November 1, 2013
LeBron James is arguably the greatest player to ever touch a basketball, and everything you want and need to know about him is in the book “LeBron James: A Biography”. Lew H. Freedman, the author, talks about his whole life, from his childhood to the day he became a pro in the NBA. He also talks about some of the struggles LeBron had during his road to stardom, and all of the historic achievements he earned. This biography focuses on the key events in LeBron’s life during his dizzying rise to fame in high school to his emergence as the first overall pick in the NBA draft at 18 years old. In the biography Freedman uses little ethical appeal (ethos), but has a lot of emotional appeal (pathos) and appeal to logic (logos). He uses pathos when he starts talking about LeBron’s childhood and the struggles he had to endure. It brings out an emotion that invokes sympathy for him. Most of the book uses appeal to logic; the statistics he uses are reliable and proven to be factual because of the evidence. Small sections of the biography has ethos in it, mostly irrelevant to the book. LeBron Raymone James was born in Akron, Ohio on December 30th in 1984. His mother, Gloria Marie James had LeBron when she was just 16 years old and ended up raising him on her own. His biological father was an ex-prisoner who ran out on the family because he wasn’t interested in having a child. Because of that reason, he uses he mother’s last name instead of his fathers. Despite his mother’s struggles she worked hard to shield LeBron from poverty, violence and the streets. Moving from house to house life was often a struggle for Gloria and LeBron, especially with the difficulty of finding steady work. Because of the lack of attendance shown by James, Frank Walker, LeBron’s youth football coach, and his mother decided he should stay with the walkers for some time. Frank Walker soon introduced him to the game of...
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