Rags to riches story of basketball great

What kind of person loses sight in one eye due to a childhood accident and then through dedicated practice and honed skills becomes one of the top 50 NBA players of all time?

What kind of person, with limited business experience, builds a start-up company into a thriving $350 million turnover corporation and is recognized as one of the world’s most successful black executives?

And what kind of person, instead of enjoying a well-deserved luxurious retirement, chooses to become mayor of a large, ailing city that many long ago had written off as dead? Dave Bing, that’s who.

In Dave Bing: A Life of Challenge, Detroit sports columnist Drew Sharp chronicles the life of a figure whose sheer will to succeed, refusal to make excuses for setbacks and whose efforts to contribute to society make compelling reading.

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