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LeBron James

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LeBron Raymone James (/ləˈbrɒn/; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). James has won three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He has been selected to 14 NBA All-Starteams, 13 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams. He is also the Cavaliers' all-time scoring leader, the NBA All-Star Game career scoring leader, and the NBA career playoff scoring leader.

LeBron James

James with the Cavaliers in 2017

No. 23 – Cleveland CavaliersPositionSmall forwardLeagueNBAPersonal informationBornDecember 30, 1984 (age 33)
Akron, OhioNationalityAmericanListed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)Career informationHigh schoolSt. Vincent–St. Mary
(Akron, Ohio)NBA draft2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overallSelected by the Cleveland CavaliersPlaying career2003–presentCareer history2003–2010Cleveland Cavaliers2010–2014Miami Heat2014–presentCleveland CavaliersCareer highlights and awards

3× NBA champion (2012, 2013, 2016)

3× NBA Finals MVP (2012, 2013, 2016)

4× NBA Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)

14× NBA All-Star (2005–2018)

2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2006, 2008)

11× All-NBA First Team (2006, 2008–2017)

2× All-NBA Second Team (2005, 2007)

5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2009–2013)

NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014)

NBA Rookie of the Year (2004)

NBA scoring champion (2008)

J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2017)

2× AP Athlete of the Year (2013, 2016)

2× Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year(2012, 2016)

USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year(2012)

2× Mr. Basketball USA (2002, 2003)

Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2003)

McDonald's All-American Game MVP (2003)

3× Ohio Mr. Basketball (2001–2003)

Stats at NBA.comStats at Basketball-Reference.com

Medals

Men's basketballRepresenting the  United StatesOlympic Games2008 BeijingTeam2012 LondonTeam2004 AthensTeamFIBA World Championship2006 JapanFIBA Americas Championship2007 Las Vegas

James played high school basketball at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, where he was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar. After graduating, he was selected by his home team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft. James led Cleveland to the franchise's first Finals appearance in 2007, ultimately losing to the San Antonio Spurs. In 2010, he left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, a controversial move featured in an ESPNspecial titled The Decision. James spent four seasons with the Heat, reaching the Finals all four years and winning back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he led Miami on a 27-game winning streak, the third longest in league history. Following his final season with the Heat in 2014, James opted out of his contract and returned to the Cavaliers. From 2015 to 2017, he led the Cavaliers to three consecutive Finals, winning his third championship in 2016 to end Cleveland's 52-year professional sports title drought.

Off the court, James has accumulated considerable wealth and fame from numerous endorsement contracts. His public life has been the subject of much scrutiny, and he has been ranked as one of America's most influential and popular athletes. He has been featured in books, documentaries, and television commercials. He also hosted the ESPY Awards, Saturday Night Live, and appeared in the 2015 film Trainwreck.

Early life

High school career

Professional career

National team career

Player profile

Personal life

NBA career statistics

Awards and honors

See also

Notes

References

Further reading

External links

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