LeBron James biography

LeBron James

Basketball, Basketball Player

1984 –

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Who is LeBron James?

LeBron Raymone James, nicknamed "King James", is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Standing at 6 ft 8 in and weighing 250 lb, he has played the small forward and power forward positions. James has won two NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and an NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He has also been selected to nine NBA All-Star teams, nine All-NBA teams, and five All-Defensive teams, and is the Cleveland Cavaliers' all-time leading scorer.

James played high school basketball at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, where he was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar. After graduating, he was selected with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers. James led Cleveland to the franchise's first Finals appearance in 2007, losing to the San Antonio Spurs in a sweep. In 2010, he left the Cavaliers for the Heat in a highly publicized free agency period. In his first season in Miami, the Heat reached the Finals but lost to the Dallas Mavericks. James won his first championship in 2012 when Miami defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, earning the Finals MVP Award for his play. In 2013, the Heat won their second consecutive title and he repeated as Finals MVP. His career achievements and leadership role during Miami's 2012 and 2013 championship runs have led many basketball analysts to consider him the best player in the NBA today.

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Born
Dec 30, 1984
Akron
Also known as
  • LeBron Raymone James
  • King James
  • The L-Train
  • The Chosen One
  • Lebron James '#23'
  • LeBron
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • St. Vincent–St. Mary High School
Lived in
  • Cleveland
  • Akron
  • Miami

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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