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The Whore of Akron

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A native son of Akron, Ohio, LeBron James seemed like a miracle heaven-sent by God to transform Cleveland's losing ways when he was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2003. But after seven years—and still no parade down Euclid Avenue—he left, announcing his move to South Beach on a nationally televised ESPN production with a sly title that echoed fifty years of misery. The Catch, The Drive, The Shot . . . The Decision.

Out of James's treachery grew a monster. Scott Raab, a fifty-nine-year-old, 350-pound Jewish Santa Claus with a Chief Wahoo tattoo, would bear witness to LeBron's every move, and in so doing would act as the eyes and ears of Cleveland itself. Crude but warmhearted, poetic but raving, hilarious, profane (and profound), The Whore of Akron is both a rabid fan's indictment of a traitorous athlete and the story of Raab's obsessive quest to reveal the "wee jewel-box" of LeBron James's soul.

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Who is LeBron James? In the wake of his suddendeparture from Clevelands hopeful Cavaliers to join Pat Rileys Miami Heat,this is the question that is burning in the hearts of basketball fans aroundthe country. Now, in the tradition of Frederick Exleyscult-classic sports book A Fans Notes, journalist Scott Raab travels from Cleveland to Miami and back again in anobsessive quest to uncover the soul of one of todays greatest basketballplayers—and answer the question once and for all, “Who is LeBron James?”

About the Author

Scott Raab, a writer-at-large for Esquire since 1997, is a graduate of Cleveland State University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His work has been widely anthologized, including in The Best American Sports Writing. Born and bred in Cleveland, he now lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. This is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062066374
Author:
Raab, Scott
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.720721 in 10.4 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Who is LeBron James? In the wake of his suddendeparture from Clevelands hopeful Cavaliers to join Pat Rileys Miami Heat,this is the question that is burning in the hearts of basketball fans aroundthe country. Now, in the tradition of Frederick Exleyscult-classic sports book A Fans Notes, journalist Scott Raab travels from Cleveland to Miami and back again in anobsessive quest to uncover the soul of one of todays greatest basketballplayers—and answer the question once and for all, “Who is LeBron James?”
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