LeBron Raymone James, nicknamed "King James", is an American professional basketball player playing for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. He has numerous accolades to his name, such as being an NBA champion, three NBA Finals MVP, four NBA MVP, two Olympic Gold Medals, an NBA Scoring title and is all-time NBA Playoff Scoring leader. 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 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 2014, James opted out of his contract with Miami to re-sign with the Cavaliers. He led Cavaliers to their first NBA Championship in 2016. On 9th July 2018, LeBron James signed with Los Angeles Lakers to a four-year, $154 million contract and with that his career earnings surpassed $1B. LeBron James' net worth is estimated to be $440 million and bulk of his sponsorship earnings come from his shoe deal with Nike