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LeBron's Dream Team: How Four Friends and I Brought a Championsip Home Paperback – April 27, 2010
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LeBron James didn't have a spectacular childhood. He and his mother Gloria moved around and didn't have much money. They lived in the projects until he graduated high school. But in junior high he became very tight with three friends, and little did he know this would propel him to legendary status. They dubbed themselves The Fab Four playing basketball together for years, collectively deciding to enroll at St. Vincent-St. Mary High despite their racial minority there. After their freshman year they accepted a transfer student as one of their own and soon enough became The Fab Five.
Amazingly, yet not completely surprising, St. V won back-to-back Ohio state championships the first two years with LeBron and company. Two years later they won another state championship, and were national champs to boot.Read more ›
Sadly, while Bissinger turned a telescope on small Permian High's football glories in his seminal HS football tome, here, he instead is amplifying a trite, pre-packaged PR schpiel for one of the planet's most famous -- and most managed -- pro athletes.
FNL was all heart. It was authentic, it was a great story and whatever resonance it had came about organically in both the story itself and in Bissinger's obvious enthusiasm to tell it for its own sake. With THREE NIGHTS IN AUGUST, Bissinger's painfully pre-packaged baseball biography of Tony LaRussa told through the device of a three-game series, the author began a descent from artistry informed by marketability to an inversion. SHOOTING STARS completes the fall -- this book is a press release.
Without a doubt, James' story is compelling in many ways. His high school fame is a well-known but still fertile field, and here his people tried to draw some attention to a less-widely known angle of the story: the four friends who followed (and - surprisingly - often drove James) through those high school years. But, Bissinger's treatment is shameless. One can almost see the outline he worked from as plot points are laid out and linked too overtly to thematic goals (i.e.Read more ›
The hard work and determenation in practices and in AAU basketball led up to the rising action. One event was when the then Fab Four played the AAU National Championship and lost, making them tougher and stronger. Also, Romeo Travis joining the team led up to their number one ranking in the country, as close as a national championship win they would get since there is no high school national championship. Third, the defeat of Mater Dei, a private catholic school powerhouse, certainly led up to their number one ranking. What did I like about this novel? Virtually everything.Read more ›
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Loved the book. Great read if you like learning more about Lebron's high school career.Published 7 months ago by Troy E. Miller
My husband is a huge LeBron fan, and this was a great little item to add to his collection of birthday presents! He loved it :-)Published 10 months ago by Snow33
This book is the awesomely sports book ever. If you like basketball and sports, you'll love this book. I used to not be a fan of Lebron, but now I like him.Published 16 months ago by baller_swag
If you have a relative connected with St. Vincent/St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, particularly from the relatively recent past, they are sure to love "Shooting... Read morePublished 20 months ago by WDX2BB
Shooting Stars by Lebron James and Buzz Bissinger is a biography about Lebron James and Buzz Bissinger. In the beginning the book starts to talk about his young life. Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by Keon Devlin