August 24, 2009
James and Hornets' bike buddy Chris Paul(notes) pushed the pace in the lead group of bicyclists, pedaling past James' former high school St. Vincent-St. Mary and the Akron Zoological Park on the eight-mile route.
The Cavaliers star was joined by All-Star teammate Mo Williams(notes), "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon, Cleveland coach Mike Brown, Cavs general manager Danny Ferry, Lil' JJ and some creepy looking dude dressed in orange. LeBron's mother, Gloria, was also there to kick off the event.
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LeBron holds lil' Chris Paul II on stage at Canal Park Stadium.
LeBron dances on stage with his son, far right, LeBron James Jr.
Cavs mascot "Lance Moondog" jokes around with kids before the race.
Nick Cannon, Lil' JJ and DJ Lance Rock of Nickelodeon ham it up for the cameras.
Gloria James uses an air horn to start a group of bike riders.
LeBron and CP3 bump fists as they cross the finish line. (Is it just me or do they look exhausted?)