LeBron Raymone James

By: Jonathan Razo

Childhood

LeBron Raymore James was born on December 30,1984 In Akron,Ohio. His father was an ex-con who wasn't there when he grew up. His family was poor and had a tough time. Fortunately his basketball coach, Frankie walker took Lebron under his wing and let him stay with his family where he could get away from the projects and focus on school and basketball. After this freshman year, Lebron took the number “23” in honor of his childhood idol, Michael Jordan. In his sophomore year, he was named “Mr. Basketball” in Ohio and averaged 25.2 points per game and led his team to its second consecutive Division III state championship. At this point, James began attracting national attention for his basketball skills and chose to stop playing football, a sport in which he also garnered All-state honors as a wide receiver. James just kept getting better as he progressed through high-school. He averaged 29 points per game as a junior and earned a spot on the All-USA First Team, and was named the 2001-02 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. At the age of 17, James was already 6’8″ and weighed 240 pounds. In addition, he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine and a couple of his games were nationally televised on ESPN2, making him arguably the most acclaimed high-school athlete in the history of American high school sports. Despite all of the media attention, James averaged 31.6 points per game in his senior year and was named Mr. Basketball in Ohio for the third straight year. By the time his senior year was over, James was one of the most heralded prospects in basketball history. It was a foregone conclusion that he would skip college and be taken as the number one overall pick in the NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Accomplishments

During 2012-2013 season on January 16 , 2013 James at the age of 28, he became the youngest player to score 20,000 points. Succeeding Kobe Bryant of the Lakers who accomplished this feat. He was the 29 years old and becoming only the 38th player in NBA history to achieve this distinction.


  • *2× NBA champion: 2012, 2013.
  • *2× NBA Finals MVP: 2012, 2013.
  • *4x NBA Most Valuable Player: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013.
  • *NBA Rookie of the Year: 2004.
  • *NBA scoring champion: 2008.
  • *2× NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2006, 2008.
  • *12× NBA All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • *11× All-NBA:
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