Monday, May 21, 2012

LeBron James is a Child Killer

Or maybe he just likes reading about kids killing kids in The Hunger Games.

I'm glad that there's a response in the blogosphere about ABC covering LeBron reading The Hunger Games before the game yesterday afternoon.  At first I thought it was a setup by LeBron and his people, and that Scholastic and Suzanne Collins paid him a million dollars to crack the book open on the first page to get some publicity.  As if Collins needed LeBron to promote her book series.

Then LeBron put up 40 points, 18 rebounds, and 9 assists.

For all the LeBron haters out there, I will say this, setup or not:

How many grown ass basketball/sports fans, that only read the side of a cereal box, are now going to pick up that book and read it, wondering what the hell kind of mindset it put LeBron in to play so well?

Better yet, how many kids (Black boys especially) who don't think it's cool to read are now going to say "if LeBron reads, it's cool for me to read too".

First with the Trayvon hoodie protest and now with The Hunger Games.  LeBron knows what's up beyond basketball.  This guy sees the forest and not just the trees.

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