Lebron James Biography – Life of “King James”, the NBA Superstar
Lebron James is unarguably one of the best junior schoolers who was selected to the NBA, having acquired excellent basketball skills and being at a genius level of playing basketball. Lebron James has also set many youngest player records and is well known as King James.
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Lebron James Biography
LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio. His father was an ex-convict and his mother was sixteen during his birth. From his boyhood, LeBron had great instincts towards athletics and took part in school basketball and football. His basketball coach, Frankie Walker let LeBron stay with him and his family.LeBron mastered the skills of shooting with left hand from his coach. With the intention of displaying his basketball skills in public, LeBron went to attend the USA Basketball Development Festival, being the first ever junior to be invited to it. His record breaking performance and the news of his extraordinary talents spread far and near. In the 2003 NBA draft, LeBron was selected with the number one pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the 2006 USA Men's World Championship team, James was one of three captains.On July 2009, LeBron officially signed a deal with Miami Heat. He is the youngest NBA player in its history, who grabbed the honor, “Rookie of the Year”. He earned a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and a Gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. During the NBA matches in June 2010, Lebron James
was the talk of the town.LeBron has two children with his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson. He lives in a $50 million mansion in Miami and earns an average salary of $14.41 million a year.
Lebron James Mom
As LeBron’s father, Anthony McClelland was uninterested in having a family, Lebron James mom Gloria had to self raise her child. She had to battle between jobs, and could not find a steady work to raise her child. Lebron James mom
tried to have boyfriends who could be a fatherly figure for LeBron. After LeBron’s 18 months stay with Coach Walker, Gloria brought back her son. However, amidst extreme poverty, Gloria had to send him back to the Walkers, who later helped her pay her rents. On LeBron’s 18th birthday, Gloria took a loan to gift him a Hummer H2, which raised a lot of controversy. Lebron James has his mother’s name tattooed onto his right arm.
Lebron James Shoes
Lebron James signed a contract with sportswear manufacturer Nike to promote Nike shoes, and had released six signature shoe styles for them and four other shoes. The Lebron James shoes are manufactured and distributed as Air Max Lebron, Zoom, Playoff and James soldier shoes. They form the best fan gears for all the basketball and Lebron James supporters. These shoes are made of high quality material, and can be purchased online through websites like Lebron-James-Shoes.net or can be store-bought.Photo source: flickr.com/keithallison/