LeBron James Interview

NBA Finals MVP LeBron James speaks with Jason Jackson of Sun Sports about winning his first NBA championship. 3:51

Poetry in Motion: NBA Finals - LeBron James

A slowed down look at the Finals MVP, LeBron James as he leads Miami to their second NBA Championship in franchise history. 1:51

Nightly Notable - LeBron James

A triple-double to close out the series and NBA Finals MVP honors put LeBron James on top. 1:24

Postgame: LeBron James

NBA Finals MVP LeBron James addresses the media after the Miami Heat win the 2012 NBA championship. 4:10
  • Position: Forward | Height: 6'8" | Weight: 250
  • Years Pro: 8
  • Birthdate: 12/30/84 (Akron, OH)
  • High School: St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, OH)

  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

    Selected in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft (first overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers…signed a contract extension with the Cavaliers on July 18, 2006…traded by the Cavaliers to the HEAT for a pair of first-round draft picks and a pair of second-round draft picks on July 9, 2010.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

    Has appeared in 627 regular season games (626 starts) during his eight-year career…has averaged 27.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.72 steals and 40.1 minutes while shooting 47.9 percent from the floor, 32.9 percent from three-point range and 74.4 percent from the foul line…has missed a total of 18 games due to injury, one game as a DNP-CD and 10 games as a healthy scratch…is a two-time NBA regular season MVP…is a seven-time NBA All-Star and twice has captured All-Star Game MVP honors…has earned All-NBA First Team honors five times and All-NBA Second Team honors twice…is a three-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection…named the NBA Rookie of the Year and was a unanimous All-Rookie First Team selection in 2003-04…is a six-time winner of the NBA's Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month award…has been selected the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month 18 times and the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week a league-record 31 times…topped the NBA in field goals made and triple-doubles three seasons each and led the league in scoring average, free throws made and minutes per game one season each…has scored in double figures on 619 occasions, including 519 games with at least 20 points, 258 games with 30-or-more points, 46 40-point performances and nine 50-point efforts…enters the 2011-12 season having scored in double figures a career-high 357 consecutive games, a streak that began on Jan. 6, 2007…his longest stretch of consecutive 20-point games is 49 (Dec. 14, 2007-Mar. 26, 2008)…his longest streak of consecutive 30-point outings is 10 (Mar. 22, 2006-Apr. 10, 2006)…has recorded back-to-back 40-point performances three times…has scored over 2,000 points in each of the last seven seasons and finished second in the NBA in points scored each season…has grabbed double-figure rebounds on 138 occasions and handed out double-figure assists 104 times…has recorded 195 double-doubles and 32 triple-doubles…his high for consecutive double-doubles is five and occurred twice (Nov. 28, 2009-Dec. 8, 2009 and Mar. 22-27, 2007) and his high for consecutive triple-doubles is three (Mar. 7-12, 2009)…his high for consecutive field goals made is 13 (Jan. 31, 2011-Feb. 3, 2011) and his high consecutive free throws made is 25 (Apr. 3-8, 2009)…his high for consecutive games with a three-point field goal made is 19 (Mar. 5, 2008-Apr. 11, 2008)…has hit multiple treys in a game 241 times…his career high for consecutive games played is 117 (Feb. 1, 2005-Apr. 12, 2006)…his high for consecutive games with a steal is 21 (Dec. 27, 2006-Feb. 7, 2007) and his high for consecutive games with a block is 13 (Dec. 21, 2008-Jan. 19, 2009)…has 316 multi-steal games and 127 multi-block games…ranks among the HEAT's all-time leaders in triple-doubles (1st), double-doubles (14th), free throw percentage (14th), free throws made (18th), free throws attempted (18th) and assists (20th)…is the Cavaliers all-time regular season leader in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, three-point field goals attempted, steals, triple-doubles and minutes…has started all 92 postseason games in which he has appeared and has averaged 28.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.65 steals, 1.01 blocks and 43.6 minutes while shooting 46 percent from the floor, 32.3 percent from three-point range and 74.6 percent from the foul line…ranks among Miami's postseason leaders in assists (3rd), dunks (5th), double-doubles (tied-5th), points (6th), free throws made (6th) and attempted (6th), field goals made (6th) and attempted (7th), blocks (7th), defensive rebounds (tied-7th), total rebounds (8th), steals (8th), double-figure scoring efforts (tied-8th) and offensive rebounds (10th)…is Cleveland's postseason leader in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, assists, steals and minutes…has scored in double figures in 91 postseason outings, including 79 games with at least 20 points, 40 games of 30-or-more points and nine 40-point performances…his longest streak of consecutive postseason games scoring in double figures is 89 (Apr. 22, 2006-Jun. 5, 2011)…has grabbed double-figure rebounds 30 times and dished out double-figure assists 14 times in postseason play and has amassed 37 double-doubles and seven triple-doubles…has started all seven All-Star Games in which he has appeared and has averaged 24.4 points (tops in All-Star Game history), 7.1 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.57 steals and 30.7 minutes while shooting 51.1 percent from the floor and 76 percent from the foul line.

