Lebron James: 5 Things I Would Like To Thank My Hero For

Lebron James: 5 Things I Would Like To Thank My Hero For

Thank you for teaching me the most important life lessons.

NBA superstar, Lebron James is my hero. I am inspired by his abilities to play basketball, but more than that the wonderful qualities he posses as a human being.

1. Hard work is everything. Lebron James despite being a three time NBA Champion, and 4 time MVP still plays like he has something to prove. He is second highest in minutes played per game. The list goes on and on. I am inspired by his work ethic and drive to be consistent. In college, consistency is key and having the motivation to sustain the pressure is essential. Watching Lebron James, strengthens my motivation to strive for greatness in my own life.

2. Home is the where the heart is. When Lebron James made the move from his previous team, The Miami Heat, he decided to go back to his hometown of Cleveland to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He rebuilt the team and won another championship in 2016. I learned that is is essential to be grounded to your roots and where you come from. Being in college, it is easy to lose touch with home, especially if you live on campus and only come home for holidays. However, it is vital to understand that home is where your loved ones reside and it is important to feel and strengthen the connection you have with it.

3. Become a leader, but someone who brings out the best in others. Lebron James is tremendous leader and has proven it from time to time. His leadership is showcased through other players. When other players play under the leadership of James, they become better and mature basketball players. He encourages and teaches them as well as shows them a vision of what it would be like to achieve the greatest success. In my own life, I strive to be a leader, not to show off my power but to make a difference in the world by helping people. Compassion drives my desire to become a leader.

4. Have faith in god. After Lebron James won his championship in 2016, in an emotional interview he quoted that. "God does not put you through anything that you cannot handle". This is a beautiful quote because it tells you that you are capable of handling what life throws at you because of the inner strength that you posses. This is very inspiring because it gives you perspective on life, that you have to fight through life with a strong mind and a compassionate heart.

5. Family will always have your back. James is a family man. He is always talking about his mother, wife, and kids. He constantly credits them for keeping him humbled and values the time that he has to spend with them. In my own experiences, my family has always supported me and helped me through tough times. At the end of the day, they are the only people who are actually going to pick you up when you have fallen down. Keeping my family as close as possible is very important to me.

Thank You Lebron, for being my hero and constantly teaching me on how to be a better person everyday.

So much love for you.

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything

They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.

When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.

Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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My Final 2018 NFL Mock Draft, With Trades, Predicting The First 100 Picks

And the biggest trade I have is the Buffalo Bills trade away picks 12, 22, 53, and 56 and their first rounder next year to the New York Giants in exchange for the number 2 selection.

As one of the most exciting days of the year is almost here (round one of the NFL Draft), it is not too late to do one final mock draft before all of the madness unfolds on Thursday night. I am also projecting trades into this mock draft. And the biggest trade I have is the Buffalo Bills trade away picks 12, 22, 53, and 56 and their first rounder next year to the New York Giants in exchange for the number 2 selection. Without further ado, here is my final 2018 NFL Mock Draft.

1. Cleveland Browns- Sam Darnold- QB USC

2. Buffalo Bills (Projected trade from NYG)- Josh Allen- QB Wyoming

3. New York Jets- Baker Mayfield- QB Oklahoma

4. Cleveland Browns- Saquon Barkley- RB Penn State

5. Denver Broncos- Josh Rosen- QB UCLA

6. Indianapolis Colts- Bradley Chubb- DE NC State

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Derwin James- S Florida State

