Growing up in a bizarre cave-dwelling cult in Colorado, seven-foot, eight-inch Maurice "Slo-Mo" Finsternick knows nothing about the NBA--that is until the day he's discovered and becomes the hottest sports icon in the country.
This uproariously funny satire of pro sports is Rick Reilly at his very best. The bestselling author of the classic Missing Links has delivered again with this dead-on tale of "Slo-Mo" Finsternick, a genius player with a patented thirty-foot hook shot. Eventually, though, Slo-Mo begins to move away from his kind, truthful, polite, and self-effacing ways and gradually learns to behave like a famous athlete. Can the big man's innocence survive the charms of the big show?
Rick Reilly is the author of the novel Missing Links. His "Life of Reilly" column appears each week in Sports Illustrated. Five times he's been voted National Sportswriter of the Year by his peers. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
"An indescribable amalgam of Dave Barry, Jim Murray, and Lew Grizzard with the timing of Jay Leno and the wit of Johnny Carson. Reilly may well be the funniest sportswriter in America."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Slo-Mo is a splendid comic device whose literal telling of his NBA career says more about pro sports than he could ever know."
-- Chicago Tribune
"Slo-Mo! . . . is inspired satire, a laugh-a-minute, sometimes bawdy, over-the-top riff on everyone and everything associated with professional basketball. If you don't find something to laugh at with Slo-Mo!, run out, don't walk, and find a sense of humor."
-- Denver Post