LeBron James is an NBA player who plays in the Small forward position with NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers. He has also played for Miami Heat from 2010 – 2014. He is one of the most popular and commercialised basketball players of all time.
LeBron Raymone James was born in 1984 on 30th December to a teenager named Gloria Marie James in Akron, Ohio. James refuses to talk about his father. His mother raised James alone on her own. He grew up in poor financial condition, where he and his mother had to shift between apartments in shady neighbourhoods of Akron, while his mother had to struggle to get a steady job.
Gloria finally decided to send James in a more stable family environment and moved him to Frank Walker’s family, who was a local football coach, who taught James how to play basketball. He can be seen thanking the family for his success today in several interviews.
In his early day, James used to play in AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) for Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars.
LeBron James completed his schooling from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. He actively participated in basketball games and tournaments in his school as well as his colleagues.
LeBron James married Savannah Brinson in 2013. The couple has three children together named Zhuri James, Bryce Maximus James, and LeBron James Jr.
LeBron James started his professional basketball career in the early 2000s when he was still in college.
2003 he was drafted by NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers, with whom he played till 2010.
In 2010, he was drafted by Miami Heat. But Cleveland Cavaliers got their star player back in 2014. And since then he has been playing with them.
In 2008, he became the third male and first black man to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine. He enjoys a highly commercialised sports career, where his face is used to endorse multiple brands.
He is nothing less than a TV personality, and has hosted shows like ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘ESPY Awards’. He has also appeared in movies like ‘Trainwreck’.
Awards & Achievements
He has won two Olympic Gold medals in 2008 and 2012 Olympic. He has also won a bronze in 2004 Athens Olympic. He won gold in 2007 Las Vegas FIBA Americas Championship and a bronze in 2006 FIBA World Championship.
He has won several titles and honors in his basketball career like 3 ‘NBA Champion’, 11 ‘All NBA First Team’, 13 ‘NBA All-Star’, ‘2008 NBA Scoring Champion’, ‘2004 NBA All-Rookie First Team’, ‘2004 NBA Rookie of the Year’, 5 ‘NBA All-Defensive First Team’, 2 ‘All-Time Second Team’, 4x ‘NBA Most Valuable Player’, 2x ‘NBA All-Star Game MVP’, and 3x ‘NBA Finals MVP’ etc. In 2017, LeBron James was also awarded the ‘J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award’.
Net Worth & Salary of LeBron James
LeBron James has an estimated net worth of over $500 million. He has made most of his net worth through his NBA career. However, LeBron also makes millions through his endorsement deals. He can also be seen on several TV shows and movies which also helps him in making some extra dollars.
LeBron James is often considered as the “Face of NBA (National Basketball Association)”. His widespread popularity and fame have turned him into the brand ambassador of Basketball. Destiny brought basketball in his hands by moving him a family of a sports coach. He is a basketball legend whose games are watched over and over again by his fans.