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LeBron Raymone James, known as King James, is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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Key Facts & Information
- Lebron James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio. His mother, Gloria Marie James, and his father, Anthony McClelland, were never involved after Lebron was born.
- He soon moved in with the family of Frank Walker, a local youth football coach who introduced James to basketball when he was nine.
- At a very young age, his talent had already manifested.
- In fifth grade, James started playing organized basketball. He later played Amateur Athletic Union basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars.
- James was recruited by St. Vincent-St. Mary High School to join their basketball team in 1999.
- He averaged 18 points per game as a freshman. At the Division III state title championship game, he scored 25 points.
- The following year, James was chosen for the USA Today All-USA First Team; the first selected for this award. His team also won the Division III state title for the second year.
- During his senior year, he helped his team win their third state title, averaging 31.6 points per game.
- Overall, James scored 2,657 points, 892 rebounds, and 523 assists during his high school career.
- Cleveland Cavaliers
- As soon as he graduated high school, he was recognized as 2003’s first overall best pick. The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Lebron James.
- In his first regular season game, he scored 25 points against the Sacramento Kings, setting an NBA record for most points scored by a prep-to-pro player.
- During the 2003-04 season, James made history when he became the first member of the Cavalier franchise to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
- James earned his first NBA All-Star Game selection in 2004–05, contributing 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in a winning effort for the Eastern Conference.
- James continued to excel in the NBA the following season, upping his average points per game to 27.2.
- He made NBA history again in 2005, when he became the youngest player to score more than 50 points in one game.
- In 2006, James and the Cavaliers entered the playoffs, claiming their first-ever Eastern Conference championship, although they were swept by San Antonio Spurs for the NBA Season title.
- In the 2007/08 season, James was named All-Star Game MVP for the second time behind a 27-point, 8-rebound, and 9-assist performance. Cavaliers reached the playoffs but were defeated by the Boston Celtics.
- In the 2008/09 season, James finished second in the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award voting and made his first NBA All-Defensive Team.
- In the 2009/10 season, he was appointed the point guard role following a series of injuries to players. This increased his statistical production, averaging 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8.6 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1 block per game on 50 percent shooting en route to another MVP Award.
- Miami Heat
- Over a live telecast entitled The Decision, Lebron James announced that he would sign with the Miami Heat.
- Fellow free agents Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade also announced signing to Miami Heat prior that day.
- In 2010 – 2011, James averaged 26.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 7 assists per game on 51 percent shooting. His stay with the Miami Heat gathered criticism, but they still reached the playoffs. However, the finals hit him hard, scoring only an average of 17.8 points per game.
- During 2011 – 2012, with better basketball skills, Lebron James was named the MVP for the third time, bringing the Miami Heat to championship.
- During the 2012/13 season, James averaged 29.7 points and 7.8 assists per game, propelling a 27 game winning streak for the Miami Heat. They faced San Antonio Spurs and defeated them on Game 7 with Lebron scoring 37 points. He was the MVP.
- On March 3 of the 2013/14 season, James scored a career-high and franchise-record 61 points in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
- Return to Cleveland
- With an intention to return to his former team, Lebron James signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers forming a new all-star trio with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.
- In the 2014/15 season, he became the first player since the 1960s to play in five consecutive Finals. Despite their loss against the Golden State Warriors, he averaged 35.8 points.
- During the 2015/16 season, their rematch against the GSW bore fruit as James broke the 3-1 deficit, registering 41-point games in game 5 and six, eventually winning the championship with them posting a triple-double and a number of key plays. He was the unanimous Finals MVP that season.
- In Game 5 of the 2016/17 Conference Finals against the Celtics, James scored 35 points and surpassed Michael Jordan as the league’s all-time postseason scoring leader. He also became the first player to average a triple-double in the Finals.
- In the 2017/18 season, James set an NBA record with 867 straight games scoring in double-digits. He also scored a playoff career-high 51 points, but lost the game to overtime.
- Los Angeles Lakers
- On July 1, his management company, Klutch Sports, announced that he would sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Reaction to the move was more positive than his original departure from the Cavaliers.
- James is married to Savannah Brinson, his high school sweetheart.
- The couple married in a private ceremony with about 200 guests in San Diego on September 14, 2013.
- They have two sons and one daughter: Lebron James Jr., Bryce Maximus James, and Zhuri Nova James.
- His son, Lebron Jr. is pacing his way to a basketball career, following his father’s success.
- James is an active supporter of non-profit organizations, including After-School All-Stars, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Children’s Defense Fund.
- He also has his own charity foundation, the LeBron James Family Foundation, which is based in Akron.
Lebron James Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about Lebron James across 25 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Lebron James worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about LeBron Raymone James, known as King James, who is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- People of the Court
- The King’s Teams
- Shoot the Moves
- The King’s Profile
- Mr. Popularity
- King of Talents
- Keeping it Cool
- The Case of a Legend
- King James
- Quick Review
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