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Full Name LeBron James
Date of Birth December 30, 1984
Age 39 years, 2 months, 14 days
Birthplace Akron
Birth City Ohio
Country United States
Horoscope Sagittarius

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LeBron James Biography

LeBron James is one of the most popular and richest Basketball Player who was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Superstar forward/guard who is a four-time NBA champion as well as a the four-time NBA Finals MVP. He has won his first two titles with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013 before going to claim his first NBA title alongside the Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2020 NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has also been an four-time winner of the NBA MVP award.

He was awarded gold medals with He won gold medals playing alongside Kobe Bryant at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

LeBron Raymone James Sr. (/l ə ˈ b r ɒ n / ; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history. Discussions ranking him as the greatest basketball player of all time have often been subject to significant debate, with frequent comparisons to Michael Jordan. James’s teams have played in eight consecutive NBA Finals (2011–2018 seasons) between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. His accomplishments include three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, three Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. James holds the all-time record for playoffs points, is third in all-time points, and eighth in all-time assists. James was selected to the All-NBA First Team twelve times (all-time record), made the All-Defensive First Team five times, and has played in sixteen All-Star Games, in which he was selected All-Star MVP three times.

Throughout his senior year, James and the Fighting Irish traveled around the country to play a number of nationally ranked teams, including a game on December 12, 2002 against Oak Hill Academy that was nationally televised on ESPN2. Time Warner Cable, looking to capitalize on James’s popularity, offered St. Vincent-St. Mary’s games to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis throughout the season. For the year, James averaged 31.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 3.4 steals per game, was named Ohio Mr. Basketball and selected to the USA Today All-USA First Team for an unprecedented third consecutive year, and was named Gatorade National Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. He participated in three year-end high school basketball all-star games—the EA Sports Roundball Classic, the Jordan Capital Classic, and the McDonald’s All-American Game—losing his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility and making it official that he would enter the 2003 NBA draft.

He and his high school sweetheart-turned-wife, He and his high school sweetheart-turned-wife, Savannah Brinson, had their first son, LeBron James Jr., on October 6, 2004. Three years later they had a second son, named Bryce Maximus, and, on October 22, 2014, they welcomed their first daughter, Zhuri., had their first son, LeBron James Jr., on October 6, 2004. Three years later, they welcomed their second son, who was called Bryce Maximus, and on the 22nd of October in 2014 the couple welcomed their second child, Zhuri.

NameLeBron James
First NameLeBron
Last NameJames
OccupationBasketball Player
BirthdayDecember 30
Birth Year1984
Place of BirthAkron
Home TownOhio
Birth CountryUnited States
Birth SignSagittarius
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseSavannah Brinson
Children(s)Bronny James, Bryce Maximus James, Zhuri James

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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James made his debut for the United States national team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. He spent the Games mostly on the bench, averaging 14.6 minutes per game with 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in eight games. Team USA finished the competition with a bronze medal, becoming the first U.S. basketball team to return home without a gold medal since adding active NBA players to their lineup. James felt his limited playing time was a “lowlight” and believed he was not given “a fair opportunity to play”. His attitude during the Olympics was described as “disrespectful” and “distasteful” by columnists Adrian Wojnarowski and Peter Vecsey, respectively.

LeBron James Net Worth

LeBron James is one of the richest Basketball Player from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, LeBron James's net worth $480 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

The father figure of James was soccer coach in his youth Frankie Walker, who took James to his home at his request by James his single mother. Walker taught James the importance of education and introduced him to basketball.

He was selected first overall in Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. Afterwards, He was awarded his first NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He played for the next seven seasons in Cleveland and then 4 years playing at Miami prior to returning back Cleveland.

Net Worth (2024)$480 Million
Net Worth in 2023$480 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeBasketball Player
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

James earned his first NBA All-Star Game selection in 2004–05, contributing 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in a winning effort for the Eastern Conference. Around the league, teams took note of his rapid development, with Denver Nuggets coach George Karl telling Sports Illustrated, “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.” On March 20, James scored 56 points against the Toronto Raptors, setting Cleveland’s new single-game points record. With final averages of 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 2.2 steals per game, he was named to his first All-NBA Team. Despite a 30–20 record to start the year, the Cavaliers again failed to make the playoffs, finishing the season 42–40.

