By Mike Lupica

Josh Cameron is MVP of the championship Boston Celtics and a media darling with a spotless attractiveness. He has all of it . . . together with a daughter he by no means knew. while twelve-year-old Molly Parker arrives in his lifestyles, claiming to be his daughter, she catches him off protect. Molly says her mother, Jen, published his id ahead of wasting her conflict with melanoma. Josh isn’t so convinced approximately this girl—she needs to be attempting to rip-off him for his cash. nonetheless, there’s anything approximately Molly that reminds him quite a bit of Jen. yet as Molly will get to understand the genuine Josh, the single the digital camera by no means sees, she starts off to appreciate why her mom by no means sought after her to grasp her dad. Josh has room in his middle for under issues: basketball and himself. Does Molly really need this guy for a father? jointly, those strangers research that usually, for issues to finish up how you wish them to, you need to fan the flames of a prayer on the buzzer and desire it is going in.

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Nothing wrong with a little happiness in your life,” Barbara said, and hugged Molly. Molly hugged back for once. It was Friday, but Molly said she was going upstairs anyway to do her weekend homework. ” Molly said she’d mention that to Sam for sure. When she got upstairs, Kimmy was in her room. It happened so often now that Molly was surprised when she walked into her room and Kimmy wasn’t there. But since Molly never considered herself more than a houseguest, no matter how many times Barbara Evans told her she was family now, she never made an issue of it.

Even if you’re Josh Cameron? ” “Well, I thought it was worth it,” Molly said. She’d had enough. ” Sigh. Getting rid of Kimmy was like telling the wind not to blow. Maybe if Molly gave her what she wanted, she’d leave. ” she said. ” Kimmy said, “No, the new substitute teacher in English. ” “He was cool,” Molly said. ” “Yes,” Molly said. ” 35 Do the girl thing. ” “Not in any kind of way you’d ever want to, though,” Molly said. “You know how much I love the Celtics,” Kimmy said. “Not the Celtics, Kimmy.

Three seconds left. He went up into the air. He was going to do it! Somehow Molly had forgotten how mad she was at him. She was as excited as everyone else now. Josh released the ball then, and Molly’s heart sank, because she had a perfect angle to see that his shot wasn’t going to be anywhere near the basket. It was off. Off to the left. Which is where L. J. Brown, one of the Celtics’ biggest guys, was already in midair, in perfect position to catch what wasn’t a shot at all from Josh Cameron because it was a pass, a perfect pass.

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