Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary

Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary

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Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary by Ernie Johnson Jr.

Ernie Johnson Jr. is a three-time Sports Emmy Award winner and host of TNT's Inside the NBA with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O'Neal. He is the studio host for NBA TV's popular Fan Night and a studio host for Turner and CBS's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship coverage. He is the lead play-by-play announcer for Turner's coverage of Major League Baseball and the PGA Championship, and has also covered the National Football League, the British Open, Wimbledon, and the Olympics. In 2007, Johnson was presented with the first-ever honorary John Wooden Keys to Life Award, presented by Athletes in Action, which is awarded to individuals who exemplify Wooden's "Seven Keys to Life," including character, integrity, and faith. In 2015, he was recognized with a Musial Award, presented in honor of Stan Musial's legacy by celebrating iconic "good sports" and the year's greatest moments in sportsmanship. In 2016, his alma mater, the University of Georgia, honored him with the Grady College of Journalism John Holliman Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Bill Hartman Award for Lifetime Achievement from the UGA Athletic Department. Johnson lives in Braselton, Georgia, with his wife, Cheryl, and their six children, four of whom are adopted.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801074103
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 63,450
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ernie Johnson Jr. is a three-time Sports Emmy Award winner and host of TNT's Inside the NBA with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O'Neal. He is the studio host for NBA TV's popular Fan Night and a studio host for Turner and CBS's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship coverage. He is the lead play-by-play announcer for Turner's coverage of Major League Baseball and the PGA Championship, and has also covered the National Football League, The British Open, Wimbledon, and the Olympics. In 2007 Johnson was presented with the first-ever honorary John Wooden Keys to Life Award, presented by Athletes in Action, which is awarded to individuals who exemplify Wooden's "Seven Keys to Life," including character, integrity, and faith. In 2015 he was recognized with a Musial Award, presented in honor of Stan Musial's legacy by celebrating iconic "good sports" and the year's greatest moments in sportsmanship. In 2016 his alma mater, the University of Georgia, honored him with the Grady College of Journalism John Holliman Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Bill Hartman Award for Lifetime Achievement from the UGA Athletic Department. Johnson lives in Braselton, Georgia, with his wife, Cheryl, and their six children, four of whom are adopted.

Table of Contents

Foreword John Smoltz 11

Introduction 13

1 Blackberries 17

2 Dad 23

3 The Girl at the Bank 39

4 We Have Company 51

5 Love You Too 65

6 Inside the NBA 79

7 Unforgettable Moments 91

8 Bump 103

9 Tough Conversations 119

10 Trust God… Period 131

11 You May Have Cancer, but It Doesn't Have You 143

12 I'm Good with That 159

13 Father of the Bride… and the Groom 173

14 You Know 'Em When You See 'Em 189

Acknowledgments 211

Notes 215

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