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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2008 file photo, NBA basketball player LeBron James scrapes paint from a window in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. This week marks six years since NBA All-Stars ventured into New Orleans neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Katrina to lend a hand with rebuilding.  (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2008 file photo, NBA basketball player LeBron James scrapes paint from a window in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. This week marks six years since NBA All-Stars ventured into New Orleans neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Katrina to lend a hand with rebuilding. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

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