BLOG | LeBron James is still everywhere: Billboards, shoes, new uniforms and Thanksgiving Day dinner
Chris Horne, newsnet5.com
11:37 AM, Nov 27, 2013
6:45 PM, Nov 27, 2013
AKRON, Ohio - LeBron James is returning home. Probably not for good, but at least for Thanksgiving.
After he squares off against his former teammates Wednesday in the Q, he'll host his current Miami Heat teammates for Thanksgiving dinner in his (enormous) Akron-area home, the Cleveland Scene says .
That's because the Heat will be on the road for the holidays, far from South Beach.
As Dwyane Wade told ESPN.com , "And it's a very nice home that we're going to, so I'll make sure I'll put on the right clothes and the right socks, gotta-take-your-shoes-off-at-the-door type of house."
He's not kidding. At a reported 30,000 square feet, according to the Akron Beacon Journal , LeBron's home should be comfy, even for a whole team of NBA players. If need be, maybe they can stay in his garage, which is nearly 7,000 square feet itself.
The show would be called "Survivor's Remorse" and though it won't be set in Akron or based directly on his life, it is inspired by how he overcame obstacles to find success and what happens when a star leaves behind the hard-knock area of his birth.
And if it's hard to think of LeBron James as an underdog, research reported by the New York Times says you're wrong. Born to a 16-year-old single mother, King James had a lot more to overcome just to make it to the league than does the average NBA player.
Appropriately, as Thanksgiving nears, the superstar clearly seems grateful for his success, spreading his good fortune around—often to his alma mater, Akron's St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.
Earlier this month, the LeBron James Family Foundation hosted 120 student-athletes for dinner and the presentation of "brand new, fitted Nike uniforms" for the school's winter sports teams, according to a foundation news release .
It may end up being nothing more than a holiday dinner, some thoughtful shoes, several new uniforms and a TV show. But the hope for LeBron James to come home isn't unreasonable, if only because it seems he never really left.
Unless, of course, by "come home" you only mean you want him to play for the Cavs again and win an NBA title for Cleveland. Yeah, that's a different matter altogether.