LeBron James, known as King James, is truly a man who needs no introduction. His accomplishments include three NBA championships (2012, 2013, 2016), four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013), three NBA Finals MVP Awards (2012, 2013, 2016), two Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012), an NBA scoring title (2008), and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award (2004). He has also been selected to 13 NBA All-Star teams, 12 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams, and is the Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer. The list doesn’t end there. It actually continues below. Enjoy these 32 facts about LeBron James.
32. Class is in Session
LeBron has proven this to be true, being named the NBA finals MVP in 2012, 2013, 2016. He also has been to the NBA All-Star Game every year since 2005!!
31. Take your pick
LeBron’s athletic ability was demonstrated from a young age. If LeBron didn’t make it in basketball, he probably could have played professional football. In James’ first season playing football, in fourth grade, he played for a team called the East Dragons and scored 17 touchdowns in six games.
30. Age is just a number
LeBron has been putting in work from the second he stepped on to the NBA court. He is the youngest NBA player ever to score 2,000 points in their career, as well as being the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double.
29. Best for 2nd Last?
LeBron was the 2nd last player ever to be drafted out of high school, followed by Dwight Howard the following year. Currently players must be 19 years old or one year removed from high school to be eligible for the draft.
LeBron was coming straight out of high school and facing a stacked draft year with names like Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade. Despite all the other talent in the draft pool that year LeBron was taken #1 overall.
LeBron has not one but two Olympic gold medals. The first was won in 2008 with the “Redeem Team” that took back the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. This was four years after the U.S. national team was disappointed in Athens, only receiving a bronze medal. In 2012, the U.S. team defended its title in London where Lebron averaged 13.3 points per game.
26. Used to setting the bar high!
During LeBron’s highly anticipated career at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, he was named the state’s player of the year three times, a feat that had never been accomplished before.
25. 10 Top-Five MVP Finishes
LeBron has 10 top-five finishes, tying legend with Michael Jordan. LeBron actually accomplished this feat in 13 years compared to Jordan’s 15 seasons.
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