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Encyclopedia > LeBron James
LeBron James
Position Small forward
Height ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 250 lb (110 kg)
League NBA
Team Cleveland Cavaliers
Jersey #23
Born December 30, 1984 (1984-12-30) (age 23)
Akron, Ohio, USA
Nationality United States
High school St. Vincent - St. Mary
Akron, Ohio
Draft 1st overall, 2003
Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro career 2003–present
Awards 2003 Naismith Prep Player of the Year
2004 Rookie of the Year
2004 ESPY Best Breakthrough Athlete
2005 All-NBA Second Team
2006/08 All-NBA First Team
2007 All-NBA Second Team
1-time NBA Scoring Champion
2-time NBA All-Star Game MVP
Official profile Player Info

LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Commonly nicknamed "King James," the Akron, Ohio native was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA star while still in high school, and was named Ohio's "Mr. Basketball" three times. At the age of 18, he was selected with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers and signed an unprecedented US$90 million shoe contract with Nike before his NBA debut. He has since set numerous youngest player records. In his first season, he received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and in the following four seasons received All-NBA and All-Star honors. He has led the Cavaliers to consecutive playoff appearances in 2006, 2007, and 2008; in 2007, the team advanced to the Conference Finals for the first time since 1992 and the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. 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James is listed as a small forward, but often handles the ball and runs the Cavalier's offense as a point guard would. James was a member of the United States men's national basketball team that won the bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens and he finished second in the league Most Valuable Player balloting in 2006. The small forward, or, colloquially, the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the indoor arena in the Helliniko Olympic Complex for the preliminary rounds, with the latter stages being held in the Olympic Indoor Hall at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...

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High school

Freshman year

James attended St. Vincent - St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio; he was named the starting small forward for the Fighting Irish.[1] He averaged 20 points and 6.2 rebounds, and led the team to a 27–0 record en route to the Division III state title.[2] St. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... The small forward, or, colloquially, the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. ...


Sophomore year

In his sophomore year, James averaged 25.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.8 steals.[2] He led the team to a 26–1 record and a Division III state title for the second straight season.[3] He was the first sophomore to be named Ohio's "Mr. Basketball" and also became the first sophomore player ever selected to the USA Today All-USA First Team.[3] The slam dunk by LeBron James is a field goal worth 2 points. ... A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ... In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal, meaning that he or she was assisting in the basket. ... In basketball, a steal occurs when a defensive player legally deflects and controls, catches, or bats to a teammate a pass or dribble of an offensive player. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


As an avid football player, James was also named First-Team All-State as a wide receiver.[4] However, injury concerns led James to concentrate solely on basketball. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ...


Junior year

In James' junior year his stats improved again. He averaged 29.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 3.3 steals and was again named Mr. Basketball of Ohio.[3] He also earned a spot on the All-USA First Team, and was named the 2001–02 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. It was at this time that his nickname "King James" would become a household staple in Ohio. Eleventh grade (called Grade 11 in some regions, also known as junior year in the U.S.) is a year of education in the United States and many other nations. ... Gatoradeis a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by the Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. ...

Dubbed "The Chosen One" by Sports Illustrated, James was the first high school basketball player on the cover since Kevin Garnett.

LeBron James appeared in SLAM Magazine, which began his nationwide exposure. However, the St. Vincent-St. Mary basketball team did not defend its state title when increased enrollment forced the team to move up to the more challenging Division II (Ohio high school basketball has four divisions based on annual enrollment figures) and lost to Cincinnati Roger Bacon High School. James attempted to declare for the NBA Draft after the season ended, petitioning for an adjustment to the NBA's draft eligibility rules which at the time required prospective players to have at least completed high school. The petition was unsuccessful, but it ensured him an unprecedented level of nation-wide attention as he entered his senior year. By then, James had already appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine. His popularity forced his team to move their practices from the school gym to the nearby James A. Rhodes Arena at the University of Akron. NBA stars such as Shaquille O'Neal attended the games, and a few of James' high school games were even televised nationally on ESPN2 and regionally on pay-per-view. Image File history File links LeBron James on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Volume 96, Issue 7 (February 18, 2002) This is a magazine cover. ... Image File history File links LeBron James on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Volume 96, Issue 7 (February 18, 2002) This is a magazine cover. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... The first issue of SLAM, featuring cover athlete Larry Johnson. ... Cincinnati redirects here. ... Roger Bacon High School is a parochial high school in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA based in the Franciscan Tradition. ... The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select players who wish to join the league. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... James A. Rhodes Arena is a basketball arena in Akron, Ohio, named for former Ohio governor James Rhodes. ... The University of Akron is an institution of higher learning located in Akron, Ohio. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ...


