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LeBron James Wiki And Biography
Full NameLeBron Raymone James
NicknameKing James
Date of BirthDecember 30, 1984
ProfessionBasketball Player
Age38 Years
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 8 in
Current Team(s)Los Angeles Lakers
Draft2003
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Past Team(s)Cleveland Cavaliers
Miami Heat
DebutOctober 30, 2003
SpouseSavannah James
Career information
High schoolSt. Vincent–St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)
NBA draft2003: 1st round, 1st overall pick
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career2003–present
Career history
20032010Cleveland Cavaliers
20102014Miami Heat
20142018Cleveland Cavaliers
2018–presentLos Angeles Lakers

LeBron Raymone James Sr. (BRON; born December 30, 1984), also known as Bron for short, is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed “King James”, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport and is often compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player of all time. James is the all-time

leading scorer in NBA history and ranks fourth in career assists. He has won four NBA championships (two with the Miami Heat, one each with the Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers), and has competed in 10 NBA Finals, including eight consecutive Finals appearances from 2011 to 2018. He has also won four Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, four Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals, and has been named an All-Star 19 times, selected to the All-NBA Team 19 times (including 13 First Team selections) and the All-Defensive Team six times, and was a runner-up for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice in his career.

James grew up playing basketball for St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. He was heavily touted by the national media as a future NBA superstar for his all-around scoring, passing, athleticism and playmaking abilities. A prep-to-pro, he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft. Named the 2004 NBA Rookie of the Year, he soon established himself as one of the league’s premier players, leading the Cavaliers to their first NBA Finals appearance in 2007 and winning the NBA MVP award in 2009 and 2010. After failing to win a championship with Cleveland, James left in 2010 as a free agent to join the Miami Heat; this was announced in a nationally televised special titled The Decision and is among the most controversial free agency moves in sports history.

James won his first two NBA championships while playing for the Heat in 2012 and 2013; in both of these years, he also earned the league’s MVP and Finals MVP awards. After his fourth season with the Heat in 2014, James opted out of his contract and re-signed with the Cavaliers. In 2016, he led the Cavaliers to victory over the Golden State Warriors in the Finals by coming back from a 3–1 deficit, delivering the team’s first championship and ending the Cleveland sports curse. In 2018, James exercised his contract option to leave the Cavaliers and signed with the Lakers, where he won the 2020 NBA championship and his fourth Finals MVP. James is the first player in NBA history to accumulate $1 billion in earnings as an active player. On February 7, 2023, James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the leading scorer in league history.

Off the court, James has accumulated more wealth and fame from numerous endorsement contracts. He has been featured in books, documentaries (including winning three Sports Emmy Awards as an executive producer), and television commercials. He has won 20 ESPY Awards, hosted Saturday Night Live, and starred in the sports film Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021). James has been a part-owner of Liverpool F.C. since 2011 and leads the LeBron James Family Foundation, which has opened an elementary school, housing complex, retail plaza, and medical center in Akron.


Early life

James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, to Gloria Marie James, who was 16 at the time of his birth. 22  His father, Anthony McClelland, has an extensive criminal record and was not involved in his life. When James was growing up, life was often a

struggle for the family, as they moved from apartment to apartment in the seedier neighborhoods of Akron while Gloria struggled to find steady work. Realizing that her son would be better off in a more stable family environment, Gloria allowed him to move in with the family of Frank Walker, a local youth football coach who introduced James to basketball when he was nine years old.

James began playing organized basketball in the fifth grade. He later played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars. The team enjoyed success on a local and national level, led by James and his friends Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, and Willie McGee. The group dubbed themselves the “Fab Four” and promised each other that they would attend high school together. In a move that stirred local controversy, they chose to attend St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, a private Catholic school with predominantly white students.


