LeBron James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He was born on December 30, 1984, and his parents are Gloria Marie James and Anthony McClelland. Gloria Marie James was only 16 years old when she gave birth to LeBron James but Anthony McClelland was not so much involved in the life of his son and he had a lot of criminal records.
Even though LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio, his family moved to the seedier neighborhoods of Akron and later on LeBron James moved in to stay with the family of Frank Walker, a local youth football coach who introduced James to basketball when he was nine years old.
LeBron James’s journey to stardom so far as basketball is concerned, started when he started playing basketball in the fifth grade. He played for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).
LeBron James was a student of St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, a private Catholic school. LeBron James is seen as one of the greatest basketball players in the world and people even compare him to Michael Jordan.
In the history of the NBA, he is the all-time leading scorer and has won a total of four NBA championships; two with the Miami Heat, one each with the Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers even though he has played in a total of 10 NBA Finals.
Some of the achievements LeBron James can boast of include four Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, four Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. He was a runner-up for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice in his career.
He first won the NBA championships with Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013. He left Miami Heat in 2014 and signed with the Cavaliers. He won the championship with Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 after defeating Golden State Warriors in the Finals. He signed with the Lakers in 2020 and won the 2020 NBA championship.
He is worth over $1 billion in earnings from basketball as well as other endorsement contracts.
LeBron James Siblings
LeBron James has two brothers, and they are Larry and Aaron.
Both Larry and Aaron are professional basketball players.
Larry plays in the NBA G League while Aaron plays college basketball.
LeBron James also has a sister called Delonte who is a former professional basketball player.
He also has two half-sisters, Amber and Gloria, from his father’s side of the family.