LeBron James has been thriving with the Los Angeles Lakers this season, but just because he's gone Hollywood, doesn't mean he's forgotten any of his roots. The veteran superstar was featured in Nike's latest advertisement, and it is a must-watch for NBA fans who want to relive all 17 years of his glory days.
The video chronicles James' journey from a kid in Akron to his emergence as a transcendent athlete. He places emphasis on the I Promise elementary school that he opened in his hometown, and how he is now in a position to make sure that other children don't have to endure the same hardships he faced growing up.
This inspiring ad will give chills to anyone who has followed his career.
While it is virtually impossible for anyone to replicate what James has been able to accomplish on and off the court, that doesn't mean he can't give hope to others and motivate them to reach a similar position in their lives in which they can give back.
It remains super cool to take a look back at how far LeBron has come over the years, and Nike would be hard-pressed to find a better, stronger athlete to associate with.