Senior year

Gloria James created a firestorm of controversy when a bank took her son's future earning power into consideration, resulting in an approval of a loan used to buy an $80,000 Hummer H2 for her son's 18th birthday. The event prompted an investigation by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). Under the OHSAA guidelines, no amateur may accept any gift valued over $100 as a reward for athletic performance.[5] When James later accepted two throwback jerseys of Wes Unseld and Gale Sayers worth $845 from NEXT, an urban clothing store in Shaker Square, in exchange for his posing for pictures to be displayed on the store's walls, OHSAA stripped him of his eligibility.[6] James appealed and a judge blocked the ruling, reducing the penalty to a two-game suspension and allowing him to play the remainder of the season. However, James's team was forced to forfeit one of their wins as a result.[7] That forfeit loss was the team's only official loss that season. The H2 SUV/SUT/Hydrogen is the second vehicle sold under the Hummer marque of General Motors. ... The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is the governing body of athletic programs for junior and senior high schools in the state of Ohio. ... Westley Sissel Wes Unseld (born March 14, 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American former basketball player and coach in the NBA. Unseld is a prominent member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans. ... Gale Eugene Sayers (b. ... The Shaker Mill Stone, which lies in Shaker Square Shaker Square is a neighborhood on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio which is centered around a shopping center and a stop on the rapid transit train line to downtown Cleveland at the intersection of Shaker and Moreland Boulevards. ...


Despite the distractions, the Irish won a third state title, with James averaging 31.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 3.4 steals on the season.[3] James was named to the All-USA First Team and, for an unprecedented third time, was selected as Mr. Basketball of Ohio.[3] He earned MVP honors at the McDonald's All-American Game, the EA Sports Roundball Classic, and the Jordan Capital Classic. Although it was a foregone conclusion, by participating in more than two high school all-star events, James officially lost his NCAA eligibility. The McDonalds All-American Team is named each year for boys and girls high school basketball. ... current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... NCAA redirects here. ...


James finished his high school career with 2,657 points, 892 rebounds and 523 assists.[3]


NBA career

2003-04 season

Facing the Sacramento Kings in his first NBA game, LeBron recorded 25 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, and 6 steals and shot 60% from the field.[8] After recording a season-high 41 points against the New Jersey Nets, James became the youngest player in league history to score 40 points in a game.[9] He averaged 20.9 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game for the season,[10] and was named Rookie of the Year; becoming the first Cavalier and youngest NBA player to ever receive the award.[2] He joined Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan as the only three players in NBA history to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game in their rookie season.[2] The Cavaliers improved by 18 wins and concluded the regular season with a 35–47 record, but failed to make the playoffs.[11] The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... Field goal percentage in basketball is the ratio of field goals made to field goals attempted. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... The 2004 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2003-2004 season. ...


2004-05 season

James preparing to take a free throw against the Dallas Mavericks.
James preparing to take a free throw against the Dallas Mavericks.

