LeBron's Dream Team

Author: LeBron James,Buzz Bissinger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143118226

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4740


The DREAM TEAM was a bunch of kids from Akron, Ohio-LeBron James and his best friends-who first met on a youth basketball team of the same name when they were ten and eleven years old. United by their love of the game and their yearning for companionship, they quickly forged a bond which would carry them through thick and thin (a lot of thin) and, at last, to the brink of a national championship. They were a motley group who faced challenges all too typical of inner-city America. LeBron grew up without a father and had moved with his mother more than a dozen times by the age of 10. Willie McGee, the quiet one, had left both his parents behind in Chicago to be raised by his older brother in Akron. Dru Joyce was outspoken, and his dad, who was ever-present, would end up coaching all five of the boys in high school. Sian Cotton, who also played football, was the happy-go-lucky enforcer, while Romeo Travis was unhappy, bitter, even surly, until he finally opened himself up to the bond his team mates offered. In the summer after seventh grade, the DREAM TEAM tasted glory when they qualified for a national championship tournament in Memphis. But they lost their focus, and had to go home early. They promised each other they would stay together and do whatever it took to win a national title. They had no idea how hard it would be to pursue that promise. In the years that followed, they would endure jealousy, hostility, exploitation, resentment from the black community (because they went to a "white" high school), and the consequence of their own over-confidence. Not least, they would all have to wrestle with LeBron's outsize success, which brought too much attention and even a whiff of scandal their way. But together these five boys became men as they sought a national championship.

LeBron's Dream Team

Author: LeBron James,Buzz Bissinger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101427337

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 1926


The DREAM TEAM was a bunch of kids from Akron, Ohio-LeBron James and his best friends-who first met on a youth basketball team of the same name when they were ten and eleven years old. United by their love of the game and their yearning for companionship, they quickly forged a bond which would carry them through thick and thin (a lot of thin) and, at last, to the brink of a national championship. They were a motley group who faced challenges all too typical of inner-city America. LeBron grew up without a father and had moved with his mother more than a dozen times by the age of 10. Willie McGee, the quiet one, had left both his parents behind in Chicago to be raised by his older brother in Akron. Dru Joyce was outspoken, and his dad, who was ever-present, would end up coaching all five of the boys in high school. Sian Cotton, who also played football, was the happy-go-lucky enforcer, while Romeo Travis was unhappy, bitter, even surly, until he finally opened himself up to the bond his team mates offered. In the summer after seventh grade, the DREAM TEAM tasted glory when they qualified for a national championship tournament in Memphis. But they lost their focus, and had to go home early. They promised each other they would stay together and do whatever it took to win a national title. They had no idea how hard it would be to pursue that promise. In the years that followed, they would endure jealousy, hostility, exploitation, resentment from the black community (because they went to a "white" high school), and the consequence of their own over-confidence. Not least, they would all have to wrestle with LeBron's outsize success, which brought too much attention and even a whiff of scandal their way. But together these five boys became men as they sought a national championship.

LeBron James, 2nd Edition

Author: Jon M. Fishman

Publisher: Lerner Publications ™

ISBN: 1728427223

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8103


Sports fans will cheer for these close-up looks at favorite athletes!

LeBron James:

Author: Valerie Bodden

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1629680222

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7784


This title examines the fascinating life of LeBron James. Readers will learn about James's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores James's early interest and skill in basketball that led to him joining the Cleveland Cavaliers then the Miami Heat. James's NBA championship wins, MVP awards, Olympic medals, and his charitable work are also discussed. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

LeBron James, King of the Court

Author: B. J. Robinson

Publisher: Forest Hill Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780975925157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

View: 5544


Within LeBron James' story are lessons that echo from the years when he and his mother struggled to survive. He faced his share of naysayers and skeptics, but he silenced all doubters with his stellar rookie performance during his first NBA season. Despite his new wealth and fame, the lessons he learned as a young player keep him focused and grounded.

What If?

Author: Sean Penney

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493185454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 110

View: 5449


Have you ever wondered how things could have been? We all play the "What If" game. As sports fans, we find the history of our favorite teams littered with moments like these. Ripple effects of these moments reach far and wide. Altering the past could have drastic effects on sports history, and as fans, we sometimes can't help but imagine what might have been. “What If?” takes a hypothetical glance at some of our favorite players and teams to examine how things could have turned out differently if one particular aspect of their careers had been altered – for better or for worse.

Wiser

Author: Cass R. Sunstein,Reid Hastie

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422122999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 2144


Two experts in business and psychology describe the detrimental effect that groupthink has on decision-making and explain how to combine ideas from management and social sciences to help improve problem-solving through non-deliberative decision-making. 20,000 first printing.

LeBron James

Author: Ryan Nagelhout,Anne Wallace Sharp

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1534560297

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 3881


LeBron James overcame adversity to become a superstar athlete while he was still in high school. After joining the NBA, he won multiple championships and awards, and he is widely considered one of the best basketball players in history. Sports fans will be interested to learn about James’s early life and the challenges he overcame throughout his career. Full-color photographs and a timeline of important dates highlight James’s rise to success.

The Ipinions Journal

Author: Anthony Livingston Hall

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146978212X

Category: Political Science

Page: 548

View: 6478


Commentaries on the Global Events of Our Times Volume VII In the year 2011, the world witnessed many historical events. Whether these events were joyful, catastrophic, or simply annoying, seasoned political observer Anthony Hall once again shares insightful commentary designed to spark lively discussions and challenge personal opinions. In his seventh collection of thought-provoking essays, Hall shares an outsiders glimpse into global eventsfrom the sublime to the ridiculousthat include the Obama presidency, the marriage and divorce of Kim Kardashian, the Arab Spring, the Penn State child-sex scandal, the royal wedding of William and Kate, and the killing of Osama bin Laden. From the historic earthquake and tsunami in Japan to the career implosion of Charlie Sheen, Hall encourages others to reinforce, refute, or reverse their thoughts as he provides fodder for enlightenment. Quotes from various sources including world leaders and international publications are intertwined with Halls entertaining opinions. The iPINIONS Journal offers an accessible resource for news junkies everywhere who are ready, willing, and able to open their minds to new perspectives about todays world and our future.

Michael Jordan vs LeBron James: Who is the Greatest?

Author: Mark Dascano

Publisher: First Rank Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8144


The great sports debate of all time: who is the greatest male basketball player, Michael Jordan or Lebron James, has been going on for some time now and this article will provide readers with some information, so they can decide which of the two men deserve this title. LeBron James plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers while the retired Michael Jordan, played for the Chicago Bulls; both players wear the number 23 jersey. James started playing back in 2003 where he was drafted into the NBA to play for the Cavaliers, four years of his basketball career was spent playing for the famous Miami Heat. Jordan, now retired, started playing in 1984 where he was drafted into the NBA. He was a part of the Chicago Bulls basketball team for more than 10 years and changed to the Washington Wizards later on after his second retirement.