mike Lebron james background
Lebron Raymone James was born on December 30 1984. He is
an American professional basketball player for Cleveland
Cavaliers of the NBA. Nicknamed “King James”, he was a
three time “Mr. Basketball” of Ohio in high school and was
highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA star
while a sophomore at St. Vincent-St, Mary high school. At
just 18, he was selected with the number one pick in the
2003 NBA draft by the cavaliers and signed a US$90 million
shoe contract with Nike before his professional debut.
Listed as a small forward, James has set numerous youngest
player records since joining the league. He was named the
NBA rookie of the year in the 2003-04, NBA most valuable
player in 2008-09, and has been All-NBA and an All-star
every season since 2005.
The focal point of the Cleveland offense, James had lead
the team to consecutive playoff from 2006 to 2009. In
2007, the cavaliers advanced to the conference finals for
the first time since 1992 and to the NBA finals for the
first time in conference history. James has also been a
member of the USA national team winning a bronze medal at
the 2004 Olympics and gold in 2008.
As a freshman in high school he started for the fighting.
He averaged 21 points and 6.2 rebounds and lead the team
to a 23-1 record. In his sophomore year he averaged 25.2
points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.8 steals. He led
the team to a 26-1 and a division 3 state for the second
straight season. He was the first sophomore to be named
Ohio’s” Mr. Basketball” and was also the first sophomore
ever selected to the USA today All-USA first team.