Sian Cotton is a very well-known name in Akron, Ohio. Back in the day, he dominated the basketball court with one of the NBA’s biggest players of all time, LeBron James. The high school team that they played in became one of the most successful ones during the early 2000s. St. Vincent – St. Mary’s Fighting Irish basketball team went down in history as an iconic group.
LeBron’s high school team, popularly known as the Fab 5 featured Travis Romeo, Dru Joyce III, Willie McGee, and Sian as well. Cotton was the fourth addition to the roster. He was introduced to James and Willie by Joyce III’s father who attended the same church as him. Sian was never interested in playing basketball nor did he compete on any team back in high school. He loved football and baseball, two of the most popular American sports.
LeBron encouraged Cotton to practice basketball and the Fighting Irish eventually added him to the roster. They won three state titles and achieved national level recognition as well. The Irish’s games were televised on a pay-per-view basis and this was because of how well they played.
Their success even earned the interest of rival athletes. Travis was from a rival school but joined the school of the Fighting Irish. They only lost six games in four seasons and are technically undefeated with James on the court.
Sian Cotton had his track featured on the NBA2K video game
Sian Cotton is currently pursuing a career in the music industry. Several fans believe that his work is very underrated. His song titled “Kingdom” won the hearts of his supporters. It also featured his high school partner, LeBron James. Fans loved what they heard as well, showing exactly how talented Cotton is. One fan said, “How is this not super popular and trending? A rap song with the king himself!,” while another said, “The King ft. The King.” Another fan also said, “I’m not a LeBron fan but this song is fire.”
Sian had a very interesting rise to stardom after he submitted one of his tracks to get featured on the NBA 2K14 video game. “Almost Home” was an absolute hit and it was played as LeBron’s feature track on the game as well. The Los Angeles Lakers star was also surprised to hear his friend’s song being featured on one of the world’s biggest video game franchises.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 6, 2014
Following his big break, this song received a lot of attention from the mainstream fan base. Sian has become a well-respected individual in the music business and continues to create masterpieces. All members of the Fab 5 team still support each other dearly, especially LeBron, who always takes a moment to appreciate their humble, yet impactful beginning.