NBA is the league of stars and they live a lavishing lifestyle with the big money contracts that are handed out. The most recent highest paid player was Stephen Curry. He was given a $201 million deal with the Golden State Warriors. This is just the playing deal with the team, he also has other commercial deals with Under Armor.
LeBron James is the most scrutinized athlete of the NBA. He entered the league at the tender age of 17. He was watched since his high school days. Vincent-St. Mary games were nationally televised due to him. He was the chosen one. We all know his body of work over the year between the lines. Today he is in consideration to be the best player on the court for the game of basketball.
Let’s look at his body of work outside the lines of the courts. Lebron James is a global figure for the game of basketball. He has conducted himself to that standard and has led the life of a basketball icon. Over the year he has worked for the local communities may it be in Cleveland, Akron or Miami. He has worked during his offseason with many kids imparting knowledge to the next generation.
Lebron James is the current president of the Players association for the NBA and has worked for the betterment of the older players. He has stood up for many social injustices that are happening towards the African-Americans and all the Gun related incidents that has happened over the few years.
During the Finals of the NBA in 2017, he was the center of attention for racism that he had to face. During the conference, he said that “No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough. We have a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African-Americans until we feel equal in America.”
On the topic of racism, he said that “It just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America. You know hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day.” He has been a role model for so many youths through his foundation. He has inspired many more with his strive for greatness. Lebron James is more than an athlete he has been an inspiration and role model for many and he continues to same.