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LeBron James Biography

LeBron Raymone James, nicknamed "King James", is an American professional basketball player playing for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He has numerous accolades to his name, such as being an NBA champion, NBA Finals MVP, three-time NBA MVP and the NBA Rookie of the Year. James played high school basketball at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Voted as "Mr. Basketball of Ohio" three times, he was highly talked about in the national media as a future NBA superstar. After graduating, he was selected was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA Draft. In his first professional game he recorded 25 points, setting an NBA record for most points scored by a prep-to-pro player in his debut outing. In the 2005–06 season, James established himself as one of the NBA's elite players. At the 2006 NBA All-Star Game, he led the East to victory with a 29 point, 6 rebound, 2 assist performance. For his efforts, he was crowned All-Star MVP, thus becoming the youngest ever winner of the award at 21 years. James became an unrestricted free agent at 12:01 am EST on July 1, 2010. During his free agency he was courted by several teams including the Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, the Knicks, New Jersey Nets, and the Cavaliers. James officially became a member of the Heat on July 9, completing a sign-and-trade six-year contract with the team. In 2004, James was selected to the United States national team for the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. The team finished the competition with a bronze medal, becoming the first USA squad to return home without a gold medal since NBA professionals became eligible. He was selected for the 2012 United States Olympic team to compete in London, where he recorded the first triple double in Olympic basketball history against the Australian men's national basketball team, helping his team to their second straight gold medal in a 107–100 victory against Spain. James also became the only player other than Michael Jordan to have won an NBA championship and an NBA MVP award in the same year as winning an Olympic gold medal.

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