LeBron James

LeBron James

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Personal Information

Full Name LeBron James
Position Small Forward, Power Forward
DOB (Age) 30-12-1984 (39 yrs)
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.05 m)
Weight 250 lbs (113 kgs)
Hometown Akron, OH
Draft 2003 - Rd: 1, Pick: 1 (LAL)
Debut 2003
Nickname King James
Spouse Savannah James

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NBA Japan Games: Dunk of the night
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NBA China Games Recap: Game 1
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Ben Simmons: If Its Open I'll Take It
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LeBron James: A Brief Biography

LeBron James
LeBron James (Credits: Getty Images)


LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born on December 30, 1984, James is currently 38 years old. His birthplace is the city of Akron in the state of Ohio. James, who typically plays as a small forward or a power forward is 6 feet 9 inches (2.06m) tall and weighs approximately 250 lb (113 kg). The Lakers star has recently switched his jersey number to 23 once again having worn the number 6 jersey for a couple of years.


He has taken the NBA by storm with his tenacity, athleticism, and competitive attitude. He has cemented himself as a legend of the NBA through his amazing gameplay on both offense and defense with spectacular dunks at one end and super shot-blocking techniques at the other end. His amazing vertical reminds people of a young Michael Jordan. He is known to be the best high school prospect since Kobe Bryant and a very strong comparison to Jordan. He is the only active player in the NBA to be a billionaire. Like he always says he is just,” A kid from Akron, Ohio.’’ No wonder he is called “King James.”


LeBron James Wingspan

LeBron James has a wingspan of approximately 7 feet. Considering that he is 6 feet 9 inches tall, his wingspan is quite big, nearly 3 inches more than his height. Such a large wingspan allows him to dictate terms to the opposition while handling the ball and also enables him to keep the ball away from the defenders. On the other side of the ball, steals and shot blocking also become easier with the extended reach he gets from his big wingspan.


LeBron James Early Life

LeBron James played basketball for St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, and was heavily touted by the national media as a future NBA superstar. A prep-to-pro, he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. Subsequently, he was named the 2004 NBA Rookie of the Year.


His father, Anthony McClelland, has an extensive criminal record and was not involved in his life. His mom had a hard time finding a job so she let LeBron stay with the family of Frank Walker, a local youth football coach who introduced him to basketball when he was nine years old.


LeBron James High School Career

LeBron James' high school career is just as glorious and successful as his NBA career. In a rare case of talent, James was getting recognized as one of the best high school basketball players and a potential future great NBA player from his first couple of years in school. This was not only a remarkable feat but it brought about an added pressure to the former Cavaliers forward.


James' freshman season at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio was outstanding for a first-year student as he averaged 21 points and 6 boards per game that year. Standing 6 feet 2 inches, LeBron would continue to grow and excel at the game further. He led the Fighting Irish basketball team to a 27-0 record winning the Division III state title along the way. James would continue his dominance in his sophomore year averaging 25.2 points and 7.2 rebounds as well as dishing out 5.8 assists and stealing the ball 3.8 times per game. The Fighting Irish finished the season 26-1 and were once again crowned the Division III state champions.


During his junior and senior years in school, James would continue to get better and dominate the game even more. He reached a height of 6 feet 7 inches and became even stronger which unlocked his potential further. In his junior year, he averaged 29 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 3.3 steals per game while in his senior year, he averaged 31.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 3.4 steals per game.


After he finished a stellar high school career at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, LeBron James did not attend college and directly entered himself into the 2003 NBA Draft.


LeBron James Professional Career

Touted as the best high school prospect since Kobe Bryant, there was no surprise that he was the number one overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. He made an almost immediate impact when he started playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. At the 2006 All-Star Game, James led the East to victory with 29 points and was named the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player.


Behind final season averages of 31.4 points, 7 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game, he also finished second overall in NBA Most Valuable Player Award voting to Steve Nash. Under James's leadership, the Cavaliers qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1998. In his postseason debut, James recorded a triple-double in a winning effort versus the Washington Wizards. In Game 3 of the series, he made the first game-winning shot of his career, making another in Game 5. Cleveland would go on to defeat the Wizards before being ousted by the Detroit Pistons in the second round.


James would stay in Cleveland till 2010. Unfortunately, since he did not have enough help on the team, pushing for a Championship was becoming more and more difficult in Cleveland. As a result of which LeBron decided to move to South Beach and play for the Miami Heat making a formidable team with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. He had some of his best years in Miami winning multiple championships and MVP awards. The Heat won back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. He was the finals MVP and MVP of the league during this time.


Having promised a championship to his beloved hometown of Cleveland, he once again signed with the Cavs in 2014. They also made a trade for Kevin Love from the Timberwolves, and with Kyrie Irving, they formed an impressive trio. The 2016 Finals is one of the best Finals series to have been played. The Cavs were down 3-1 in the series and needed to win the rest of the games to win the finals. This Cavs team was the first team in history to make a comeback from 3-1 down in the finals. LeBron would eventually leave Cleveland again in his hunt for greatness as he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers and there he would win his fourth championship in the 2020 season.


