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James’ Games to Be Shown on Cable

November 8, 2002

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) _ Coming soon to cable: Lebron James.

The 6-foot-7 senior at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School is considered the nation’s top prep basketball player. If he decides to skip college, he most likely will be a top pick in this spring’s NBA draft.

This season, his team’s routinely sold-out games will be offered on pay-per-view in 14 counties in northeast Ohio. Most of his home games will be played at the 6,000-seat University of Akron arena.

The games will be available to about 600,000 homes for about $4 to $7 a game, Bill Jasso, vice president of public affairs for the northeast Ohio division of Time Warner, said Friday.

The venture will be a partnership between Time Warner and the school. Jasso declined to release financial details.

James, Ohio’s Mr. Basketball the past two years, has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which described him as ``The Chosen One.″

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