On Friday, Uninterrupted announced the launch of a mini-documentary series that explores the life story of Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James.
The documentary, which is titled “Long Live the King,” tells the story of James’ childhood in Akron, Ohio, his rise to fame, and how it all came to be.
“Let me tell you a story about how I got here,” James says in his documentary. “It started off in my hometown of Akron, Ohio. I come from a single-parent household. My mother, Gloria James, was 16 years old when she had me. I never met my father. So right then and there, I already knew it was going to be some type of struggle. But for me, my mother is my rock. My mother is my everything. My mom set the standard of what it means to sacrifice.”
James, now 32 years of age and in his 15th season of NBA service, has established himself an influential figure in today’s world, to be sure. However, the motivating words he speaks in this documentary are straight from his past.
“My hometown… I felt like was a shield around me,” James continued. “I knew the city itself. I knew the ground itself. The concrete that I walked on, the streets that I went on, the street lights that looked after me when it was time to go in the house and I stayed out late… they all took care of me.”
The King didn’t rise to the throne by himself — a fact he touched on in his new documentary. In fact, to this day, James continues to uplift those who led him down the right path as a budding star.
“I think the number one thing you gotta understand is: there is going to be sacrifice,” James noted. “It’s never gonna be a time in your life where you’re ever gonna be able to say, ‘I did this on my own.’ Nobody has ever got to the top of the mountain on their own. I just always count my blessings every single day.”
“Every single day, I had a dream of being something special,” James continued. “Did I know I was going to be an NBA player? I didn’t, but I definitely dreamed about it every single day. And I just give all thanks to the man above first of all for giving me everything. And I give all the credit to everybody else that has been around me, my whole support system. To my city, to my family, to my friends.”
For those interested in watching the first installment of Long Live the King in it’s entirety, head over to this link.