Adult/High School–LeBron James truly has become a star. After appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated and having his high school basketball games broadcast on ESPN, he was the first pick of the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA draft, and actually had them in playoff contention. The book is a breezier read than Ryan Jones's King James (St. Martin's, 2003) and doesn't weigh readers down with scores and statistics. Through interviews with those who knew LeBron while he was growing up (poor but loved in Akron, OH), the author draws a portrait of a boy who almost always had that special spark that defines him in the NBA today. Two inserts of color photographs depict the athlete from toddlerhood to recent NBA draftee, and most show him with his recognizable smile–and truly having fun with his gift. Morgan doesn't gloss over the controversy that surrounded the player when he accepted gifts as an amateur, a violation of the high school rules. He just comes across as a typical teen who sometimes screws up, albeit one with a prodigious talent. Demand for all things LeBron James may soon overtake demand for all things Michael Jordan, just as LeBron's statistics are rivaling those of a young Michael.–Jamie Watson, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore
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Gr. 7-12. The son of an unmarried, teenage mother, African American LeBron James overcame a culture of drugs, poverty, and violence in the Akron, Ohio, housing projects where he grew up to become a basketball superstar who signed more than $100 million dollars in promotional contracts before the end of his senior year in high school. Morgan, a sportswriter for the Akron Beacon Journal, offers readers an intimate look at James' life and incredible basketball career, following him to the moment when he became the number-one NBA draft pick. Morgan, who covered James' high-school career for the local newspaper, draws his material from interviews with family, friends, coaches, and teammates. The result is a well-rounded, personal portrait of the young superstar, which does an excellent job of depicting the intense pressure and scrutiny James and his family had to endure when he became basketball's hottest prospect. Sixty color photographs will entice sports fans to this inspiring, well-written biography. Ed Sullivan
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Adult/High School.VLeBron 詹姆斯真實地成為了星。在出現在體育誘l被說明和有以後他的高中籃球比賽播放在ESPN, 他是貧賤克利夫蘭Cavaliers 的第一採擷在2003 NBA 選秀, 和實際上有他們在淘汰賽角逐。書比Ryan ·瓊斯的詹姆斯(聖馬丁的2003) 國王是一通風讀並且不稱讀者下來以比分和統計。通過採訪與那些當他長大(貧寒但愛在阿克倫城, 認識LeBron 的俄亥俄), 作者畫男孩畫像幾乎總有特別火花今天定義他在NBA 。顏色相片二插入物描述運動員從toddlerhood 對最近NBA 應徵入伍者, 並且多數顯示他以他可認識的smile.Vand 真實地獲得樂趣與他的禮物。摩根不上光在圍攏球員的爭論當他收受了禮物作為愛好者, 侵害高中統治。他遇到作為典型青少年誰有時弄糟, 雖然一以一種巨大的天分。對所有事的需求LeBron 詹姆斯也釩雱眥l上對所有事的需求邁克爾·喬丹, 因為LeBron 的統計抵抗那些年輕Michael..VJamie 華森, Enoch 普拉特自由圖書館, 巴爾的摩版權© 蘆葦企業資訊, 蘆葦Elsevier 分裂公司。版權所有。從書目Gr 。7-12 。一個未婚, 少年母親的兒子, 非裔美國人LeBron 詹姆斯克服了藥物文化, 貧窮, 並且暴力在阿克倫城, 由在哪裡決定他增長的俄亥俄, 住房建造計劃適合簽署超過$100 百萬美元在增進合同在他的資深年之前的結尾在高中的籃球超級明星。摩根, 一位體育運動專欄作家為阿克倫城烽火臺學報、提議讀者親密的神色在詹姆斯的生活和難以置信的籃球事業, 跟隨他對片刻當他成為了數字一NBA 選秀採擷。摩根, 報道詹姆斯的高中事業為地方報紙, 得出他的材料從與家庭、朋友、教練, 和隊友的採訪。結果是年輕超級明星的一張圓滿完成, 個人畫像, 做描述強烈的壓力一個優秀工作並且察視詹姆斯和他的家庭必須忍受當他成為了籃球的最熱的遠景。