    2010-11 SEASON:

    Started all 79 games for the HEAT in which he saw action and averaged 26.7 points (.510 FG%, .759 FT%), 7.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.57 steals and 38.8 minutes…missed two games (Jan. 13-15) with a sprained left ankle and was a DNP-CD in the regular season finale (Apr. 13)…named First Team All-NBA and to the NBA All-Defensive First Team…was a five-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week and a three-time Player of the Month recipient…started for the Eastern Conference and joined Michael Jordan as the only players in All-Star Game history to record a triple-double, finishing with team-highs in points (29), rebounds (12) and assists (game-high 10)…recorded single-season career highs in field goal percentage and defensive rebounds…led the NBA in triple-doubles and field goals made and ranked among the league leaders in points scored (2nd), scoring average (2nd), free throws attempted (5th), free throws made (6th), field goal attempts (6th), minutes per game (6th), steals per game (10th), assists per game (12th), defensive rebounds (13th), double-doubles (tied-13th), field goal percentage (21st), total rebounds (32nd) and rebounds per game (34th)…led the HEAT in minutes, points, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive rebounds, assists, steals, double-doubles, triple-doubles, double-figure scoring efforts and 20-point games and tied for the lead in 30-point games and 40-point games…led Miami in scoring 39 times, in assists 59 times, in minutes on 45 occasions and in steals 40 times, all tops on the team…also topped Miami in rebounds on 21 occasion and blocks 16 times…his 51-point effort at Orlando on Feb. 3 was the NBA high in 2010-11 and set a HEAT franchise record for most points in a road game and his 23 points in the opening quarter set the HEAT record for points in a first quarter…tallied a game-high 38 points, eight assists and five rebounds in his highly anticipated return to Cleveland on Dec. 2 and sat out the fourth quarter as Miami cruised to a 28-point victory…his 24-point third quarter at Cleveland tied the HEAT record for points in any quarter…this season marked the fourth consecutive season in which he had at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists and 100 steals and the fourth straight year he improved his field goal percentage…made his HEAT debut in Boston on Oct. 26 and totaled 31 points, four rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 42:39 minutes…Season Highs: 51 points (at Orlando, Feb. 3), 14 assists, (vs. Utah, Nov. 9), 13 rebounds (four times), six steals (at Milwaukee, Jan. 7), three blocks (three times) and 46:44 minutes (vs. Utah, Nov. 9).

    2009-10 SEASON:

    Started all 76 games in which he appeared for the Cavaliers and averaged 29.7 points (.503 FG%, .767 FT%), 8.6 assists, 7.3 rebounds, 1.64 steals, 1.01 blocks and 39.0 minutes…missed six games as a healthy scratch to rest (two games from Mar. 6-8 and the final four games from Apr. 8-14)…won his second consecutive NBA MVP Award…earned First Team All-NBA honors and was an NBA All-Defensive First Team selection…was a starter for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game…was a four-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month and a six-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week…recorded career highs three-point field goals attempted and assists…led the league in road scoring (31.0 ppg), averaging more than 30 points on the road for the third straight year…also topped the league in second half scoring (14.9 ppg) and fourth quarter scoring (8.0 ppg)…scored at least 20 points in the second half of an NBA-best 19 games and at least 10 points in the fourth quarter a league-high 27 times…in addition to leading the league in triple-doubles, he also ranked among the league leaders in scoring average (2nd), assists per game (6th) and steals per game (9th)…led the Cavs in scoring average, points, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes…topped the Cavs in scoring 68 times, in assists 65 times, in steals on 29 occasions, in blocks 26 times and in rebounds in 23 games…had a league-high 15 games where he led his team in scoring, rebounds and assists…scored in double figures in all 76 games, including 69 games with at least 20 points, 38 games with 30-or-more points and nine 40-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 24 times and handed out double-figure assists a career-high 24 times…recorded a career-high 31 double-doubles and four triple-doubles…became the Cavaliers' all-time leader in minutes played on Mar. 5 vs. Detroit…set a franchise-record for points in a half with 35 in the first half vs. New York on Feb. 6…Season Highs: 48 points (vs. Atlanta, Dec. 30), 16 rebounds (at Sacramento, Dec. 23), 15 assists (twice), five steals (three times), four blocks (four times) and 47:00 minutes (vs. Denver, Feb. 18).

