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. 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's high school, where he was recruited from, James scored 2,657 points, 892 rebounds, and 523 assists. James finished his high school education but 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 mojo and impact in the NBA Eastern conference. James played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Miami Heat, and most recently the LA Lakers. James has been married to Savannah Brinson since 2013, and together they parent three children.
LeBron James' career has been incredibly impressive. Starting at the beginning, James was recruited by his high school where he helped the team win a Division 3 state title, and by sophomore year was chosen to join the USA Today All-USA First Team. James contemplated dropping out of high school early because of how well he was doing with his career, but ultimately decided to finish. James made history being the first player picked in the 2003 NBA Draft out of high school and was signed to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a forward. James made history when he was the first member of the Cavaliers to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. James played for the Cavaliers for seven years then joined the Miami Heat for the 2010-2011 season. By 2014 James rejoined the Cavaliers and stayed with them until 2018 where he signed a four year 153.3 million contract with the LA Lakers. During his career James has won 3 NBA Championships.
LeBron James has participated in eight National Basketball Association championships from the 2010-11 season to the 2018-19 season. Out of those eight championships, James has earned three championship rings, two times while he was a member of the Miami Heat (2011-12, 2012-13) and one during his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2015-16 season.
During his career, James has been recognized for his impressive and astonishing athleticism and 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 Players 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.
LeBron James' personal life is much more simplistic and relaxed compared to his intense, fast paced, 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. Together, Brinson and James have two sons and one daughter together. Bronny James, the first born son, 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 final child, Zhuri James, a little girl. Both of James' sons seem to have an interest in basketball and James has said that they have plans of going professionally for the NBA 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, which is playing basketball.
Lebron James has a networth of over $450 million dollars and a large amount of brand deals on top of that. In 2003, James signed a deal with Nike which earned him $90 million dollars which was the starting point for his career. Other endorsements that have helped raise up James money include Intel, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Beats by Dre, and Kia Motors. As of right now James is on track to become a billionaire because of his recent $153.3 million dollar contract deal with the LA Lakers.
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.
When fans are referring to who the King of the NBA is, everyone knows they are talking about LeBron James. 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 favorited nickname.
Even the best of the best have their own weaknesses, and LeBron James is not afraid to admit and acknowledge that. 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.