Boston Celtics

By Matt Dolloff,

It appears that LeBron James has finally finished reading The Godfather. He was spotted during the Cavs’ Wednesday shoot-around reading the bestselling 1988 novel The Alchemist and totally did not want the entire internet to see it. His eyes randomly dart around only about three times during his reading session.

Thanks to the power of the internet, viewers quickly figured out that it was The Alchemist in LeBron’s hands. A favorite of summer reading lists and the “Must-Read Paperbacks” section at Barnes & Noble, The Alchemist tells the story of a young Andalusian boy who has a vision and follows the advice of a fortune teller to seek a treasure at the Egyptian pyramids.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) watches the end of the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics in game two of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden.

The overarching theme of the novel is encapsulated in a piece of advice given to the main character: “When you really want something to happen, the whole universe will conspire so that your wish comes true.” So, no surprise that this book would appeal to King James, who has “Chosen 1” tattooed on his back in large, obnoxious letters.

Looking forward to LeBron’s book report, as well as the inevitable shots of him reading the book while walking down the tunnel. He should really take it a step further and play Game 5 against the Celtics while reading the book at the same time. Then LeBron might finally do something impressive.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at