    2008-09 SEASON:

    Started all 81 games in which he saw action and averaged 28.4 points (.489 FG%, .780 FT%), 7.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.69 steals, 1.15 blocks and 37.7 minutes…missed one game as a healthy scratch (season finale on Apr. 15)…captured his first NBA MVP Award…was All-NBA First Team and an NBA All-Defensive First Team selection…started for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game…was a four-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week an NBA single-season record seven times…led the NBA in free throws made, triple-doubles, fourth quarter scoring average (7.6) and points per game in road games (31.5)…also ranked among the league leaders in scoring average (2nd), points (2nd), field goals made (3rd) and attempted (3rd), free throws attempted (3rd), free throws attempted per game (4th), steals (tied-6th), steals per game (tied-7th), assists (8th), assists per game (9th), defensive rebounds per game (tied-13th), double-doubles (tied-14th), blocks per game (23rd) and total rebounds (25th)…registered career highs in games played, starts, three-point field goals made, free throw percentage, total rebounds and blocks…became just the fourth player since steals and blocks became official stats in 1973-74 to lead his team in scoring, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks in the same season…also led the Cavs in minutes, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive rebounds, games and starts…topped the team in scoring 64 times, in assists 61 times, in steals on 41 occasions, in blocks 29 times and in rebounds on 26 occasions…scored in double figures a career-high 81 times, including a career-high 72 games with at least 20 points, 34 games with 30-or-more points, nine 40-point performances and a career-high three 50-point outings…grabbed double-figure rebounds 17 times and handed out double-figure assists on 19 occasions…tallied 29 double-doubles and tied his career high with seven triple-doubles…recorded a triple-double in a career-high three consecutive games from Mar. 7-12…made a career-high eight three-point field goals during a season-high 55-point effort at Milwaukee on Feb. 20… Season Highs: 55 points (at Milwaukee, Feb. 20), 15 rebounds (vs. Sacramento, Jan. 27), 14 assists (at Portland, Jan. 21), five steals (vs. New York, Dec. 3), four blocks (vs. Indiana, Nov. 7) and 46:59 minutes (at Sacramento, Mar. 13).

    2007-08 SEASON:

    Started 74 of the 75 games in which he appeared and averaged 30.0 points (.484 FG%, .712 FT%), 7.9 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.84 steals, 1.08 blocks and 40.4 minutes…sat out five games (Nov. 30-Dec. 8) with a sprained left index finger, one game (Jan. 31) with a sprained right ankle and was a healthy scratch once (season finale on Apr. 16)…earned First Team All-NBA honors…was an Eastern Conference starter at the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans and captured MVP honors tallying 27 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 30:15 minutes…was a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month and a three-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week…came off the bench for the only time in his career on Dec. 11 vs. Indiana, after returning from a five-game absence due to the sprained left index finger…amassed a career high in offensive rebounds…led the NBA in scoring average and field goals made and also ranked among the league leaders in points (2nd), free throws attempted per game (2nd), triple-doubles (2nd), steals (6th), assists per game (8th), assists (10th), steals per game (10th) and double-doubles (19th)…averaged a league-best 8.6 points in the fourth quarter…became the Cavs' all-time leading scorer with his fifth point vs. Toronto on Mar. 21…led the Cavs in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, field goal percentage, three-point field goals attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive rebounds, assists, steals, minutes and starts…topped the team in scoring 66 times, in assists 64 times, in steals on 40 occasions, in blocks 25 times and in rebounds in 16 games…scored in double figures on 75 occasions, including 69 games with at least 20 points, 39 games with 30-or-more points, seven 40-point performances and a pair of 50-point efforts…scored at least 20 points in a career-high 49 consecutive games from Dec. 14-Mar. 26, including a career-high 21 straight games with 25-or-more points from Jan. 25-Mar. 8…grabbed double-figure rebounds 22 times and handed out double-figure assists 16 times…recorded 30 double-doubles and a career-high seven triple-doubles…set the Cleveland franchise record for points in a quarter with 24 in the fourth quarter at Toronto on Jan. 6 and matched it with 24 first quarter points at Chicago on Apr. 11…Season Highs: 51 points (at Memphis, Jan. 15), 19 rebounds (vs. Charlotte, Jan. 11), 14 assists (vs. Orlando, Nov. 14), six steals (twice), four blocks (at Phoenix, Nov. 4) and 50:13 minutes (vs. Milwaukee, Dec. 17).

