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The book by Mama Knight is in stores

Yesterday, Brandon Knight tweeted that Diary of a Basketball Mom, the book written by his mother, is available for purchase. The book chronicles the life of a basketball mom from the early AAU days all the way through NBA Draft night. T. Rhythm Knight began recording journal entries when Brandon was just learning to dribble and she compiled all of the good stories into this 158-page book.

This excerpt about Bill Self gives you a little preview about all of the behind-the-scene goodness:

Kansas came to visit today. Coach Bill Self’s opening line was as follows. “Brandon, I didn’t recruit you, and quite frankly, I don’t deserve to be here.”. Huh? So I had to ask him that if he didn’t think he deserved to be in my house, why was he there? I think he was surprised that I called him out. He gave me a line of crap (which I don’t even remember) and went on with his presentation. I don’t know if I like him. We plan on visiting Kansas, so I hope I’ll be able to get a more discernible read on his character.”

Efrem really likes Kansas. Brandon likes Kansas as well… I just can’t get over the fact he’s never really seen Brandon play. How can you claim you love a kid so much, but you’ve never seen him play?

Readers can also expect to read all about Kentucky’s journey to the Final Four and what it was like to follow the team as the mother of the team’s star player. It should be a very entertaining read for the UK basketball fan.

Diary of a Basketball Mom

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 Comments for The book by Mama Knight is in stores



  1. Matt
    10:47 am December 27, 2011 Permalink

    second?



  2. Chane
    11:11 am December 27, 2011 Permalink

    first!



  3. Drew Franklin
    11:13 am December 27, 2011 Permalink

    Fifth!



  4. NBA league pass
    11:41 am December 27, 2011 Permalink

    I agree with momma- Bill Self is a d-bag.



  5. BigBlueFan31
    12:23 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    She needs to write about how they gave him poor advice to jump to the NBA, because #1 he isn’t John Wall. And, #2 he wasn’t/isn’t ready. He barely played for the Pistons last night. And from what I seen, he is not ready for the pro game. Of course, I do wish he was still at UK.



  6. ukfan
    1:48 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    “Finally, to Coach Cal… you and I may not have seen eye-to-eye on everything but you got Brandon where he wanted to be- the NBA. For that, I thank you.” ………… Coach Cal gets it.



  7. Brandon Knight
    6:36 pm December 27, 2011 Permalink

    Is this a joke? His mom’s excerpt doesn’t even make sense. Why would you expect more of Self if he flat out claimed he was surprised that SHE invited him to the house, even though Self said he wasn’t recruiting Knight?

    Mom is full of crap. Just looking for a buck.