James is represented by agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. His first agent was Aaron Goodwin, whom he left in 2005 for Leon Rose. Rose joined Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 2007, and he worked with fellow CAA agent Henry Thomas, who represented Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, to bring James to Miami in 2010. James left CAA for Paul in 2012. James, Paul, Maverick Carter, and Randy Mims—all childhood friends—formed agent and sports-marketing company LRMR after James left Goodwin. LRMR handles James’s marketing, including the marketing of The Decision, for which it was criticized.

LeBron James's Height & Physical Stats

LeBron James height 6 ft 9 in LeBron weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.

Height6 ft 9 in
WeightNot Known
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
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James was selected by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft. In his first regular season game, he scored 25 points against the Sacramento Kings, setting an NBA record for most points scored by a prep-to-pro player in his debut performance. At the conclusion of the season, he became the first Cavalier to receive the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, and with final averages of 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game, he also became just the third player in league history to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game as a rookie. Cleveland ultimately finished the season 35–47, failing to make the playoffs despite an 18-game improvement over the previous year.

At the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan, James took on a greater role for Team USA, averaging 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game as co-captain. The team finished the tournament with an 8–1 record, winning another bronze medal. James’s behavior was again questioned, this time by teammate Bruce Bowen, who confronted James during tryouts regarding his treatment of staff members.

Who is LeBron James Dating?

According to our records, LeBron James married to Savannah Brinson. As of February 1, 2024, LeBron James’s is not dating anyone.

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Throughout his career, James has taken a unique approach to his NBA contracts, usually opting to sign shorter-term deals in order to maximize his earnings potential and flexibility; for example, in 2006, he and the Cavaliers negotiated a three-year, $60 million contract extension instead of the four-year maximum as it allotted him the option of seeking a new contract worth more money as an unrestricted free agent following the 2010 season. This move ultimately allowed James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh to sign together with the Heat. During his second stint in Cleveland, he began opting out and re-signing on new contracts after each season in order to take advantage of higher salaries resulting from the NBA’s rising salary cap. In 2016, he signed with the Cavaliers on a three-year deal, becoming the highest-paid player in the league for the first time in his career.

Facts & Trivia

LeBron Ranked on the list of most popular Basketball Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. LeBron James celebrates birthday on December 30 of every year.

In 2006–07, James’s averages declined to 27.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. Some analysts attributed the fall to a regression in his passing skills and shot selection, which stemmed from a lack of effort and focus. The Cavaliers finished the season with 50 wins for the second consecutive year and entered the playoffs as the East’s second seed. In Game 5 of the NBA Conference Finals, James notched 48 points with 9 rebounds and 7 assists, scoring 29 of Cleveland’s last 30 points, including the game-winning layup with two seconds left, against the Pistons. After the game, play-by-play announcer Marv Albert called the performance “one of the greatest moments in postseason history” and color commentator Steve Kerr described it as “Jordan-esque”. In 2012, ESPN ranked the performance the fourth greatest in modern NBA playoff history. The Cavaliers went on to win Game 6 and claim their first-ever Eastern Conference championship, earning them a matchup with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. During the championship round, James struggled, averaging 22 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game on just 35.6 percent shooting, and Cleveland was eliminated in a sweep.

What are LeBron James stats right now?

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What is LeBron James Career high?

LeBron James put up his most points in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats on March 3, 2014, with 61 points.

How many turnovers did LeBron have last night?

LeBron James had 8 turnovers tonight — tying his career-worst in a Finals game.

How can I get in contact with LeBron James?

You can reach folks at Klutch on this email – [email protected]. You may also get in touch with James through the Lakers website. You may make a special request and send them a mail at the address: Player’s Name, c/o LA Lakers, 2275 E. Mariposa Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Who has the best PPG in NBA history?

RankPlayerPPG
1.Michael Jordan*30.12
2.Wilt Chamberlain*30.07
3.Elgin Baylor*27.36
4.Kevin Durant27.18

Key Events

  1. In the conference finals, the Cavaliers defeated the Hawks to advance to the Finals, making James the first player since the 1960s to play in five consecutive Finals..

