Lebron James: The Making of an MVP

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Gray, Publishers, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 156 pages
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This coffee-table book is the most complete—and most colorful—look at LeBron's life and professional career to date. Includes 88 large color photographs.#1 draft pick . . . Rookie of the Year . . . All Star . . . Olympic gold . . . Most Valuable Player—no one has had a faster and more exciting ride to superstardom. This book takes a close-up look at LeBron James—the player and the man—and tells how he has achieved so much so quickly.Plain Dealer sports columnist Terry Pluto and NBA beat writer Brian Windhorst have covered the LeBron phenomenon closely from the start. Drawing from a decade of reporting and scores of personal interviews, their new book covers each stage of LeBron's development—how his childhood shaped his personality and sparked his drive to succeed; how budding stardom in high school challenged him to grow up fast; how his first steps in the NBA weren't always easy; how he quickly grew into a forceful team leader in the NBA and on Team USA; and how he now works relentlessly to improve his game.

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About the author (2009)

Terry Pluto is a sports columnist for the Plain Dealer. He has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, is an eight-time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award, and has received more than 50 state and local writing awards. He is the author of 23 books, including The Curse of Rocky Colavito (selected by the New York Times as one of the five notable sports books of 1989), and Loose Balls, which was ranked number 13 on Sports Illustrated's list of the top 100 sports books of all time. He lives in Akron, Ohio.Brian Windhorst is a reporter for the Plain Dealer and has covered the Cleveland Cavaliers since 2003. He has been an NBA correspondent for ESPN.com and ESPN First Take since 2006. His writing has been honored by the Professional Basketball Writers Association and the Associated Press. He lives in Brook Park, Ohio, and Jupiter, Florida.

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