Lebron James The King Rhetorical Analysis

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Basketball fans nicknamed Lebron James “The King”. An impressive shooter, ball-handler, and defender, the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Lebron directly out of high school. Although Cleveland treated James well, and offered him a very large paycheck, he thought that moving to play with the Miami Heat was the right career choice. Cleveland fans disliked James after the move, but a few years later Lebron decided to move back to Cleveland and wrote an essay for Sports Illustrated explaining why he did what he did. The use of rhetorical devices in James’ essay give his audience a feeling of relatability to somebody they do not share true experiences with. Lebron uses rhetorical elements to make the reader feel involved in the piece. He uses a rhetorical