LeBron Raymone James is an professional American basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed as “King James”. he was named as “Mr. Basketball” thrice in his high school. He was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio, USA. LeBron is 250 lb in weight and 6 ft 8 in height.
LeBron completed his high school from the St. Vincent – St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. He played for the high school team which was named the Fighting Irish. He averaged 25.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, leading the team to a 27–0 record and thus won the Division III state title.
In 2003, LeBron was drafted to Cleveland Cavaliers. During the first game of NBA LeBron recorded 4 steals, 6 rebounds, 9 assists, 25 points and shot 60 percent from the floor. While playing against the New Jersey Nets he recorded 41 points which was a season high performance. Also he became the youngest player in the history of the league to score minimum 40 points in a match. For the entire season he had an average of 5.5 rpg, 5.9 apg and 20.9 ppg. He was selected as Rookie of the Year for the 2003-04 NBA and in this way became the youngest NBA player and first Cavalier to be honored by this award. In this season the Cavaliers had a 35-47 record but could not reach the playoffs.
During the 2005-06 season LeBron was selected to the second consecutive All-Star game appearance and the Eastern All-stars were led by him to a 122-120 triumph along with 2 assists, 6 rebounds and 29 points. When LeBron was aged 21 years and 51 days he became the youngest All-star Most Valuable Player. For the entire season LeBron had an average of 6.6 apg, 7 rpg and 31.4 ppg. In the history of NBA he became the youngest player to have an average of minimum 30 points and the fourth player to have an average of 6 assists, 7 rebounds and 30 points for one season. After 1998 the Cavaliers reached the playoffs for the first time. Their record in 2002-03 was 17-65 and this improved in 2005-06 to 50-32.
LeBron’s playoff debut was in the match of the Cavaliers against the Washington Wizards which was won by the former by a score of 97-86. In this game LeBron recorded a triple-double with 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 32 points. The cavaliers went on to loose to the defending champions the Detroit Pistons but LeBron maintained an impressive record in the playoffs of 5.8 assists, 8.1 rebounds and 30.8 points.