Lebron James and the Perils of Walking the Fence

You can’t say Lebron James didn’t warn us. Three years ago, the then-22 year old James said he had two goals in his professional life: to be a “global icon like Muhammad Ali” and to become “the richest athlete in the world.” This seemed like one whopper of a contradiction. Agree or disagree with his stances against war and racism, the fact is that Muhammad Ali remains a global icon because of what he sacrificed – professionally, personally, ... Full Story »

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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Oct. 4, 2010

The article traces Lebron James' status from a Local Cleveland hero to a fallen icon and the inevitable bitterness resulting from his decision to go with the Miami Heat. It examines "the race factor" in the negative press given to some major athletes, but ignores the roll of their ambitious agents in helping them choose what is best for their career.

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