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Ken Dryden and Bill Bradley - Lives on the Run: Sports, Service and Leadership

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Bill Bradley

  • ,
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1943 (Age: 77 years old)

Biography

Bill Bradley was a three-time, All-American basketball player at Princeton University and graduated with honors in 1965 with a degree in American History. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a graduate degree after studying politics, philosophy and economics. Bradley's remarkable tenure at Princeton was the subject of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John McPhee's first book, A Sense of Where You Are. Bradley went on to become a star professional basketball player for the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1977. During that time, the Knicks won two National Basketball Association championships in 1970 and 1973. In recognition of his contribution to the sport, he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. In the fall of 1998, his book of basketball-inspired essays, Values of the Game, was published and became a New York Times best-seller. His 1976 book about being a professional basketball player on the road in America, Life on the Run, became a sports classic. In 1977, Bradley was elected to the first of three six-year terms as a U.S. senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party's nomination for president in 2000.

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