NBA Vet's Book on Fatherhood a Slam Dunk

Loose Ball: Former Washington Wizard Etan Thomas shoots and scores on an urgent, neglected subject.

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Whether or not there is more basketball in his future, the 34-year-old will continue his crusade through speaking engagements, visits to youth groups and media appearances. He continues to interview men from all walks of life on his website and continues to encourage fathers, mentors and sons -- no matter how well or how poorly they're performing in those roles.

"I really could have made two books," he said. "It's important to display everyone's experiences, thoughts, feelings, et cetera. I want this fatherhood movement to have an impact for everyone."

He's on the way to making that happen.

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Based in Washington, D.C., Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience, previously serving as a columnist, editorial writer and reporter with several Gannett publications. His sports column appears in the Washington Times. Follow him on Twitter.

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