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.
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.
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?
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. 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.
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
- LeBron James makes his pick: He's going to Miami, Forbes, July 08, 2010.