This children's book is a short biography—written as a series of poems—that leads up to one of the most memorable events in Clifford Ray Jr.'s life. The story starts with Clifford as a boy learning to fish, dreaming of the ocean, and falling in love with dolphins and other sea creatures.
As Clifford grows, and grows, and grows, he becomes a very good basketball player. He plays basketball for the University of Oklahoma before he is drafted by the Chicago Bulls to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing for the Bulls three years, he moved to California to play for the Golden State Warriors. His exceptionally long arms were perfect for shooting, blocking, and rebounding the basketball and helping the Golden State Warriors win the 1975 NBA Championship.
A few years later, his incredibly long arms came in handy again, one extraordinary day in 1978. This is the true and unusual story of how a tall NBA basketball player helped save an animal's life.