C.J. Watson, former NBA star, has released a children’s book this year titled C.J.’s Big Dream, which he hopes will inspire kids everywhere to work hard for what they want. Watson has played professionally for over 12 years and his career has allowed him to play for some of the best teams in NBA history such as the Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, and the Chicago Bulls.

C.J.’s Big Dream is a story about a young basketball player that Watson has written to promote his message: “Always believe in yourself and to follow your dreams.” The story follows a young boy from a low-income neighborhood with a big game that day. By believing in himself, he works his hardest to succeed at his game. He plans on making this book into a series that will impact children from any background.

Always believe in yourself and to follow your dreams

C.J. Watson's basketball career has allowed him to play for some of the best teams in NBA history. While his professional basketball experience is impressive, his skills go far beyond the basketball court. 

Philanthropy has been at the center of Watson's career since the start of his scholarship fund. The fund honors his late grandmother, Mary L. Watson, and helps support students studying education. In his hometown of Las Vegas, Watson also started the Quiet Storm Foundation in order to foster learning opportunities that include social skills development and health and fitness activities to help the youth grow and achieve their goals in his community.

In addition to his non-profits, Watson has developed a children's book series named CJ's Big Dream. With this series, he hopes to inspire young kids to chase their dreams and work hard for what they want. 

I proudly recognize CJ Watson for his phenomenal basketball career and commitment to youth in Las Vegas. CJ Watson and his Quiet Storm Foundation has been consistent in providing free opportunities to mentor our youth while providing a summer camp for 17 consecutive years. His involvement has made a lasting impression with the city of Las Vegas and residents.

Councilman Cedric Crear


CJ Watson is the son, many parents like me pray for. Very well-mannered, Community Oriented and a God-Fearing spirit. He has blessed so many, on his young journey and I believe the best is yet to come.#Let'sGoCJ

Councilman Larry Weekly

"I have known CJ Watson for over 17 years, he has transformed from a career NBA player to an accomplished author, entrepreneur, and father. His children's book series is a must-read for it provides a message about how CJ used the challenges of his journey to create his path of success. This book series will be one of the top-selling children's books of all time."

William Dunn

Author, Motivational Speaker "Broken Wings by Dunn, Inspirational Words


What CJ is doing for the kids in his hometown and America is inspirational to me. Foundation work, education, and now a published author. CJ is someone who leads with passion and purpose. I’m excited to read this book to my kids.

Baron Davis, NBA Legend