Basketball player. Bon vivant. And now you can add author to the list of things that occupy Boris Diaw’s time.

The San Antonio Spurs forward has penned a children’s book, titled “Hoops to Hippos: True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari.”

The tome combines Diaw’s love of travel and wildlife photography.

Per the Express-News:

Written in conjunction with National Geographic, the book is described as such:


NBA star Boris Diaw of the San Antonio Spurs takes young readers on safari as he 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.