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Born and raised by a single mother in Akron, Ohio, LeBron found basketball at the age of 10. By 14 his team was winning national tournaments. At St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, James led the team to four state championship games. He won three. With more awards and wins than any high school player ever, LeBron James entered the 2003 NBA draft.
LeBron James was the first pick in the 2003 NBA draft. The hometown team landed the most celebrated High School player of all time. James captured the national spotlight with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was the league MVP in 2008 and 2009. In 2010 LeBron joined the Miami Heat. He was a world champion in 2011 and 2012. 'The King' returned to the Cavaliers in 2014. That year LeBron brought a championship home to Ohio, cementing his legacy forever.
LeBron has blazed trails in basketball and fashion. From his billion dollar lifetime deal with Nike to his exclusive luxury watch line, King James has proven himself a trendsetter. LeBron might show up to a game in a $3,000 outfit, or rocking a hat to promote a cause he cares about. No matter what jersey he wears on the court, his style is as impressive as his play: somehow both trendy and timeless.
LeBron was the first high school junior selected as Gatorade National Player of the Year.
As a wide receiver, LeBron led his high school football team to the state semifinals.
In 2009, James became the first Cavalier to win the MVP Award.