See this infographic from class for the rest of the important statistics on how reading directly relates to High School, College, and Career success!
LeBron James needs no introduction; he's the best basketball player in the world. But when he wants to focus, he has learned to turn to something that's easy and centuries old. And it's working... (see this video for the full report)
Notice that he started reading right before he won his first championship two years ago, and that he has continued to do so thus far into his career. Were his early years of failure to win it all solely because of his lack of reading? Definitely not. But it has certainly helped. And if it can work for one of the greatest athletes in the world, why not you?