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Former NBA superstar and Austin resident, Chris Bosh, announced on Tuesday that he is releasing his first book, "Letters to a Young Athlete" in June.


In his debut book to be released June 1, Bosh takes his experiences with basketball, illness and life, in general, to reflect on the lessons and experiences that defined his career in the NBA and his overall personal growth.

"The health issues I faced, that changes you—shifts your perspective on what truly matters and teaches you to count your blessings when you can," Bosh said in an interview with Austin Monthly. "With the promise of a better year ahead of us, we just have to put in the work and find those things that inspire us."

Bosh moved to Austin in 2018 with his wife and five children after a blood clot in his lungs ended his NBA career two years prior with Miami Heat. Since moving to Austin, he has started his own record label, Daddy Jack Records and released four songs under the label in 2020.

"Letters to a Young Athlete" isn't Bosh's first foray into writing. In June 2020, he started a newsletter, "The Last Chip" where he spilled stories from the Big Three's (consisting of Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Bosh himself playing with Miami Heat) last championship season. The newsletter was only supposed to run for 10 weeks, however, Bosh has branched into new angles with "The Last Chip" and continued to release newsletters regularly.

According to a description on the "Letters to a Young Athlete" pre-order site, Bosh didn't write this just for sports fans.

"This is not a book for athletes per se," the description reads. "It is for anyone with a hunger to do the inner work to be better, to identify the mental constructs that get in the way of an honest pursuit of excellence, whatever the field."

Bosh's memoir is available for pre-sale on his site. And after pre-ordering, you can show proof to receive an exclusive video from Bosh himself.

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