Willie McGee, the quiet one, had left both his parents behind in Chicago to be raised by his older brother in Akron. Dru Joyce was outspoken, and his dad, who was ever-present, would end up coaching all five of the boys in high school. Sian Cotton, who also played football, was the happy-go-lucky enforcer, while Romeo Travis was unhappy, bitter, even surly, until he finally opened himself up to the bond his team mates offered. But they lost their focus, and had to go home early.
They promised each other they would stay together and do whatever it took to win a national title. They had no idea how hard it would be to pursue that promise. In the years that followed, they would endure jealousy, hostility, exploitation, resentment from the black community because they went to a "white" high school , and the consequence of their own over-confidence.
They promised each other they would stay together and do whatever it took to win a national title. They had no idea how hard it would be to pursue that promise.
In the years that followed, they would endure jealousy, hostility, exploitation, resentment from the black community because they went to a "white" high school , and the consequence of their own over-confidence. Not least, they would all have to wrestle with LeBron's outsize success, which brought too much attention and even a whiff of scandal their way. But together these five boys became men as they sought a national championship. At seventeen he was featured on the cover of "Sports Illustrated"; at nineteen he became the youngest Rookie of the Year in NBA history; at twenty-three he is the third-highest-paid athlete in the world including endorsements.
He is a contributing writer for "Vanity Fair. There were several things I enjoyed about the book like how Lebron's football coach took him so he can help Lebron become better and along the way he met four people he can count on. I really like how that the book didn't focus on Lebron even though the book was about him but it focus on his teammates lives too. Every chapter would go to one person after another and tell their side of the story on and off the court. My dislikes about the book was that after the book would talk about Lebron and his teammates that the book would get off topic and talk about how the town and how people played basketball and it would spend a chapter or two on that when it could be talking about Lebron or his teammates.
Despite my dislikes I would recommend Lebron's Dream Team. The talk of basketball always is exciting to talk or hear about. I think for the people who loves basketball and favorite Lebron and wanna know his back story should read this book. Although Lebron not my favorite basketball player I did enjoy this book.
Oct 12, George K. They were a really good team and they won many championships. When they all went to high school they went to St. Mary high school and they did this to play basketball. The first three seasons they won championships and the senior season they had a new member named Romeo and he is part of the new "Fab Five. Lebron was at a store and the clerk gave him free jerseys as a gift but you can't do that so he got suspended for the rest of the season. They thought their season was over but instead they went undefeated and Lebron was somehow able to play again.
They ended up winning the National Championship for the fourth year in a row. I think this book was really good because Lebron is my favorite athlete and I watched a movie related to this book called "More Than a Game. I give this a ten out of ten because it is very interesting when he explains the whole game play by play for the national championship.
If I were Lebron when he got suspended I would be mad because they were trying to get the National championship but then he got suspended but luckily got to play in the playoffs. Mar 07, Casey Hinds rated it it was amazing. This book was about the life of one of the best basketball players ever, Lebron James. It goes back to when Lebron played on a team called the Shooting Stars. They were a group of inner city kids from Akron, Ohio. A few of them grew up without one or even both of their parents and had a rough childhood.
In the summer after seventh grade, the Shooting Stars qualified for a national championship tournament in Memphis. But they ended up losing, and had to go home early. When they got to the point of choosing a high school, they chose SVSM.
During their high school career, they endured jealousy, hostility and anger from the black community because SVSM was a primarily white school. Quickly, Lebron got a lot of attention from NBA teams. Lebron ended up getting drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers right out of high school. I would grade this book a five out of five. I thought it was an entertaining book, because it was something I was Jun 11, Carrie G rated it liked it.
So, did I want to read this book? Did I particularly enjoy reading it? Do I think that many of my high school students would enjoy reading it! I would rate the book 2 Stars. As another reviewer pointed out, I know The writing style was confusing. The story would jump back and forth in time, sometimes without clear indication that a jump was happening or how far back the jump went. And all of the VERY detailed, play-by-play, point-by-point game descriptions But I will confess to a slight interest in getting to hear the backstory, learning where LeBron came from.
The writing style is very conversational and mostly free from large, challenging vocabulary. They will also love the topic s - LeBron James and basketball! Overall, a good book for young adults.
Maybe not the best, most sophisticated, well-written read for adults who are interested in this basketball player. May 21, Aaron Topping rated it it was amazing.
I gained insight into where he comes from and how he started his basketball career. Then meant another friend, name Willie Mcgee which was a good player. Once I was finished reading, I gained so much more respect for LeBron. When they all went to high school they went to St. Not least, they would all have to wrestle with LeBron's outsize success, which brought too much attention and even a whiff of scandal their way. Vincent that was cool. Lebron's dream team by Buzz Bissinger and Lebron James is a book about four young men plus one,trying to reach one goal throughout their whole four years of high school,but in order to reach that goal they have to overcome obstacles in there life on,and off the court.
Lebron's Dream Team is a fantastic book to read. In the book it's love, a little pain, and even some every funny moments. Lebron and 4 other friends form a unbreakable bound from high school playing basketball. He relationship with all four other people is very strong. In my paper I'm going to be talking about Lebron's relationship with all 4 guys. Lebron talks about all these guys as there are his real brothers and he considers them to be.
