If he could score a recording contract and eke out a hit record from it, Akron's LeBron James would indeed be the King of All Media.
Just as he has on the basketball court, James has now found success in the literary world as an author. Shooting Stars, the book about the Akron St. Vincent-St Mary basketball team and the friendships formed by the players on that team, will debut at No. 13 on the New York Times Bestsellers List for the week of Sept. 27, according to a spokesman for Penguin Books.
The book, which James co-authored with noted sportswriter Buzz Bissinger, writer of Friday Night Lights, was released by Penguin Books Sept. 8. But, of course, books aren't enough as James has a documentary film - More Than a Game - about those high school years debuting Oct. 2.
The league's current most valuable player apparently isn't satisfied with just the documentary film genre either.
The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that James will appear in a comedy - Fantasy Basketball Camp - for Universal Studios. It's the story of five guys attending James' basketball camp. James will, of course, play himself in the movie.
James was traveling Thursday and unavailable for comment. He will get the opportunity to talk about all of his off-court exploits Tuesday when he appears on The Late Show with David Letterman on WOIO (Channel 19).
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