Nike Explores LeBron James' Deep Connection to His Hometown of Akron

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LeBron James' relationship with his Akron, Ohio, hometown is a symbiotic one, in which King James' work ethic is fueled by the love of his homegrown fans, and the success of their favorite son inspires them in return. It's no surprise, then, that on September 27, LeBron chose to debut the Nike LeBron 13 in front of 2,000-plus Akron locals. Acclaimed playwright and poet Lemon Andersen delivered a special poem to James and the city of Akron during the event. "The Akronite," a sequel of sorts to Anderson's 2013 poem "Rubber City Soul," illuminates the special relationship between James and Akron. Check out the new composition below.

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