I checked out a copy today from the local library. OMG he is so funny and insightful. He has had to go through a lot, but has maintained a great sense of humor. Some funny lines from the book:
On getting cut from Lakers' preseason camp and getting a job in Europe:
"Any contact with the NBA is like crack to European coaches. I think it helps with public relations to be able to add "former NBA player" to the back end of a players's resume, even if it's only true by the loosest definition of what an NBA players is"
........"in practice one day, when Bryant blocked a poorly executed shot of mine and, in the process, knocked me to the floor (probably due to an uncoordinated recovery on my part, not because of a foul on his) I found my temporary nemesis standing over me, legs straddling my midsection. He began venting his rage at the gall it had taken for me to challenge the area around the basket with my ill conceived, pathetic attempt at a basketball shot. The sentence(s) he used included the following words: *****, ever, don'
t, weak, ****, bring, AND in here. The order in which he used them remains unclear. I was had no idea why he felt so threatened that he was yelling at me, the white guy who would probably be the first player released. Given it to do over again, I'd have punched him, or at least, kicked him in the testicles?
(during his first NBA training camp, in which held low expectations for him)
anything I did beyond successfully putting on my own uniform and/or not defecating in that same uniform was viewed as an improvement on expectations
overall, very good book, and different from the typical DRECK that comes from sporting figures who write books