Summary of “Did One Hit Lead to a 13-Year-Old’s Suicide?”

James’ buddies were there; some wore bright yellow sneakers and ties-an homage to James’ love of SpongeBob SquarePants.
The game had gotten chippy, and during one play an opposing player hit James on the side of his head. James later said the player was dirty-intentionally so.
James didn’t say anything about the hit to anyone during the game.
Before the boy could make contact, James swatted him away and hit him.
Two months before James’ death, the California legislature passed AB 2007, which required mandatory concussion protocols be followed-including, among other things, the removal of players suspected to have a concussion and that coaches or administrators complete head injury training.
Just days before James took his life, Pop Warner launched a “Concussion education campaign” and implemented safety measures-such as reducing contact in practice to 25 percent and requiring any player who suffers a suspected head injury to receive medical clearance from a concussion specialist before returning to play.
The Ransoms have not brought legal action against the Stallions, Santa Margarita Pop Warner, Pop Warner or the player who hit James.
Though James’ behavior changed following the traumatic brain injury suffered on September 12, 2015, the Ransoms will never know for sure what led to James’ mental illness, but they want to help other families by telling his story.

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Summary of “This Is What it Means if Slow Walkers Make You Furious”

Chances are you have felt it at least once in your life, if not every damned day: the bubbling rage working through your veins, filling your soul, consuming your being, as you find yourself trapped behind a slow walker.
While we often talk about sidewalk rage as an internal irk, or “Private mental venting that consists of irrational assumptions regarding other pedestrians,” the feelings can escalate through fantasies of “Violent acts against the inconsiderate sidewalk blockers” in some to “The overt expression of hostility and aggressiveness,” James notes.
For all most of us know about sidewalk rage, few understand where it comes from, or why some feel it more acutely-at times or always-than others.
Fast walkers often imply-if cheekily-that their rage stems from the fact that they are, in a cosmic sense, in the right.
They trot out studies that suggest faster walkers may be less likely to die of heart disease, develop Alzheimer’s disease, or see their prostate cancer worsen, and that slow walkers seem to die earlier than the fleeter footed.
Living in a city is hardly the only predictor of sidewalk rage, James says.
James seems to believe that sidewalk rage is a growing problem, which makes sense given the fact that modern life, especially in cities, is getting faster-and for many, more stressful.
It’s not too difficult to quell feelings of sidewalk rage in the moment.

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Summary of “LeBron has shows coming on HBO, Showtime, Starz [Video]”

Showtime this week announced a new three-part docu-series produced by LeBron James.
If the Showtime series isn’t enough, or if October is too far away, James is also producing and hosting an HBO show, “The Shop,” that debuts later this month.
If double-dipping with HBO and Showtime isn’t enough, James and his business partner Maverick Carter produced a youth football docu-series debuting on Starz in September called “Warriors of Liberty City.” This comes after his previous Starz show, “Survivor’s Remorse,” ended its four-season run.
More.Of course, James is not the only current or former star athlete who has directed their money into media ventures.
On Aug. 3, Trump tweeted, “LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!”.
The tweet prompted other athletes to react in support of James.
James had already called the president a “Bum” in a 2017 tweet supporting Curry, and added, “Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”.
Fellow NBA stars are looking to James now for leadership off the court – both in business and politics.

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Summary of “How LeBron James’ new public school really is the first of its kind”

James’ I Promise School opened Monday to serve low-income and at-risk students in his hometown, and the public school could be an agent of change in the eastern Ohio city.
I Promise is building from a model that’s shown success I Promise will feature longer school days, a non-traditional school year, and greater access to the school, its facilities, and its teachers during down time for students.
It does not go as far as KIPP or Rocketship in those charges, but it’s clear I Promise is designed to operate at a level beyond the typical public school by creating a more comprehensive experience for students, not just one that begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. I Promise is a regular public school, not a charter or a voucher-receiving private school This kind of wide reform is rare to see at a traditional neighborhood school.
That shows how badly James wanted his school to be a no-exceptions public school.
In either case, the school would have operated as a separate entity from the school system in which James grew up.
That’s not a lot of money to operate a school with such grand aspirations, which is where the LeBron James Family Foundation comes in.
Last December, James laid the mission for his school out to Theresa Cottom of the Akron Beacon-Journal, painting a broad strokes explanation of why his school would be different.
“We’re going to be on ’em like a school should be because we want them to be successful not only in the school, but successful in life,” James said.

