The ultimate crossover

How LeBron James used his swagger to become a cultural icon

Originally Published: February 5, 2013
By Michael Eric Dyson | ESPN The Magazine

ON A PLEASANT summer night last June at Miami Beach's Liv nightclub, a baroque catacomb nestled in the world-famous Fontainebleau hotel, the tall, muscular, generously tattooed figure and his crew bled through a knot of bodies thick enough to set the fire marshal's hair ablaze before seizing the stage and microphone to spit words karaoke-style over a song blasting through the speakers.

Damn right I got it, damn right I'm 'bout it Clique full of killers, please don't ...

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