Lebron James was born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. Commonly nicknamed "King James" and "The Chosen One," James was highly promoted in national media as a future NBA star, and appeared as a High-schooler on the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine. At the age of eighteen, he was selected with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming the second high school player chosen as the first overall pick (Kwame Brown being the other).

Before debuting in his first official NBA game, James signed an unprecedented $90 million shoe contract by Nike, Inc., and has since gone on to become one of the most prominent players in the league, setting numerous "youngest player" records. He was Rookie of the Year in 2004 and achieved All-NBA and All-Star honors in his second year. . He has put up numbers only the likes of stars like Jordan and West have in playoff history. He has sponsorship deals with the likes of Sprite and Nike, and a successful line of LJ clothing which is part of Nike. This young star shines bright and will only continue to pile up accolades and achievements in what looks to be a legendary NBA career.

Lebron's NBA Career Achievements:

  • NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2006
  • 3-time NBA All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007
  • 2-time All-NBA:
    • First Team: 2006
    • Second Team: 2005
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2004
  • NBA Rookie of the Year: 2004
  • NBA regular-season leader, field goals made: 2005 (795)
  • NBA regular-season leader, minutes played: 2005 (3,388)
  • NBA regular-season leader, minutes played: 2007 (3,190)
  • Career 40+ Point Games (Regular Season): 17 (as of the end of 06-07 season)
  • Career 50+ Point Games (Regular Season): 3 (as of the end of 06-07 season)
  • Career 40+ Point Games (Postseason): 2 (as of the end of 05-06 post-season)
  • Career triple-doubles (Regular Season): 10 (as the end of 06-07 season)
  • Career triple-doubles (Postseason): 2 (as of the end of 05-06 season)
  • Led the league in traditional three-point plays with (79) in the 2005-06 NBA season[29]

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Lebron: Links & Sites

 

Official Lebron James Website

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ESPN.com Lebron James Player Card

Wikipedia Lebron James Entry

Lebron James YouTube Results

The Sprite Lebron Site

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