Award-winning sports journalists Terry Pluto and Brian Windhorst give us an in-depth look at how a team and a city are being rebuilt around superstar LeBron James. When the Cleveland Cavaliers won the top pick in the 2003 NBA draft, an entire city buzzed with excitement. How often does a LeBron James come along?
Especially for Cleveland, a midmarket rustbelt city without a sports championship in fifty years, and for the Cavaliers, a team that had never reached the NBA finals. Now, everyone has a stake in LeBron. From billionaire team owner Dan Gilbert down to the popcorn vendors, everyone has something riding on this one guy. Chock full of facts and analysis.
* Hardcover / 256 pages
* 5.625'' x 8.75''
* 32 color photographs
* ISBN 1-59851-028-2
* UPC 711364510288
About the Author:
Terry Pluto is a sports columnist for The
Plain Dealer. He has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and
twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the
nation's top sports columnist for medium-sized newspapers. He is a
nine-time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award and has
received more than 50 state and local writing awards. In 2005 he was
inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame.
He is the author
of 23 books, including The Curse of Rocky Colavito (selected by the New
York Times as one of the five notable sports books of 1989), False
Start: How the New Browns Were Set Up to Fail, and Loose Balls, which
was ranked number 13 on Sports Illustrated's list of the top 100 sports
books of all time. He was called "Perhaps the best American writer of
sports books," by the Chicago Tribune in 1997. He lives with his wife,
Roberta, in Akron, Ohio.