The Young King

by December 29, 2008


Photo by Atiba Jefferson
Originally published in SLAM 54

The King’s first national feature? Yeah, we’ll take credit for that. As a 16-year-old high school sophomore with a pimply face and afro puff reminiscent of Kobe Bryant circa 1999, LeBron sat on train tracks in his native Ohio looking eager to show that he was for real. By now, most people are on board. — Adam Fleischer