Found October 30, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
Ten years ago LeBron James made his highly anticipated NBA debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ten years ago award-winning poet and playwright Lemon Andersen paid tribute to LeBron with a poem titled “King,” a piece that honored James’s ascension into professional basketball. Ten years later Anderson has penned a new poem “Rubber City Soul” that celebrates LeBron James and is featured in this new Nike commercial. “Rubber City Soul” For In a land far away Under a blanket of the stars On a moonless night a child was born in a kingdom Of basketball gods In a county they called the summit north of the capital a rubber city Where the Akronites run it This child earned Learned the labors of his love From watching his neighbors Rise above hard work At the local mills Watching the sweat of their brow Seeing his comrades growing up Trying to conquer the hill A steep field of wheat worn from cleats and cold pounding the bottom of their soles Against tough Ohio winters and unconditional vertigo...
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