LeBron James is a basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is a three time NBA Champion, Four time League MVP and the best basketball player in the world today.
LeBron James was born in Akron,Ohio on December 30, 1984. He grew up in Akron where he had a difficult childhood. His father was an ex-con who wasn't there when he grew up. His family was poor and had a tough time. Fortunately, his basketball coach, Frankie Walker, took LeBron under his wing and let him stay with his family where he could get away from the projects and focus on school and basketball.
LeBron went to high school at St. Vincent - St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. He led his basketball team to three state titles and was named "Mr. Basketball" in Ohio for three straight years. He decided not to go to college and went straight to the NBA where he was the number 1 pick in the 2003 NBA draft.
LeBron was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers where he played his first seven seasons. Since he grew up just down the road at Akron, Ohio he was considered a home town superstar and maybe the biggest star ever in Cleveland. However, despite LeBron's excellence on the court, the team was unable to win a championship.
In 2010, LeBron became a free agent. This meant he could go play for any team he wanted. Which team he would choose was big news. ESPN even had a whole show called "The Decision" where LeBron told the world that he was going to play for the Miami Heat next. During his four years with the Miami Heat, LeBron led the Heat to the NBA championship finals every year, winning the championship twice.
In 2014, LeBron moved back to Cleveland. He wanted to bring a championship to his home town. The Cavaliers made it to the championship in 2014, but lost when two of their star players, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, went down to injury. LeBron finally brought the NBA title to Cleveland in 2016.
LeBron is 6'8" tall and now is 34 years old. He now plays in Los Angeles for the Lakers and wants to win a Championship for the great franchise, let's see if that happens.