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by Chuck Klosterman,Paul Shirley

Author: Chuck Klosterman,Paul Shirley
Subcategory: Biographies
Language: English
Publisher: Villard; Reprint edition (March 25, 2008)
Pages: 336 pages
Category: Outdoors and Sports
Rating: 4.3
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Paul Shirley has played for eleven professional basketball teams in the six years since he graduated from Iowa .

Paul Shirley has played for eleven professional basketball teams in the six years since he graduated from Iowa State University, where he was an engineering major and an academic All-American. While with the Phoenix Suns in 2005, he blogged about his experiences with the team on NB. om. When I went to training camp with the Lakers last year, I thought there was a 5 percent chance that I would make the team-odds similar to the survival rate after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. This year with the Hawks, that probability has improved to 20 percent.

But Shirley's first book deserves a spot next to Ball Four on the shelves, because he. .Chuck Klosterman wrote the introduction, which is a sign of where Shirley is coming from.

Chuck Klosterman wrote the introduction, which is a sign of where Shirley is coming from.

Can I Keep My Jersey? book. Can I Keep My Jersey?: Eleven Teams, Six Years, Five Countries, and My So-called Career as a Professional Basketball Player. 1588366081 (ISBN13: 9781588366085). He’s been called a journeyman  .

There’s no denying that Paul Shirley is the closest thing pro basketball’s got to.

There’s no denying that Paul Shirley is the closest thing pro basketball’s got to Odysseus. In Homeric fashion, he has logged time practically everywhere in the roundball universe, from six NBA cities to pro leagues in Spain and Greece to North America’s pro ball Siberia, the minor leagues. Hell, he’s even played in the real Siberia. Can I Keep My Jersey? is a rollicking, thoughtful, even thought-provoking insider’s look at a pro baller’s life on the fringe.

And in Can I Keep My Jersey?, Shirley finally puts down roots long enough to deliver one of the great locker-room . Simply the funniest, most insightful sports books written in years

And in Can I Keep My Jersey?, Shirley finally puts down roots long enough to deliver one of the great locker-room chronicles of the modern ag. Simply the funniest, most insightful sports books written in years. Taken from his previous blogs and personal journals, Shirley has put together a travelogue that follows a professional basketball player from Kansas to Russia, all the while with great humor and amazing insight. Most read for anyone interested in professional basketball or memiors. getupkid10, October 11, 2007. Written by a customer while visiting librarything.

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Can I Keep My Jersey?: 11 Teams, 5 Countries, and 4 Years in My Life as a Basketball Vagabond. by Paul Shirley and Chuck Klosterman.

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He’s been called a journeyman. Even Paul wouldn’t dispute that classification. Regardless, Bill Simmons, ESPN.com’s “The Sports Guy,” has said of Paul Shirley, “We could finally have an answer to the question ‘What would it be like if one of our friends was an NBA player?”There’s no denying that Paul Shirley is the closest thing pro basketball’s got to Odysseus. In Homeric fashion, he has logged time practically everywhere in the roundball universe, from six NBA cities to pro leagues in Spain and Greece to North America’s pro ball Siberia, the minor leagues. Hell, he’s even played in the real Siberia. And in Can I Keep My Jersey?, Shirley finally puts down roots long enough to deliver one of the great locker-room chronicles of the modern age. With sharp elbows and an even sharper wit, Shirley–whose writings have been described as “wildly entertaining” by The Wall Street Journal–drops hilarious commentary, revealing which teams have the best cheerleaders (he’s spent many a time-out watching them ply their trade), why Christ is rapidly becoming every team’s “sixth man,” and even the best ways to get bloodstains out of your game uniform, using only an ordinary bar of soap and a hotel bathroom sink.From sharing the court with Kobe and Shaq to perusing the food court at some mall in a bush-league burg; from taking pregame layups to getting laid out by a stray knee from an NBA power forward; from hopping a limo to the team’s charter jet to dashing to catch the van home from a B-league game in Tijuana, Shirley dishes on what it’s like to try to make it as a professional athlete. Can I Keep My Jersey? is a rollicking, thoughtful, even thought-provoking insider’s look at a pro baller’s life on the fringe. Like Jim Bouton’s Ball Four or John Feinstein’s A Season on the Brink, Shirley’s odyssey deserves to find a home on every sports fan’s bookshelf.From the Hardcover edition.