  2. As part of the first player-created NBA superteam he became only the third reigning MVP to change teams and the first since Moses Malone in 1982..

  3. LeBron Raymone James Sr. ( lə-BRON; born December 30, 1984), also known as LBJ, is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "King James", he is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport and is often compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player of all time..

  4. James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, to Gloria Marie James, who was 16 at the time of his birth.: 22  His father, Anthony McClelland, has an extensive criminal record and was not involved in his life..

  5. Abdul-Jabbar had previously set the record on April 5, 1984, 8 months before James was born..

  6. Under James's leadership, the Cavaliers qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1998..

  7. We definitely know that now." At the Olympics, Team USA went unbeaten, winning their first gold medal since 2000..

  8. In 2001, during the summer before his junior year, James was the subject of a feature article in Slam magazine in which writer Ryan Jones lauded the 16-year-old James, who had grown to 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m), as "[possibly] the best high school basketball player in America right now"..

  9. Throughout his senior year, James and the Fighting Irish traveled around the country to play a number of nationally ranked teams, including a game on December 12, 2002, against Oak Hill Academy that was nationally televised on ESPN2.: 142  Time Warner Cable, looking to capitalize on James's popularity, offered St..

  10. Mary finished the year with a 23–4 record, ending their season with a loss in the Division II championship game.: 114  Following the loss, James unsuccessfully petitioned for a change to the NBA's draft eligibility rules in an attempt to enter the 2002 NBA draft..

  11. At the conclusion of the 2003–2004 season, he became the first Cavalier to receive the NBA Rookie of the Year Award..

  12. James was selected by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft..

  13. He participated in three year-end high school basketball all-star games—the EA Sports Roundball Classic, the Jordan Brand Capital Classic, and the McDonald's All-American Game—losing his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility and making it official that he would enter the 2003 NBA draft..

  14. A prep-to-pro, he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft..

  15. James made his debut for the United States national team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece..

  16. In the 2004–2005 season, James earned his first NBA All-Star Game selection, contributing 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in a winning effort for the Eastern Conference..

  17. James credited the team's attitude and experience for their improvement, saying: "I don't think we understood what it meant to put on a USA uniform and all the people that we were representing in 2004..

  18. He became the first Laker player with a 20–20 game in the postseason since Shaquille O'Neal in Game 4 of the 2004 NBA Finals and also the oldest player in league history with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a playoff game..

  19. Named the 2004 NBA Rookie of the Year, he soon established himself as one of the league's premier players, leading the Cavaliers to their first NBA Finals appearance in 2007 and winning the NBA MVP award in 2009 and 2010..

  20. Since 2005, the foundation has held an annual bike-a-thon to raise money for various causes..

  21. He missed a then career-high 17 consecutive games, and the Lakers fell out of playoff contention without him, marking the first time that James missed the playoffs since 2005..

  22. His first agent was Aaron Goodwin, whom he left in 2005 for Leon Rose..

  23. Throughout his career, James has taken a unique approach to his NBA contracts, usually opting to sign shorter-term deals in order to maximize his earnings potential and flexibility; in 2006, he and the Cavaliers negotiated a three-year, $60 million contract extension instead of the four-year maximum as it allotted him the option of seeking a new contract worth more money as an unrestricted free agent following the 2010 season..

  24. At the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan, James took on a greater role for Team USA, averaging 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game as co-captain..

  25. The day before the special, fellow free agents Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade also announced that they would sign with Miami; reports later arose that back in 2006 the trio had discussed among themselves their upcoming 2010 free agencies..

  26. At the 2006 All-Star Game, James led the East to victory with 29 points and was named the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player..

  27. In the 2006–2007 season, James's averages declined to 27.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game..

  28. James and comedian Jimmy Kimmel co-hosted the 2007 ESPY Awards..

  29. He came off the bench for just the second time in his career; the other being in 2007..

  30. Rose joined Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 2007, and he worked with fellow CAA agent Henry Thomas, who represented Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, to bring James to Miami in 2010..

