Boris Diaw is officially an author of children’s books

Boris Diaw is a man of the world. The San Antonio Spurs forward was born in France, has played professional basketball for over a decade in the United States and after his team was eliminated in the playoffs a couple months ago, he went on a South American adventure.

That trip was inspiration for Diaw's new book (yes, you read that correctly) called Hoops to Hippos!.

Here's more on what it's about, courtesy of's Lang Whitaker:

"According to National Geographic, the book 'takes young readers on safari as [Diaw] explores his off-court passion: wildlife photography! 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.'"

Because sometimes words aren't enough, here's the author himself explaining what his book is all about.

(h/t: NBA)

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