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LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers Small forward

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth : December 30, 1984
Height :6 feet 9 inches
Weight :113 kg

LeBron Raymone James Sr. (/ləˈbrɒn/ lə-BRON; born December 30, 1984), also known as LBJ, is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Nicknamed “King James“, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport and is often compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player of all time. James is the all-time leading scorer in NBA history and ranks fourth in career assists. He has won four NBA championships (two with the Miami Heat, one each with the Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers), and has competed in 10 NBA Finals.

He has also won four Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, four Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals, and has been named an All-Star 19 times, selected to the All-NBA Team 19 times (including 13 First Team selections) and the All-Defensive Team six times, and was a runner-up for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice in his career.

Quick Facts

BornDecember 30, 1984 (age 38)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)

Birth Place, Family, Early Life

LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, to Gloria Marie James, who was 16 at the time of his birth. His father, Anthony McClelland, has an extensive criminal record and was not involved in his life. When James was growing up, life was often a struggle for the family, as they moved from apartment to apartment in the seedier neighborhoods of Akron while Gloria struggled to find steady work. Realizing that her son would be better off in a more stable family environment, Gloria allowed him to move in with the family of Frank Walker, a local youth football coach who introduced James to basketball when he was nine years old.

James began playing organized basketball in the fifth grade. He later played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars. The team enjoyed success on a local and national level, led by James and his friends Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, and Willie McGee. The group dubbed themselves the “Fab Four” and promised each other that they would attend high school together. In a move that stirred local controversy, they chose to attend St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, a private Catholic school with predominantly white students.

LeBron James’ Height, And Weight

LeBron James has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 8 inches and weighs around 113 kg.

He is a fitness fanatic who takes great care of his body. He has a healthy body overall. His hair is black. He has black eyes. Overall, he has a healthy body with tattoos on various regions of it.

LeBron James’s Net Worth

LeBron James is estimated to be worth $1 billion in 2023. SpringHill Entertainment is owned by James and his business partner Maverick Carter. Their debut project was the Lions Gate documentary More Than a Game, which was published in 2009 and covered James’s high school years. James is a savvy investor who has put his money into a variety of portfolios. He holds a stake in Blaze Pizza and is also a partner in the tequila company Lobos.

He also owns shares in the football club Liverpool, which proved to be a wise investment. He’s also invested in smart gym manufacturer Tonal and ride-sharing behemoth Lyft. After acquiring $100 million from investors including James’ financial advisor Paul Wachter and Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of News Corp tycoon Rupert Murdoch, James and Carter merged everything into The SpringHill Company in 2020.

Last October, James sold a “significant minority stake” to a group of investors that included RedBird Capital Partners, Fenway Sports Group, Nike, and Epic Games for $725 million. James is the company’s greatest single stakeholder, albeit his stake is thought to be less than 50%. His contract with the Lakers was recently extended for $97.1 million through the 2024-2025 season. He is the highest-paid NBA player ever.

Career

LeBron James was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA Draft. He was eventually named Rookie of the Year, finishing with averages of 20.9 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game.

At nineteen, LeBron became the youngest member of the USA basketball squad sent to the Olympics in 2004, but he spent most of his time on the bench.

He made NBA history again in 2005, when he became the youngest player to score more than 50 points in one game. He was selected for the NBA All-Star game for the first time.

With averages of 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 2.2 steals per game, he became the youngest player in NBA history to be named to an All-NBA Team, which he achieved in the 2004–05 season.

In 2006, he helped his team beat the Wizards in the first round of Playoffs. Against the Pistons in the semifinals, even his average of 26.6 could not secure his team a victory.

After the 2006 Playoffs, LeBron James and the Cavaliers negotiated a three-year, $60 million contract extension with a player option of seeking a new contract as an unrestricted free agent.

The Cavaliers proved to be stronger competitors in 2007, reaching the NBA finals and beating Detroit to win the Eastern Conference. But they lost in the finals against the San Antonio Spurs.

During the 2007-08 season, the Cavaliers improved their standing in the Eastern Conference. The team made it to the semifinals, where they were defeated by the Boston Celtics in seven games.

The year 2008, was a stellar one for him as he outperformed rival players like Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson by scoring an average of 30 points per game, the highest average in the NBA regular season.

In 2008, he traveled to Beijing with the likes of Bryant, Jason Kidd, and Dwyane Wade as part of the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team and brought home the gold after defeating Spain in the finals.

Shortly after becoming a free agent in 2010, he announced that he would be joining the Miami Heat for the upcoming season. He finished second in the league, scoring 26.7 points per game.

LeBron James competed at his third Olympic Games in 2012, in London, along with teammates Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, and Kobe Bryant, and the team brought home the second consecutive Olympic gold.

At the end of the 2012-13 season, against the San Antonio SpursMiami transformed a seemingly impossible championship win into reality, winning their second consecutive national title with a 3-4 victory.

In 2014, LeBron James opted out of his contract with Miami Heat and signed with Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2014–15 season, Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the NBA finals and in the process, James became the first player since the 1960s to play in five consecutive NBA finals.

His 2015–16 season was marred by controversies, which also included the midseason firing of Cavaliers’ coach David Blatt. In spite of all this, LeBron James performed admirably and became the third player to record a triple-double in an NBA Finals Game.

LeBron’s stint with Cleveland Cavaliers ended in 2018 and thereafter, he signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

In February 2019, James became the fifth NBA player to reach 32,000 points. On March 6, 2019, in a game against Denver Nuggets, he surpassed Michael Jordan to become the fourth-highest scorer on the NBA list.

Relationship Status: Single?

LeBron James proposed to Savannah Brinson, his high school sweetheart, on January 1, 2012. On September 14, 2013, the couple married in a private ceremony attended by around 200 guests in San Diego.

Brinson and James have two boys and one daughter. LeBron Jr., James’ first child, was born in October 2004. Brinson gave birth to their second son, Bryce Maximus James, on June 14, 2007. Zhuri James, their third child, was born on October 22, 2014.

FAQ

How old is LeBron James?

LeBron James is 38 years old.

How much is LeBron James’s net worth?

His estimated net worth is around £1 million.

How tall is LeBron James?

He has a height of 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m).

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