In the 2004–05 season, James was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game and recorded 13 points, 6 assists, and 8 rebounds, as the Eastern All-Stars defeated the Western All-Stars 125–115.[12] During the season, James became the youngest player in league history to register a triple-double, score 50 points in a game, and make the All-NBA Team.[2] He averaged 27.2 points, 7.2 assists, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game.[10] However, the Cavaliers failed to reach the playoffs again and finished with a 42–40 regular season record.[13] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 699 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): LeBron James Metadata This file contains... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 699 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): LeBron James Metadata This file contains... It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... 2005 NBA All-Star Game Logo, based on the logo of the Denver Nuggets The 2005 NBA All-Star Game was a major basketball game played on February 20, 2005 in the Pepsi Center home of Denver Nuggets featuring the best players in the National Basketball Association as selected by... A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ... The 2005 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2004-2005 season. ...


2005-06 season

In the 2005–06 season, James was elected to his second straight All-Star Game appearance and led the Eastern All-Stars to a 122–120 victory, with 29 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. He became the youngest All-Star MVP at 21 years, 51 days.[14] He was named NBA Player of the Week for an unprecedented three consecutive weeks and concluded the season with five honors.[15] He scored 35 or more points in nine consecutive games and joined Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as the only players since 1970 to accomplish the feat.[15] For the season, James averaged 31.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game,[10] and became the youngest player in NBA history to average at least 30 points. He also became the fourth player in NBA history to average more than 30 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in a single season.[16] The Cavaliers made the playoffs for the first time since 1998,[17] and improved from a record of 17–65 in 2002–03 to 50–32 in 2005–06.[18] The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... 2006 NBA All-Star Logo The 2006 NBA All-Star Game was played on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, home of the Houston Rockets. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


Following the regular season, James was named as one of the top candidates for the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Although he finished second to Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns in MVP voting, he was awarded co-MVP honors with Nash by The Sporting News; an award given by the publication that is based on the voting of thirty NBA general managers.[19] The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ...


James made his playoff debut against the Washington Wizards. He recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, as the Cavaliers defeated the Wizards 97–86.[20] He joined Johnny McCarthy and Magic Johnson as the only players in NBA history to register a triple-double in their playoff debut.[20] For the series, James averaged 35.7 points, as the Cavaliers defeated the Wizards in six games.[21] In the process, however, LeBron set a new record for turnovers in a 6-game series, with 34. In the second round of the playoffs, James and the Cavaliers lost in seven games to the defending Eastern Conference champion and divisional rival Detroit Pistons. James averaged 30.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 5.8 assists in the playoffs.[10] The 2006 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2005-06 season. ... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i. ... John Joseph (Johnny) McCarthy (born April 25, 1934) is a former basketball player and coach. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ...


At the end of the season, James negotiated a three year contract extension, with a player option for a fourth year. The contract is worth US$60 million and begins at the start of the 2007–08 season.[22] Although it is for fewer years and less money than the maximum he could sign, it allows him the option of seeking a new contract worth more money as an unrestricted free agent following the 2010 season.[22] USD redirects here. ... The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ...


2006-07 season

James on a billboard in Nike's "Witness" promotion across from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
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James was elected to his third consecutive All-Star game appearance during the 2006–07 season. He played a game high 32 minutes and finished with 28 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.[23] In the regular season, the Cavaliers tied the previous season's record with 50 wins and clinched the second seed of the Eastern Conference on the last day of the season.[24] For the season, James averaged 27.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.[2] He joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to average 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for three consecutive years.[25] Nike, Inc. ... Quicken Loans Arena (aka The Q) is a multipurpose arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Until August 2005, it was known as Gund Arena, named for Gordon Gund, a former owner of the Cavaliers, after he paid for the naming rights. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... The 2007 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 18, 2007 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegass Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ...


In the first round of the 2007 NBA Playoffs, James led the Cavaliers to their first sweep in franchise history over the Washington Wizards in four games.[26] It was also the first time the franchise had won consecutive road playoff games.[26] For the series, James averaged 27.8 points, 7.5 assists, and 8.5 rebounds.[10] In the second round of the playoffs, James led the Cavaliers to a 4–2 series victory over the New Jersey Nets.[27] He averaged 25.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 8.6 assists in the series,[10] as the Cavaliers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 15 years.[27] Look up sweep in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ...


