LeBron James

LeBron James

Drew Brees, Landon Donovan Own Spotlight at ESPYs

The day after the Major League Baseball All-Star game is one of only two days on the calender where there are no major professional sport’s games scheduled. So ESPN has seized that day as an opportunity to do an annual award show, the ESPYs.espys

Started in 1993, the show has grown in size and stature much like ESPN. There are awards given in a variety of categories, some so similar it’s impossible to differentiate (best moment and best play?). Others, like the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and the Arthur Ashe Courage award, take the focus off sports.

This year’s event was held Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl received the Jimmy V award, named after former NCAA basketball coach Jim Valvano. Karl is battling throat and neck cancer. The Courage award was given to the family of Ed Thomas, the Aplington-Parkersburg (Iowa) coach who was killed in the school’s weight room by one of his former players. Read the rest of this entry »

LeBron James’ Educational History and Basketball Future

LeBron James, Number 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James, Number 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James announced tonight that he is joining the Miami Heat. This is a huge issue for sports fans, and some are even calling the event “The Decision.”

We at EDUinReview.com would like to provide a little background information of this basketball superstar.

James was born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. He attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Ohio. James became a starter during his freshman year and averaged 21 points and 6.3 rebounds that year. He was named “Mr. Basketball” of Ohio as a sophomore, the youngest player to receive this honor. During his junior year, James petitioned the NBA to be drafted, but he was denied.

However, this did not stop NBA stars such as Shaquille O’Neal from attending James’ high school basketball games, which were televised nationally on ESPN2. It was at this point that most people started referring to him as “King James.”

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