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LeBron James

Nba Basketball Player

LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. A 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) small forward, he is an NBA champion, NBA Finals MVP, three-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA Player of the Year (ESPY's), and NBA Rookie of the Year. One of Miami's co-captains along with Dwyane Wade, he is an eight-time NBA All-Star and has earned eight All-NBA honors and four All-Defensive honors.… Read More

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1984 Birth James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio, to a 16-year-old mother, Gloria Marie James, who raised him on her own. … Read More


2002 17 Years Old …  Following the loss, James seriously considered declaring for the 2002 NBA draft, unsuccessfully petitioning for an adjustment to the NBA's draft eligibility rules which required prospective players to have at least graduated from high school. … Read More
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. … Read More
2004 19 Years Old 1 More Event
James recorded his first career triple-double on January 19 of the 2004–05 season, becoming the youngest player in league history to do so at 20 years. … Read More


At the 2006 All-Star Game, James led the East to victory with a 29-point and 6-rebound performance, becoming the youngest ever winner of the All-Star Game MVP Award at 21 years, 51 days. … Read More
2007 - 2009 4 More Events
James became an unrestricted free agent at 12:01 am EDT on July 1, 2010. … Read More
Early in James' career, he was repeatedly criticized by the media for his play in pressure situations; specifically, for passing instead of shooting in the waning seconds of close games. In a 2011 interview, teammate Chris Bosh stated that he would rather have Dwyane Wade take a last-second shot than James.
2012 27 Years Old 1 More Event
James played four seasons for the Heat, reaching the Finals all four years and winning back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. … Read More
2013 28 Years Old 1 More Event
His signature shoes have performed well for Nike, and in 2013 he led all NBA players in shoe sales. … Read More
2014 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, James realized a profit of more than $30 million as part of Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics; he had originally struck a deal to get a small stake in the company at its inception in exchange for promoting its headphones.


He again opted out in 2015 but quickly re-signed with the Cavaliers to a two-year deal. … Read More
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