Young Bikers Follow King 2009: Akron Lebron

Young bikers follow King

AKRON — LeBron James gave fellow NBA All-Star Chris Paul a tour of his hometown — on two wheels.
The U.S. Olympic teammates and close friends rode through the city’s streets Saturday as James hosted his annual “King for Kids” charity bike-a-thon. James and Paul pushed the pace in the lead group of bicyclists, pedaling past James’ former high school St. Vincent-St. Mary and the city’s zoo on the 8-mile route. James, of course, was the first to cross the finish line. The Cavaliers’ superstar was joined by TV host Nick Cannon, Cleveland coach Mike Brown and Cavs general manager Danny Ferry. The event ended a busy three days in Akron for James, who screened a new documentary, “More Than A Game,” the story of how he and four childhood friends from the inner city achieved their dream of winning a high school national championship. James was scheduled to travel to China on Saturday to promote the film, which will open in the U.S. in October. On Friday, James made sure he watched his beloved Dallas Cowboys, who opened their new $1.2 billion stadium with a 30-10 win over Tennessee. “They looked great and that place is awesome, but they better raise that Jumbotron,” said James, referring to Tennessee rookie punter A.J. Trapasso’s kick that hit the bottom of the massive video boards over the field. “I think he might have tried to do that on purpose, you know, be the first one.”
James is excited about seeing Dallas’ pigskin palace and will get a chance when it hosts the NBA All-Star game in February.

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