  31. Teams would try to exploit these weaknesses by giving him space in the half court and forcing him to settle for three-pointers and long two-pointers, a strategy famously used by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich in the 2007 Finals, where James converted on only 36 percent of his field goals in four games..

  32. At the FIBA Americas Championship 2007, he averaged 18.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game, including a 31-point performance against Argentina in the championship game, the most ever by an American in an Olympic qualifier..

  33. In February of the 2007–2008 season, James was named All-Star Game MVP for the second time behind a 27-point, 8-rebound, and 9-assist performance..

  34. At the conclusion of the 2008–2009 season, James finished second in NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award voting and made his first NBA All-Defensive Team, posting 23 chase-down blocks and a career-high 93 total blocks..

  35. In June 2008, James donated $20,000 to a committee in support of Obama for the 2008 U..

  36. In March, James recorded two 50-point games, which were also his Lakers' career-high, becoming the oldest player to have multiple 50-point games in a season, as well as the first Lakers player since Bryant in 2008 to have back-to-back 50-point home games; it was James's 15th 50-point game in his 19-year career, including the postseason..

  37. In March 2008, James became the first black man, as well as the third man overall after Richard Gere and George Clooney, to appear on the cover of Vogue, when he posed with Gisele Bündchen..

  38. Before naming James to the 2008 Olympic team, Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski gave James an ultimatum to improve his attitude, and he heeded their advice..

  39. Team USA went 10–0, winning the gold medal and qualifying for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China..

  40. In February of the 2009–2010 season, James was forced into a temporary point guard role following a series of injuries to players in the Cavaliers' backcourt..

  41. Biopsy results showed that James developed a benign jaw tumor, specifically in his parotid gland, which required a five-hour surgery to remove on June 2 after the end of the Cavaliers' run in the 2009 playoffs..

  42. In 2009, he became proficient at the chase-down block, which involves coming in from behind the opposition in transition to block the shot..

  43. James has also won four Finals MVP Awards, which is the second-most all-time, and earned All-Defensive honors every season from 2009 to 2014..

  44. In January 2009, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic discovered a growth in the right side of James's jaw..

  45. James and his business partner Maverick Carter own production company SpringHill Entertainment, whose first work was the Lions Gate documentary More Than a Game, which was released in 2009 and chronicled James's high school years..

  46. Throughout the 2010s, he was usually ranked as the best player in the NBA each season by ESPN and Sports Illustrated..

  47. On the basis of his career longevity and on-court performances, sports publications have consistently included James in rankings of the best basketball players in history, and he was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Decade for the 2010s..

  48. Ben Golliver of The Washington Post opined that James's move to the Heat in 2010 "defined a decade of player movement", and that he "fundamentally flipped the power balance between stars and their organizations." James's fellow players have also remarked on his influence, such as Warriors forward Draymond Green, who reflected: "We've taken control of our destiny..

  49. Following his actions during the 2010 free agency period and The Decision, he was listed as one of the most disliked athletes in the United States..

  50. James did not play at the 2010 FIBA World Championship but rejoined Team USA for the 2012 Olympics in London, England..

  51. As a result of his actions during the 2010 free agency period, he quickly gained a reputation as one of America's most disliked athletes, which was a radical change from prior years..

  52. James officially signed with the Heat on July 10, 2010, through a sign-and-trade deal which sent two second- and two first-round draft picks to the Cavaliers and gave the team the option to swap first round picks with the Heat in 2012..

  53. James became an unrestricted free agent at 12:01 am EDT on July 1, 2010..

  54. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, James's agent Rich Paul explained: "In 2010, when he went to Miami, it was about championships..

  55. Throughout the 2010–11 season, the media and opposing fanbases treated James and the Heat as villains..

  56. After failing to win a championship with Cleveland, James left in 2010 as a free agent to join the Miami Heat; this was announced in a nationally televised special titled The Decision and is among the most controversial free agency moves in sports history..

  57. C. since 2011 and leads the LeBron James Family Foundation, which has opened an elementary school, housing complex, retail plaza, and medical center in Akron..

