LeBron James, Academic Superstar

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Chronicle Review Illustration by Bob McGrath

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Chronicle Review Illustration by Bob McGrath

I live in Ohio, which made me a Dallas Mavericks fan during the recent NBA finals. Few people here can forgive Akron native and superstar LeBron James for leaving Cleveland for the glitz and glamour of Miami. Yet watching LeBron fizzle on the court and become gruff and cantankerous off the court made him somehow sympathetic and intriguing.

The experience of a guy who graduated from high school and moved straight into professional basketball isn't something I can really understand. But