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Summary of “What LeBron James’s move to Los Angeles means for his Nike sneaker line”

Fifteen years ago, LeBron James – then fresh out of high school and yet to play a single NBA minute – signed an unprecedented, seven-year, $90 million contract with Nike, which famously included a clause that would pay him even more if the presumptive No. 1 overall pick landed in a major market such as New York, Chicago or Los Angeles.
The combination of James’ move to Los Angeles and the resurgence of his signature line after an incredibly successful year with the LeBron 15 has led to significant internal excitement at Nike heading into the launch of his 16th signature model.
The LeBron 15, James’ primary shoe for the 2017-18 season, served as a bounce-back model after two down years created by the polarizing design of the LeBron 13 and the shortened design timeline of the LeBron 14, which was necessitated by a series of last-minute changes.
Heading into this summer, while planning the LeBron 16, Nike decided not to develop a batch of LeBron 16 samples in colors informed by the hues of suitors such as the Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Lakers and Cavs. Instead, the brand took a more team-agnostic approach while mapping out the upcoming season, focusing on extending the #LeBronWatch concept, which was a smash hit on social media as well as in the sales department.
Because James left Cleveland on more amicable terms this time, Nike is moving forward with winter plans to re-release the Zoom LeBron 3, the model he wore when he first led the Cavaliers to the postseason in 2006.
In order to hit on the much-discussed “Billion-dollar” potential of his lifetime deal, James would have to reach a sales trajectory on par with the Jordan Brand’s constant rise over the past two decades, with LeBron sneakers selling consistently well after his retirement and into his early 50s, which means not just re-releasing classic sneakers but also continuing to make the new annual LeBron releases something that will sell well both now and into the future.
Nike also will look to expand the umbrella of LeBron signature products into a trio of categories: lifestyle-driven updated looks, true-to-form retro silhouettes and annual new models of the primary line that should one day reach the LeBron 20.
Although as the company plans for that future, it is aware that James, who signed a four-year deal with the Lakers, could eventually wear a LeBron 20 while playing in a home city other than Los Angeles.

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Summary of “How LeBron James’ decision instantly changed Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA”

In a few hours, the NBA would learn where LeBron James had decided to spend the next phase of his NBA career, and Buss’ Lakers had emerged as the favorites to sign him.
Change the culture, give the franchise a facelift, then get two of the biggest Lakers stars of the past four decades – Magic and Kobe – to help recruit the best player of his era, LeBron James.
During the season, Lue and James texted constantly about the team or how James was feeling as he averaged 38.0 minutes per game over the 104 games the Cavs played.
As columnist Marla Ridenour wrote in the Akron Beacon Journal on July 2: “I thought my heart was protected. I thought I was prepared for LeBron James to leave Cleveland again. … As James heads to the Los Angeles Lakers, I was overcome by the feeling that the most awe-inspiring moments I have witnessed in my 41-year career might be behind me.”
Ramona Shelburne shares what signing LeBron James means to Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss after 18 tumultuous months for the franchise.
LAKERS’ COACH LUKE Walton had started thinking about what it would be like to coach James a few weeks earlier, as he prepared for his role in a pitch meeting, should James grant one to the Lakers.
LeBron James has officially joined the Los Angeles Lakers.
His lifetime Nike deal no longer includes the famed “Major market” clause, but the business of LeBron James will see a boost from his move to Los Angeles.

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Summary of “Lakers signings part of Magic’s plan”

Shortly after LeBron James announced he would sign a four-year, $153 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday evening, his longtime ear-whisperer, Lance Stephenson, agreed to become his teammate.
Here is the answer: exactly what James and Lakers president Magic Johnson planned when they met for more than three hours on the first night of free agency.
According to multiple sources within the Lakers and close to James, this is the rollout of a plan Johnson outlined for James the night of June 30 at James’ home.
The subsequent deals, which sources say James has consulted on but have been executed at Johnson and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka’s direction, follow this vision.
The Lakers are indeed attempting to chart a new course for James’ Lakers future, one that is vastly different from the style of basketball he played with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“Unlike most free agents changing teams, LeBron is arriving with the Lakers as an all-time great,” a source close to James said.
What Johnson pitched to James was a team stocked with tough-minded playmakers like Stephenson and Rondo who could free up James to finish in the lanes and from the post, rather than having to create the lion’s share of the offense himself.
Beyond James’ role, the Lakers realize they have a young team and see adding Rondo as a key piece to provide leadership besides James.

