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Author: Jeff Benedict

Type: Paperback

ISBN: 9781398517295

Date: 11th April, 2024


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  2. Basketball
  3. Biography: General


'Inspiring . . . An absorbing chronicle of talent, character, pluck, and luck' Wall Street Journal THE NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER  The first definitive biography of basketball legend LeBron James, by the acclaimed author of Tiger Woods . LeBron James is the greatest basketball player of the twenty-first century and vying with Michael Jordan as the greatest of all time. The reigning king of the game, LeBron wears the crown like he was born with it. Yet his ascent has been anything but effortless and predetermined.  As a child, he was a scared and lonely little boy living a nomadic existence in Akron, Ohio. Destitute and fatherless, one year he missed almost 100 days of school. Desperate, his mother placed him with a family that gave him stability and put a basketball in his hands.  Bringing home Cleveland's first NBA championship was the culmination of a stellar multi-championship, multi-MVP, gold medal-decorated career -- Le Bron is the NBA's all-time leading scorer and the first active NBA player to become a billionaire. Today LeBron also produces Hollywood films and television shows, has more than 100 million followers on socia media, engages in political activism, has taken outspoken stances on racism and social injustice, and transforms lives through his visionary philanthropy.  In LeBron , Jeff Benedict, the most celebrated sports biographer of our time, paints a vivid picture of LeBron's epic origin story and his meteoric rise to sports superstardom. He goes behind the scenes of LeBron's grappling with his seismic celebrity, including appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated  as a high school junior. Based on three years of exhaustive research and more than 250 interviews, LeBron  is a gripping, inspiring, and unprecedented portrait of one of the world's most captivating figures.

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