LeBron James Biography
LeBron James born LeBron Raymone James, is an American professional basketball forward player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is regarded as the best basketball player in the world and as the greatest player of all time by some. This is because he has four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, three All-Star Game MVP awards, and an NBA scoring title.
James played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars as a youth. Led by James and his friends Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, and Willie McGee, the team enjoyed success on a local and national level. The four were inseparable and dubbed themselves the “Fab Four”, and promised each other that they would attend high school together. This led them to choose to attend St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, a predominately white private Catholic school. This move stirred local controversy.
Prior to the start of his junior year, LeBron appeared in SLAM Magazine and was lauded as possibly “the best high school basketball player in America right now” by writer Ryan Jones. He also appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated during the season. This made him the first high school basketball underclassman to do so.
Together with the Fighting Irish, James traveled around the country to play a number of nationally ranked teams, including a game against Oak Hill Academy that was nationally televised on ESPN2, all these in his senior year. Time Warner Cable, looking to capitalize on James’ popularity, offered St. Vincent-St. Mary’s games to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis throughout the season.
He participated in three year-end high school basketball all-star games—the EA Sports Roundball Classic, the Jordan Capital Classic, and the McDonald’s All-American Game—losing his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility and making it official that he would enter the 2003 NBA draft. Many basketball analysts, scouts, and writers have noted that James left high school as one of the best and most hyped prospects of all-time.
LeBron James Age | How Old Is Lebron James
He was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, United States. He is 33 years old as of 2017.
LeBron James Family
Lebron was born in Akron, Ohio to a 16-year old mother, Gloria Marie James and his father Anthony McClelland who had an intensive criminal record and was not involved in their life. His mother brought him up but life was a struggle as she looked for steady work before she let her son move in with a more stable family. This happened to be the family of Frank Walker, a local youth football coach who introduced James to basketball when he was nine years old.
LeBron James Siblings
James has one sibling, a brother by the name, Aaron McClelland Gamble.
LeBron James Wife
Lebron is married to his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson. The couple got engaged in December 2011, wed in September 2013 and have three children together.
LeBron James Kids
Lebron’s three children with his wife Savannah are son LeBron James Jr. born on 6 October 2004, son Bryce Maximus James born on 14 June 2007 and daughter Zhuri James born in 2014.
LeBron James Jr
LeBron Jr. is the son of NBA superstar and plays for the North Coast Blue Chips at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) level and attends Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California.
LeBron James House
By the end of 2017, Lebron bought himself a second home in Los Angeles for $23 million in the swanky Brentwood neighborhood. The house is his third overall (two in LA and one in Akron, Ohio).
The home has eight bedrooms, hence, the starting five for the Cavilers can stay over when they’re in town. The master suite has a massive walk-in closet and a private patio. It also has 11 bathrooms which include a dual bathroom in the master suite.
The mansion also includes the onyx bar and a wine cellar making it easier for the Cleveland Cavilers’ forward to host a bros night. It also features a personal movie theatre where he can watch any of the movies he has appeared in or any other in comfort. As expected, the house has a gym, but it’s not any kind of gym. This is because it is half-indoors, half-outdoors and connects with a steam room, sauna, spa, and massage room to cool down after exercising.
The whole house is full of plenty of natural light making it hard for one to choose if the inside or outside is nicer. Finally, it has an oversized pool, which is a must-have for any $23 million home.
LeBron James Height | How Tall Is LeBron James
Lebron is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) tall.
LeBron James Salary
Lebron earns a salary of $33.5 m.
LeBron James Net Worth
With a salary of $33.5 M and endorsements amounting to $52 M, Lebron has net worth of $85.5 M as of 7/16/18 and according to Forbes.
LeBron James Dunk
LeBron James New Shoes | Sneakers
Lebron’s newest shoes with Nike are the Lebron 16. Nike unveiled the shoes in early September 2018. The kicks feature an improved knit makeup for increased lateral support, among other enhancements.
“The LeBron 16 introduces Battler knit 2.0, an evolved version of the scalloped knit featured on the Lebron 15,” Nike announced in a press release. “Its structure increases tensile strength (important to contain James’s lateral force on court) and it has an elegant finish matching James’s current style.
It also has a lower collar than the LeBron 15’s, which will allow an athlete to move around more freely.
“The first thing we wanted to do was get a little lower in the cut of the shoe,” James in the release. “I wanted to get a little faster, ride a little bit closer to the court and be a little bit more dynamic.”