LeBron James: 5 Interesting things about the Cleveland Cavaliers man you probably didn't know
- LeBron James helped Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA title after trailing the playoffs 3-1 to Golden State Warriors
#2 Talented at multiple sports
We have always known LeBron to be a fantastic athlete with almost superhuman physical abilities. What we do not know is in addition to being a star on his high school basketball team, he was an amazing talent on the football field as well.
Playing as a wide receiver for his high school team LeBron in all probability would have received a scholarship to a Division 1 school. Brought up in Ohio, A state which has always been associated with the most talented players when it comes to football recruitment with the fact that in his junior year, he was already an All-State receiver shows how talented he was.
However, he chose to sit out his senior year after breaking a finger. He surely realized that playing football could lead to an injury that could jeopardize his basketball career.
Since he was not able to leave school and sign with an NBA team after his junior year, he decided to leave football and the risk of injury behind and focus on basketball for his fourth year of high school, which would be his final year playing as an amateur.Published 20 Jun 2016, 17:45 IST