In the grand scheme of things, the books that Kemba Walker has—or, in this case, hasn't—read probably aren't all that important. After all, he's expected to officially declare for the 2011 NBA Draft today and, at that point, the only thing he really needs to know how to read is his bank statement, right? But in his cover story in this week's Sports Illustrated, there's a pretty interesting tidbit about Walker: Despite the fact that he's graduating from UConn later this spring and doing it in just three years (!), he claims that he's managed to make it through 20 years of life and finish just one book—William C. Rhoden's Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete.
And he doesn't really seem all that torn up about it, either. "That's true," he told SI's Tim Layden about the book, which he finished recently. "You can write that. It is the first book I've ever read." Soooo, then our question is: How many kids from UConn just hit their academic advisors and ask to be put on Walker's curriculum? Hmmm... [via Business Insider]