The Lebron James Book List

After hearing that Miami Heat basketball star Lebron James had started reading books before playoff games as a form of meditation – to calm himself  and to avoid tweeting and watching television, I wondered what books he was reading.

His list includes:

  • The Hunger Games
  • The Fighter’s Mind
  • Shogun
  • The Post-American World
  • West by West
  • The Tipping Point
  • Decoded

Lebron noted:

“So the reading has given me an opportunity to, just for those couple hours of the day or those 20 minutes, 25 minutes before the game, an opportunity just to read and think about something else and get a sense of what else is going on besides the game of basketball. It’s made me comfortable. I’m not saying it’s the trick. It’s just something that I decided to do at the beginning of the postseason, and it’s worked for me.”

Lebron James

It worked for the playoffs too – the Miami Heat won!

Related Article: Lebron James, Open Book

8 thoughts on “The Lebron James Book List

  1. Don’t forget “The Pact”. It’s about 3 friends that make a pact to stay in school and become doctors.

  2. I was going to say what Cassie has said. I hope teachers are picking up on this story!

  3. While I don’t really love Lebron James – I love the message that he’s sending to kids everywhere. My teens (I work at a teen center) are so much more likely to pick up a book now that they’ve seen Lebron reading Hunger Games before his games.

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