LeBron James is creating a stir online after his latest Instagram post.

Late Wednesday night, the Akron-born basketball sensation posted an open letter essentially thanking his father for being absent from his life.

Read it in full:

"Like, Wow, Dad, you know what, I don't know you, I have no idea who you are, but because of you is part of the reason who I am today. The fuel that I use – you not being there – it's part of the reason I grew up to become who I am. It's part of the reason why I want to be hands-on with my endeavors… So me in a position allowing people around me to grow, that maybe wouldn't have happened if I had two parents, two sisters, a dog, and a picket fence, you know?"

LeBron also wrote: "Because of you Pops! Thanks all along. Could have said why me with u not being there but look what I made of myself. Thanks to Huffington Post for the graphic. #StriveForGreatness"

The post has drawn lots of praise for the Miami Heat star. Here are some of the comments he's received:

  • "You are an amazing man. God has truly blessed you. And he's not done!!!"
  • "Feel you #motivate."
  • "You are AMAZING, in and out!"


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