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The Legend Of LeBron James Is a True American Success Story

Published by on April 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Like everyone else, I have a soft spot for the great stories of triumph that many of our American sports heroes have had to overcome.

Lance Armstrong battle cancer and emerged as the greatest cyclist of our generation. Wilma Rudolph overcame polio as a child on her way to becoming a gold medal-winning Olympian.

But as much as I enjoy those stories, I am even more impressed with what I call the "next big thing in sports" stories. LeBron James fits nicely into this category and his is a story of triumph, not over physical or economic barriers but rather over a mountain of expectations.

The "next big thing" story goes something like this: A youngster is discovered at an early age to be a potentially great a...

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