Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised: A Memoir of Survival and Hope

Gallery. Sept. 2021. 208p. ISBN 9781982160593. $28. SPORTS
Anthony has always been something of a basketball enigma: one of the 10 top-scorers in NBA history; a 10-time league All-Star; the star of four U.S. Olympic teams. Yet he’s rarely mentioned in debates about basketball’s GOAT, perhaps because his game rests primarily on scoring, because he entered the league the same year as LeBron James, or because after almost two decades the championship ring still eludes him. Anthony remains enigmatic in this autobiography, co-authored by journalist Watkins. It doesn’t recount Anthony’s rise to NBA stardom—in fact, the book ends just as Anthony is turning pro. Anthony reflects nostalgically on growing up in Baltimore and Brooklyn and on the family and friends who’ve mentored and influenced him. He takes care to detail his mother’s and older sister’s impact and the values they instilled in him from a young age.
VERDICT This is not a standard sports biography of a rise to fame. Instead, Anthony brings honesty and humility to a reflective account that is well worth the read.
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