LeBron James, King of the Court
LeBRON JAMES-KING OF THE COURT Young Adult Biography ::::The "LeBron James--King of the Court, Companion Study Guide" is also available. ::::ABOUT THE BOOK "His path was laden with possibilities and pitfalls, cheers and criticism, laughter and lamenting.but he arrived at his destination-the NBA-fortified by a solid personal code of honor and academic achievement." -From the Foreword by Nancy Gilliam and M. LaVora Perry ::::Within LeBron James' story are lessons that echo from the years when he and his mother struggled to survive and endure hard choices. These lessons deepened when LeBron's unique basketball skills became apparent, drawing national media attention to him and the small Catholic high school he attended. As he conquered the high school arena and set his sights on the pros, LeBron faced his share of naysayers and skeptics, but he silenced all doubters with his stellar rookie performance during his first NBA season as a multi-million dollar draft pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Through it all, LeBron stayed true to himself. Despite phenomenal wealth and fame, the lessons he learned as a young player will hopefully always remain with him, keeping him focused and grounded on his way to perhaps becoming one of the best-and classiest-athletes to ever play the game. ::::ENDORSEMENTS "Robinson.ably demonstrates how other[s].can take lessons from LeBron James' story and apply them to their own lives-whether it's realizing the importance of doing well in school or the challenge of working hard to be the best at whatever one wants to achieve or learning to appreciate the enduring value of family and friends." -Larry E. Davis, Editor of Working with African American Males-A Guide to Practice ::::"With an emphasis on LeBron James as a scholar/athlete, B.J. Robinson has placed the young phenom in a wholesome context that is sure to inspire thousands of youth." -Herb Boyd, Author of Pound for Pound- The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson ::::"This is a book that young people interested in sports- and their parents-will find invaluable."-Robert Fleming, Author of Wisdom of the Elders and Alvin Ailey-Dancer & Choreographer ::::"This book takes one athlete's moving story and uses it to inspire others." -Evelio Grillo, Author of Black Cuban, Black American ::::"This book will encourage youngsters to read.because the book's subject, high school super athlete LeBron James, took education seriously." -Kristin Lattany, Author of The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou ::::"Robinson tells LeBron James' remarkable story in such a way that young athletes in any sport can benefit from the lessons she weaves throughout the book. ::::I would recommend LeBron to any young athlete in need of an inspira-tional story borne out of natural talent, academic success in high school, hard work, and a passion to be the very best in a chosen sport." -Robert Trotman, Award-winning Coach of the Nu-Finmen Swim Club for youth, Long Island, New York ::::Journalist B.J. Robinson is a former publishing executive. LEBRON JAMES-KING OF THE COURT is the author's first sports biography. An avid sports fan and advocate for young athletes, Robinson also serves as an active Police Activity League (PAL) board member and is currently at work on a young adult sport series.
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