    2006-07 SEASON:

    Started all 78 games in which he appeared and averaged 27.3 points (.476 FG%, .698 FT), 6.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.60 steals and 40.9 minutes…missed four games due to injury…sat out a pair of games (Jan. 26 and Jan. 30) with a sprained right big toe, one game (Mar. 13) with back spasms and one game (Apr. 1) with right knee tendinitis…was an All-NBA Second Team selection…was a starter for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game…was the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for March…was a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week…ranked among the NBA leaders in points (2nd), field goals made (2nd), minutes per game (3rd), scoring average (4th), free throws made (5th), steals per game (11th) and assists per game (15th)…led the Cavs in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive rebounds, assists, steals and minutes…topped the team in points 65 times, in assists 51 times, in steals on 36 occasions, in blocks 23 times and in rebounds in 10 contests…scored in double figures on 77 occasions, including 64 games with at least 20 points, 33 games with 30-or-more points and one 40-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds 12 times and handed out double-figure assists on five occasions…posted 16 double-doubles and one triple-double…Season Highs: 41 points (at Detroit, Mar. 7), 17 rebounds (vs. Utah, Mar. 17), 12 assists (vs. Chicago, Nov. 9), four steals (four times), three blocks (five times) and 53:55 minutes (vs. Philadelphia, Jan. 24).

    2005-06 SEASON:

    Started all 79 games in which he saw action and averaged 31.4 points (.480 FG%, .738 FT%), 7.0 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.56 steals and 42.5 minutes…missed one game due to injury (Apr. 13 due to a sprained left ankle)…was a healthy scratch on the inactive list the final two games of the season (Apr. 17-19)…was a First Team All-NBA selection…started the NBA All-Star Game and captured MVP honors after totaling 29 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes…was a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month and a five-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week…became the first player in NBA history to win Player of the Week honors in three straight weeks…set career highs and franchise single-season records in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted and minutes per game…ranked among the NBA leaders in minutes per game (2nd), field goals made (2nd), triple-doubles (2nd), scoring average (3rd), free throws made (6th), assists per game (12th), steals per game (15th) and defensive rebounds (19th)…led the Cavs in minutes, points, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive rebounds, assists and steals…topped the team in scoring 72 times, in assists on 59 occasions, in steals 35 times, in blocks in 23 games and in rebounds 18 times…scored in double figures in all 79 games, including 70 games with at least 20 points, a career-high 49 games with 30-or-more points, a career-high 10 40-point efforts and a pair of 50-point performances…scored at least 30 points in a career-high 10 consecutive games from Mar. 22-Apr. 10…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 18 occasions and handed out double-figure assists eight times…registered 21 double-doubles and five triple-doubles…set career, franchise and NBA season highs in both free throws made (24) and attempted (28) at Miami on Mar. 12 and the 24 free throws made and 28 attempts also tied the franchise record for a HEAT opponent in a game…Season Highs: 52 points (at Milwaukee, Dec. 10), 13 rebounds (at Portland, Jan. 15), 12 assists (three times), six steals (vs. Portland, Mar. 17), four blocks (at Boston, Feb. 15) and 54 minutes (at Boston, Feb. 15).

