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LeBron James          

Sports Icon, NBA Superstar/ Four-Time NBA MVP, and Olympic Gold Medalist

LeBron James was born December 30, 1984 and is a professional basketball player for the Miami Heat. Commonly nicknamed "King James" and "The Chosen One", the Akron, Ohio-born James was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar while a sophomore at St. Vincent- St. Mary High School, and was named Ohio's "Mr. Basketball" three times. At just 18, he was selected with the number one pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed a US $90 million shoe contract with Nike before his professional debut. Listed as a small forward, James can be seen playing any position on the court and is commonly referred to as a "point-forward." He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2003-04, NBA Most Valuable Player in 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, and 2012-13 and has been both All-NBA and an All-Star every season since 2005.

He has set numerous youngest player records. During the 2003-04 season, he became the first member of the Cavalier franchise and the youngest player (at age 20) to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award and in the following three seasons received All-NBA and All-Star honors. He led the Cavaliers to back-to-back playoff appearances in 2006 and 2007; the latter year the team advanced to the Conference Finals for the first time since 1992 and the NBA Finals for the first time in Cleveland's history.

James played on the 2004, 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball teams, winning a team bronze medal and two team golds overall. He has also achieved a number of NBA records, including becoming the youngest player to score 20,000 points at age 28, in January 2013. Throughout his NBA career, LeBron James has been considered one of the best players in the league, and has been compared to basketball great Michael Jordan.

Outside of the NBA, James has worked to help others. He established the LeBron James Family Foundation in 2004, along his mother Gloria, to help out children and single-parent families in need. Among its many programs, the organization builds playgrounds in economically disadvantaged areas and hosts an annual bike-a-thon.


ESPY Awards 2013: LeBron James Wins 3 Trophies, Jon Hamm ...

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James padded his trophy collection, receiving three at the ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat ...

LeBron James wins fourth MVP award in five years - NY Daily News

LeBron James is getting his fourth Most Valuable Player award — and the only mystery left is whether the vote was unanimous.

LeBron James is running a one-man offense in the NBA Finals, and it's working to perfection

Despite facing a considerable disadvantage in depth and overall talent, the injury-depleted Cleveland Cavaliers have a 2-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

LeBron James has 'nightmares' over missed opportunities in Finals
University Of Akron And LeBron James Announce Scholarship Program

On Thursday, the University of Akron and LeBron James jointly announced an exciting partnership between UA and the LeBron James Family Foundation.

LeBron James Tops The NBA's Highest-Paid Players 2016

NBA players are gearing up to do battle with the league’s owners this year ahead of the December 15 deadline for either side to opt-out of the collective bargaining agreement signed in 2011. The players argue that average salaries have barely budged, while team profits soared and franchise values tripled thanks to reduced player costs and $24 billion in new TV contracts with TNT and ABC/ESPN . Management sees a rising tide lifting all boats with the $5+ million average salary already the highest in sports and heading north of $8 million when the cap rises with the new TV deals.

Lebron James to produce upcoming sports comedy

LeBron James has scored the rights to produce his first feature film, a sports-fueled comedy based on a 2015 viral video.

LeBron James' Barbershop Talk Show 'The Shop' Cuts Deal With ...

HBO Sports and LeBron James and Maverick Carter's Uninterrupted are teaming ... with HBO today ordering several episodes of the barbershop-set talk show to ...

LeBron James: Opening school is my most important accomplishment

A four-time MVP, a three-time NBA champion, LeBron James said that his most important accomplishment was opening his “I Promise” school in Akron, Ohio.

LeBron James Joins The Lakers, All But Ensuring A 'Space Jam 2'

We've heard rumblings rumors and alleged “in development” stories about Space Jam 2 starring LeBron James at least since July of 2015. The longtime movie ...

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