LeBron James’ story is one of the most inspirational in the NBA. Coming from almost nothing, LeBron has accomplished far more than anyone who comes from his position should have accomplished in their lifetime. He became a billionaire earlier this year, which was a first for someone still playing in the league, and he continues to accomplish feats many would have thought were far above him.
Considering what he’s been through and the constant media spotlight on him, it’s incredible we haven’t heard anything negative about the king off the pitch. Add the element of social media, which is where everything a celebrity seems to come out of, and it’s remarkable that they’ve stayed out of trouble for all this time. One NBA fan on Twitter paid tribute to LeBron for fighting through adversity to achieve everything he has while being a great person.
Without education, without a father, without training and with few role models. They gave this young, poor bastard at the age of 18 $420,000 a week. He married his high school girlfriend. He was never arrested, never used drugs, never humiliated his wife with strange girl stories. No strange babies like many other pro athletes, never on the news with a speeding ticket. Excellent father. Biggest player on the planet. 15 years later. Same guy, same mature, same chick. same family. reputation intact. Now making over $2 million a week. Has sent more than 1100 children to college on full pay. Ladies and gentlemen, LeBron James.
Unfortunately, we’ve heard many cases of young men who got lost in life without a father and didn’t have proper education to begin with, but LeBron struggled through it all to get to where he is now. There has also been no controversy regarding an arrest or drugs, nor has he been in the tabloids with any rumors of affairs of any kind.
LeBron was also a great father to his children and supports them every step of the way in their lives. His “I Promise” foundation has provided education to so many in Akron, and the foundation also pledged to build a multimillion-dollar medical facility in the area. Given all of this, it’s a shame he’s still being criticized so much, but sadly that’s part of territory when someone reaches the top of the mountain. However, he never let that bother him and continues to walk in the right direction.