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LeBron James


Unquestionably the best basketball player in the game today, James drew a lot of media attention when he was photographed reading
The Hunger Games in the locker room before playoff games. He reportedly asked for reading suggestions from a friend but came up with The Hunger Games trilogy and Jay Z’s book Decoded on his own. James told reporters reading calms him and distracts him from the external pressures of the NBA game.
 (AP photo/Lynne Sladky)
by Erin Balser

Amar’e Stoudemire

The power forward for the New York Knicks is an avid reader -- he even has a tattoo on his forearm that says “read.” Stoudemire wishes he had read more as a child and so he created a book series for Scholastic based on his own youth. The series borrows Stoudemire's nickname, STAT (Standing Tall And Talented), for its title. In the books, the young basketball player deals with issues like bullying, friendship and responsibility. Stoudemire hopes his books can inspire children -- especially boys -- to become readers. (Photo from Amar'e Stoudemire's website)
 

by Erin Balser

Chris Paul

Although he is one of the shorter players in the NBA, Paul is widely considered the best point guard in the league. Growing up, he was often shorter than anyone else, and that experience inspired him to write the children’s picture book and autobiography Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big.The book is intended for kids in grades one to four. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) 

by Erin Balser
 
 

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