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On the Court with...LeBron James

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Outstanding. Unbelievable. Mindblowing.

These are just a few of the words used to describe the talents of LeBron James. He was a sensation in his early days playing AAU ball in Akron, Ohio-and continued to amaze through his four years as a high school phenomenon. Now going into his fifth year as a star of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he is touted as the best player in basketba
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Oct 09, 2015 ALEX!!!! Hulbert rated it it was amazing
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Adam J.
Nov 06, 2012 Adam J. rated it really liked it
I just finished On the Court with LeBron James.This is a great biography about the basketball player LeBron James. As I read this book,I learned so much that I didn't know about LeBron James. For example, did you know that he had two high school basketball coaches? I liked how Matt Christopher, the author of the book, captured almost every single part of LeBron's life. Almost every basketball game he played was mention at least once in this book. What I think the author could have improved on ...more
Dec 22, 2015 CHRIS YOUNG rated it really liked it
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I think that LeBron James Is one of the best Players to play the game of basketball and always will be. LeBron wasn’t just a good basketball player; He was a very loyal person, especially towards his mother, he was also a great leader, and was a very humbled person as well. When a player has all of these qualities it makes me like them even more because I don’t like ignorance. I think LeBron made a good choice when he left Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat. I respect him for
Dec 10, 2014 Kevin rated it really liked it
I selected this book because i love basketball and lebron james is one of the basketball legacies.The thing that impressed me in the book was how hard lebron james worked to get good at basketball even though he lived in poverty(for most his life).This made me sad for him because regularlly people would quit / give up but he kept on taking steps foward, not backing off his career.LeBron James is kind,good at basketball, and has tons of fans.A lesson learned would probably be Don't give up on ...more
Jack Triplett
This book is one of the best books I have ever read. I think one of the reasons why I liked it so much is because not only do I love playing basketball, but I love watching Lebron James play basketball. This book is about Lebron's childhood growing up in Akron, Ohio. Lebron didn't have such a good life growing up and this fantastic biography will let you know how bad it was. This book also talked about Lebron skipping college and going straight to the pros. Out of 5 stars, I would rate this ...more
Noah Ramsey
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Amber Thompson
Apr 26, 2012 Amber Thompson marked it as to-read
Christopher, M. (2008). On the court with-- LeBron James. New York: Little, Brown and Co.

Citation created by- Amber Thompson

Call Number- 796.323082

Description- LeBron James is touted as the best player in basketball today. And for good reason: his dunks are monstrous, his no-look passes are things of beauty, his three-pointers seem effortless. But even more importantly, he is that one-of-a-kind superstar whose main goal isn't to rack up the stats-it's to make his team better. The book contains 1
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Mar 10, 2015 Chris added it
LeBron James is a famous NBA player. He grew up in Akron, Ohio. Akron was known for it's criminal activity. LeBron's mom, Gloria, struggled to get money for her child. LeBron had a very troublesome childhood. He didn't pay enough attention to school and homework. Gloria realized that she couldn't properly provide for her son. To get LeBron's life on track she let a family, the Walkers, take LeBron in. They taught LeBron discipline. They also taught him how to play basketball.

LeBron plays in the
Nov 16, 2012 Victor added it
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"On the court with Lebron James"

The book is about Lebron James a basketball player. One of the most popular basketball players ever. This book is for people who admire the game of basketball or admires Lebron.

The story tells bout how Lebron grew up in the work of basketball and how he made it through high school. The book starts out by telling his child hood. For example: when he was 6 years he tried out for the team and made it. It tells how he admired Mich
Nicole Dylewicz
Nov 18, 2012 Nicole Dylewicz rated it liked it
I am not particularly a fan of Lebron James for the simple fact that he plays for the Miami Heat and I am a Boston Celtics fan. But after reading this biography I was impressed on his journey of becoming one of the most known basketball players in the national basketball association. Lebron played basketball for four years on his high school team in Ohio. Because he was so talented and absolutely dominated the court the National Basketball Association could not wait for him to play in college ...more
Feb 01, 2016 James rated it really liked it
In the book Lebron James it explains his life. It explains his childhood where he had many struggles but he still fought through them and he became and great basketball player. After his childhood they explain how high school career as a basketball player where he just blasted off and became one of the best prospects in America. In the end they explained how lebron skipped college and went straight into the NBA and got drafted into the cavs and was good right away on the NBA. He broke many ...more
This biography explores the life of the one of the greatest basketball players of modern times, LeBron James. The beginning of the book explaining LeBron’s childhood in inner-city Akron was interesting but second half of the book read like a play-by-play of basketball games, with descriptions of plays and statistics. While hardcore sports enthusiasts will enjoy this type of writing style, it was hard for me to follow. However, the book is perfect for reluctant readers who are also basketball ...more
Matthew Hernandez
Oct 05, 2010 Matthew Hernandez rated it really liked it
this book is about Lebron James and where he was born and raised. i like this book because i am a fan of Lebron James and i just learned a lot about how he was introduced to sports and i am an athlete myself. Lebron been through a lot of hardships to get in the position he is in today and i believe that hard works pays off. i really like this book because it inspires me to work hard for what i want.
Apr 27, 2015 Josh rated it it was amazing
This book tells the background of Lebron James of how he became to be a NBA champion. It also tells how hard and dedicated he had to be to reach his dream. He started out in Cleveland and came straight out of high school to be drafted number 1 in the overall draft. Then 7 years later he went on to win his NBA championship in Miami after being there 2 years.
Dec 01, 2010 Daniel rated it it was amazing
This book is about the great Lebron James. If you like basketball then this is the right book for you! This is a biograghy about him and it tells all about his life. Did you know that he was poor when he was young? And did you know that his Grandma died on christmas but his parents didn't tell him? If you want to figure out more than pick up this book and read!!!!!!
Ozan Akipek
Jun 10, 2012 Ozan Akipek rated it really liked it
I liked it a lot because it has to do with my favorite sport, and a player that I am really familiar with. I learned a lot about him, I found out things that I didnt know about him so that made it more interesting.
Feb 26, 2014 Patrick rated it it was amazing
amazing book! i learned so much that i didnt know about lebron, his high school team, the cavs, and the heat that i didnt know! i am a lebron fan and a heat fan so i really enjoyed this book much more than say a celtics fan or a pacers fan would! but overall a phenomenal book!
Mar 10, 2015 Jack rated it it was amazing
amazing book! i learned so much that i didnt know about lebron, his high school team, the cavs, and the heat that i didnt know! i am a lebron fan and a heat fan so i really enjoyed this book much more than say a celtics fan or a pacers fan would! but overall a phenomenal book!
Nov 15, 2010 Troy rated it it was amazing
I did a school commentary on this book and other Lebron James books, and I learned stuff I nevber knew about him. A must read!
Mara Terrell
Feb 09, 2016 Mara Terrell rated it really liked it
I haven't ever read a (n entire) biography, and I don't like basketball, but it's a good book. It was only about 100 pages too.
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Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels. He is the best-selling author of more than one hundred sports books for young readers.

Matt Christopher is America's bestselling sports writer for children, with more than 100 books and sales approaching six million copies. In 1992, Matt Christopher talked about being a children's
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