The best player in Cleveland Cavaliers history, LeBron James, recently was named as the winner of two Kids Choice awards, and this sort of thing reiterates how James has continued to set the right example on and off the floor.
LeBron James is a player that has been so accomplished on the floor, as evidenced by him being a 16-time All-Star, four-time NBA MVP, three-time champion, three-time NBA Finals MVP and him undoubtedly being the best player in Cleveland Cavaliers history.
It is evident, though, that LeBron, who spent 11 seasons with Cleveland, four with the Miami Heat, and is now a Los Angeles Laker, has set the right example continually off the floor, too.
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It’s really cool to me that James will be backing a virtual graduation ceremony honoring high school seniors on May 16, too, as was reported by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
That will also feature appearances from James himself, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and many others, along with musical artists such as Pharrell Williams, the Jonas Brothers and others.
James clearly understands the importance of education, as evidenced by him playing an instrumental role in the founding of the I Promise School in his hometown of nearby Akron, which started schooling in the 2018-19 academic year.
Furthermore, sticking with how James has set the right example off the floor in his career, too, it was announced that he won two Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for the best Male Athlete of the Year and was the recipient of the “Generation Change” honor. The latter was for his contributions in helping get the aforementioned I Promise School under way.
James accepted both awards on Saturday, and as was h/t LeBron Wire’s Erik Garcia Gundersen, James hit on how he’d be sending those awards to the I Promise School for, in regards to the novel coronavirus pandemic inducing social distancing, “them to be there whenever students are able to return.”
James has always given his takes as far as social issues, and has always used his platform for change whenever he’s seen fit, and set the right example for those young people and those to follow.
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Additionally, as Garcia Gundersen noted, James’ “athlete-focused sports media company UNINTERRUPTED also received two Webby nominations for their work.”
From there, Garcia Gundersen touched on how UNINTERRUPTED was nominated for, in relation to sports, “Best Overall Social Presence,” and “also earned a nomination for ‘Best Social Campaign: Diversity & Inclusion’ for their campaign called ‘Love Is Uninterrupted,’ featuring Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe.”‘
While the current NBA season is on hiatus, and it is uncertain if the season will eventually resume at this point regarding COVID-19 concerns, this was yet another reminder that LeBron continues to set the right example, on and off the floor, as Nickelodeon alluded to.
James has been an amazing leadership presence throughout his career, too, and him supporting current Cleveland Cavaliers and his former teammate in big man Kevin Love‘s efforts in helping promote the importance of mental health also shows how James will consistently empower his teammates in their efforts on and off the floor.
In terms of on the floor this season, LeBron has once again been nothing short of outstanding with 25.7 points, a league-leading 10.6 assists per game, per NBA.com, to go with averaging 7.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per outing.
He’s also led the Lakers to currently the first seed in the Western Conference at this time of the season’s hiatus.
Again, though, James’ recent Kids Choice Awards reiterate how he continues to set the right example in terms of how athletes should try to be on their playing surface and off it as true “role models,” of which Nickelodeon highlighted. Congrats, Bron!