LeBron James is simultaneously on the cutting edge of basketball greatness and a cultural icon. Some see him as the second coming of Michael Jordan as both an exceptional talent and a marketing marvel. This biography offers a well-rounded portrait of James unprecedented rise to basketball superstardom in a dizzying short span of time.
Series Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction Time Line: Significant Events in the Life of LeBron James Chapter 1. Beginnings Chapter 2. High School Days Chapter 3. Beyond His Years Chapter 4. Senior Year Basketball Circus Chapter 5 . The LeBron Sweepstakes Chapter 6. A Rookie, Not a Beginner Chapter 7. Red, White, and Blue Chapter 8. Junior Year Pro Chapter 9. Early Season Challenges Chapter 10. On a Christmas Roll Chapter 11. Stepping Up Time Chapter 12. Creating Believers Appendix: Career Records Bibliography Index
Lew Freedman is a sportswriter with the Chicago Tribune. He has worked as an award-winning journalist with the Anchorage Daily News and is the author of over 22 books, including African American Pioneers of Baseball (Greenwood, 2007).
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