Andre Iguodala is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. The swingman was an NBA All-Star in 2012 and has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Team twice. Carvell Wallace is an author and podcaster based in Oakland, California. He has covered sports, culture, music, race, and the arts for ESPN, MTV, The New Yorker, GQ, and others. He is a regulars columnist on Slate and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.
Praise for The Sixth Man
"The best basketball memoir since Bill Russell's Go up for Glory...a sports memoir for the ages."--Booklist (starred review)
"Iguodala's story is a compelling and important one that provides a glimpse into what people of color face, from little boys to the height of stardom, in a country 'designed to wreak absolute havoc on the confidence of black people.'"--Shelf Awareness "A true insider's perspective of the Warriors' championship teams."--Library Journal "A fascinating look at the intersection of class, race and basketball."--Axios "A riveting read by one of the NBA's sharpest minds."--Forbes "A deeply personal look at Iguodala's life growing up in Springfield, Ill., with his single mother and brother, who he says taught him how to be a defender early on. In reflective, conversational prose, Iguodala recounts his early awareness of segregation and racism, the strength and influence of the strong women in his life (and later, coaches), and his gradual realization of how to best harness his intelligence, ambition and drive."--Datebook