DIRECTED & EDITED BY THOMAS STEPHENS

This summer, the Nike-sponsored LeBron James Skills Academy brought some of the top high school and college players together for a unique clinic with the King. In fact, it’s where the cover story of our newest book, SLAM presents KICKS 11, takes place.

While Ryan Jones was in Akron to penned the KICKS cover, Thomas Stephens of FutureHoops.TV was on hand capturing all of the action on camera. The Seattle-based Stephens, whose official partnership with SLAM begins here, chopped up some real tight highlights of King James and Chris Paul getting busy with the camp’s college All-Stars, which included Stephen Curry of Davidson and Patrick Beverly of Arkansas.

Besides taking the time to dunk on the college kids, LeBron brakes down some knowledge about working on your game. This video should serve as a reminder that you’ve still got a long way to go. -MATT CAPUTO