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'''LeBron James''', nicknamed "King James", is a forward in the [[National Basketball Association]], and an [[Overrated Sports Star]]. Until July of 2010, James played for the [[Cleveland Cavaliers]] after being drafted by them in 2003, but never even came close to winning an NBA title. As a 2010 [[Free Agent]], LeBron James signed a contract with the [[Miami Heat]], which had several of the best players in the league.<ref>[http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/07/08/general-bkn-lebron-apos-s-decision_7753495.html#feed=conservapedia LeBron James makes his pick: He's going to Miami], ''Forbes'', July 08, 2010.</ref>  
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'''LeBron James''', nicknamed "King James", is a forward in the [[National Basketball Association]]. Until July of 2010, James played for the [[Cleveland Cavaliers]] after being drafted by them in 2003. He led the Cavaliers to the 2007 NBA Finals, where they were swept by the [[San Antonio Spurs]]. As a 2010 [[Free Agent]], James was wooed by several prospective teams. Heleft the Cavaliers to sign with the [[Miami Heat]]<ref>, creating a "superteam" along with fellow all-stars Dwyane Wade and free agent Chris Bosh. [http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/07/08/general-bkn-lebron-apos-s-decision_7753495.html#feed=conservapedia LeBron James makes his pick: He's going to Miami], ''Forbes'', July 08, 2010.</ref> The choice by James to announce his decision on live television was controversial and prompted significant nationwide criticism.
  
The media declared LeBron to be a basketball icon when he was graduating from high school, and the media have worked overtime trying to prove they were right.  But the statistics and playoff results tell a story different from the one the media spins.
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The Heat reached the 2011 NBA Finals, but lost in 6 games to the underdog [[Dallas Mavericks]], with James criticized for a relatively weak performance. However, in 2012, the Heat won the NBA Championship against the [[Oklahoma City Thunder]]. Miami is currently battling the [[San Antonio Spurs]] in the 2013 NBA Finals.
  
==NBA career==
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James has won the NBA's Most Valuable Award four times (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013), made the All-Star Team every year of his career (nine times in total), named to the All-NBA Team all nine years of his career (First Team seven times, Second Team twice), and named to the All-NBA Defensive Team five times. He was the NBA scoring champion for the 2007-2008 season, and is still the all-time leading scorer for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
LeBron James is known best for never winning a scoring title, despite having strong athletic skills.  He reportedly has the play-making ability and athleticism of guard in a power forward's build. In his 2012-13 season, Lebron averaged 26.8 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and 7.2 assists per game while shooting 56.5 points from the field and 40.6 points from 3, all while leading his team to the best record in the NBA (66 wins) and the second longest winning streak in NBA history with a 27 game run. But if he's so difficult to defend, then why doesn't he score more points?
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In 2007, LeBron was heralded by the media for taking his team to the NBA finals, but he was then swept in four straight games by the [[San Antonio Spurs]].<ref>http://www.nba.com/finals2007/</ref> His own personal playoff highlight also took place in these 2007 NBA playoffs, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the [[Detroit Pistons]]. James led his team to victory by scoring 29 of the Cavaliers' last 30 points in one of his most impressive playoff performances.<ref>http://www.nba.com/games/20070531/CLEDET/gameinfo.html</ref>
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==Achievements==
 
==Achievements==

Revision as of 21:25, 17 June 2013

LeBron James, nicknamed "King James", is a forward in the National Basketball Association. Until July of 2010, James played for the Cleveland Cavaliers after being drafted by them in 2003. He led the Cavaliers to the 2007 NBA Finals, where they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs. As a 2010 Free Agent, James was wooed by several prospective teams. Heleft the Cavaliers to sign with the Miami Heat[1] The choice by James to announce his decision on live television was controversial and prompted significant nationwide criticism.

The Heat reached the 2011 NBA Finals, but lost in 6 games to the underdog Dallas Mavericks, with James criticized for a relatively weak performance. However, in 2012, the Heat won the NBA Championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Miami is currently battling the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals.

James has won the NBA's Most Valuable Award four times (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013), made the All-Star Team every year of his career (nine times in total), named to the All-NBA Team all nine years of his career (First Team seven times, Second Team twice), and named to the All-NBA Defensive Team five times. He was the NBA scoring champion for the 2007-2008 season, and is still the all-time leading scorer for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Achievements

2001 Ohio Mr. Basketball

2002 Ohio Mr. Basketball

2002 USA Today High School Player of the Year

2003 Ohio Mr. Basketball

2003 USA Today High School Player of the Year

2004 NBA Rookie of the Year

Bronze Medal in 2004 Summer Olympics

Gold Medal in 2008 Summer Olympics

2012 Finals MVP

References

  1. , creating a "superteam" along with fellow all-stars Dwyane Wade and free agent Chris Bosh. LeBron James makes his pick: He's going to Miami, Forbes, July 08, 2010.

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