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    Default LeBron's great uncle slams LeBron in his new book

    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.

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    Default Re: LeBron's great uncle slams LeBron in his new book

    Who really needs to know or read about the Lebron James family history....well, other then the Lebron James family itself?
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    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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    I'd rather read The Little Engine That Could or The Three Little Pigs.

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    I'd rather poke my eyes out.

    Seriously though, I'll just not get the book. Simple as that.
    3 scenarios for the draft, starting with my favorite first:

    1. Pacers trade up for Justice Winslow

    2. Take WCS or Stanley Johnson (this is the theory of a player falling); Make trades (Hibbert/West/others) for additional picks - George Lucas and Rakeem Christmas are players I'd love to have with a late first/early 2nd round

    3. Trey Lyles

    I'm sure my opinion will change many times before the draft though.

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    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.

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    Seems like this uncle

    isn't so great!


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