LeBron James is the Kid from Akron, Not Cleveland

AKRON, Ohio.

Perkins Park is surrounded by snow and silence, a cold, wet February afternoon chasing even the most ambitious hoopers away from one of the city’s most famous courts. A sloppy mix of water, ice and snow covers huge portions of the partially cracked cement. One net is dangling from the rim.

A small gaggle of geese marches up a hill behind empty bleachers and naked trees.

The courts down this skinny one-way road are totally empty — and somehow LeBron James is still everywhere ... 

Read the full story by Dan Woike for the Los Angeles Times.

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