8. Chicago Bears- Quenton Nelson- G Notre Dame

9. San Francisco 49ers- Roquan Smith- LB Georgia

10. Oakland Raiders- Tremaine Edmunds- LB Virginia Tech

11. Miami Dolphins- Da'Ron Payne- DT Alabama

12. New York Giants (From Buffalo)- Marcus Davenport- DE Texas-San Antonio

13. Washington Redskins- Vita Vea- DT Washington

14. Green Bay Packers- Minkah Fitzpatrick- DB Alabama

15. Arizona Cardinals- Calvin Ridley- WR Alabama

16. Baltimore Ravens- Mike McGlinchey- OT Notre Dame

17. Los Angeles Chargers- Lamar Jackson- QB Louisville

18. Seattle Seahawks- Josh Jackson- CB Iowa

19. Dallas Cowboys- Courtland Sutton- WR Southern Methodist

20. Detroit Lions- Derrius Guice- RB LSU

21. Cincinnati Bengals- James Daniels- C Iowa

22. New York Giants (From Buffalo)- Will Hernandez- G Texas-El Paso

23. New England Patriots- Mason Rudolph- QB Oklahoma State

24. Carolina Panthers- DJ Moore- WR Maryland

25. Tennessee Titans- Billy Price- C Ohio State

26. Atlanta Falcons- Taven Bryan- DT Florida

27. New Orleans Saints- Dallas Goedert- TE South Dakota State

28. Pittsburgh Steelers- Denzel Ward- CB Ohio State

29. Jacksonville Jaguars- Hayden Hurst- TE South Carolina

30. Cleveland Browns (Projected trade with Minnesota)- Harold Landry- EDGE Boston College

31. New England Patriots- Kolton Miller- OT UCLA

32. Philadelphia Eagles- Jaire Alexander- CB Louisville


33. Minnesota Vikings (From Cleveland)- Isaiah Wynn- OL Georgia

34. New York Giants- Maurice Hurst- DT Michigan

35. Cleveland Browns- Connor Williams- OL Texas

36. Indianapolis Colts- Tyrell Crosby- OT Oregon

37. Indianapolis Colts- Leighton Vander Esch- LB Boise State

38. Green Bay Packers (Projected trade with Tampa)- Ogbonnia Okoronkwo- DE Oklahoma

39. Chicago Bears- Harrison Phillips- DT Stanford

40. Denver Broncos- Chukwuma Okorafor- OT Western Michigan

41. Carolina Panthers (Projected trade with Oakland)- Braden Smith- G Auburn

42. Miami Dolphins- Frank Ragnow- C Arkansas

43. New England Patriots- Rashaan Evans- LB Alabama

44. Washington Redskins- Justin Reid- S Stanford

45. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (From Green Bay)- Ronald Jones II- RB USC

46. Cincinnati Bengals- Holton Hill- CB Texas

47. Arizona Cardinals- Orlando Brown Jr- OT Oklahoma

48. Los Angeles Chargers- Jamarco Jones- OT Ohio State

49. Oakland Raiders (Projected trade with Indianapolis)- Sony Michel- RB Georgia

50. Dallas Cowboys- Dorian O'Daniel- LB Clemson

51. Detroit Lions- Josh Sweat- DE Florida State

52. Baltimore Ravens- Anthony Miller- WR Memphis

53. New York Giants (From Buffalo)- James Washington- WR Oklahoma State

54. Kansas City Chiefs- Isaiah Oliver- CB Colorado

55. Indianapolis Colts (From Oakland via Carolina)- Nick Chubb- RB Georgia

56. New York Giants (From Buffalo)- Royce Freeman- RB Oregon

57. Tennessee Titans- Mike Gesicki- TE Penn State

58. Atlanta Falcons- Quin Blanding- FS Virginia

59. San Francisco 49ers- Marcell Ateman- WR Oklahoma State

60. Pittsburgh Steelers- Will Richardson- OT NC State

61. Jacksonville Jaguars- Michael Gallup- WR Colorado State

62. Minnesota Vikings- Shaquem Griffin- LB UCF

63. New England Patriots- Tre'Quan Smith- WR UCF

64. Cleveland Browns- Greg Stroman- CB Virginia Tech

Round Three:

65. Buffalo Bills- Wyatt Teller- G Virginia Tech

66. New York Giants- Oren Burks- LB Vanderbilt

67. Indianapolis Colts- Jason Cabinda- LB Penn State

68. San Francisco 49ers (Projected trade with Houston)- Martinas Rankin- C Mississippi State

69. New York Giants- Armani Watts- FS Texas A&M

70. Houston (From San Francisco)- DeShon Elliott- SS Texas

71. Denver Broncos- Ronnie Harrison- SS Alabama

72. New York Jets- Allen Lazard- WR Iowa State

73. Miami Dolphins- Deon Cain- WR Clemson

74. Houston Texans (From San Francisco)- Joseph Noteboom- OT TCU

75. Oakland Raiders- Geron Christain- OT Louisville

76. Green Bay Packers- Kalen Ballage- RB Arizona State

77. Cincinnati Bengals- Taylor Hearn- G Clemson

78. Kansas City Chiefs- Desmond Harrison- OT West Georgia

79. Arizona Cardinals- Luke Falk- QB Washington State

80. Houston Texans- Mark Andrews- TE Oklahoma

81. Dallas Cowboys- Jaylen Samuels- TE NC State

82. Detroit Lions- Darius Leonard- LB SC State

83. Baltimore Ravens- JT Barrett- QB Ohio State

84. Los Angeles Chargers- Mark Walton- RB Miami (Florida)

85. Carolina Panthers- Ito Smith- RB Southern Mississippi

86. Kansas City Chiefs- Skai Moore- LB South Carolina

87. Los Angeles Rams- Bradley Bozeman- C Alabama

88. Carolina Panthers- Austin Corbett- C Nevada

89. Tennessee Titans- Deontay Burnett- WR USC

90. Atlanta Falcons- Jaleel Scott- WR New Mexico State

91. New Orleans Saints- Logan Woodside- QB Toledo

92. Pittsburgh Steelers- Kyle Lauletta- QB Richmond

93. Jacksonville Jaguars- Brian O'Neill- OT Pittsburgh

94. Minnesota Vikings- Mike Hughes- CB UCF

95. New England Patriots- MJ Stewart- CB North Carolina

96. Buffalo Bills- Tim Settle- DT Virginia Tech

97. Arizona Cardinals- Arden Key- DE LSU

98. Houston Texans- Duke Ejiofor- DE Wake Forest

99. Denver Broncos- Kerryon Johnson- RB Auburn

100. Chicago Bears (Projected trade with Cincinnati)- Josey Jewell- LB Iowa

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