NBA All-Star Chris Paul has decided to release his first book “Sixty-One: Life Lessons from Papa, On and Off the Court” this September.
Recently the St. Martin’s Press announced this news. Chris Paul seems very excited about this off-court project in the works. This memoir is co-written with journalist and ESPN broadcaster Michael Wilbon.
This book is a tribute to Paul’s late grandfather and mentor Nathaniel Jones. Paul’s grandfather died when he was in high school. The book’s title also refers to a high school game. Paul scored 61 points when his grandfather lived.
Paul shared a statement and said, “’Sixty-One’ is a celebration of my Papa Chilly who helped shape who I am today and what I value.”
He also added, “His legacy of hard work and service to others is woven through the fabric of my parenting, my community work, and how I have approached my basketball career. That high school game where I scored 61 points was a healing moment through basketball and I am thrilled to work with Michael Wilbon to share this story with the world.”
last December Disney+ announced that they are going to make a live-action film based on Paul’s book. So, fans may not wait too long to enjoy this exciting movie.