LeBron James, 2008  (photo: Keith Allison)

LeBron James, 2012  (photo: Tim Shelby)

LeBron James, 2013  (photo: Steve Jurvetson)

LeBron James

Akron, OH, USA
School: St. Vincent–St. Mary High
Work: Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat
Links: Facebook, Twitter, www.lebronjames.com, LeBron James Family FoundationLeBron James, 2008 (thumb)


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Biography

Born December 30, 1984, LeBron Raymone James is a professional American basketball player. James, who played at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, was the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2010, the 6’8″ forward would leave Cleveland to join the Miami Heat. In 2014 he announced his return to the Cavaliers.
 
The 10-time NBA All-Star (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), 2-time NBA Champion (2012, 2013), 4-time MVP (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) and 2-time Olympic Gold Medal winner (2008, 2012) was also NBA Rookie of the Year (2004), NBA Scoring Champion (2008) and Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2012).
 
In 2004, James established the LeBron James Family Foundation to help children and young adults through education and co-curricular initiatives. He is also a supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, After-School All-Stars and the Children’s Defense Fund. In September 2013 he married high school girlfriend Savannah Brinson.

“There’s always someone looking up to u and in need for you [sic] inspiration. Don’t let them down, give them life.”

LeBron James Biography References: www.nba.com, August 2014 (retrieved); www.lebronjamesfamilyfoundation.org, August 2014 (retrieved); “LeBron James”, www.biography.com, September 2014 (retrieved); www.looktothestars.org, August 2014 (retrieved); twitter, February 19, 2014; “LeBron Weds Girlfriend in San Diego” by Tim Reynolds, ap.org, September 15, 2013

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