Early Life

Born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio. Raised by his single mother, Gloria James. Faced challenges growing up in a rough neighborhood.

High School Star

Attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. Gained national attention for his basketball skills. Featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated before graduating.

Number 1 Draft Pick

Chosen as the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Highly anticipated entry into the NBA.

NBA Rookie of the Year

Named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2004. First Cavaliers player to win this award.

"The Decision"

Controversial move in 2010 to announce joining the Miami Heat through a live television special called "The Decision." Received both praise and criticism.

NBA Championships

Won NBA Championships with Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013. Led Cleveland Cavaliers to a championship victory in 2016. Won two more championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020 and 2022.

Olympic Success

Won Olympic gold medals with Team USA in 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London).


Established the LeBron James Family Foundation in 2004. Helps at-risk children in Akron through educational initiatives.


Appeared in the comedy film "Trainwreck" in 2015. Voiced the character Gwangi in the animated film "Smallfoot" in 2018.

Business Ventures

Invested in restaurants, media companies, and endorsed major brands like Nike and Coca-Cola.

Return to Cleveland

Returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 after four years with the Miami Heat. Accomplished goal of bringing an NBA Championship to Ohio in 2016.

Points Milestones

Reached 30,000 career points in 2018, becoming the youngest player to do so.