As someone who grew up loving wildlife and the NBA more than anything, this makes me kinda giddy:
Boris Diaw, who also loves basketball and wildlife, wrote a book about going on safari as a child and encountering hippos:
Join Diaw as he escapes from stampeding wildebeests, comes face-to-face with lions, and discovers why you should never come between a hippo and its watery home. Through engaging stories and photos by Diaw, readers will discover a whole new side to this basketball champ.
In addition to Diaw's page-turning first-person narrative of his adventures on safari and his amazing photos, Hoops to Hippos is also packed with cool facts about the animals he encountered as well as photography tips from the NBA champ.
Diaw is *the* renaissance man: NBA champion, oenophile, speedster, dancer, mythic figure, and now author. They say this is for "young readers," but I want it.