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Book Review: “Basketball Junkie” by Chris Herren and Bill Reynolds

May 6th, 2011 by aswitzer

Chris Herren was a 2nd round pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 1999 NBA Draft. He played in 45 games as a rookie, battling thru knee and wrist injuries. After only one season with the Nuggets he was traded to Boston. I remember being pretty excited about the Nuggets pick in 1999, as Herren put together an impressive 3 year career at Fresno State after transferring from Boston College after his Freshman year. After only one season with Boston, Herren’s NBA career was over – a once promising career brought short thanks to bad personal choices and drugs.

This book is a memoir of those days, and how Chris has since turned his life around – marrying his high school sweetheart, being a father of three, and working with kids today to help them find balance between sports and life.

His book – Basketball Junkie comes out next week – May 10th.

Read more about it on his website: Basketball Junkie

Or, pre-order the book on Amazon if you are already interested.

I’ll be reviewing the book over the next few weeks and will add a review to this post. Please check back!

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