Miami Heat’s LeBron James is reportedly slated to star in an upcoming comic book series called King of the Rings by ESPN and Marvel Comics.
While details are still slim, King James graces the comic’s cover.
For the first time ever, ESPN and Marvel Comics will join forces to create a comic book starring LeBron James titled “King of the Rings.” With the storyline still a mystery, all we know so far is how the cover art (above) by Adi Granov will appear and what another drawing somewhere within the comic will look like. Hit the thumbs to check out all the artwork. (Complex)
Some sports bloggers have questioned the validity of its title and star.
I have a small of problem with this. Lebron doesn’t have rings, he has a ring. So, shouldn’t it be called “King of the Ring”? That small detail not withstanding this will be the 1st ever ESPN/Marvel comic. Details are sketchy what will be the storyline, but I am sure Lebron’s hairline will be drawn perfectly. (Black Sports Online)
James last made headlines after winning the NBA Finals and leading Team USA to a gold medal.
Great for most of the Olympics, just good enough for gold. The U.S. men’s basketball team fought off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes Sunday for a 107-100 win and its second straight Olympic championship. And just like 2008, the star-studded Americans had to work for this one. LeBron James capped one of basketball’s most brilliant individual years with a monster dunk and a huge three-pointer in the final 2:50. That wrapped up a close, back-and-forth game that few would have seen coming after the Americans had been so dominant for so long in London. (Newsday)
LeBron’s Heat teammate Dwyane Wade recently made headlines for inking a deal with Chinese company Li-Ning.
Take that, Nike. Dwayne Wade of the Heat has signed a deal with the Chinese company Li-Ning to create an apparel and footwear line called… drum roll please… Wade. Li-Ning, which was found by the Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Li Ning, said Wade “will serve as the centerpiece of the corporation’s growing international basketball strategy, and be shaped by an unprecedented level of creative and strategic direction from the two-time N.B.A. champion,” according to a statement released by the company on Wednesday. (New York Times)