After joining the Lakers, the Ohio native teamed up with Anthony Davis and the duo led the team to another championship run during the Covid-19 bubble in Orlando. Now, he is in his sixth season for the west coast team and is searching for championship number five.


Awards and Achievements

LeBron James' career has been so eventful that he has a huge list of awards and accolades to his name. Just to name some of the most important ones, James has already amassed 4 NBA rings, 4 NBA Finals MVPs, 4 regular season MVPs, and a plethora of other accolades.
Award/AccoladeYearTeam
NBA MVP2009,2010,2012,2013HEAT, CAVS
NBA ALL-STAR2005-2023HEAT, CAVS, LAKERS
NBA ALL-STAR MVP2006,2008,2018HEAT,CAVS, LAKERS
13× All-NBA First Team2006,2008-2018,2020HEAT,CAVS, LAKERS
3× All-NBA Second Team2016,2017,2019,2022HEAT, CAVS, LAKERS
NBA Rookie of the year2004CAVS
NBA All-Rookie First Team2008CAVS
NBA Scoring Champion2008CAVS
2× Olympic Gold Medallist2012, 2008USA
NBA anniversary team
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NBA Champion2012, 2013,2016,2020HEAT, CAVS, LAKERS
5x NBA All-Defensive first team2009-2013HEAT, CAVS, LAKERS
NBA Assists Leader2020LAKERS




LeBron James Records and Stats

Having played professional basketball for over 20 years now, LeBron James has countless number of records and being one of the top NBA players of all time, his stats are out of this World.
RecordValue
1st in career Value Over Replacement Player (VORP)(35.4) - 10.67 more than the next player on the list.
2nd in career Box Plus/Minus (10.16) - Behind Michael Jordan (11.14)
Most consecutive double-digit scoring games1096 games
Most times being named Conference Player of the Week64 times
Most times being named Conference Player of the Month46 times
Most All-NBA First-Team selections13 times
Most 20-point game in NBA history1,173 times
2nd the most 30-point game in NBA history531 - Behind Michael Jordan (562)
2nd career in Player Efficiency Rating or PER27.59


Other notable records

  • ‘The King’ is the only player in NBA history to record at least 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 10,000 assists. No other player has at least 9,000 rebounds and 9,000 assists, regardless of points.
  • James is the only player in NBA history to post at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, and 100 steals in a single season for at least eight seasons.
  • Only player in NBA history to post at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, and 500 assists in a single season for at least eight seasons.
  • Only player in NBA history to average at least 25 points per game for 18 consecutive seasons.
  • Only player in NBA history to be in the top 5 all-time in points, top 10 all-time in assists, and top 10 all-time in steals.


LeBron James Net Worth

LeBron James has an estimated net worth of around $1 Billion, as of November 2023. James and his business partner Maverick Carter own the production company SpringHill Entertainment, whose first work was the Lions Gate documentary More Than a Game, which was released in 2009 and chronicled James's high school years. James is a shrewd investor who has invested his money in different portfolios he owns a part of Blaze Pizza and also is a partner for a tequila brand Lobos.


He also has shares in the Liverpool football team, which ended up being a great investment. He’s taken equity in brands like smart gym maker Tonal and ride-share giant Lyft as well. In 2020, James and Carter rolled everything into The SpringHill Company after raising $100 million from backers including James’ investment advisor Paul Wachter, and Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of News Corp billionaire Rupert Murdoch. Last October, James sold a “significant minority stake” at a $725 million valuation to a handful of investors, including RedBird Capital Partners, Fenway Sports Group, Nike, and Epic Games. James is the company’s largest single shareholder, although his stake is believed not to exceed 50%. His contract with the Lakers recently got extended to the 2024-2025 season for $97.1 million.


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LeBron James Property

He has 5 mansions which are worth around $100 million. He has two mansions in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. The mansion he currently resides in boasts just under 16,000 square feet of space and has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Like his Beverly Hills home, this property also has an indoor-outdoor flow between the main living spaces and the expansive garden thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. One of the main living rooms also has full sliding glass doors. The home comes with many high-end amenities such as a wine cellar, a game room with a pool table, a home theater, a cigar room with air-purifying technology, and a fully furnished gym that is half inside the home and half outside. The gym is directly linked to a spa with a steam room, shower, sauna, and massage room.


There is even an elevator that takes you to the rooftop terrace for breathtaking views. He sold his second Brentwood mansion in 2021 for $19.6 million after having an asking price of $ 20.5 million. He also has a house in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles, a mansion in Miami, and also a Mansion in his hometown of Akron Ohio. LeBron sold his Miami mansion recently. He also signed a lifetime deal with Nike in 2015 worth more than a billion dollars.


LeBron James Parents

LeBron James' parents are Gloria James and Anthony McClelland. He isn't very close to his father Anthony McClelland, who was not a part of his life growing up. He was in and out of prison. This is one of the reasons he takes his mom's surname Gloria James as his surname. There are some speculations that he has a stepbrother from his father's side but these are just speculations and there is no concrete evidence to support this claim.


