Lost stories of LeBron, part 1

Before basketball and stability, "Bron Bron" was just a quiet fourth-grader

Originally Published: October 17, 2013
By Eli Saslow | ESPN The Magazine

EVERY FEW MONTHS, when the situation demands it, LeBron James will give a motivational speech to students about the year that changed his life. He doesn't tell them about his senior year of high school, when he met his wife and became the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NBA draft. He doesn't talk about winning his first Olympic gold medal or his first NBA championship or signing a contract for $110 million or being named one of the most influential people in the world.

Instead, he ...

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