In the Eastern Conference Finals, James led the Cavaliers from an 0–2 deficit against the Detroit Pistons to win the series in six games. His performance in Game 5 was especially memorable. James recorded a franchise-record 48 points on 54.5% field goal shooting, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. In addition, James scored 29 of Cleveland's last 30 points, including the team's final 25 points in a double-overtime victory.[28] NBA analyst Marv Albert referred to James's performance as “one of the greatest moments in postseason history,” while color commentator Steve Kerr called it “Jordan-esque.”[29] The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Overtime is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport in order to bring the game to a decision and avoid declaring the contest a tie or draw. ... Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as the voice of basketball. ... Stephen Douglas Steve Kerr (born September 27, 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...


In the 2007 NBA Finals, James averaged 22.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.8 assists, as the Cavaliers were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in four games.[2] For the postseason, James averaged 25.1 points, 8.0 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game.[10] He set a franchise record for double-doubles in a playoff season with eight and became the first Cavalier and the first non-guard in NBA history to have at least seven assists in eight consecutive playoff games.[2] The 2007 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2006-07 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 2007 NBA Playoffs. ... Look up sweep in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


2007-08 season

In the 2007–08 season, James continued his dominant play, earning his fourth consecutive All-Star Game appearance[30] and once again positioning himself as one of the frontrunners for the NBA Most Valuable Player award. James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January 2008.[31] He won the 2008 All-Star Game MVP with 27 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals as the Eastern Conference All-Stars defeated their Western counterparts, 134–128.[32] The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... An all-star game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in both the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. ...


On February 19, 2008, James recorded his fifth triple double of the 2007–08 season by putting up 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists against the Houston Rockets. Five triple doubles in a season ties his personal and team records for triple doubles in a season. It was the 15th triple double of his career, another Cavaliers' record. He is the third youngest player to post 15 triple doubles, behind Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson.[33] He scored his 6th triple double of the season and 16th of his career against the Indiana Pacers the very next game. It was the second time this season that he had triple double in back-to-back games. The last player to accomplish that feat was Magic Johnson in 1988.[34] [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i. ... The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ...


James was named NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, February 18 through Sunday, February 24.[35] It was the third time he has won the award this season and the 13th time he has won the award in his career. On February 27, 2008, against the Boston Celtics, James became the youngest person to score 10,000 points in his career at 23 years and 59 days, achieving the feat in style with a slam-dunk over 11-time All-Star Kevin Garnett, eclipsing the old mark by more than a year. James did so in 368 games, the ninth fastest in league history.[36][37] The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ...


On March 3, 2008 James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February 2008.[38] It was the second straight month that he won the award. On March 5, 2008, James scored 50 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists on the New York Knicks,[39] becoming only the third player since the NBA-ABA merger to record a 50 point 10 assist game.[40] On March 10, 2008, James notched his 7th triple double of the season against the Portland Trailblazers. Seven triple doubles in a season breaks his personal and team records for triple doubles in a season and 17 career triple doubles breaks his team record as well.[41] On March 12, 2008, James scored 42 points against the New Jersey Nets and surpassed Austin Carr for second all time in Cavaliers points scored. On March 21, 2008, James scored 29 points against the Toronto Raptors, taking him past Brad Daugherty's all-time Cavaliers scoring record of 10,389 points. Daugherty achieved this record over the course of 548 games, while James took only 380 games to score 10,414 points.[42] The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... Knicks redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a National Basketball Association team based in Portland, Oregon. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... Austin George Carr (born March 10, 1948 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... There are at least two well-known men named Brad Daugherty: Brad Daugherty: A former NBA player, currently a television sportscaster. ...


