He is the closest parallel that I can think of to the premise of that movie. Since his early teens he was crowned "the king'. Every detail of his life is hotly debated morning noon and night on mainstream and alternative media. The man cannot even send a simple tweet without 20 different shows and 100's of forums erupting with speculation. Guys like skip bayless have made a career off of being his nemesis or his defender. pointless articles and forum posts (much like this one) are written about him by the minute in order to satiate the strange fascination we all have with "the king" "the chosen one". In akron we all consider him "ours". He has done something that Jordan failed at. He has transcended basketball in a big way. He is a philanthropist/ humanitarian, actor and unfortunately a political figure. He has gone from being the chosen one to the villain and ultimately the hero. He has faced the fire of condemnation and rose from the ashes like a phoenix into redemption. He has all the makings of a folk hero. He is an archetype of the mythological stories of old. We as society have helped to shape this story. He is the protagonist and we are the spectators, yet we are also part of the narrative. Is there anyone who has been under the microscope for so many people for so long with such a remarkable narrative? To me, it is interesting to see how this is unfolding and how cultural heroes, myths and legends are created in a very symbiotic way. It tells us much about who and what we are. The truth is, we all need heroes no matter how old and jaded we get. Lebron James was happy to step into that role for us; RESPECT.