LeBron Raymone James is a professional American basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He is considered as one of the best NBA players of all time, and was 3-time NBA champion, 3-timeNBA Finals MVP, and 4-time NBA Most Valuable Player. He also has 2 Gold and 1 Bronze Olympic Medals as well as 1 Bronze medal for FIBA World Championship.
Nicknamed as “King James”, he was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. James played for the high school team which was named the Fighting Irish and won the Division III state title. In 2003, he was drafted to Cleveland Cavaliers. He became the youngest player in the history of the league to score minimum 40 points in a match. 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.
During the 2005-06 Season, James was selected to the second consecutive All-Star game appearance and the Eastern All-stars were led by him to a 122-120 triumph. When James was aged 21 years and 51 days he became the youngest All-star Most Valuable Player. 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. He also helped the Cavaliers reached the playoffs for the first time.
James’ 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. The Cavaliers went on to lose to the defending champions, the Detroit Pistons, but LeBron maintained an impressive record in the playoffs.
Despite his many achievements with the Cavaliers, James decided to join Miami Heat when he became a free agent in 2010. Along with his teammates, they rallied Heat to win the NBA championships. Miami won its second championship in the 2012-13 Season.
In January 2013, James made history again as he became the youngest player to score 20,000 points at 28 years old. A year later, James switched teams yet again, this time returning to the Cavaliers. He suffered from knee and back problems for most of the season but he was still able to lead the Cavaliers to reach the championship round, although they eventually lost to the Golden State Warriors.
The Cavaliers finally achieved the first championship in their franchise history during the 2015-16 Season, and James was voted as the Finals MVP. However, the championship eluded James and the Cavaliers in the following seasons. On July 1, 2018, James announced that he was leaving again and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. His current career statistics are 31,038 points, 8,208 assists, and 8,415 rebounds.