LeBron James is a professional basketball player who was born in Akron, Ohio, on December 30, 1984. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Savannah and their three children. He began playing basketball at the age of nine, and it only took a few years before he was known as one of the top youth players in the United States.
LeBron’s immense skills earned him national notoriety while still playing in high school. His skills were instantly compared to Michael Jordan, and several of his high school basketball games were nationally televised. A great high school career helped LeBron James get drafted with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers
James quickly became one of the best players in the NBA during his rookie season despite being one of the youngest players in the league. He averaged just under 21 points and six assists a game during his rookie season, which was good enough to win the Rookie of the Year award. James averaged 31.4 points a game during the 2005-06 season to help him finish second in the NBA MVP voting after only playing in the league for three seasons.
LeBron finally got recognized as the best player in the NBA after helping the Cavaliers win 66 games in the 2008-09 season. While Cleveland finished the regular season as the best team in the NBA, they were knocked out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the Orlando Magic. LeBron added another MVP award to his resume the following season, but he was once again unable to get his team to the NBA Finals.
Move to Miami and Return to Cleveland
After seven great seasons in Cleveland, LeBron James decided to join the Miami Heat. This decision was criticized by most basketball fans, but it helped cement LeBron’s legacy as one of the best basketball players of all-time. James won two NBA titles during his four years with the Miami Heat. LeBron returned to Cleveland in 2014, and he helped the Cavaliers win their first NBA championship in 2016. LeBron was also named NBA MVP for the third time in his career in 2016.
In addition to dominating on the basketball court, LeBron James has enjoyed a successful career away from sports. He has used his positive public image to appear in countless commercials and the hit film Trainwreck. He has also used his immense wealth to provide scholarships and medical care to needy children through the LeBron James Family Foundation.