LeBron James is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He 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.
James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, USA. He is the son of Anthony McClelland(father) and Gloria Marie James(mother). His father had an extensive criminal record. He is the only child of his parents. His parents were not married and they had a shot affair. He was raised by a single mother.
When James was growing up, life was often a struggle for the family. As a child, he and his family moved from apartment to apartment in the seedier neighborhoods of Akron while Gloria struggled to find steady work.
He completed his high school education from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. His nationality is American and he is of African-American ethnicity.
As a youth, James played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars. He played high school basketball at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. At that time, he was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar.
Therefore, he began his professional career in 2003. He was selected by his home team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft. During his early season, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year. He played for the Cleveland Cavaliers until 2010. In 2010, he winged with Miami Heat and played for the team until 2014. He officially became a member of the Heat on July 10, 2010. In 2014, he returned to Cleveland Cavaliers.
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 also been selected to 13 NBA All-Star Teams, 13 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams. James is also the Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer. He is also a 16-time ESPY Award winner in various categories. In 2017, he won the NAACP Image Awards – Jackie Robinson Award.
This basketball player currently has an annual salary of $35.65 million and has a net worth of $440 million. Through his career, he has earned a huge fortune plus fame.
Throughout the 2010–11 season, James embraced the villain role that was bestowed upon him by the media while he was at Miami Heat.
He was criticized for playing with an angry demeanor and less joy than in past years. James was rumored to have hooked up with Amber Rose in 2010. Currently, there are no rumors regarding his personal and professional life.
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He has a height of 6 feet 8 inches with bodyweight 113kg. Moreover, he has black hair color and his eye color is also black. There is no information about his shoe size.
He is active in social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has more than 22.7 million followers on Facebook, he has around 51.1 million followers on Instagram and has more than 43.4 million followers on Twitter.
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