What’s Getting LeBron James Through the Season? Paulo Coehlo’s ‘The Alchemist,’ of Course!

What’s Getting LeBron James Through the Season? Paulo Coehlo’s ‘The Alchemist,’ of Course!

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Okay, I’m not going to pretend to know anything about basketball. Like, really anything at all apart from the fact that the players are tall. But even I know who LeBron James is, and I want to talk about the fact that ESPN recently wrote on James’s love of the Paulo Coehlo modern classic The Alchemist.    Let me set the scene by directly quoting ESPN, because I know so little about basketball that I cannot even put this information into my own words:    A 96-83 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday puts the Cleveland Cavaliers one loss away from ending their …