LeBron James

King of Shots

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Whether he’s soaring through the air for a powerful slam dunk, threading the ball to a teammate for a key shot, or launching a new pair of Nikes, the Miami Heat’s LeBron James is one of the most exciting athletes in the world. As USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, “He is hailed as the successor to Michael Jordan’s marketing throne off the court. On the court, he is frequently compared to Magic Johnson because of his size, floor vision and passing ability.”

LeBron was a famous basketball player before he ever set foot on an NBA court. Predicted to be one of the game’s best players since childhood, LeBron appeared on magazine covers as a teenager, and his high school games aired on national television. The hype rose to a new level when his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers chose LeBron with the first pick in the 2003 NBA draft. The high-flying forward played seven seasons in Cleveland before joining the Miami Heat in 2010, and LeBron immediately helped his new team reach the NBA Finals. Find out how a skinny kid from Akron, Ohio, became one of the NBA’s biggest stars.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-0154-9
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2012-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.5
BISACS YAN053020, YAN006000, YAN006130
Dewey 796.323092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 1050
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Anne E. Hill