All told, James had propelled Cleveland to a 45–37 record, good for second place in the Central Division and the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Prior to Cleveland's first round series versus the Washington Wizards, Wizards guard Deshawn Stevenson said James was "overrated," prompting James to say that he would not return the insult, as that would be "almost like Jay-Z [responding to a negative comment] made by Soulja Boy."[43] In response, Soulja Boy himself made an appearance at Game 3 of the series (played in Washington) in support of the Wizards, and his music was played over the PA system.[44] James would later say that he meant no disrespect to Soulja Boy with his comment, and that his young son is a big fan of the rapper. Jay-Z responded by producing a freestyle version of the Too Short single "Blow the Whistle", named "Playoff", in which he "disses" Stevenson and Soulja Boy on James' behalf.[45][46] The logo of the Central Division of the Queensland Rugby League. ... Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in both the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. ... Washington Bullets redirects here. ... DeShawn Stevenson (born April 3, 1981 in Fresno, California) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Washington Wizards of the NBA. He originally committed to the University of Kansas, but decided to enter the NBA directly from Washington Union High School in his hometown of Fresno, and was... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... DeAndre Way (born on July 28, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his stage name, Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, best known for the dance and song called Crank That (Soulja Boy). // DeAndre was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of six. ... Too Short, or Too $hort, (born Todd Anthony Shaw on April 28, 1966) is a rapper who started his career in his hometown of Oakland, California. ... Blow the Whistle is the first single off of Oakland rapper Too $horts 16th album Blow the Whistle. ...


United States national team

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After his rookie season, James played on the 2004 U.S. Olympic basketball team in Athens, where the United States won the bronze medal in men's basketball. It was the first time a U.S. Olympic team with NBA players failed to win the gold medal. Limited to 14.6 minutes per game, James averaged just 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.[47] James also competed in the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan and averaged 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.[48] However, the team finished with an 8–1 record, and was again awarded the bronze medal.[48] Basketball has been played consistently at the Summer Olympic Games since 1936, with a demonstration event in 1904. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... Americas Championship is the name commonly used to refer to the American basketball championships that take every two years between national teams of the continents. ... The FIBA Americas Championships 2007 (The Tournament of the Americas) was a basketball tournament held at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from August 22 to September 2. ... The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... The 2003-04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the indoor arena in the Helliniko Olympic Complex for the preliminary rounds, with the latter stages being held in the Olympic Indoor Hall at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... Official logo The winner, Spain, is being celebrated The 2006 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Japan from August 19 to September 3, 2006. ...


James was named as one of three captains for the U.S. men's basketball national team from 2006–2008, alongside Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade.[49] After failing to win the 2006 World Championships, the team competed at the 2007 Tournament of Americas Olympic qualifiers to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. During the gold medal game against Argentina, James recorded 31 points, the most by an American in an Olympic qualifier, as the United States captured gold medal honors.[50] He averaged 18.1 points (on tournament-high field-goal percentage (76%) and three-point percentage (62.2%)), 4.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 22.2 minutes per game. In team sports, a captain is an honorary title given to the member of the team primarily responsible for strategy and teamwork while the game is in progress on the field. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... Carmelo Anthony (born May 29, 1984 in the Red Hook Projects of Brooklyn, New York)[1] is an American professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association and the USA National Team. ... Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. ... The Americas Championships 2007 will be held at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from August 22 to September 2. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated from August 8, 2008, to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony commencing at 08:08:08 pm CST (12:08:08 UTC) at the Beijing National Stadium in... Peking redirects here. ...


Player profile

James has established himself as a legitimate triple-double threat and has averaged 26.7 points, 6.4 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game for his career.[10] As of the 2007–08 season, he has recorded 16 triple-doubles in his career,[51] with 14 in the regular season and 2 in the postseason.[2] On offense, James utilizes his quickness, size, and strength to get past defenders. James is known for his exceptional upper body strength. When penetrating to the basket, James exhibits superb body control, adjusting his shot in mid-air according to the defense, allowing him to absorb contact and finish at the basket.[52] In the 2005–06 season, he led the league in completed traditional three point plays.[2] He is a solid rebounder who regularly ranks among the league leaders in rebounds for the small forward position.[53][54] His overall skill sets and on-court play has led to many comparisons to NBA legends Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan.[55] A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i. ... The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or, simply, three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


Although James exhibits exceptional offensive ability, he has yet to be featured on the NBA All-Defensive Team[56] and has struggled with his free throw shooting — he averaged a subpar .698 free throw percentage in the 2006-07 season.[10] The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ... It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Personal life

