Mike Lupica does it again, crafting a compelling and entertaining sports story that also has a meaningful message. True Legend will be enjoyed by young basketball fans, as there is the usual play-by-play action. The lesson main character Drew learns is not to believe his own hype, that there is much more to being a role model and a legend than your sports ability. The importance of strength of character and learning what it truly means to be a team player are important lessons imparted in this story. There are very brief references to drinking and drugs, and taking a very expensive car for a joyride ends in a minor accident and trouble with the law. Mike Lupica fans will not be disappointed in True Legend and will thoroughly enjoy this quick, quality read.