LeBron James is an American basketball player representing Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He started up at the power forward and small forward positions. James is the proud winner of four Most Valuable Player Awards NBA (2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013), two NBA championships in 2012 and 2013, two Olympics gold medals in 2008 and 2012, two NBA Finals MVP Awards in 2012 and 2013, the Rookie of the Year award in 2004, and an NBA scoring title in 2008. He has been selected to 11 All-NBA teams, 12 NBA All-Star teams, and 6 All-Defensive teams. He is the all-time leading scorer of the Cavaliers.
He started his basketball career in high school in his hometown, Akron, Ohio. He played basketball at St. Vincent St. Mary High School and promoted as the future NBA superstar in the national media. After graduation, Cavaliers selected him for the first overall pick in NBA draft 2003. In 2007, James led Cleveland to the first Finals appearance of the franchise but lost the match to San Antonio Spurs. He joined Miami Heat and left the Cavaliers in 2010 in the ESPN titled The Decision. James has earned significant name and fame from several endorsement deals.
Full Name: LeBron Raymone James
Date of Birth: 30th Dec 84
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Professional Basketball Player
Net Worth: $300 Million
Height: 6′ 8″ (2.03 m)
Source of Income: Basketball, Endorsements
Hobbies: Basketball, hanging out with friends and family, music, and reading
James earned his first selection on NBA All-Star Game in 2004-05 and contributed 8 rebounds, 13 points, and 6 assists for the Eastern Conference. He managed to strike 56 points against Toronto Raptors and settled new record of single game points of Cleveland. With averages of 7.2 assists, 7.4 rebounds, 27.2 points and 2.2 steals in each game to end the season, he was known for the first All-NBA Team. Despite 30-20 record, the Cavaliers again witnessed failure to make playoffs.
James led the East to victory at the 2006 NBA All-Star Game with 29 points and he was selected as the Most Valuable Player for NBA All-Star Game. Behind the last season averages of 7 rebounds, 31.4 points and 6.6 assists in each game, he finished second to Steve Nash in NBA Most Valuable Player Award. The Cavaliers qualified for the playoffs for the first time under his leadership since 1998.
James was born to Gloria Marie James (a 16-year-old mother) in Akron Ohio on December 30, 1984. His mother raised him on herself. When he was growing up, his family faced a lot of struggle and they moved from one apartment to another in seedier neighborhoods when his mother was struggling to find work. Gloria realized that his condition would be better with stable family environment and allowed him to stay with Frank Walker, a youth football coach. When James was 9 years old, Frank introduced him to basketball.
James played for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The team succeeded on both local and national level on the lead of James and his friends Willie McGee, Dru Joyce III and Sian Cotton. They were known as “Fab Four” and promised to attend high school with each other. They decided to attend St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.