LeBron James has always been extremely loud and proud about where he comes from, the kid from Akron isn't one that's forgotten his roots. A proud Ohio product, James brought his Cleveland Cavaliers a championship, ending a huge drought for the city's various sports franchises. Before he was dominating the NBA, LeBron was arguably the most hyped youngster throughout his time in high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.
This season's All-Star Weekend is taking place in Cleveland, something that LeBron James has been vocally excited about. As an All-Star team captain, James has come into this All-Star break still playing at an incredibly high level despite being in his 19th year in the league. He has put up MVP-level stats and is still at the top of his game, but he still has time for the team he had during high school, recreating an iconic picture from his younger days as an up-and-coming superstar.
The picture includes LeBron's teammates and coach from the days that he led his high school team to the Ohio State Championship. Coach Dru Joyce II is pictured alongside LeBron and his teammates, Willie McGee, Romeo Travis, Dru Joyce III, Frankie Walker and Sian Cotton. The fact that LeBron is still in touch with the people that helped him become who he is despite having achieved worldwide fame is one of the things that makes King James truly great.
This is a much-needed break for James from the hectic NBA season considering that his Los Angeles Lakers have underperformed significantly. Reconnecting with the people he has been close to since his childhood will surely provide the King with some perspective as he continues his hunt for more championships to add to his GOAT case. LeBron will also be energized to give Cleveland and all of his loved ones a show during the All-Star Game on Sunday.