  58. The 2011–2012 season was delayed by a lockout, and during that extended summer, James worked with Hakeem Olajuwon in order to improve his post up game..

  59. During the 2011 NBA lockout, James received contract offers to play professional football from the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks, which he gave serious consideration to and even began training with it in mind..

  60. In 2011, Fenway Sports Group became the sole global marketer of his rights, and as part of the deal, he was granted a minority stake in the English Premier League football club Liverpool, who he has claimed his support for..

  61. In 2011, James co-founded the designer retail store UNKNWN in Miami, Florida..

  62. In February of the 2012–13 season, James averaged 29.7 points and 7.8 assists per game while setting multiple shooting efficiency records..

  63. James won his first two NBA championships while playing for the Heat in 2012 and 2013; in both of these years, he also earned the league's MVP and Finals MVP awards..

  64. James left CAA for Paul in 2012..

  65. In 2012, ESPN ranked the performance the fourth greatest in modern NBA playoff history..

  66. In 2012, James, Carter and Paul Wachter made an investment of less than $1 million in the Pasadena-based fast casual chain Blaze Pizza; their investment had grown to $25 million by 2017..

  67. By 2013, his image had mostly recovered and he was reported by ESPN as the most popular player in the NBA for the second time in his career..

  68. On March 3 of the 2013–14 season, James scored a career-high and franchise-record 61 points in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats..

  69. James married his high school sweetheart Savannah James on September 14, 2013, in San Diego, California..

  70. In 2013, he surpassed Bryant as the highest paid basketball player in the world, with earnings of $56.5 million..

  71. He finished the series averaging 23.3 points, his fourth-lowest scoring output for a series over his career and his lowest mark since averaging 22.8 in the 2014 Eastern Conference finals..

  72. His opinions have yielded significant influence on people who make important league decisions; in 2014, he asked commissioner Adam Silver to increase the duration of the All-Star break, and the request was granted the following season..

  73. Beginning in 2014, some analysts reported a regression in his defensive impact, stemming from a lack of effort and expected age-related declines..

  74. On June 25, 2014, James opted out of his contract with the Heat, and on July 1, he officially became an unrestricted free agent..

  75. In 2014, he was named the most popular male athlete in America by the Harris Poll..

  76. In January of the 2014–2015 season, James missed two weeks due to left knee and lower back strains, which at the time represented the longest stretch of missed games in his career..

  77. In 2014, when he went back to Cleveland, it was about delivering on a promise..

  78. Those include the War in Darfur, the killing of Trayvon Martin, the now-former NBA owner Donald Sterling's racist comments in 2014, the Michael Brown verdict, and the death of Eric Garner..

  79. After his fourth season with the Heat in 2014, James opted out of his contract and re-signed with the Cavaliers..

  80. The Lakers expected James to immediately transform them into a championship contender after having missed the playoffs since 2014 and not appearing in the Finals since 2010..

  81. In 2014, James realized a profit of more than $30 million as part of Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics; he had originally struck a deal to get a small stake in the company at its inception in exchange for promoting its headphones..

  82. On February 13, 2015, James was elected the first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..

  83. By 2015, James was considered by many people, including his fellow NBA players, to be the "face of the NBA"..

  84. In November 2015, James bought a 9,350 square-foot (870 m2) East Coast-style mansion in Brentwood, Los Angeles for about $21 million..

  85. In 2015, he was ranked the sixth highest earning sportsperson, and third highest in 2016 (after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi)..

  86. In 2015, he played himself in the Judd Apatow film Trainwreck, receiving positive reviews for his performance..

  87. During the 2015–16 season, James was criticized for his role in several off-court controversies, including the midseason firing of Cavaliers' coach David Blatt..

  88. Upon returning to the Cavaliers, James began to experience subtle age-related declines in productivity, posting his lowest scoring averages since his rookie season in 2015 and 2016..

  89. In 2015, James announced a partnership with the University of Akron to provide scholarships for as many as 2,300 children beginning in 2021..

  90. In 2016, he led the Cavaliers to victory over the Golden State Warriors in the Finals by coming back from a 3–1 deficit, delivering the team's first championship and ending the Cleveland sports curse..

