LeBron talks Akron roots, sneaker design in latest Nike podcast

BY Brett Pollakoff • January 16, 2016

LeBron James signed an unprecedented lifetime deal with Nike this season, and it's crazy to think how far he's come since his pre-NBA days, when everyone was projecting just how great he'd one day be. 

In a wide-ranging podcast from Nike, LeBron talks about his Akron roots and his business ventures, and how he's aligned himself with other successful people over the years in order to maximize his potential.

We also hear from Judd Apatow, who directed LeBron in the movie "Trainwreck," and of course, there's a little sneaker talk centered around the LeBron 13 with Nike designer Jason Petrie.

More than anything, you come away with yet another affirmation that Akron, Ohio is extremely important to LeBron, and that he'll continue to do everything he can to elevate his home town.