lot of good college basketball players. Mike Lupica did a good job on explaining the book and keeping you hooked to the book to the point when you don’t want to put the book down. Early in the book, True discussed lebend basketball players that had fallen off the map and gone to being forgotten souls.

If you like sports and character development, you would like this book a lot. He practiced late into the night, and one night, a mysterious man showed up to play some legnd. After he followed him to his room he knocked on the door.

LeBron Junior, some people even called Drew that, not because of the way he played or looked–he was half a foot shorter than the real LeBron–but because he’d made that kind of name for himself before he was even a junior in high school. It wasn’t until Drew met a “Playground Legend” that inspired him to to work harder and make better decisions.


Donald could have been a great NBA player, but he hurt his knee at a party when he was luipca. Only he didn’t throw it down right away. Oct 16, Levi Erdmann rated it really liked it. The guy is older but he has great skills. There was not any difficult vocabulary or explicit language.

He explains the importance of school and basketball throughout the book and also delivers a message to the reader. He thought that if he was not the star, then people would not notice him. True Robinson learns that life is bigger than basketball.

Together they discover that the man’s name is Donald “Urban Legend” Sellers but they come across something unexpected. Booklist Review Lupica’s latest plants a year-old basketball phenom at a personal crossroads where he is offered the customary devil’s bargain.

The first time drew saw him he was amazed by the moves and the dunks he was doing. Drew follows him home one night and talks with him. I learned that things can be going so well and all change so quickly and your life can turn around. Trivia About True Legend. Donald told Drew not to do these this, and Drew knew he should not do them as well. Main character, Drew Robinson is well known for his amazingly skilled talent on the basketball court.

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Off the court, he thought he was too cool for some of his friends. I read the first few chapters, and it was not my cup of tea. However, this time, he met the man. His playing ability is comparable to nobody he has every faced or played with.