LeBron James is an award-winning basketball player who holds multiple titles and records. A star of the NBA, James was only a senior in high school when he was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers after becoming eligible for the NBA draft early-on. He began playing for Miami Heat in 2010, and has since won multiple games while gaining fans every day.
James holds the title of the first member of the Cavalier franchise. He is also dubbed the youngest player to ever receive the Rookie of the Year Award (when he was twenty-years-old), and he is also the youngest to ever score 20k points when he was 28. In both 2012 and 2013, James led Miami Heat to NBA Championship victories.
James is considered one of the most successful and skilled basketball players on the court today. Born in 1984 in Ohio, James began expressing his interest and talent in basketball early on. He was considered a prodigy by his high school when he joined the team, and he became eligible for the NBA draft when he was a senior. The Cleveland Cavaliers immediately chose him and was actually the first player picked by the team during the NBA draft of 2003. He became the first member of the franchise. James is also the youngest player ever (20 years old) to win the Rookie of the Year Award.
James competed in the United States Olympic basketball teams in 2004, 2008, and in 2012. Overall, James led his teams to one bronze medal and two gold medals. In both 2013 and 2012, he led Miami Heat to NBA Championship victories, and he also holds a number of NBA records, including the title of the youngest player ever to score 20,000 points (at only 28), which he earned at the start of 2013. In 2014, James returned to the Cavaliers and took his team to the NBA Finals for the fifth season in a row.
In high school, James was considered a prodigy at his local school. Throughout his childhood, he expressed his talent in basketball and was soon recruited by the local high school in 1999 and asked to join the school’s team. When he was a freshman, he earned an average of eighteen points each and every game. He soon led the school’s team to the title of Division III when he scored 25 points in the championship tournament.
It wasn’t long before word got out that James was an up-and-coming basketball star, and he was highly favored by all of his classmates due to his skill and talent. James had a lot of success on his high school team throughout his years there, and it wasn’t long before he gained the interest of many colleges. He was a senior when he became eligible for the NBA draft, but even before then, many colleges were expressing their interest in him. James received many honors from his school and the community for his talent.
When he was a sophomore, James was chosen for the USA Today All-USA First Team. He was the first sophomore to ever be chosen for the award, and that year he led his team to another Division III state title for the second consecutive year.
His success gained him a lot of attention, not only locally, but across the country. During his junior year, James got the title of PARADE magazine’s High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year, alongside winning the Gatorade Player of the Year. At the end of his third year in high school, James had become an even better player and he contemplated making his talent into his career.
James decided to finish up his education, and his senior year did not disappoint on the court. That year, he averaged over 31 points each game, and he led the school team to its third state title. That year, James also led the team to earning the top national ranking. During his four years there, he scored a total of 2657 points, 523 assists, and 892 rebounds. Today, he is considered a star in the NBA and one of the best players in the nation.
Often compared to basketball’s greatest, LeBron James has been gaining a fan base all his own since graduating. With his many titles, awards, and medals, James is quickly becoming one of the best players in the league. His skills and talents go unmatched on the court, and many magazines, associations, and fans have recognized his great ability.