‘She’s My Champion’: LeBron James Writes Tribute to his Single Mom

15 Jan

What an incredible gift Lebron’s mother gave him. Her selflessness. Sometimes the media beats up on the single mom image ans blames single moms for many of society’s woes but there are so many single moms out there struggling and trying to create a healthy environment for their kids. Those storied, like this one deserve more attention.

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Maria Shriver will launch Monday on TODAY #DoingItAll, a series aimed at helping women overcome challenges described in “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink,” published in partnership with Center for American Progress. LeBron James wrote the following essay for The Shriver Report

Gloria James raised her only child and future NBA phenomenon alone after becoming pregnant at 16. LeBron says it is her love and devotion that made it possible for him to pursue his dreams.

I am honored to participate in a project that is trying to help single mothers who are struggling to make a living and raise their kids, because that perfectly describes my mother when I was growing up. You think LeBron James is a champion? Gloria James is a champion too. She’s my champion.

My mother really struggled. She had me, her only child, when she was just…

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