A Perfect Fit

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 23, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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FORMER NBA STAR LUTHER WRIGHT SHARES HIS HARROWING AND UPLIFTING JOURNEY OF FINDING GOD—AND HIMSELF—WHEN HE HAD NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE.

Luther Wright had the life hoop dreams are made of. A first-round NBA draft pick for the Utah Jazz, he was a rookie on a team with basketball legends Karl Malone and John Stockton. He had money, women, cars, and a luxurious bachelor pad overlooking Salt Lake City. But within a year, ravaged by drugs and unable to cope with life as an NBA star, he was homeless, broke and addicted to crack cocaine.

Wright never wanted to play basketball, yet standing more than seven feet tall even as a boy, he thought he had no choice. In this heartrending memoir, he writes candidly about the self-destructive spiral he found himself on after neglecting his passions to pursue the dreams of others. After years of living on the streets, he finally found a gift greater than anything his millions could have bought him—God. Today, Wright offers a simple message: believe in yourself, follow your dreams, and only then will you find your Perfect Fit.
 

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Contents

prologue
1
opening
9
personal Foul
19
hoop Dreams
29
sandy
39
please Dont stop the Music
47
elizabeth im Coming to Join you
53
Decision time
65
and all that Jazz
101
out of bounds
111
blocked shot
121
the Crack of Dawn
135
Falling through the Cracks
143
Fouled out
151
you are Not the Father
165
My God
173

Down the hall
73
More Money More problems
87
rookie blues
97
no More Game
183
afterword by terry Cummings
193
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About the author (2010)

Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a celebrated radio talk-show host, and coauthor of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Confessions of a Video Vixen, On the Down Low, and Wendy’s Got the Heat. She is also an assistant professor in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College.

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