A native son of Akron, Ohio, LeBron James seemed like a miracle heaven-sent by God to transform Cleveland's losing ways when he was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2003. But after seven years—and still no parade down Euclid Avenue—he left, announcing his move to South Beach on a nationally televised ESPN production with a sly title that echoed fifty years of misery. The Catch, The Drive, The Shot . . . The Decision.
Out of James's treachery grew a monster. Scott Raab, a fifty-nine-year-old, 350-pound Jewish Santa Claus with a Chief Wahoo tattoo, would bear witness to LeBron's every move, and in so doing would act as the eyes and ears of Cleveland itself. Crude but warmhearted, poetic but raving, hilarious, profane (and profound), The Whore of Akron is both a rabid fan's indictment of a traitorous athlete and the story of Raab's obsessive quest to reveal the "wee jewel-box" of LeBron James's soul.
Great story, interesting known how things should happen inside the NBA journalits and how the author expressed Cleveland feelings about LeBronPublished 2 months ago by Hector Velasco Gutierrez
The Whore of Akron: One Man's Search for the Soul of LeBron James had been on my "to-read" list since it was released. I just could not get myself to sit down and read it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by HuntleyMC
Perfect for any fan of sports and/or outstanding journalism. It transcends sports when it becomes a memoir of a unique, fascinating man and his unrequited love for a city.Published 11 months ago by gary gulman
Written how a true, long suffering Cleveland sports fan feels. No punches pulled, just raw emotion & Cleveland pride! Enjoyed every word!Published on March 31, 2013 by Sharon Valenti
I enjoyed this book as a Cleveland fan who was disapointed with Lebron leaving. A little to much of the authors life story for me but I did like the way he makes the reader... Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by Jay Stapleton
I grew up in Akron, a born Cleveland sports fan, and received this book as a X-mas present from my wife who had to live with me post "Decision. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by jsjs7474
You are my new hero for seizing the opportunity to call him the "The Whore of Akron" to his face. He will always remember it. Read morePublished on November 29, 2012 by Leslie