The 1933 King Kong movie poster and the March 2008 Vogue cover with James and Gisele Bundchen which some claim references it
The 1933 King Kong movie poster and the March 2008 Vogue cover with James and Gisele Bundchen which some claim references it

James has two children with his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson. The first, LeBron James Jr., was born on October 6, 2004.[57] The second, Bryce Maximus James, was born on June 14, 2007.[57][58] During his sophomore year, he was named First Team-All State as a wide receiver, and in his junior year he helped lead St. Vincent - St. Mary High School to the state semifinals in football.[2] As a freshman playing basketball, James wore jersey number 32 before adopting his current number 23 as a tribute to his role model, Michael Jordan.[2] 1930s Poster of King Kong. ... This is about the original movie and novel. ... For other meanings, see vogue. ... Gisele Bündchen Gisele Caroline Bündchen, often simply known as Gisele, was born on July 20, 1980 in Três de Maio, near Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... St. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


Despite being compared to players such as Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, and Magic Johnson,[55][59] James compared himself to a young Penny Hardaway. He stated, "Penny sees the whole floor and can score," James said. "He's still one of my favorite players of all-time."[60] For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... Anfernee Deon Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American NBA basketball player specializing as a point guard and shooting guard. ...


James has stated he wants to be the first billionaire athlete and a global icon. He has a number of endorsement contracts with Nike, Sprite, Powerade, Bubblicious, and Upper Deck. With Nike LeBron has released five signature shoe styles. He has acted in a series of commercials called "The LeBrons" also produced by Nike. Nike, Inc. ... Sprite is a clear soda, lemon-lime flavored, caffeine free soft drink, produced by the Coca-Cola Company. ... For the hockey arena, see Powerade Centre. ... The original Lightning Lemonade gum wrapper. ... Upper Deck Company, LLC (colloquially as Upper Deck, Upper Deck Authenticated, Ltd. ... The LeBrons are a mock family of LeBron James featured in commercials for Nikes line of LeBron James shoes. ...


During the 2007 NBA Playoffs, James drew criticism[61] when he declined to sign a petition started by his teammate, Ira Newble, regarding the Chinese government's alleged involvement in the ongoing conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, stating that he did not know enough about the issue.[62][63] A year later, however, James did talk publicly about the issue, saying, "At the end of the day we're talking about human rights. And people should understand that human rights and people's lives are in jeopardy. We're not talking about contracts here. We're not talking about money. We're talking about people's lives being lost and that means a lot more to me than some money or a contract."[64] The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Associations 2006-2007 season. ... Ira Newble (born January 20, 1975, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American basketball guard-forward who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... State power within the government of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) is divided among three bodies: the Communist Party of China, the state, and the Peoples Liberation Army, (PLA). ... Combatants JEM factions NRF alliance Janjaweed SLM (Minnawi)  Sudan African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Commanders Ibrahim Khalil Ahmed Diraige Omar al-Bashir Minni Minnawi Luke Aprezi Strength N/A N/A 7,000 The Darfur conflict is a crisis in the... For other uses, see Darfur (disambiguation). ...


On July 11, 2007, James, along with comedian Jimmy Kimmel, hosted the 2007 ESPY Awards. The show aired on July 15, 2007. LeBron was nominated for three ESPYs; his nominations were for Best Male Athlete, Best NBA Player (winner), and for Best Record Breaking Performance. The Record Breaking performance was when he scored 48 points in Game 5 of the 2007 NBA Eastern Conference Finals agains the Detroit Pistons, including 29 of the last 30 points and all of the teams 25 points in overtime. In other comedic pursuits, James hosted the 33rd season premiere of Saturday Night Live. Creator Lorne Michaels along numerous castmembers praised him for his versatility. LeBron joined the ranks of other NBA hosts including Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley who also hosted the premiere episodes. is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... James Christian Jimmy Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedian, writer, talk show host, game show host, and producer. ... The 10th Anniversary ESPY Award. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... SNL redirects here. ...


