Saturday, November 10, 2007

An Interview with Doug & Jackie Christie, Authors of "No Ordinary Love: A True Story of Marriage and Basketball"

TRR: How do you define infinite love?

JC: There is nothing, within reason of course, that you would not do for your mate or for someone. I love Doug and my children infinitely. There is no limit.

I must agree with my wife on this one. There is no limit to how much you love someone when you have infinite love for them, and nothing you wouldn't do for them. I have given her my heart, body, and mind, and we are truly soul mates. It is the ultimate love.

TRR: Both of you said that "God doesn't give you more than you can handle." Tell me more.

I am so thankful I found my wife. She is my soul mate and best friend. She is my queen, the mother of my children, and someone I truly admire and respect. She is my infinite love. I feel so blessed I have been able to play in the NBA, because basketball is in me, and always will be. I fought a long hard battle to get to the NBA, and I thank God for getting me there. I also thank my wife and family for supporting me through it.

He is my knight in shining armor, and has stood the test of time with me. He is my soul mate, lover and best friend. He cares for my soul like no other, and is the best father I could have wished for.

I live in Sacramento, so I have to ask both of you about your years in Sacramento; from the perspectives of being in the NBA, raising a family, and pursuing other endeavors.

DC/JC: Our time in Sacramento was the very best while being in the NBA. We love Sacramento, and consider it our second home. The Sacramento fans are the best in the league, and we feel like they are a part of our family. Everyone in Sacramento was always so supportive of us in everything we've done. We thank them whole heartedly.

Doug, in the book, you said that being a father is important to you, and that there are certain things your children will never have to go through; simply because you are there for them. Tell me more.

Yes, I grew up in a single parent household, and did not have the benefit of growing up with both parents. I want our children to feel the foundation that having both parents gives.

I also grew up in a single parent household, and so I too can attest to the fact that having both parents offers a foundation not experienced in a single parent home. This is not to say that it can't be done, but I'm grateful to be able to give our children the love of both mommy and daddy.

Tell us about the reality show and what it really says (or doesn't say) about the two of you? Is it on this season?

Our show is doing fantastic, and has been very well received! Since so much has been written about us, and the rumors really hurt, we really wanted to do the show, so that people could decide for themselves. We are glad we did. It is in reruns right now on BET, and the new season starts in the next coming weeks.

What else is on the Doug and Jackie Christie agenda?

Our new season of "The Christies Committed", and our new radio show on blogtalkradio! We each have new books coming out as well, as does our daughter Chantel. We will be managing Chantel's music career and Doug will be coaching our son in basketball, soccer, and the electric guitar!

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"No Ordinary Love: A True Story of Marriage and Basketball"
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1 comment:

Gary said...

Thank you!If you want I can send you (via email),some articles which were written fo Ebony & Jet? Also, share with me re:your book, would like for you to be on show, and re:your motivational speaking org.

Gary McCants