Source Link - Former Cleveland Cavaliers forward, Lance Allred, is now an author
Yahoo.com reporter Adrian Wojnarowski writes about former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Lance Allred, who wrote the book --- Longshot: The Adventures of a Deaf Fundamentalist Mormon Kid and His Journey to the NBA.
Allred, who played for the Cavaliers late in the second half of the 2008 season, is hearing impaired, with a 75-80% hearing loss. He was the first deaf player to play in the NBA.
The book is more than just about Allred's time in the NBA and in the D-League. It's also about his time at the University of Utah and growing up the son of a polygamist colony.
The book has been met with critical acclaim, but mostly it has been cleansing, liberating. Allred has had a dark, confusing journey. In a sport of stereotypical actors, where owners and executives, coaches and players, can be easily compartmentalized, Allred defies it all. His first book is on the shelves and a second manuscript is nearly completed: historical fiction on the 14th century Teutonic Knights in Germany. No, Lance Allred doesn't make the bus trips through the NBA D-League with an Xbox in his bag.