Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. I was raised by my mother, Corine, who worked in a bar. I didn't tell her that I got the money from gambling, because I didn't want to get in trouble. I was smart.#2 I grew up the youngest of six children with one brother, Curtis, and four sisters: Saralene, Carolyn, Diane, and Yvonne. I was always protected by my family. I learned at an early age that my parents and grandparents would not tolerate any bullshit.#3 I grew up in Alabama with my grandfather, who was a tough man. I never saw him complain about anything. He passed away when I was in my second year in the NBA, but he was proud of me.#4 When I was growing up in Cleveland, I was in a lot of fights. I learned how to fight and protect myself. When I was playing football in the street, I would get jumped by guys who were usually bigger than me, but I would fight back.