Lebron James Bio And Facts

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LeBron James

LeBron James is considered one of the most well-known sports figures in the history of professional sports and is also recognized as one of the greatest basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). James started his athletic career and gathered quite a lot of attention when he was recognized as the top high school basketball player in the country. During his four years at St. Vincent-St. Mary Catholic High School, James scored 2,657 points, 892 rebounds, and 523 assists.

James finished his high school education and became one of the first players picked in the 2003 NBA Draft out of high school. James joined the Cleveland Cavaliers and completely transformed the team's culture and impact in the NBA Eastern Conference. James played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat, and most recently, the Los Angeles Lakers. James has been married to Savannah Brinson since 2013, and together they parent three children.

  • Born: December 30, 1984
  • Education: St. Vincent-St. Mary Catholic High School
  • Net Worth: $1 billion
  • Occupation: NBA Player
  • Height: 6’9” (2.06 m)
  • Weight: 250 lb (113kg)
  • Position: Small forward, Power forward
  • Years Active: 2003-present
  • Nicknames: King James, Bron
  • Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers

Net Worth

LeBron James’s net worth is $1 billion. Over the course of his NBA career, he has collected over $400 million in combined salary from the Cavaliers, Heat, and Lakers. In addition, he has earned over $900 million from endorsement deals and other business ventures. Major endorsement deals include those with Nike, Walmart, Pepsico, and AT&T. James owns partial stakes in Tonal, Lyft, and Blaze Pizza. He also co-owns a film and TV production company, SpringHill, with his business partner, Maverick Carter. In 2016, James signed a lifetime endorsement contract with Nike, which pays him over $30 million per year. It is estimated that he will earn a total of $1 billion from this deal.

Basketball Career

LeBron James's career has been incredibly impressive from the very beginning. He was recruited by his high school, helped the team win a Division 3 state title, and he was even chosen in his sophomore year to join the USA Today All-USA First Team. James contemplated dropping out of high school early because of how well he was performing but ultimately decided to finish. James was picked in the NBA Draft out of high school and signed to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 as a forward.

James was also the first member of the Cavaliers to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. James played for Cleveland for seven years before joining the Miami Heat for the 2010-2011 season. By 2014, James had won two NBA Championships and rejoined the Cavaliers. He stayed with them until 2018, when he signed a four-year $153.3 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. During his career, James has won four NBA Championships (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020).

Titles and Awards

LeBron James has participated in nine NBA Finals from the 2010-11 season to the 2021-22 season. Out of those eight Finals appearances, James has earned four championship rings, two while he was a member of the Miami Heat (2011-12, 2012-13), one with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2015-16 season, and his most recent with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019-20.

During his career, James has received dozens of awards. In 2004, James was the youngest player to earn the Rookie of the Year Award at 20 years old. James has also earned the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award, NBA All-Defensive Team Award, NBA All-Rookie Team Award, Best Male Athlete ESPY Award, All-NBA Team Award, NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award, and many others. James' athletic career is extremely inspiring to those looking for an athletic role model.

James holds several NBA records, including that of the all-time leading scorer. The title was previously held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but James surpassed his mark on February 7, 2023, when he scored his 38,388th point against Oklahoma City. Other records include having the most All-NBA Team selections of all-time (18) and being the only NBA player to achieve more than 10,000 points, rebounds, and assists.

Personal Life

LeBron James’s personal life is rather simple and relaxed compared to his intense and tenuous athletic career. On January 1, 2012, James proposed to his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson, and the two married on September 14, 2013. Brinson and James have two sons and one daughter together. Bronny James was born in October of 2004. On June 14, 2007, Brinson and James had their second son, Bryce Maximus James. Finally, on October 22, 2014, the couple had their third child, Zhuri James, a little girl.

Both of James's sons have shown interest in basketball, and James has said that they have plans of eventually going professional if they are given the opportunity. James also has commented on how he enjoys training the boys and spending time with them doing something they all love: playing basketball.

Fun Facts

  • James was named to the first-team All-State football team his sophomore year of high school and played as a wide receiver.
  • James’s most popular nickname is King James.
  • James was the youngest player drafted by the NBA as the number-one pick in 2003 at the age of 18.
  • James signed a seven-year contract with Nike during his very first season with the NBA (2003-2010).
  • James stands at a staggering 6 ft, 9 in.
  • James has won an NBA Championship with every team he has played for, including the Cavaliers, Heat, and Lakers.
  • James is also a big fan of the New York Yankees and is a major supporter of the team.
  • James has a foundation, the Lebron James Family Foundation, which helps children of single-parent families.
  • James is co-owner of the SpringHill entertainment production company.
  • James signed a lifetime deal with Nike in 2016 worth more than $30 million dollars a year.
  • James is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.


Why is LeBron James worth so much?

Lebron James has a net worth of over $1 billion dollars and a large number of brand deals on top of that. In 2003, James signed a deal with Nike, which earned him $90 million dollars at just the starting point of his professional career. Other endorsements that have helped bring James much fortune include Intel, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Beats by Dre, and Kia Motors. In 2016, he also signed a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike to pay him many millions every year going forward. James at last became a billionaire in 2022 largely thanks to his $153.3 million dollar contract with the LA Lakers.

What is the LeBron James celebration called?

LeBron James’ celebration is called “The Silencer.” James will push his hands down three times, palms facing the floor, and then double-tap his right hand over his chest. James lets out a large scream that silences what was a crazy crowd moments before. This intense moment is known as one of the best celebrations in the NBA.

Why is LeBron James nicknamed “The King”

Lebron James is often called the King of the NBA because he is one of the greatest basketball players of all time. In high school, James earned his nickname from friends and fans watching him on the bleachers, and the nickname stuck and has followed James throughout his legendary career in the NBA. James has also made his account handles @KingJames, which confirms his widely known and favorite nickname.

What does LeBron James think are his weaknesses?

James has stated that his biggest weakness is wanting to have too much control over situations where he is not “The King.” Although James wants to control every aspect of every game he participates in, he realizes that if he takes a step back, the game flows much better when he releases some control.