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Leon Powe
Leon Powe
Position: None
Born: 01/22/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Powe and James were teammates with the Cavaliers during the 2009-10 season and occasionally would reminisce about their Soldiers days. “He would tell everybody, ‘That was Leon’s team, man,’ ” Powe said. Andrews said that James last attended a Soldiers game five years ago, but his mom still comes to games on occasion. James also visited with Olivier and met his 15-year-old daughter Jaidan for the first time after the Cavaliers played the Warriors in Oakland on Jan. 9. “LeBron always told me he wanted to meet my daughter that my wife was pregnant with when we met him,” Olivier said.
While James was a local basketball star in Akron, Ohio, at that time, he was largely unknown to the rest of the nation when he came to play in a tournament for the AAU Oakland Soldiers in 2000. The Soldiers were founded in 1990 in the Oakland suburb of Richmond. Twenty-five years later, it has now grown into an AAU powerhouse with alumni that include James, Chauncey Billups, Brandon Jennings, Leon Powe, Aaron Gordon, Chuck Hayes, Jabari Brown, Kendrick Perkins and Stanley Johnson. Fifteen years after first playing for the Soldiers, James returns to the Bay Area to lead his Cleveland Cavaliers against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. “It’s amazing because that part of his life he never talks about publicly,” Olivier said. “But I thought we had some good times and we still talk about it.”
Powe resides in California where he is focused on several business ventures, including an entertainment company. He’s trying to form an investment group in hopes of buying an NBA team. He is committed to his siblings “helping out, doing what I need to do,” he explained, staying true to those who were there before basketball and are still there. He credits the NBA for teaching him about hard work, giving him the opportunity to get to know people he wouldn’t have met otherwise, and equipping him with tools for the professional world. Even though he knows leaving the game was the best decision for him, it was still hard at times to be that close to the action. “It’s tough to deal with,” Powe said. “I love playing. I still love playing.”