LeBron James is somewhat of a superhero on a basketball court as a 6’8″, 260 lb. force of nature with incredible, strength, lightning speed, elite explosiveness and the basketball I.Q. and play-making ability to maximize his physical gifts.
Apparently he is a superhero in the water as well, call him LeBraquaman!
There was a piece in the most recent Vogue magazine about LeBron and his wife Savannah and it included a story told by the author of the piece. Apparently the author had been told by Gabrielle Union that there was a time when LeBron saved someone who was drowning while he and her husband Dwyane Wade were snorkeling…
“As I prepare to say goodbye, I am reminded of a story Gabrielle Union told me about LeBron. Union and her husband, Dwyane Wade, with other friends and athletes, were out snorkeling in the Bahamas a few years back. Some, including Wade, were ocean-shy, city-born and not as strong at swimming as LeBron. (“LeBron, it turns out, is Aquaman!” Union says.) Eventually, the group got out in the water, though at the end of the swim, when everyone was back in the boat, LeBron took a count and noticed a man missing, immediately diving back in. “He literally brings our friend back, like something out of an episode of Baywatch,” Union says. “Because he’s that guy, and when you see that, you know he is not going to leave these at-risk kids behind or an NBA player snorkeling. He’s that guy who dives in.”
Pretty cool little tidbit that further proves the leadership qualities and ability to rise to the occasion that James has exhibited on and off the court for much of his legendary basketball career.
I am sure the city of Cleveland is hoping he is able to save what has been a sinking ship for the Cavaliers this summer and decide to continue to serve as Cleveland’s version of Bruce Wayne in Gotham.