In the book even when Sian is to play in a high school football game. But Sian dose not want to go because they have a big game coming up but the guys tell him to go. Even though they probably will lose without him. Lebron's book even has prom pictures and game pictures with all of them in it. Romeo transferred so he actually wasn't in the original fab 4. The team was very good and so is my conclusion paragraph.
In conclusion Lebron's book is every good. It gives a sense of love, passion for basketball, and the love of 4 brothers. You can tell there bond is unbreakable and they really love each other. I would love to read this book over and over for my good reads post but sadly my teacher is a meanie. Oct 26, Kaleb Munro rated it it was amazing. LeBron James by far one of the greatest players of my generation. Once had a better team than the big three in high school? This book will venture into his early years from elementary to senior year in high school and even into when he declares for the NBA draft the fab five and his high school days were unstoppable I have seen videos of LeBron in high school and his teammates it was men against boys in high school.
The Fab five is probably one of the greatest high school starting fives of all time LeBron was with these five stars all from elementary school all the way to high school and he still keeps in contact with him even when he's in the NBA winning rings and dreams. LeBron will venture into his heart and soul hometown akron Ohio or you will find young Bron become a star. I recommend this book to very good readers it has big words and it is very long it would take any reader very good long time to finish his book.
Sep 14, Connor Mcgee rated it really liked it. I would rate Lebron's dream team a 4 out of 5 because although it did explain games and events with detail and a good writing style, Lebron James is an athlete, not an author. Now I know he had professional help, but it is still his writing style.
I would recommend this book to kids from ages 10 to 16 that are athletes because in that respect, you can relate to many of the things Lebron went through in his life as an athlete. Yet, I would recommend this book to those who "have no chance" or no h I would rate Lebron's dream team a 4 out of 5 because although it did explain games and events with detail and a good writing style, Lebron James is an athlete, not an author. Yet, I would recommend this book to those who "have no chance" or no hope left, because if they see what Lebron went through, and the attitude he kept while going through it, and see how he did that by keeping hope, looking at the bright side of things, and surrounding himself with the best friends he could find they won't feel as bad for themselves and they will know that if you put your heart to something, you can do anything.
May 08, Eric James rated it it was amazing. The book I decided to read was Lebron's Dream Team. The main settings is in his hometown in Ohio. LeBron and his teammates are the main characters in the book. This book is one of my favorites it tells about how LeBron and his friends and how they grow up with each other playing basketball. And by they got to high school the won championships. The main conflict of the book is when Lebron got things from people in return he would pay them back when he went pro.
That made him not play in the championship game. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes LeBron James. And I would recommend this book to anyone that likes succes stories. Nov 20, Chris Slater rated it it was amazing. This book to me was the best sports book I ever since Friday Nights Lights. The book talk about his friends Sian, Willie, Little Dru, and Romeo going through all the adversities at their high school St. Vincent in Akron while going after their goal win the high school national championship.
This book explain that anything is possible if you just believe. This book is very inspiring to all inspired athletes. What I liked about this book is that they didn't censored out the curse words. It felt real what I didn't like that they didn't talk about when Lebron got suspended how did it effect the team at practice but overall 9. The rise of a star David Morgan Jr.
Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. James, the highest-paid athlete ( including Dream Team: How Four Friends and I Brought a Championsip Home: Read and thin (a lot of thin) and, at last, to the brink of a national championship. domaine-solitude.com: LeBron's Dream Team: How Four Friends and I Brought a Championsip Home (): LeBron James, Buzz Bissinger: Books. through thick and thin (a lot of thin) and, at last, to the brink of a national championship.
Dec 09, Mason Fabricant rated it really liked it. He wishes he had Kobe or Melo or someone amazing like them in his high school.
He and five friends went to Saint Vincent High School. The people who came to watch him were given a good show. He averaged 30 points in each game.
He tells us about his journey to the NBA. Today Lebron plays for the Heat and his nickname is King James. This book was an excellent way to learn about what it takes to be a successful basketball player. Oct 22, Nikolas Gheiler added it. This was a great book about how the best player in the world started his legacy. And how him and his four friends won championships and how five friends made history.
This proves why a little hard work and dedication can leads to lots of things. Even though Lebron conquered his dream of hitting dead on in the NBA there is nothing better then four supportive friends to go along with it. Jun 07, Randall rated it it was amazing. I love this book. This book is about how LeBron James childhood went. He moved a lot a faced money challenges. He joined a youth basketball team called The Shooting Stars.
He loved the guys he played with, so they joined forces and went to the same high school. Tou should definitely read this book. Sep 20, Carl Reyes rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. In my opinion, this book is the most inspirational.
LeBron, who was born and raised in a small town called Akron in Ohio, became a big impact in the history of the sport of basketball. He is an inspiration to all because of his hard work and talent he possesses. Having to be the best high school basketball player in the nation was big for him and his town Akron. Overall, very good book to read.
Feb 25, Sean Stacey is currently reading it. As of now in the book Lebron is now starting to meet his new friends that he will be playing basketball with for the rest of his childhood. He looks up to MJ Michael Jordan and what's to play just like him and that is what he wants to strive for in his childhood and basketball career. Books by LeBron James. See All Goodreads Deals…. Trivia About Lebron's Dream Te