  91. In 2016, CNBC aired an unscripted series hosted by James called Cleveland Hustles, where four up-and-coming Northern Ohio entrepreneurs will be financed on the condition of revitalizing a neighborhood in Cleveland..

  92. In November 2016, James endorsed and campaigned for Hillary Clinton for the 2016 U..

  93. In 2016, he donated $2.5 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to support an exhibit on Muhammad Ali..

  94. In 2016, he signed with the Cavaliers on a three-year deal, becoming the highest-paid player in the league for the first time in his career..

  95. The 2016–2017 season was marred by injuries and unexpected losses for the Cavaliers; James later described it as one of the "strangest" years of his career..

  96. In a 2016 interview with Sports Illustrated, James acknowledged that his motivation was surpassing Jordan as the greatest..

  97. James purchased another home in Brentwood in December 2017 for $23 million..

  98. In the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, a 60-minute Vince Carter documentary entitled The Carter Effect was executive produced by James and Maverick Carter along with rapper Drake and Future the Prince..

  99. Following a racist incident at his Los Angeles home in 2017, James expressed that "being black in America is tough..

  100. Prior to the start of the 2017–18 season, the Cavaliers overhauled their roster by trading Kyrie Irving to the Celtics, who requested a trade in part because he no longer wanted to play with James..

  101. In 2017, he received the J..

  102. Throughout his career, James has been ranked by Forbes as one of the world's most influential athletes, and in 2017, he was listed by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world..

  103. In 2018, it was just about doing what he wants to do." Reaction to the move was more positive than his original departure from the Cavaliers, albeit still mixed, as some onlookers felt that Los Angeles was not his optimal destination..

  104. In 2018, James exercised his contract option to leave the Cavaliers and signed with the Lakers, where he won the 2020 NBA championship and his fourth Finals MVP..

  105. In February 2018, The Ringer spent an entire week devoted to both players, with Bill Simmons ultimately concluding that Jordan was still ahead..

  106. In February 2018, it was announced that James's production company will produce a new film in the House Party series with James expected to make a cameo..

  107. James partnered with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2018 to found Ladder, a company that developed nutritional supplements to help athletes with severe cramps after dealing with that issue during the 2014 Finals..

  108. During a 2018 interview with CNN journalist Don Lemon, James accused Trump of attempting to divide the country with sports, suggesting that "sports has never been something that divides people it's always been something that brings someone together." He declared that he would "never sit across from him..

  109. Prior to the game, he had been undefeated (5–0) as a captain, and since the format was changed in 2018..

  110. The school officially opened on July 30, 2018..

  111. To begin the 2018–19 season, they struggled to find effective lineups and recorded only two wins through their first seven games..

  112. On June 29, 2018, James opted out of his contract with the Cavaliers and became an unrestricted free agent..

  113. During the 2019 off-season, James filed for a trademark through a shell company on the term "Taco Tuesday" for use in downloadable audio/visual works, podcasts, social media, online marketing, and entertainment services..

  114. In February 2019, it was revealed that James would executive produce rapper 2 Chainz's new album Rap or Go to the League..

  115. During the 2019–2020 Hong Kong protests, a statement James made about a since-deleted tweet by Daryl Morey, in which Morey expressed support for the anti-China movement in Hong Kong, became the subject of controversy..

  116. A Def Jam press release said the intent of the album is "celebrating black excellence and focusing on the power of education and entrepreneurship." The press release also says the title "challenges the notion that the only way out of the inner city is either to become a rapper or a ball player." As of September 2019, James is the most followed basketball player on Instagram..

  117. On April 5, the Lakers were eliminated from both playoff and play-in contention for the first time since 2019 (James's first season with the Lakers) after a 121–110 loss to the Suns..

  118. Behind James's leadership, the Lakers opened the 2019–20 season with a 17–2 record, matching the best start in franchise history..

  119. The 2020–2021 season, reduced to 72 games for each team and starting on December 22, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, began after the shortest offseason in NBA history with a 116–109 loss to the Clippers..