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LeBron James Wife

LeBron James wife and kids
LeBron James with family


LeBron James is married to his high school sweetheart Savannah James (formerly Brinson). She was born on August 27th, 1986, and is an American philanthropist businessperson, entrepreneur, and designer. Savannah James has also been quite active in charitable opportunities and the couple do a lot of philanthropic work through their charity the 'LeBron James Family Foundation'.


Savannah and LeBron James apparently met at a very young age while they were both in high school, albeit in rival schools. She was a sophomore while LeBron was a junior. As per her story, LeBron had asked his friend for her number but instead, she took LeBron's number but didn't call him immediately. Sometime later, she recalled she had his number and decided to pursue the interest.


The Lakers forward then invited her to one of his games and then they hung out with friends at Applebee's restaurant afterward. A couple of weeks later, the pair had their first solo date and things started moving along. The beautiful couple would then go on to marry in 2013 after being together for more than a decade.


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LeBron James Kids

LeBron and Savannah James have three children together: two sons named LeBron James Jr. (who is affectionately called Bronny) and Bryce Maximus James, and one daughter named Zhuri Nova James. James is a family man who spends quality time with them. Both of his sons are highly skilled basketball players and aim to follow in the footsteps of their legendary father in the NBA.


Bronny James is now in his freshman year of college and currently plays for the USC Trojans men's basketball team as a guard. After completing his freshman year, Bronny will be eligible to enter the 2024 NBA Draft and can finally realize his father's long-time dream of playing in the NBA alongside each other. If all goes well, both father and son could be playing for the same team in the upcoming future.


As for James' younger son, Bryce is also considered to be a good player. In fact, he might even be more talented than his brother and therefore should have a great shot at making it in the NBA. At 16 years of age, Bryce is currently a junior in high school and is attending the Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California where he plays primarily as the shooting guard on their basketball team.


James' daughter, Zhuri was born in 2014 and is currently 9 years old. Even at this small age, she seems to have an inclination towards fashion. She also has a YouTube channel called 'All Things Zhuri', where she has posted a few videos related to recipes, DIY, activities, pranks, and more.


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How many rings does LeBron James have?

LeBron James has a total of four rings to his name from his 20-year career thus far. Being considered by many as one of the greatest basketball players to have ever graced the court, the topic of LeBron James' rings is quite an engaging discussion amongst several analysts and fans of the game.


Drafted by his home city of Cleveland in the 2003 NBA Draft, the former Cavaliers forward wanted nothing more than to bring a championship to his hometown. Unfortunately, after seven years of toiling, he was unable to do so and thus joined the Miami Heat pairing up with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. In four years at South Beach, he won his first two rings with the franchise in 2012 and 2013 before returning to the Cavs once again.


In another 4-years with Cleveland, he joined Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love with whom he would reach another 4 NBA Finals. However, this time of the NBA was dominated by the Golden State Warriors resulting in just the one ring for James in 2016. The Ohio native's fourth ring came with the Los Angeles Lakers when they won the 2020 NBA title during the COVID-19 bubble.


LeBron James Olympic Medals

LeBron James Olympics Gold Medal
LeBron James Olympics


Apart from a stellar NBA career thus far, LeBron James has had a formidable outing for the United States men's national basketball team as well. He has been part of three Summer Olympic teams for Team USA in 2004, 2008, and 2012. From his three stints on the Olympic team, LeBron has managed to come away with three medals including 2 Gold and 1 Bronze.


In the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, James had just concluded his rookie season in the NBA and was coming off an NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He had limited game time as came off the bench. Unfortunately, Team USA suffered a shock loss in the semi-finals and ended up winning only the Bronze medal.


The 2008 and 2012 story was different as both times James would be the starter and Team USA sent their best possible teams to the Olympics in a bid to regain their Gold medals. The ploy worked perfectly and with superstars on the team such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwayne Wade, James Harden, and many more, Team USA would go on to clinch the Gold both times in Beijing and in London.


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LeBron James Shoes

LeBron James is the brand ambassador for Nike and he has signed a lifetime contract with the company worth $1 billion. James got his very first shoe with Nike the same year he was drafted which is in 2023. The first-ever edition was the Nike Air Zoom Generation. Today, LeBron James' shoes have a very special place in the market for Nike and the latest release is the LeBron XXI which came out on September 28, 2023.




FAQs

A. In 2012, LeBron James invested $1 million in a pizza chain called Blaze Pizza and opened two outlets. He even turned down a $15 million extension offer from McDonald’s to invest in Blaze Pizza instead. As of 2020, his investment has increased forty times, and his equity stake at the company is worth approximately $40 million.

A. LeBron James wears a US size 15 shoe which is considered quite large as per the standard shoe size. 

A. LeBron James has several tattoos on his body. They are 'The Chosen One', 'Witness', 'Lion Head', '330', 'Gloria', 'The Akron Hammer', 'King James', 'History', 'Tribute to Kobe Bryant', 'Loyalty', 'Lion', and a 'Family Portrait' tattoo.

A. LeBron James was drafted in the 2003 NBA Draft as the number one overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

A. LeBron James has played most of his career at the small forward position. Apart from that he has played all the other positions in the game at one time or the other.