NBA career statistics

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
 † Won an NBA championship * Led the league ‡ NBA record

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2003–04Cleveland797939.5.417.290.7545.55.91.6.720.9
2004–05Cleveland808042.4*.472.351.7507.47.22.2.727.2
2005–06Cleveland797942.5.480.335.7387.06.61.6.831.4
2006–07Cleveland787840.9.476.319.6986.76.01.6.727.3
2007–08Cleveland757440.4.484.315.7127.97.21.81.130.0*
2008–09Cleveland818137.7.489.344.7807.67.21.71.128.4
2009–10Cleveland767639.0.503.333.7677.38.61.61.029.7
2010–11Miami797938.8.510.330.7597.57.01.6.626.7
2011–12Miami626237.5.531.362.7717.96.21.9.827.1
2012–13Miami767637.9.565.406.7538.07.31.7.926.8
2013–14Miami777737.7.567.379.7506.96.41.6.327.1
2014–15Cleveland696936.1.488.354.7106.07.41.6.725.3
2015–16Cleveland767635.6.520.309.7317.46.81.4.625.3
2016–17Cleveland747437.8*.548.363.6748.68.71.2.626.4
2017–18Cleveland82*82*36.9*.542.367.7318.69.11.4.927.5
2018–19L.A. Lakers555535.2.510.339.6658.58.31.3.627.4
2019–20L.A. Lakers676734.6.493.348.6937.810.2*1.2.525.3
2020–21L.A. Lakers454533.4.513.365.6987.77.81.1.625.0
2021–22L.A. Lakers565637.2.524.359.7568.26.21.31.130.3
2022–23L.A. Lakers555435.5.500.321.7688.36.8.9.628.9
Career1,4211,41938.1.505.345.7357.57.31.5.827.2
All-Star19‡19‡27.5.516.304.7255.85.81.2.422.4

Play-in

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2021L.A. Lakers1134.9.412.500.66711.010.02.01.022.0
2023L.A. Lakers1145.3.571.5001.00010.06.01.02.030.0
Career2240.1.500.500.75010.58.01.51.526.0

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2006Cleveland131346.5.476.333.7378.15.81.4.730.8
2007Cleveland202044.7.416.280.7558.18.01.7.525.1
2008Cleveland131342.5.411.257.7317.87.61.81.328.2
2009Cleveland141441.4.510.333.7499.17.31.6.935.3
2010Cleveland111141.8.502.400.7339.37.61.71.829.1
2011Miami212143.9.466.353.7638.45.91.71.223.7
2012Miami232342.7.500.259.7399.75.61.9.730.3
2013Miami232341.7.491.375.7778.46.61.8.825.9
2014Miami202038.2.565.407.8067.14.81.9.627.4
2015Cleveland202042.2.417.227.73111.38.51.71.130.1
2016Cleveland212139.1.525.340.6619.57.62.31.326.3
2017Cleveland181841.3.565.411.6989.17.81.91.332.8
2018Cleveland222241.9.539.342.7469.19.01.41.034.0
2020L.A. Lakers212136.3.560.370.72010.88.81.2.927.6
2021L.A. Lakers6637.3.474.375.6097.28.01.5.323.3
2023L.A. Lakers161638.7.498.264.7619.96.51.11.124.5
Career[4]282‡282‡41.3.495.331.7419.07.21.71.028.5

Awards and honors

Main article: List of career achievements by LeBron James

NBA

USA Basketball

High school

Media

Sports Emmy Awards

  • 2021 Outstanding Edited Sports Series (as executive producer of The Shop: Uninterrup
  • 2020 Outstanding Long Sports Documentary (as executive producer of What’s My Name? – Muhammed Ali Part 1)

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008More than a GameHimself
2009Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants
2015Trainwreck
2018GwangiVoice role
2021Space Jam: A New LegacyHimselfAlso co-producer
2022Black Ice[616]N/AExecutive producer
2023House PartyHimselfAlso co-producer

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004My Wife and KidsHimselfEpisode: “Outbreak Monkey
2005The SimpsonsEpisode: “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass
2007Saturday Night LiveEpisode: “LeBron James/Kanye West
2009EntourageEpisode: “Give a Little Bit
SpongeBob SquarePantsEpisode: “SpongeBob’s Truth or Square
2011The Cleveland ShowEpisode: “A Short Story and a Tall Tale
2011–2014The LeBronsLead role
2015Survivor’s RemorseEpisode: “Guts[
2016Teen Titans Go!Episode: “The Cruel Giggling Ghoul
2017–presentThe WallN/AExecutive producer
2018–presentThe ShopHost
2020Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020[618]
Self MadeN/A
2022Legacy: The True Story of the LA LakersHimselfDocumentary series

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