God bless Walt “Clyde” Frazier for keepin’ on keepin’ it real, yo — on TV, bitches! (And thanks to Dan Beers for the photo and the heads up.) Clyde’s book, Rockin’ Steady: A Guide To Basketball & Cool, is one of my all time favorites. It’s the definitive “how to” for stylin, groomin’ and generally rockin’ steady in your all-around game with ladies. I keep it with me always.
Here’s the old school cover from 1974:
And the new cover from the reissue:
I tried to get Spike to adapt the book (and Clyde’s life story) for film or TV 10 years ago, when I worked for him. I feel like it almost coulda happened. It’s not like they don’t see each other every night at the Garden, so I’m still holding out hope.