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 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.
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
- , 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.