A Perfect Fit

A Perfect Fit

Former NBA star Luther Wright shares his harrowing and uplifting journey of finding God—and himself—when he had nothing else to lose.

Luther Wright had the life hoop dreams are made of. A first-round NBA draft pick for the Utah Jazz, he was a rookie on a team with basketball legends Karl Malone and John Stockton. He had money, women, cars, and a luxurious bachelor pad overlooking Salt Lake City. But within a year, ravaged by drugs and unable to cope with life as an NBA star, he was homeless, broke and addicted to crack cocaine.

Wright never wanted to play basketball, yet standing more than seven feet tall even as a boy, he thought he had no choice. In this heartrending memoir, he writes candidly about the self-destructive spiral he found himself on after neglecting his passions to pursue the dreams of others. After years of living on the streets, he finally found a gift greater than anything his millions could have bought him—God. Today, Wright offers a simple message: believe in yourself, follow your dreams, and only then will you find your Perfect Fit.
  • Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416570974 | 
  • November 2010


The Life of an NBA Star

Former NBA star Luther Wright shares his harrowing and uplifting journey to find himself when he had nothing else left.

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About the Authors

Luther Wright
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Karen Hunter
photograph © James Kriegsman

Karen Hunter

Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a celebrated radio talk-show host, and coauthor of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Confessions of a Video Vixen, On the Down Low, and Wendy’s Got the Heat. She is also an assistant professor in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College.