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January 3rd, 2012

Lebron James + State Farm + Commercial about Education …Too much?

I am NOT a huge fan of Lebron. Even before he left Cleveland for Miami, I thought he was a bit too much. I just don’t see why clapping chalk in the stands of a stadium that is already cheering your name is ever necessary, but I guess his confidence is part of why he’s been so successful. But one thing I can’t hate on is his decision to encourage high schools students to do well in school.

I can see why a lot of people aren’t so satisfied with 26 Seconds’ decision to cast Lebron in their commercial. He went straight from the NBA to high school. He is isn’t always the exemplar of maturity. So the negative comments on youtube and articles are not too surprising. But what about the fact that he had a good 3.2 GPA in high school while balancing school with basketball. But what about the fact that, despite some of his antics, boys and girls view him as a role model.

So I have to say, I respect Lebron’s choice to tell high schools kids to go to school. Better that he uses his fame to give us all a little push to excel in school than to take the easy way out by denying his power as a role model.


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