LeBron James Tattoos and Their True Meanings

Last Modified Nov 3, 2023 07:51 GMT
LeBron James Tattoos
LeBron James

LeBron James was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. The 19-time All-Star has won four rings with three different franchises — Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and the LA Lakers.


During the 2022/23 season, James also became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, overtaking the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Last season, James led the Lakers to the Western Conference Finals, where they lost to eventual champions the Denver Nuggets. In 16 playoff games in 2023, the 38-year old averaged 24.5 points, 9.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game.


What tattoos does LeBron James have?

According to online sources, LeBron James has around 26 tattoos. Some of them have been briefly explained below:


Chosen 1

LeBron James has the phrase “Chosen 1” on his upper back. It signifies his first appearance on The Sports Illustrated cover who dubbed him as “The Chosen One.”


Crowned Lion with King James

LeBron James has the tattoo of a lion on his right bicep with the words “King” on the top and “James” on the bottom. He got it done during his first NBA season.


Witness

LeBron James has this word tattooed on his right calf. This was done in accordance with the Nike campaign to attract people to witness his talent after his performance in the 2006 playoffs.


330

This tattoo on LeBron James’ right forearm refers to his hometown in Akron, Ohio, United States, whose area code is 330.


What we do in life Echoes in Eternity

LeBron James has “What we do in life” tattooed on his right arm and “echoes in eternity” on his left arm. This phrase was inspired by the movie Gladiator.


Gloria

This word is a tribute to LeBron James’ mother Gloria James and he got it tattooed on his right arm above the Crowned Lion tattoo.


Prince James

This is a tattoo of James’ son Bronny as an infant on his inner left forearm. He got this tattoo to honor his son on his first birthday.


L&J

These words tattooed on LeBron James’ left and right tricep are the initials of his name.


KJ1

These words tattooed on James’ right hand signifies the word “King James 1.”


Bryce Maximus

LeBron James has this word tattooed on his right forearm. This is the name of his second son.


Family

These Words are tattooed on LeBron James’s right abdomen, demonstrating his love for his family.


Est 1984

This tattoo on LeBron James’ left shoulder represents the year of his birth.


Mamba 4 life with 8 and 24

LeBron James has a tattoo of a black mamba snake with a rose with the words “Mamba 4 Life” and the words 8 and 24 on his left thigh. He got this tattoo done as a way of showing respect to the late Kobe Bryant, who passed away in 2020 because of a helicopter accident.


B.B.Z.

These letters tattooed on LeBron James’ right hand are the names of all his three children (Bronny, Bryce and Zhuri).


FAQs

A. LeBron James’ age is presently 38 years old. He was born on December 30, 1984. 

A. LeBron James has around 26 tattoos in his body as per online sources.

A. LeBron James’ nickname is the King.

A. LeBron James has averaged 27.2 ppg so far in his NBA career.

A. LeBron James’ 3-point career percentage is 34.5% as of October 2023.

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