The Hoops Whisperer - Idan Ravin

The Hoops Whisperer

By Idan Ravin

  • Release Date: 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Basketball
The Hoops Whisperer book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 56 Ratings)

The Hoops Whisperer Idan Ravin Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Basketball’s most unlikely—and most sought-after—training guru offers an inside look at his career, his methods, and the all-star players whose games he’s helped transform.
Where do the best basketball players in the world turn when they want to improve their game? Whom does a future NBA Hall of Famer thank at his press conference when he’s named Rookie of the Year? Who is it that Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and Men’s Journal all call the "Hoops Whisperer" because of his ability to engage, inspire, and challenge the players he trains? The answer to all of these questions is Idan Ravin.

Ravin never played or coached in college or the pros, yet a virtual NBA All-Star team relies on him to better their game and reach their full potential. A soft-spoken former lawyer, Ravin has become professional basketball’s hottest trainer.

In The Hoops Whisperer, Ravin shares the fascinating story of how he transformed a passion for the game into working with iconic basketball stars such as Chris Paul, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Dwight Howard, and many more.  He offers a rare unguarded glimpse inside the lives of these great athletes, drawn from his intimate connection with them that is the basis of his success. 

Showcasing his unorthodox drills and improvisational techniques in action, Ravin reveals how faith, effort, dedication, and passion can make a player into a superstar—and anyone into a success. Combined with his own inspiring journey, Ravin’s insights make The Hoops Whisperer a must-read for anyone who loves the game.

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User reviews about this book

  • Blown away

    By Mendeza23
    This book spoke to me on so many levels I don’t know where to begin. Ravin does an amazing job on painting pictures and details inside the readers head and he gives an in depth details on these amazing, hardworking players. Ravin also goes in great depth on how he trains players not only physically but mentally as well. This man is a genius and his love for the game can be clearly seen in the words he writes in this fantastic book. I highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of basketball and although it does take hard work, Ravin teaches the reader that they can still have fun with the game like a child and not having to make it seem so complex. -Anthony
  • More than Basketball

    By Kennedy C.K.
    Idan deals with more than just basketball and meeting famous people. His connection with the sports industry and advice on achieving dreams reminds us about the humanity and faith inside of all of us to achieve our dreams. He sees people as they are and works with people because he wants them to succeed, not for his personal gain. It’s truly inspiring to hear his story and see the progression of his life and where his love for sports took him, and even more inspiring to see him helping others to achieve their dreams and purse what they love. Great read for anyone who has a dream that is seen as “absurd” or “unattainable”.
  • Highly recommend

    By KB&R
    Any one who is looking for an inspirational book about faith, passion, purpose and the pursuit of dreams should read this book. It does not disappoint. A phenomenal enlightening read not only for men but also for women and young adults. Idan is a lawyer who pursued his dreams, followed faith and became a highly successful trainer of professional athletes ... On a personal note, Idan is one of the smartest, kindest, most humble and most genuine people I know.
  • Love for the Game !

    By Blonde n tex
    My password to be able to rate this book is Basket5ball ! Why ? Because of 5 grandchildren that love the sport. The oldest , a 17 yr old granddaughter, who hopes to play college ball. Great book which I have encouraged her and my son, her AAU coach, to read !
  • I never read books

    By Beastdeulen
    I never read books but this book is amazing I like how he talks on what he does with the players and what their responses are great book!!
  • Great Read

    By Train 5
    I couldn't put this book down!!! Idan Ravin will done sir. Thanks for the wisdom, insight, and your heart poured out on these pages.
  • Rocked My Basketball Senses

    By T.he S.marter W.ay
    Great book! The idea of forging your own path is an amazing thing especially in regards to improving the basketball community through thoughtful and deliberate action with players.

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