LeBron Raymone James Sr. (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Often considered the best basketball player in the world and regarded by some as the greatest player of all time, James’ NBA accomplishments are extensive and include 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. He is the all-time NBA playoffs scoring leader and has amassed fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, twelve All-NBA First Team designations, and five All-Defensive First Team honors.
A prep-to-pro, James played high school basketball for St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, where he was heavily touted in the national media as a future NBA superstar. He joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 as the first overall draft pick. James quickly emerged as a league star and concluded his first season by winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He would go on to establish himself as one of the premier players in the NBA with multiple accolades, including being given the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2009 and 2010. However, after falling short of the championship expectations set by the media, fans, and himself, James departed Cleveland in 2010 as a free agent to sign with the Miami Heat. This move was announced in an ESPN special titled The Decision and is one of the most controversial free agent decisions in American sports history.
In Miami, James won his first NBA championship in 2012, and followed that with another title a year later. He was named league MVP and NBA Finals MVP in both championship years. In 2014, James opted out of his contract with Miami after four seasons to re-sign with the Cavaliers. In 2016, James led the Cavaliers to their first NBA championship by defeating the Golden State Warriors to end Cleveland’s 52-year professional sports title drought. In 2018, he opted out of his Cleveland contract to sign with the Lakers.
*You have to be able to accept failure to get better.
*I am just happy to be part of the Nike family.
*I don’t know how tall I am or how much I weigh. Because I don’t want anybody to know my identity. I’m like a superhero. *Call me Basketball Man.
*My mom and I have always been there for each other. We had some tough times, but she was always there for me.
*There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself.
*Being the only man in the household with my mom definitely helped me grow up fast.
*When you have that respect from your teammates, it makes it a lot more comfortable.
*I’m a pretty funny guy, and I would love to do a comedy with a bunch of funny guys – movie-star guys, where they could help me through it.
*But sports carried me away from being in a gang or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.
*You know, God gave me a gift to do other things besides play the game of basketball.
This is what a true leader acts like, this is what a true leader does for people in need of help, if only all the other professional black people in America, who are millionaires in music, film, sports, and entertainment business, would do the same, we would have ‘Black Wall Streets” popping up all across America, and then WE would be the MOTIVATION for all black people in the world today. Unfortunately, God only gave us one King James, one real life superhero, but one is better than none. May God almighty, the creator of all things, bless King James, and his entire family, forever and ever.
– Sir William DeWhite Jackson, II
LeBron James full speech at opening of I Promise School in Akron, Ohio
LeBron James speaks at opening of new school in Ohio
LeBron James launches new ‘I Promise’ School
The LeBron James Family Foundation, in collaboration with the Akron Public Schools system, has launched a new school for at-risk 3rd and 4th grader – Source: CNN
LeBron James speaks at opening of new school in Ohio
LeBron James Business Ventures
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