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American Basketball Player - LeBron James (Also known as The Chosen
One, Mr. Basketball, or King James)
born : LeBron Raymone James, Ohio, United States of America 1984, December
famous for : Playing basketball for the NBA team, Cleveland Cavaliers
and was Rookie of the Year. LeBron is married to Savannah Brinson.
LeBron James was born on the 30th of December, 1984 in
Akron, Ohio, USA. He was raised in a single parent family by his
mother Gloria James, with his father playing no role in LeBron's
life. James began playing basketball at an early age and was always
passionate about the sport. His mother played a large role in
keeping the young LeBron focused on his passions and out of trouble.
LeBron James showed his talent for basketball at an early age,
being the star performer at his catholic high school, St. Vincent-St.
Mary High School's basketball team. The young athlete was dubbed
Ohio's "Mr. Basketball", was nicknamed King James, and
was on the cover of the popular Sports Illustrated magazine with
the headline being "The Chosen One".
The Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball team were the first to
sign the young LeBron up to play with them, while he was also
signing the lucrative $90 million dollar, 7 year contract with
Nike. He became the NBA's Rookie of the Year and was credited
with getting his team to the NBA playoffs, even though the previous
year the Cleveland Cavaliers were one of the worst performers
LeBron James is still a very young player and still has much of
his career ahead of him. Experts are predicting that he will go
far in basketball, and he continues to prove them right. He has
also signed several very lucrative sponsorship deals with major
companies like Nike, Bubble Gum, Sprite, and Powerade.
LeBron credits his success to the way his mother Gloria raised
him. With his great success and influence, LeBron is working to
help the community by giving both time and money to those in need.
In an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey talkshow he said "I
told myself if I ever made it to the level I want to be at, I'm
going to give back".
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