LeBron James went to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. He changed addresses again, leaving his Cleveland home for the second time to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the biggest move of free agency over the summer. He remained arguably the dominant player in basketball, adding even more glitz on a legacy that reached epic status long ago. It was, by any measure, a fantastic year for James. And even without a title, it may have been his most significant year. For the third time, James has been selected as The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year -- after 2018 saw him continue to excel on the court, open the "I Promise" school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, and further use his voice as an activist who bristled at being told to "shut up and dribble." "I would describe it as a success because I was able to inspire so many people throughout the year," James said. "I got to go back to China, to Paris, to Berlin, I opened up a school. And all these kids … [Read more...] about LeBron James Is AP Male Athlete of the Year for 3rd Time
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James drives around Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in a 2015 game. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cavaliers won 109-102. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds West Team's Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers laughs with East Team's LeBron James of Miami Heat during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant glance at each other in the second quarter in an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, in Cleveland. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, puts up shot as Miami Heat forward LeBron James defends during the second half of their NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, in Los Angeles. The Heat won 96-80. … [Read more...] about Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James: Compare their yearly stats entering their final meeting
By Kyle Goon | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: October 10, 2018 at 10:29 pm | UPDATED: October 10, 2018 at 11:24 pm Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots around Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: LeBron James #23 and Lance Stephenson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate after James made a shot against the Golden State Warriors and was fouled during their preseason game at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against … [Read more...] about LeBron James, Lakers show hope for injecting life into Lakers-Warriors rivalry
We could argue that LeBron James added 240 kids to his family when his I Promise school opened in Akron, Ohio. The school was a culmination of his dream to provide a better future for kids in his hometown.James is a multi-million dollar athlete now, but he grew up as the child of a teen single mom, Gloria James, who worked — and struggled — to provide him with a better life without his father around"Like, 'Wow, Dad, you know what, I don’t know you, I have no idea who you are, but because of you is part of the reason who I am today.'" James said of his father, Anthony McClelland, in a 2014 interview with GQ. "The fuel that I use — you not being there — it’s part of the reason I grew up to become who I am. It’s part of the reason why I want to be hands-on with my endeavors."And hands-on, he is. The basketball star is a hands-on father to his children with wife Savannah Brinson. But, how many kids does LeBron James have?How many kids does LeBron … [Read more...] about How many kids does LeBron James have?
LeBron James unveils his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. (AP) There is no doubt about what LeBron James can do with a basketball in his hand – racking up NBA championships and MVP accolades over the years – but it’s off the court where he experienced what he described as the most meaningful moment of his career. Before heading out West, where James will play for the Los Angeles Lakers and help bring the storied franchise back to their former Showtime glory, the former Cleveland Cavalier unveiled Monday a public school for challenged youth in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. “The jitters before the first day of school are real right now!!! Tomorrow is going to be one of the greatest moments (if not the greatest) of my life,” James tweeted ahead of the opening of the I Promise School. A dream come true for LeBron James and his foundation: The I Promise School for at-risk students in Akron opens today with plan to transform lives of students and … [Read more...] about LeBron James opens school for challenged youth in hometown