“Kicked Me Out of Practice”: LeBron James Reveals How Coach Set the Tone for the Season by Humbling Him

In the latest episode of the Mind The Game podcast, LeBron James reflected on his high school basketball days with coach Keith Dambrot. Dambrot, who coached St. Vincent-St. Mary from 1998 to 2001, led the team to two state championships. Despite being a standout player, James recalled being kicked out of practice by Dambrot in his sophomore year for no reason. Dambrot's tough love and rigorous training paid off as James led the Fighting Irish to a remarkable season. Coach Dambrot recently announced his retirement after a successful coaching career, including leading the Duquesne Dukes to the NCAA tournament this season.

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