View Full Version : LeBron's great uncle slams LeBron in his new book

Basketball Fan
04-26-2011, 03:08 PM
I think LeBron is a tool as much as the next person but really with family like this who needs enemies?


LeBron's uncle dishes
about family history

When LeBron James announced, on a live ESPN special, that he would leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, legions of former fans felt betrayed and outraged. What about his family? According to James' great-uncle, Steven J. Nelson Sr., many of James' ''castaway relatives'' have felt overlooked for a long time.

In Kin to the King: A LeBron James Family History, Nelson, whose late sister Freda was the mother of LeBron's mother Gloria James, remarks that, although the star has been quoted about the importance of family, he initialed rather than signed a relative's card ''since his signature is valuable.'' Nelson is quick to point out that ''we are not gold diggers or opportunists looking for a handout.''

The book isn't about LeBron James anyway: It's about a family, one that Nelson traces back to 1849 Georgia and a free black sharecropper named John William Gay. His descendants came to Northeast Ohio around 1910, and to a house on Hickory Street in Akron that became the family stronghold. Nelson tells of hardworking, strong-willed individuals (and a few rogues), giving not only a picture of a close-knit family but of a changing Akron. LeBron should read it.

One thing that would benefit this book is a family tree such a large number of relatives and generations would be easier to digest with a graphic. Kin to the King (199 pages, softcover) costs $16.99 from P.O. Box 2404, Akron, 44309.

04-26-2011, 03:10 PM
Who really needs to know or read about the Lebron James family history....well, other then the Lebron James family itself?

04-26-2011, 03:12 PM
I'd rather read The Little Engine That Could or The Three Little Pigs.

04-26-2011, 03:19 PM
I'd rather poke my eyes out.

Seriously though, I'll just not get the book. Simple as that.

04-26-2011, 03:24 PM
Lol bull**** your not a gold digger. You write a book only because he is famous and want to make money. Someone sounds bitter that they didn't get LeBron's money. If I became rich I wouldn't be handing out money to my great uncle's either.

04-26-2011, 05:18 PM
Seems like this uncle


isn't so great!