LeBron James, King of the Court

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SpringTree/Forest Hill Pub., 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 195 pages
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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Contents

Photos and Illustrations 98103 190
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LeBron r
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Putting a High School
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Becoming a Cavalier Chapter 22 140 Debut in Pro Summer League Chapter 23 149 An NBA Career Begins in Earnest Chapter 24 156 Pro Debut ofR...
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Acknowledgements
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Biographical Index
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Subject Index
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About the author (2005)

BJ Robinson, a former newspaper columnist and an award-wining author, has numerous poems, articles, short stories, essay and devotionals published. Her article "Honoring God's Calling" was published in the Fall 2010 edition of Together. Published devotionals include two with MustardSeed Ministries, seven with Standard Publishing in the Spring of 2010, and one in words to Write By: Author Devotionals compiled by Robin Bayne. Another will be published in 2011 in Hurray God! In college, her short story won first prize and was published in the university's literary magazine, and her first college essay was published. In the third grade, her pet story was published in a local newspaper. "Mother's Glimpse of Heaven" was published in FATE Magazine in 2002. "POD Publishing: What's to Gain?" was published in Christian Fiction Online Magazine in March 2009. A short story was published in Pebble Lake Review in the Summer of 2004. She won a trophy for First Runner Up in a Florida Writer's Association contest in 2002. When she's not writing, she's reading and reviewing books on her blog. Barbara lives in Florida with her husband, cocker spaniel, golden retriever, and cat, blessed with sons, daughters, grandchildren and faith

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