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Summary of “How close are LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers to winning a title?”

LeBron James is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers, with or without another superstar alongside him.
The timing of James’ announcement that he has agreed to a four-year, maximum deal with the Lakers – including a player option in the final year – a day after Paul George and Chris Paul reportedly agreed to re-sign with their current teams suggests that this decision wasn’t necessarily about the players he’ll join in L.A. With James electing to sign a long-term deal rather than playing year to year, as he did after returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers four years ago, it further indicates that he is in this for the long haul rather than focused on challenging the Golden State Warriors right away.
Still, the whole purpose of signing James is building the Lakers back into a championship contender.
Though James seems largely impervious to the effects of aging, at 33 there is urgency for the Lakers to get there sooner rather than later.
The Lakers could still get up to $16-plus million in cap space by waiving forward Luol Deng, while stretching the remaining two years on his contract would get the Lakers to nearly $25 million in cap room.
Will the Lakers add another star in 2019?The scenario I’ve outlined where the Lakers sign nothing but one-year deals this summer would leave L.A. with something like $25 million in cap space in 2019 with Deng on the books.
Let’s take an early stab at what we can expect from the Lakers with LeBron utilizing projections based on the multi-year, predictive version of ESPN’s real plus-minus.
The Lakers don’t likely have a path to challenging the Warriors next season, even with James.

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Summary of “The King Has Landed: Making Sense of LeBron James in Purple and Gold”

Around the start of the 2017 NBA playoffs, executives and agents across the NBA began to increasingly discuss the possibility of LeBron James taking his talents to the Lakers after hitting free agency in 2018.
LeBron James agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, Klutch Sports announced in a press release on Sunday night.
With LeBron officially agreeing to sign with the Lakers, it’ll be fascinating to monitor what type of leverage the Spurs can create for Kawhi Leonard, who still desires to play for the Lakers, according to multiple league sources-all of whom say offers to the Spurs have been underwhelming.
If the Lakers play hardball, it’ll be difficult for the Spurs to create any leverage if Leonard is indeed hell-bent on joining the Lakers by any means necessary.
If the Lakers take a power-play route, they can give LeBron something he has never had in his career: a contender that’s built to last.
If James brings the Lakers back and starts a new era of glory days in Los Angeles, it’s another notch in his column for the GOAT argument.
If LeBron wins a title or titles in Los Angeles, it’d mean that his team toppled the so-called inevitable Warriors dynasty in the most loaded conference in league history and then took down a formidable opponent in the East: Likely either the young, hungry Sixers or a Celtics team helmed by his former teammate in Kyrie Irving.
The Lakers ultimately provide LeBron with a world of upside: the chance to win another title with his third team in a new conference in a new era while guiding the most popular basketball franchise in the world back to the top of the league.

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Summary of “How Good Will The Lakers Be With LeBron?”

On Sunday night, the sky opened up and watered the thirsting Laker franchise, as LeBron James, the world’s best basketball player, chose to join the Los Angeles club as a free agent, agreeing to a four-year, $154 million deal, according to Klutch Sports, the sports management agency that represents James.
The more pressing issue for the 33-year-old James is how quickly he and the young Lakers can become title contenders while Golden State essentially has a stranglehold on the league.
The answer obviously hinges on the route Los Angeles takes next: either a more patient approach that lets the talented yet unseasoned Lakers develop around James, or a more aggressive one that involves trading some of that talent for a proven star like Kawhi Leonard.
Regardless of which path the Lakers take, they will be considerably improved if LeBron can stay healthy the way he always has.
The first scenario, in which LeBron plays with the homegrown Lakers, would be a pretty far cry from 2014, when he started his second stint with Cleveland by playing alongside two other established scorers in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love and thrived in a wide-open offense that catered to James’s unique ability to drive and kick.
The Lakers ranked near the bottom of the NBA in 3-point shooting and may need to scour the free-agent market for perimeter marksmen.
While Los Angeles boasts a much better defense than the Cavs had last year, the Lakers were similar to Cleveland in that they lacked a true rim-protecting presence on last season’s club.
Ball figures to be a part of the core going forward, even if the Lakers do push for Leonard.

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