LeBron James is a professional basketball player. His basketball career is what he is best known for,however he has also been a humanitarian, a businessman, a host or co-host, and an actor. He has played most of his career for the Cleveland Cavaliers, however in between stints with them, he played for a few seasons for the Miami Heat.
LeBron Raymone James was born in Akron, Ohio. He was raised by his single mother until she chose to have him move in with the family of a local youth football coach. He played basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars of the Amateur Athletic Union until attending St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. He made records and accolades, including becoming Ohio’s Mr. Basketball and being selected to USA Today All-USA First Team. He, also, played wide receiver for his high school’s football team.
In the 2003 NBA Draft LeBron was the first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He became a star, despite controversies, earning NBA All-Star status, a place on the 2004 Olympic Athens basketball team, 2008 Olympic Beijing basketball, and much more. As a free agent, he began playing for the Miami Heat in 2010. With them he continued earning records and accolades, including back-to-back NBA championships, a place on the 2012 Olympic London basketball team, and a NBA Finals MVP. In 2014, he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He continued to earn records ans accolades, including a NBA championship, a NBA Finals MVP, and being a NBA All-Star.
LeBron married his high school sweetheart in 2013. They have three children. LeBron supports the Boys & Girls Club of America, Children’s Defense Fund, and ONEXONE. He, also, has the LeBron James Family Foundation. Many charities he supports help children, including his foundation which provides scholarships among other things.
LeBron has been a spokesperson for multiple companies. Part of his deal with Fenway Sports Group made him a minority owner of English Premier League football club Liverpool FC. He has a small stake in Beats Electronics as well.
LeBron co-hosted the 2007 ESPY Awards and has hosted Saturday Night Live. He has appeared on television and film as an actor. Many on and off-court antics have kept LeBron busy, as well as, his work and outside interests and causes. Be inspired! Have a bright day!