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You're Welcome, Cleveland

How I Helped Lebron James Win a Championship and Save a City

by Scott Raab

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Scott Raab's big-hearted companion to his darkly comic "sports-jeremiad-slash-memoir" The Whore of Akron follows the first two years of LeBron James's return to Cleveland, where everybody just loves a good story of forgiveness—especially when you fulfill your promise and bring home an NBA Championship, the first major title for a Cleveland team since 1964.

"If I had a chance to return to Cleveland, and those fans welcomed me back, that'd be a great story." —LeBron James in 2010, days after "The Decision"

In 2010, when LeBron James announced to the world that he was leaving for Miami, he broke the collective heart of his native city and destroyed the hopes of an entire tortured generation.

As LeBron headed south, unofficial spokesman Scott Raab sent him off with a middle-finger salute of his own—a deliciously obscene aria of sports fandom, Jewishness, and weight gain that became infamous as The Whore of Akron.

Four years—and two NBA championships later—LeBron came home to the Rust Belt faithful who had vilified him mercilessly, none more so than Raab. You're Welcome, Cleveland is the story of both LeBron's and Scott's redemption as they pursue the one thing they crave more than anything in life—an NBA title for the city that made them men.

LeBron is back. So is Scott Raab. It's a great story.

You're Welcome, Cleveland.


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Publisher: HarperCollins

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  • Release date: February 28, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9780062396884
  • File size: 1872 KB
  • Release date: February 28, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9780062396884
  • File size: 1872 KB
  • Release date: February 28, 2017

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Scott Raab's big-hearted companion to his darkly comic "sports-jeremiad-slash-memoir" The Whore of Akron follows the first two years of LeBron James's return to Cleveland, where everybody just loves a good story of forgiveness—especially when you fulfill your promise and bring home an NBA Championship, the first major title for a Cleveland team since 1964.

"If I had a chance to return to Cleveland, and those fans welcomed me back, that'd be a great story." —LeBron James in 2010, days after "The Decision"

In 2010, when LeBron James announced to the world that he was leaving for Miami, he broke the collective heart of his native city and destroyed the hopes of an entire tortured generation.

As LeBron headed south, unofficial spokesman Scott Raab sent him off with a middle-finger salute of his own—a deliciously obscene aria of sports fandom, Jewishness, and weight gain that became infamous as The Whore of Akron.

Four years—and two NBA championships later—LeBron came home to the Rust Belt faithful who had vilified him mercilessly, none more so than Raab. You're Welcome, Cleveland is the story of both LeBron's and Scott's redemption as they pursue the one thing they crave more than anything in life—an NBA title for the city that made them men.

LeBron is back. So is Scott Raab. It's a great story.

You're Welcome, Cleveland.


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    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 28, 2017

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780062396884
    File size: 1872 KB
    Release date: February 28, 2017

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780062396884
    File size: 1872 KB
    Release date: February 28, 2017

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
  • Languages
    English