Should LeBron Dunk NBA For The Work Force?

BOSTON - MAY 09:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a foul is called on him in the second half against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA playoffs at TD Garden on May 9, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Cavaliers 97-87. NOTE TO USER: User Expressly Acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Christopher C. WuenschCorrespondent IJuly 5, 2010

LeBron James' upbringing in the impoverished neighborhoods of Akron, Ohio,  is well-documented. And his triumph over adversity is admirable.


But has LeBron, 25, ever really worked in his life?


Before signing on to become the first billionaire athlete, perhaps King James should take a year sabbatical and get out and experience the jobs the hard-working serfs of his kingdom do everyday.


Perhaps LeBron should become…


Host of the Tonight Show

Stock boy at a paint store

Russian Spy

Pizza delivery boy

Tar ball collector

Justin Bieber’s hair stylist

Arizona Border Patrol agent

NBA referee

Tent-pitcher for a party-rental supply company

Ohio Congressman

Middle school social studies teacher

Mall Santa Claus

Tiger Woods' black-book editor

Mayor of the park

Coach of a youth swim team

Census taker

Claims clerk in Delta’s lost baggage office

Sandwich artist

Columnist for

Manatee herder

Short-order cook at a deli

Zamboni driver

Lawyer for Takeru Kobayashi

Sports editor for a hyper-local daily newspaper

Weight room security guard

Upright bass player in a jazz band

Unemployed just like the rest of us…

*Every job I’ve ever had is on this list

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