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With school over, we, at Blackathlete.net, decided to select a couple of books for your summer reading program with an athletic twist. So, sit back, and enjoy.
1. The Ex-games by J.S.Cooper
After watching the X Games in Austin, Texas this year, I don’t think I have time to read this book by J.S.Cooper. Because, I will be too busy trying to do all the tricks I saw performed during the four day eXtravaganza, which featured the best skateboarders, BMX riders, and Moto X drivers.
After producer Pharrell made this big hat fashionable after his smash-hit single Happy, Miami Heat Lebron James might need to wear it to cover his rescinding hairline as well as his face after losing to the SA Spurs in the NBA Finals. Or, maybe he should pass it to his teammate Dwyane Wade who didn’t show up for the last game.
3. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
After former LA Clippers Donald Sterling’s racist comments was released to TMZ by V.Stiviano, Chris Paul and his teammates felt like a bunch of slaves playing for a slave master. Plus, we know slaves aren’t allowed to read.
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
After being bullied by Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin might need to read this book before stepping in another NFL locker room.
5. Like a Mighty Arm by David Webber
After the San Antonio Spurs impressive win against the Miami Heat’s New World Order of James, Wade, and Posh, it is safe to say this book should be on the book selves of all NBA teams.
6. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
The City of Philadelphia was truly known as the Hollow City after the Philadelphia 76ers lost 26 games in a row this year. Their 26 straight losses, in fact, equaled the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and also the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who dropped 26 straight from Sept. 12, 1976-Dec. 4, 1977.
7. The Husband’s Secret by
Shelling Sterling probably needs to thumb through this book, especially after finding out her husband was given his personal assistant, a home, two Bentley’s, and a Red Ferrari.
After Coach Pop had a little chat with Kawhi Leonard, he grew his wings literally and flew over LBJ, to become the youngest player in the NBA history since Magic Johnson in 1980 to win a NBA Finals MVP, after averaging 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds and shooting 61.2% from the field and 57.9% on three-pointers, and scoring at least 20 points in the final three games of the Finals.
9. Killer by Jonathan Kellerman
With the South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, who is known as the Blade Runner, being in court for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp , he might need to start reading this book before going to jail like our brother O.J.Simpson.
10. Private L.A. by James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
With former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling hiring private investigators to snoop and dig-up dirty on the other 31 owners of the NBA as well as former Comissioner David Stern, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban might need to read this book.
Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television, with a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, is currently the Managing Editor of Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles appear daily along with his controversial cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at email@example.com or go to www.bobbeethehater.blogspot.com