A professional Basketball player from America, Lebron James is known as one of the best NBA players of today.
He is currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Having won many championships and awards throughout his successful career, Lebron James still has far to go.
Brno in Akron, Ohio on the 30th of December in 1984, Lebron’s father was out of the picture throughout his childhood.
His mother gave birth to Lebron when she was only 16 years old and has raised him as a single mother ever since.
Lebron’s childhood was rocky both financially and emotionally. His mother, Gloria, was usually out of a job and couldn’t support the family.
However, Gloria eventually allowed Lebron to live with the local youth football coach, Frank Walker.
This was a life-turning moment in Lebron’s life. Not only did he get to live a more stable life, but Frank was the one who first introduced lebron to Basketball.
Lebron played for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars team when he was young.
Lebron developed a close friendship with all his teammates and they also attended High School together.
Playing for the team proved to be very fruitful for LeBron as he was first spotted by Scouts there.
From there on, he was featured in several illustrations. Also, this was where he got the opportunity to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James was recruited by his High School St. Vincent St. Mary in 1999 to play for their Basketball team.
When LeBron was a high school sophomore, he was selected for the USA Today All-USA First Team. This was a huge achievement on James first as he was the youngest player ever to get selected for this award.
The same year James was named as the PARADE magazine’s High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
James has a very successful senior year career-wise. His team at the St. Vincent-St Mary High School team won the top national ranking his senior year.
Unsurprisingly, LeBron was the first player that the NBA recruited right out of High School.
He was signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
At only 20 years old, James got the honour of being the youngest player ever to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
In 2005, LeBron scored a record-breaking 50+ points in a single game.
In 2006, LeBron’s team defeated the Washington Wizards in the first round.
In 2010, James’ contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers ended and he became a free agent.
He was approached by many teams who were interested in signing him. He eventually chose to play for Miami Heat.
James’s joining the Miami Heat became a highly controversial topic.
James only played for Miami for 4 seasons and then decided to play for his first-team Cleveland Cavaliers again.
As of now, LeBron James is playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James is a father of three children that he has with his wife and a long-term girlfriend as well as his high-school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson.
James also has a half-brother named Aaron McClelland Gamble. Aaron was also abandoned by their father, Anthony McClelland when he was only a child.
LeBron James That You Probably Didn’t Know
- Did you know that the reported height of James is 6 feet 8 inches, but when his height surpassed Michael Jordan’s 6 feet 6 inches height, James refuses to be measured?
- When he was young, James was a very difficult guy to get along with others.
- While LeBron shots with his right hand, he is a left-handed person who uses his left hand for eating and writing.
- LeBron had to do 10x push-ups every single time he swore in a game.
- In 2014, James was named as the Most Powerful Athlete globally by Forbes
- When James was only 17 years old, he got featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
- James’ mother, Gloria, got birth to him when she was only 16 years old.
- LeBron is the only player who has won five Player of the month awards in a season
- James is also the only player who has won the Player Of The Month Award 4 times in a season, twice.
- LeBron also has a half-brother named Aaron McClelland
LeBron James Net Worth As of 2021
LeBron James Net Worth As of 2021, the estimated net worth of LeBron James is reported to be around $850 million.
In only the first 10 seasons of his basketball career, James earned over $126 million.
Apart from his career as a basketball player, James has also earned millions from his numerous endorsement deals.
Today, James endorses several companies including McDonald’s, Nike, Microsoft, Beats by Dre and Coca Cola amongst many others.
James is also the owner of the popular franchise in Chicago and North America, Blaze Pizza