LeBron Raymone James Sr. popularly called LeBron James is a titan in the American sports industry. The basketball legend currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers as a small forward. The 4 time NBA Champion and 4 time NBA Finals MVP is nicknamed ‘King James’ for the magnanimity of his achievements in the NBA. He is also an Olympic Gold medallist in basketball as he helped the U.S. win the gold medal for a second straight time in the 2012 Olympics. LeBron James started his career as an offensive player with scoring as his main skill. Over the years, he also became proficient as a chase down blocker with his peak defensive skills being unleashed during NBA Playoffs. More than just a player, LeBron James is simply one of the icons of the world.
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LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio on December 30, 1984. He grew up in Akron in a difficult atmosphere. His father was an ex-convict who was not around much. His mother Gloria and him often moved around neighborhoods in Akron battling poverty. LeBron James moved in with his youth basketball coach, Frankie Walker at the age of 9. took LeBron under his wing and let him stay with his family where he could get away from the projects and focus on school and basketball. LeBron James attended the St.Vincent-St. Mary High School where he averaged 21 points and 6 rebounds per game for the varsity team in his freshman year of high school. By his sophomore year he was dubbed as the best ‘high school player’ in the nation Upon completing high school, LeBron James took the bold decision of not attending college and headed straight into the NBA Draft.
By the end of his high school years, LeBron James was already one of the best young players in the country. His decision to enter the NBA Draft after school saw him being selected as the overall number 1 pick of the 2003 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers and in his rookie season he became the first ever Cavalier to be awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year accolade.
LeBron James shot to stardom from 2004 onwards as he got selected for his first NBA All-Star game. By the end of the 2004 season, he was also named in his first All-NBA team. In 2006, James missed out the NBA MVP award to Steve Nash by a few votes. With LeBron on their team, the Cavaliers made it to the NBA Playoffs in 2006. This was the first Cavaliers Playoff appearance since 1998. In the Eastern Conference Finals that season, James notched 48 points with 9 rebounds and 7 assists, scoring 29 of Cleveland's last 30 points, including the game-winning layup with two seconds left in a double-overtime game against the Pistons. His performance has been dubbed as one of the greatest in NBA Playoff history. This also resulted in the Cavaliers winning their first-ever Eastern Conference Championship. In 2008-09, James became the first ever Cavalier to win the NBA MVP along with coming second in the NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting. With final averages of 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game, James had one of the best individual seasons of his career. He again went on to win the NBA MVP award in 2010 at the end of the 2009-10 season.
LeBron James signed for the Miami Heats in 2010 after 7 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He reached the NBA Finals with the Heats in his first season. In 2012 and 2013 he won consecutive NBA Finals with the Heats and also secured back to back NBA Finals MVP awards. After the 2013-14 season, James decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second stint.
James played for the Cavaliers again for 4 seasons (2014-2018). James ended the Cavaliers Playoff drought and managed to even win the NBA Championship with the Cavaliers in 2016. In 2018, James decided to leave the Cavaliers and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. A few years later, in 2020, he led the Lakers to the NBA championship and earned the Finals MVP for the fourth time. In the 2021-22 season James became the fifth player in NBA history to record at least 30,000 career points and 10,000 career rebounds; he is the first player to record at least 30,000 career points, 10,000 career rebounds, and 9,000 career assists. He re-signed with the L.A. Lakers in 2022 and is slated to stay with them for two more seasons. He became the highest paid NBA athlete ever when he signed the contract extension worth $97.1 million.
LeBron James has created numerous records in his basketball career. Here are some of the most important NBA records set by ‘King James’.
Youngest player to be selected #1 in a Draft Pick
Youngest NBA Rookie Player of the Year
Only player in NBA history to record at least 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 10,000 assists.
Most consecutive double-digit scoring games: 1096 games.
Most times being named Conference Player of the Week (64 times).
Most times being named Conference Player of the Month (46 times).
Most All-NBA First Team selections (13).
Only player in NBA history to score 10 points or more in 1,000 consecutive games
Most all-time playoff Points (7,631)
Most all-time playoff Wins (174)
Most all-time playoff Games (266)
Most all-time playoff Minutes (11,035)
Most all-time playoff Field Goals Made (2,725)
Most all-time playoff Field Goal Attempts (5,502)
Most all-time playoff Field Goals Missed (2,777)
Most all-time playoff 3-Point Field Goal Attempts (1,283)
Most all-time playoff Free Throws Made (1,749)
Most all-time playoff Free Throw Attempts (2,364)
Most all-time playoff Steals (445)
Most all-time playoff Turnovers (975)
Only player in NBA history to be in the top 10 all-time in career playoff points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals
Only player in NBA history to be in the top 5 all-time in career playoff points, assists, and steals
Most triple-doubles with at least 30 points in the NBA Finals (4).
Most NBA Finals games with at least 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists
Only player in NBA history to average a triple double in the NBA Finals.
LeBron James Net Worth
LeBron James has accumulated a massive net worth of approximately $1.2 billion as per Forbes. He has raked in an income of almost $900 million over the years through NBA earnings and endorsements. Even now, LeBron James is the highest paid player in the NBA with an average annual salary of around $50 million. LeBron James is the first active NBA player to achieve billionaire status.
LeBron James Family
LeBron James was born to Gloria Marie James and Anthony McClelland in Akron, Ohio. His father was absent from his life and it was his mother who struggled and raised him. After a point, she realized that it was futile for her to keep moving with a young child and took the hardest decision of her life by deciding to leave him with his then football coach, Frank Walker, who was the one who introduced LeBron to basketball.
LeBron James has been married to his high school sweetheart Savannah James since 2013. The couple tied the knot in San Diego California and have three children together. They have two sons called Bronny and Bryce and a younger daughter named Zhuri. James lives with his family in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
Popularly Asked Questions
1. Is LeBron James a billionaire?
Yes, LeBron James is officially a billionaire. After earning approximately $121.2 million in 2021, LeBron James increased his total net worth to a whopping $1.2 billion.
2. How tall is LeBron James?
LeBron James has a towering height of 6 feet and 9 inches. By the time he was 18 (in high school) James had reached the height of 6 feet and 8 inches.
3. Is Blaze Pizza owned by LeBron James?
Yes, Blaze pizza is owned by LeBron James. He invested $1 million into the growing pizza joint in 2012 and then it grew to a valuation of around $35 million.
4. What is the most expensive LeBron James Shoe?
The most expensive shoes in the LeBron James Nike shoe catalog are the ‘LeBron 8 MVP’ pair. The ultra rare pair of shoes are worth approximately $15,000.
5. How many career points does LeBron James have right now?
Currently, LeBron James has 37,311 career points in total.