In December 2007, James was ranked at #1 in the Forbes Top 20 Earners Under 25 with annual earnings of 27 million dollars.[65] For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ...


On October 4, 2007, James received criticism from Cleveland fans and critics alike for showing up to Game 1 of Major League Baseball's 2007 American League Division Series at the Cleveland Indians' Jacobs Field as a fan wearing a cap of the New York Yankees, the Indians' ALDS opponents. In a third inning interview with TBS reporter Craig Sager while seated in the bleachers, James said, "As individuals I want every Indian to succeed. I love all these fans for coming out and supporting us. But team-wise I want the Yankees to win." Despite residing in Ohio for all of his childhood, James explained that he grew up as a Yankees fan, a Dallas Cowboys fan for the NFL and a Chicago Bulls fan for the NBA. As the Indians began to rout the Yankees in the sixth inning, James left the stadium with his entourage.[66] The controversy would continue upon Nike's January 22, 2008 announcement of the "Air Zoom V LeBron" shoe. The shoe was named in James' honor, but in a Yankees-type motif and scheduled to only be available in New York.[67] is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The 2007 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2007 American League playoffs, began on Wednesday, October 3 and will potentially run until Wednesday, October 10. ... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... Jacobs Field (informally called The Jake) is a baseball stadium located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The acronym TBS may refer to: Broadcasting networks: Turner Broadcasting System, an international media company whose assets include the TBS cable network Tokyo Broadcasting System, a TV station in Tokyo, Japan TBS Radio & Communications, a radio station in Tokyo founded by the above Taiwan Broadcasting System Other: Tablespoon Taking Back... Craig Sager (born in Batavia, Illinois), is currently a journalist for TNT and TBS. // Sager is graduate of Northwestern University. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


In March 2008, James became the first black man to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine, posing with Gisele Bündchen.[68] Some considered the cover offensive, describing the positioning of James and Bündchen as a reference to classic imagery of the movie monster King Kong.[68] James himself has offered no public comment on the matter as of April 19, 2008. For other meanings, see vogue. ... Gisele Caroline Nonnenmacher Bündchen (born July 20, 1980) is a Brazilian supermodel. ... For other uses, see King Kong (disambiguation). ...


NBA regular season statistics

SEASON TEAM GP MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG Hi 40+ 50+ TD MVP
2003–04 Cleveland 79 39.5 1.6 0.7 5.5 5.9 20.9 41 1 0 0 9th
2004–05 Cleveland 80 38.6 2.2 0.6 7.4 7.2 27.2 56 5 1 4 6th
2005–06 Cleveland 79 42.5 1.6 0.8 7.0 6.6 31.4 52 10 2 5 2nd
2006–07 Cleveland 78 40.9 1.6 0.7 6.7 6.0 27.3 41 1 0 1 5th
2007–08¹ Cleveland 76 40.4 1.8 1.1 7.9 7.2 30.0 51 7 2 7 4th
Career Cleveland 391 41.1 1.8 0.8 6.9 6.6 27.3 56 24 5 17 /

TD = Triple Doubles


MVP = Most Valuable Player voting


Awards and honors

Main article: List of career achievements by LeBron James


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  68. ^ a b Some Call LeBron James' 'Vogue' Cover Offensive

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Yao Ming
NBA first overall draft pick
2003 NBA Draft
Succeeded by
Dwight Howard
Preceded by
Amare Stoudemire
NBA
Rookie of the Year

2004
Succeeded by
Emeka Okafor
Preceded by

Allen Iverson
Kobe Bryant
NBA All-Star Game
Most Valuable Player

2006
2008
Succeeded by

Kobe Bryant
Incumbent
Preceded by
Kobe Bryant
National Basketball Association
Scoring champion

2007-08
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Persondata
NAME James,Lebron
ALTERNATIVE NAMES James, King
SHORT DESCRIPTION NBA Basketball player
DATE OF BIRTH December 30, 1984
PLACE OF BIRTH Akron, Ohio
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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