LeBron James is a renowned basketball player, an athlete, a television producer, a screenwriter, and a voice actor. He is the powerhouse of multiple talents. He is believed to be one of the most successful basketball players in the history of the NBA.
|Full Name:||LeBron Raymone James Sr.|
|Stage Name:||LeBron James|
|Birthday:||December 30, 1984|
|Place Of Origin:||Akron, Ohio|
|Age:||36 years old|
|Height:||6 ft 9 in|
|Total Net Worth:||$500 million|
LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio. He attended the Vincent-St. Mary High School which was in the same town and played basketball for his School. His basketball training began at school only, by his coaches. The national media had started following his game. He was the first player to be picked by Cleveland, in the 2003 NBA draft.
He bagged the award for Rookie of the Year during 2003-2004. He won the NBA MVP Award in 2009 and 2010 and became one of the most sought-after players of the NBA. In 2010, he resigned from Cleveland due to his failure in letting his team win a match. He joined Miami as a free agent, after leaving Cleveland. His decision created a lot of controversies and remained in the headlines for quite some time.
The Cleveland Cavaliers selected him as the first player in the 2003 NBA draft. He played his first season against Sacramento Kings and scored 25 points. His performance led him into making a record of maximum points scored in a debut match by a prep-to-pro player. He is also the first Cavalier ever to be rewarded with the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
He bagged an average of 20.9 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game. The team performed very well in the match but could not make it to the final playoff match. He got selected to the NBA All-Star Game in 2004–05. He scored 13 points, 6 assists, and 8 rebounds for his team.
His performance was improving at an exponential rate and George Karl, the coach of their team asserted about him, “It’s weird talking about a 20-year-old kid being a great player, but he is a great player. He’s the exception to almost every rule.” He set new records against the Toronto Raptors by scoring 56 points for his team. The final average scored by Cleveland was 7.2 assists, 27.2 points, and 7.4 rebounds. They also managed to score 2.2 steals per game.
Apart from basketball, he even expressed his wish to work in movies. He shared how he finds it very interesting. The athlete said, “I’m a pretty funny guy, and I would love to do a comedy with a bunch of funny guys – movie-star guys, where they could help me through it.”
James got married to the love of his life, Savannah Brinson who was his girlfriend from high school days and has three children with her. His children are Bronny who was born in 2004), Bryce who was born in 2007, and Zhuri who was born in 2014. The couple had Bronny and Bryce much before their marriage. James proposed marriage to Brinson on New years Eve of 2012 and tied a knot with her on September 14, 2013, in San Diego, California.
While he was a part of “the heat”, he was living in Coconut Grove and he had bought a three-story mansion worth $9 million near Biscayne Bay. He bought an East Coast-style mansion in Los Angeles’ Brentwood, spread in an area of 9,350 square feet, in 2015 and it cost him $21 million.
James had gone Boating with his friends Dwyane Wade, Anthony, and Chris Paul in the Bahamas. Anthony got carried away along with the water currents. It drifted him apart from the other three on the boat. James went searching for him and rescued him from drowning. The details of this incident were shared by Anthony during one of his Instagram lives in 2020.
James is very particular about his gym, diet routines, and the other physical activities that he is involved in. He spends a lot of money on following a top-quality diet and does not leave any stone unturned to maintain his fitness.
LeBron James Net worth:
As one of the most successful basketball players that the world has ever seen, LeBron James has a net worth of $500 million. The National Basketball academy pays him a salary of $40 million. From all the endorsements he does, he earns approximately $55 million. He earned $86 million during the period between 2016-2017. Between 2017-2018, he earned $85.5 million, and between 2018-2019, he earned $85 million
There are several other aspects to his personality that he has shared with his fans several times. He shared how music is an integral part of his life. He said, “I need music. It’s like my heartbeat, so to speak. It keeps me going no matter what’s going on – bad games, press, whatever!”
Oblivion is something nobody seeks. Everyone (most of us) wants to be remembered for an eternity. Talking about James would want his fans to know him for and remember him as, he said, “I don’t know how tall I am or how much I weigh. Because I don’t want anybody to know my identity. I’m like a superhero. Call me Basketball Man.”
In some of his Interviews, he talked about his mom and his life as a youngster. James shared how sports helped him dissociate himself from bad company and drugs. He said, “Sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out. My mom and I have always been there for each other. We had some tough times, but she was always there for me.”