LeBron James (full name LeBron Raymone James) was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Biography and Career :
His mother was only sixteen when she gave birth to him and their financial situation wasn't very good, so many times they had to move from a place to another. This changed when his mother started to date with Edward Jackson which became a father figure to him.
He attended St. Vincent - St. Mary High School (SVSM) in Akron, Ohio and there he started to play basketball. In his sophomore year, James averaged 25.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.8 steals and became the first sophomore who was named Mr. Ohio's Ba
His fame increased and in his junior year became again Mr. Ohio's Basketball he earned a spot on the All-USA First Team, and was named the 2001-02 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
In his first season in NBA he played for Sacramento Kings and became the youngest player in league history to score 40 points in a game (against New Jersey Nets). In the season 2004-2005 played in his first NBA All-Star Game and he recorded 13 points, 6 assists, and 8 rebounds, as the Eastern All-Stars defeated the Western All-Stars 125-115. In 2005-2006 was voted the 2nd MVP (Most Valuable Player) and had a very good season.
- Height: 203cm
- His nickname is King James.
- He writes and eats with his left hand but shoots with his right hand.
- He is engaged with his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson and they have two children.
- His favorite movie ever is "Friday".
- "Y'all got me famous, but you know, I make myself famous out there. I worked hard, I put in every hour to get myself better."
Awards and Honors :
- NBA Rookie of the Year: 2004
- NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2004
- NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2006
- 3-time NBA All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007
- 3-time All-NBA:
- First Team: 2006
- Second Team: 2005, 2007
- Bronze medal with Team USA, 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
- Bronze medal with Team USA, 2006 FIBA World Championships.
- 2007 NBA Eastern Conference Champions with the Cavaliers
- Gold medal with Team USA, 2007 FIBA Americas
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