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31 Little Known Facts About LeBron James – King James Every Fan Should Know

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Known by his nickname as King James, LeBron James is one person who needs no introduction at all. In fact, there can be no other athlete, who has been in the spotlight from such a young age, like our four-time NBA MVP James. His achievements and records are not so easy to list, and here are some spectacular things about the star player, who is often regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time.

  1. James is considered as one of the greatest basketball players of all time was the Golden Child from an army of 375, 000 high-school basketball player, drafted in by Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003, as the first overall draft pick.
  2. Often compared to the legend Michael Jordan, James, is recipient of three NBA Championships, two Olympic Gold Medals, leads with the record for all-time NBA play-off points scored.
  3. He was born LeBron Raymone James Sr. on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, to Anthony McClelland and Gloria Marie James. As his father an ex-con, was never a part of his life and he was raised by his mother on her own bouncing between retail and accounting jobs.
  4. James became the seventh player with over 30,000 career points in the match against San Antonio Spurs during 2017-18 season and the youngest at 33 years and 24 days to reach the mark. He went on to accumulate 33,655 points in 1242 games, starting in every one of them except one.
  5. As Gloria James was compiling a criminal records James’s domestic life became chaotic, before he moved in with the family of Frank Walker, a local youth football coach who introduced him to basketball at the age of nine.
  6. He learned the fundamental of basketball from Keith Dambrot, at the Akron Jewish Community Center, before establishing himself at the Amateur Athletic Union, playing for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars.
  7. He was talk of Akron, playing for the St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, averaging 21 points and 6 rebounds per game to lead the Fighting Irish to state Division III title. He led the Irish in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, and blocked shots.
  8. He was named Ohio’s Mr. Basketball in March 2001, as he led the Fighting Irish to a second championship title, while averaging 25.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.8 steals per game. He was also selected to the USA Today All-USA First Team, to become the first sophomore to do either.
  9. In his junior year, he averaged 29 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 3.3 steals per game and was invited to Basketball Development Festival, Colorado Springs, USA, the first underclassman ever invited to the camp. He also became the first junior to be named male basketball ‘Gatorade National Player of the Year.’
  10. In his senior years he was involved in series of controversies when he accepted a Hummer H2 a large SUV as a gift from his mother and a throwback jersey worth $845 from a clothing store against the rules of Ohio High School Athletic Association as an amateur athlete. He was suspended for two games.
  11. James was also part of St. Vincent-St. Mary’s football team as a wide receiver when he recorded 52 receptions for more than 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns in his junior years to help SVSM qualify for state playoff. Awrist injury prevented the National Football League prospect from pursuing further.
  12. James was drafted in as first overall pick by Cleveland Cavaliers at the 2003 NBA Draft, known for having one of the most talented draft pools in draft history. As a prep-to-pro player he recorded the most points in his debut regular season game with 25 points against Sacramento Kings.
  13. In his rookie season he recorded 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game and was awarded ‘NBA Rookie of the Year Award,’ to become the first Cavalier to receive.
  14. On March 2005, in the game against Toronto Raptors, he scored 56 points to set a new Cavaliers single-game point record. He ended the season averaging 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 2.2 steals per game and earned his first All-NBA Team call-up.
  15. James led Eastern Conference to victory with 29 points in the All-Star Game and was named the Most Valuable Player as the main offensive star for the winner. He is the youngest MVP in the history of the event.
  16. His performances in the game 5 of 2006-07 NBA Conference Finals were hailed by ESPN as the fourth greatest in modern NBA playoff history. He scored 48 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists including 29 of last 30 points. Cavaliers went on to win their first ever Eastern Conference Championship.
  17. On March 21, 2008, he went past Brad Daugherty tally of 10,389 points in his 380 career games, fewer than 148 games, to become all-time best scorer in the history of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  18. On July 8, 2010, in a television special ‘The Decision,’ broadcast live on ESPN, James announced that he would be signing with the Miami Heat instead of returning to Cavaliers considered by his fans as a betrayal. The show raised $2.5 million for the charity and additional $3.5 million from advertisement revenue.
  19. On July 10, 2010, he signed a six-year, $110.1 million contract with an early termination option after fourth season. He averaged 26.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 7.0 assists in the season in taking Heat to 2011 NBA Finals, losing to Dallas Mavericks, 2 games to 4.
  20. James ended the 2011-12 season, averaging 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.9 steals per game in 62 games and was named Most Valuable Player, the third honor in four seasons. Heat went on to win their second and James’s first championship.
  21. He became two-time champion and two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player as Heat went on to win back-to-back title with 4-3 victory over San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Championship.
  22. On March 3, 2014, in the game against Charlotte Bobcats, James scored a career high and franchise record 61 points in a 124 to 107 win. He ended the season averaging 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game, taking Heat to the championship finals
  23. On July 12, 2014, James signed a two-year, $42.1 million deal with Cleveland Cavaliers and led the Cavs to NBA Championship Finals. He became the first player since 1960s to play in five consecutive Finals.
  24. Playing in his sixth consecutive NBA Finals series, James recorded 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 2.6 steals per game in taking Cleveland Cavalier to victory and the city’s first professional sports title in 52 years. He became the first player in league history to lead both teams in all five statistics.
  25. On March 30, 2018, with a two-handed dunk over Solomon Hill in the first quarter, he reached double figures in scoring for the 867th consecutive game, breaking the all-time record set by Michael Jordan.
  26. On July 9, 2018, he signed a four-year, $154 million deal with Los Angeles Lakers and on January 25, 2020, he passed Kobe Bryant for third place on all-time scoring list with 33,655 points, just a day before Bryant’s death.
  27. He made his debut for United States at the 2004 Olympics and went on to win two Olympics Gold and one Bronze medals and apart from FIBA Americas Championship Gold and FIBA World Championship Bronze medal.
  28. He is married to his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson since September 14, 2013, and they have three children, Bronny, Bryce, and Zhuri.
  29. He is involved number of philanthropic activities through his charity foundation, the LeBron James Family Foundation. He donated $2.5 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He also supports ‘I Promise School,’ in Akron to help struggling elementary school students stay in school.
  30. For his outstanding service and dedication to the Community, he was awarded the ‘J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award,’ in 2017. He was also named ‘USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year,’ in 2012.
  31. LeBron James Net Worth: $450 Million
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