I have been a fan of the NBA for as long as I can remember. But as a child, I would have killed for a professional basketball player to write a book for me to read when I was only a little squirt. Larry Bird maybe? Hmmm wait, it would have to be even earlier. Bill Russell? Anyways, kids today have it made. NBA stars are writing books for kids and here is the latest.
By none other than Metta World Peace. Yep, you read that right.
Former NBA Defensive Player of the Year Metta World Peace is now an official children’s book author.
The book, which retails for $12.95, is a short collection of stories aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 10, with titles like “Mud in My Bed” and “I’m Afraid of the Dark.”
Now before you dismiss this book because of who wrote the stories, it seems like Metta’s heart is in the right place:
Metta’s Bedtime Stories was written to help children think about daily events in a positive light. These stories will show everyone that you can always have a better day tomorrow, if you have a hopeful heart and keep positive thoughts.
World Peace joins the ranks of NBA players past and present who have written books for kids, a list of notables that includes Chris Paul, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amar’e Stoudemire, Adonal Foyle and Dennis Rodman.
We have read the Chris Paul book at our house and my son loved it. So maybe, we should give Peace a chance? Yep, I said it. YOLO right?
Here is a photo of the happy author. Hard to believe this is the same guy who used to be a brawler in the NBA.
So, what NBA player past or present, would you like to see write a children’s book? Personally, I bet Gary Payton has some good tips on how a 3-year old could trash talk. Let us know on Facebook or in the comments.