  120. In November 2020, James became an angel investor of the tequila and mezcal company Lobos 1707..

  121. On December 31, 2020, James became the first player in NBA history to score 10 points or more in 1,000 consecutive games in a 121–107 win against the Spurs..

  122. On August 19, 2020, he announced his intentions to support the Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign and that of his running-mate Kamala Harris in advance of the 2020 U..

  123. All jerseys worn in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game were auctioned by the NBA and NBPA to raise funds for charity; James's jersey sold for $630,000, setting a record for a modern-day sports jersey..

  124. Memorabilia associated with James is highly sought after; two of James's rookie cards are among the most expensive basketball cards ever sold at auction, and one of those cards also briefly held the record for the most expensive modern-day sports card when it sold for $1.8 million at auction in July 2020..

  125. In August 2020, James wore a modified MAGA hat that called for the arrest of the police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor..

  126. On August 27, James and his Lakers teammates, as well as the Milwaukee Bucks, began boycotting the 2020 NBA playoffs to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake..

  127. Through the 2021–22 season, James's career averages are 27.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.6 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game..

  128. S. senator Kelly Loeffler, who at the time was the owner of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, James assisted Dream player Renee Montgomery in her ultimately successful bid to buy the team in March 2021..

  129. Also in 2021, James joined Fenway Sports Group as a partner, making him a part-owner of the Boston Red Sox, New England Sports Network, RFK Racing, and Liverpool F..

  130. That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court." On December 6, 2021, Rittenhouse said in response that "I was a Lakers fan too before he said that..

  131. On April 21, 2021, in response to the death of Ma'Khia Bryant, James took to Twitter and posted a picture of the police officer who is believed to have fatally shot Bryant, saying: "YOU'RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY." He later deleted the post, explaining: "I'm so damn tired of seeing Black people killed by police..

  132. On November 10, 2021, in response to Kyle Rittenhouse having an emotional break down in court, James tweeted "What tears?????.

  133. For the 2021–22 season, James was joined by Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook..

  134. He has won 20 ESPY Awards, hosted Saturday Night Live, and starred in the sports film Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)..

  135. On August 18, 2022, James re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a two-year, $97.1 million contract..

  136. In August 2022, James and Drake became part owners of the Italian football club A..

  137. At the 2022 NBA All-Star Game held in Cleveland, James was celebrated among the other 75 players for the NBA 75th Anniversary Team..

  138. From December 19 to February 26, 2022, playing 23 out of 27 games, he had a streak of 23 consecutive 25-point games..

  139. In June 2022, James condemned the ruling of Dobbs v..

  140. In June 2022, it was announced James is launching a media company in partnership with professional tennis player Naomi Osaka and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Company..

  141. In February 2022, right wing political commentator Bill Maher called James "hypocritical" for not taking a critical stance towards the Chinese government's human rights abuses..

  142. On April 9, in the final game of the 2022–23 season, James posted 36 points, six rebounds and six assists to lead the Lakers to a 128–117 win over the Utah Jazz, earning the seventh seed in the Western Conference play-in tournament..

  143. Bronny was named a McDonald's All-American in 2023, 20 years after James's selection..

  144. In Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, James put up 30 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, two steals, and one block in a 122–101 win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors to lead the Lakers to the 2023 Western Conference finals, their second Conference finals appearance in 5 seasons..

  145. On January 2, 2023, James recorded 43 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists in a 121–115 win over the Charlotte Hornets..

  146. On January 19, James was named as a starter at the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, tying Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record for the most All-Star selections (19)..

  147. On February 7, 2023, in a 133–130 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, he scored his 38,388th point to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the record-holder for almost 39 years, to become the all-time leading scorer in NBA history..

  148. As of May 2023, he has been named to 19 All-NBA Teams, including 13 times to the First Team, which are both NBA records..

  149. On February 19, Team LeBron lost the 2023 NBA All-Star Game 184–175 to Team Giannis, marking the first time that James lost an All-Star game as a captain..

  150. According to Forbes, in May 2023, James became the first active NBA player to become a billionaire..

  151. On February 7, 2023, James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the all-time leading scorer in NBA history. .