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Anyone read the new LeBron book?

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Anyone read the new LeBron book? 

Post#1 » by FlightNo.23 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:01 pm

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It's by Brian Windhorst, who's kept a blog of the Cavs since 2004...He's followed basically every single game LeBron's played (from HS in SVSM to this Cavs Days to Team USA games).

I got it today I'll let you know hot it goes :)
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Post#2 » by Uncooked » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:47 am

I read all the preview chapters on cleveland.com and espn, thought they were pretty good. Could you give us a list of the chapters?
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Post#3 » by FlightNo.23 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:10 am

Contents
1. "The kind of guy other teams want" - Getting the Guy
2. "Why would I want this team?" - LeBron is born...and a franchise nearly dies
3. "When you trade for a star, there's a risk..." - Shawn Kemp arrives
4. "He was that Good" - LeBron James on the rise
5. "They never would have been able to rebuild" - Shedding Shawn Kemp
6. "None of us should worry about recruiting him" - LeBron makes a splash
7. "The Chosen One" - Courting LeBron
8. ""It is going to come down to money" - The $hoe deal
9. "I knew why we were doing it, but I still hated it" - Hitting bottom
10. "That guy should be yours" - The LeBron lottery
11. "He looks like an NBA player right now" - Making the pick
12. ""All he ever talked about was wanting to win" - LeBron starts over
13. "You can trust me on that" - A bad deal with Carlos Boozer
14. "Brining it to life" - Dan Gilbert Buys in
15. "You have to take the roast out of the oven" - Dan Gilbert learns the hard way
16. "A chance to do something special" - Danny Ferry to the rescue
17. "A penny saved is just a penny" - Building around LeBron
18. "Reasons to stick around" - The clock starts ticking
19. "This is always evolving" - Plowing through the playoffs
20. "Getting there" - The first trip to the finals

It's 206 pages and I'm about 90 pages in. It starts off about the Cavs' history and it mirrors LeBron's life in the same time period. It has some good info on SVSM and what not but so far it lacks any insight about LeBron. So far the book kind of focuses on everyone's perception of LeBron...Its OK so far, I was hoping for some more personal insight/stories but none so far...But I haven't gotten to where he was drafted yet...Otherwise its a pretty good read and 12 or $13 on Amazon.
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Post#4 » by basketball royalty » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:45 am

Is it in paperback? Sounds decent, especially since Terry Pluto is involved, he has written some good bball books.
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