Basketballer scores with “irredeemable” kids

LeBron James is a basketball legend, despite a terrible start in life. His education was disrupted because he and his mother were effectively homeless — but, thanks to a number of mentors, he surmounted his difficulties, and built a great life for himself.

Now, he is paying it forward, and is the mentor in the lives of 240 disadvantaged kids in his home town. Only a year ago, he established a school. The kids’ academic performance, as measured by a standardised test, has risen from hopeless to excellent, and still rising.

If you have read my Hit and Run, you will see that LeBron is a real life Aunt Sylvia. (If you haven’t yet read Hit and Run, hurry up and do so!) In my fictionalised autobiography, Ascending Spiral I refer to a number of “angels,” including my school principal, who set my hero’s life on a good path.

Thank you, Mr. James, for being an angel.

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About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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