The road to the top is one thing, but repeating as champions is another.
After helping guide the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first-ever NBA championship last season, LeBron James has some company in his quest to repeat. He and Nike have partnered with 192 high school programs that won championships for their respective schools last season, providing encouragement to them on their journeys to win again.
James and Nike delivered packages to every team, and each shipment included personal letters from James, "Champions Come Out of Nowhere" shooting shirts by the Madbury Club and Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10 sneakers.
Lawrence Mines, the head coach of Woodson High School's boys varsity basketball team in Washington, D.C., shared with Bleacher Report some of the inspiration his team drew from James:
The mentality of this team is definitely focused on building back up to that level with new faces. This is very similar to LeBron when he came back to Cleveland in the sense of trying to duplicate the process of being a champion all over again. Ever since we received the shoes, they have been our guys' favorite shoes to wear.