In the annals of TV history, there is usually a large gap between the super famous and those who hold their clipboards, so to speak. Beyond that, however, there is even another gap between those super famous and the truly historic people whose iconic image has endured throughout decades.
Then, above that, there is David Hasselhoff.
TV star throughout multiple decades, movie star, adored singer (in Germany), sex symbol (in Germany) and otherwise legend (especially in Germany) of almost every entertainment field, Hasselhoff, or the 'Hoff' has been the man for many over generations. Everything this guy touches turns to gold, even drunken binges that he tapes himself doesn't slow this guy down!
Apparently, according to a new book set to be released by Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, you can add one more title to the 'Hoff's' collection: mentor –as he apparently helped the two-time champion through some rough times.
In Wade's new book, titled “A Fathers First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball”, Wade goes into detail about his troubled youth. And while he is talking about that, he gives a shout-out to Hasselhoff for being a source of inspiration throughout a difficult time.
“In his darkest days of a difficult youth, he turned to watching "Knight Rider" alongside his grandmother, writing, "I actually told David Hasselhoff how he helped me get through the tough times in childhood." Wade said.”
Of course, such is the standing of Hasselhoff that he hears this probably on a daily basis, but even he must have been a little impressed that an NBA star of Wade's stature sought out to thank him. Then again, this guy has been riding high for so long that who knows if anything can floor the guy, or even give him a little shake. He is the Chuck Norris of entertainment, after all!
The book itself, which delves into the personal life of the NBA star, touching on topics not limited to but including; his contentious divorce, fatherhood, and some of the key moments in his NBA career, is due to be released on Tuesday, September 4.
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