LeBron James

By: Robert Peterson


  • LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio
  • He is currently an NBA player on the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • He was born to a 16 year old mother named Gloria Marie James, his father was not in the picture
  • Growing up was hard for him, he and his mom had to move from apartment to apartment because hard for her to find steady work
  • Started playing AAU with 3 of his other very close friends and after getting national success they decided together they would attend high school together (Vincent St Mary High School)
  • James was obviously a basketball phenomenon averaging over 20 points on his varsity team as a freshmen and led his team to 3 championships out of the four years he was there
  • After being the number 1 pick of the 2003 NBA draft he quickly established himself as one of the best basketball players in the game and received countless awards over the years with the two teams he has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat

Positive Impact and Contributions to Society

  • LeBron James contributes positively to society because he is mostly a very humble player and doesn't showbout or doesn't constantly remind people that he is the best everyday
  • He also changed the way we look at basketball today because of the talent he showcased at such a young age
  • LeBron is a very kind person he has met with many people who may have cancer or a disability and has spent the day with them or given them shoes or an autograph and hasn't asked for anything in return
  • He also has given millions to charity some of his biggest contributions was when he pledged 87 million to the "I Promise" program to let kids from his hometown to go to college or when he donated 42 million to help send 1100 kids with challenged backgrounds to college