    2004-05 SEASON:

    Started all 80 games in which he appeared and averaged 27.2 points (.472 FG%, .750 FT%), 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 2.21 steals and 42.4 minutes…missed a pair of games (Jan. 28-30) with a sprained left ankle…was a Second Team All-NBA selection becoming the youngest player in league history to earn All-NBA honors…was chosen as an Eastern Conference starter for the first time in his career…captured NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors twice and was a three-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week…led the NBA in field goals made, minutes and minutes per game…set the franchise record for minutes in a season…recorded career highs in minutes, three-point field goal percentage, assists per game, steals and steals per game...led the NBA in field goals made, minutes and minutes per game and ranked among the league leaders in points (2nd), steals (2nd), scoring average (3rd), steals per game (3rd), triple-doubles (3rd), assists (5th) and assists per game (6th)…led the Cavs in minutes, points, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, assists and steals…topped Cleveland in scoring 64 times, in assists 57 times, in steals on 46 occasions, in rebounds 16 times and in blocks in 12 games…scored in double figures 79 times, including 68 games with at least 20 points, 27 games with 30-or-more points, five 40-point performances and one 50-point effort…scored a career high and franchise-record 56 points at Toronto on Mar. 20…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 15 occasions and handed out double-figure assists 14 times…posted 25 double-doubles and four triple-doubles…became the youngest player (20 years, 20 days old) in NBA history to post a triple-double when he recorded his first with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists at Portland on Jan. 19…started for the Sophomore Team in the Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend…Season Highs: 56 points (at Toronto, Mar. 20), 18 rebounds (vs. New York, Apr. 14), 15 assists (vs. Memphis, Jan. 26), seven steals (at Memphis, Dec. 13), three blocks (twice) and 53 minutes (twice).

    2003-04 SEASON:

    Started all 79 games in which he appeared and averaged 20.9 points (.417 FG%, .754 FT%), 5.9 assists, 5.5 rebounds, 1.65 steals and 39.5 minutes…missed three games (Jan. 20-24) with a sprained right ankle…was named the NBA Rookie of the Year becoming the youngest player to receive the award…was a unanimous All-Rookie First Team selection…was the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month all six months of the season…ranked among the NBA leaders in minutes per game (10th), scoring average (13th), assists per game (13th) and steals per game (13th)…topped all rookies in steals and minutes and ranked among the leaders in scoring average (2nd), double-doubles (3rd), blocks per game (5th), rebounds average (6th) and field goal percentage (10th)…led the Cavs in minutes, points, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, assists and steals…topped the Cavs in scoring 39 times, in assists 41 times, in steals on 37 occasions, in blocks seven times and in rebounds in six games…scored in double figures on 73 occasions, including 40 games with at least 20 points, 13 games with 30-or-more points and one 40-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds on seven occasions and handed out double-figure assists six times…posted 12 double-doubles…made his NBA debut at Sacramento on Oct. 29 and totaled 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds and four steals in 42 minutes…started for the Rookie Team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles…Season Highs: 41 points (vs. New Jersey, Mar. 27), 16 rebounds (vs. Memphis, Nov. 29), 13 assists (vs. New Jersey, Mar. 27), six steals (vs. New Orleans, Dec. 23), five blocks (twice) and 55 minutes (vs. Memphis, Nov. 29).

    NBA PLAYOFFS:

    2011: Started all 21 games for the HEAT and averaged 23.7 points (.466 FG%, .763 FT%), 8.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.67 steals, 1.19 blocks and 43.9 minutes…led Miami in minutes played, three-point field goals attempted, defensive rebounds, assists and steals and tied for the team lead in field goals attempted and dunks…topped Miami in scoring and rebounds eight times each, in minutes 18 times, in assists on 13 occasions and in blocks in six games…scored in double figures on 20 occasions, including 15 games with at least 20 points and five 30-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds on seven occasions and handed out double-figure assists twice…posted eight double-doubles and one triple-double…averaged 24.2 points (.469 FG%, .820 FT%), 10.6 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 42.2 minutes in Miami's Opening Round series vs. Philadelphia and led the team in points, free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds, assists and minutes…averaged 28.0 points (.472 FG%, .667 FT), 8.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.80 steals, 1.80 blocks and 44.6 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals series vs. Boston…led Miami in field goals attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted and minutes vs. Boston and tied for the team lead in field goals made and blocks…averaged 25.8 points (.447 FG%, .864 FT%), 7.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 2.40 steals, 1.80 blocks and 45.2 minutes in the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Chicago…led Miami in points, field goals attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive and total rebounds, assists, steals and minutes in the conference finals and tied for the lead in field goals made…averaged 17.8 points (.478 FG%, .600 FT%), 7.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.67 steals and 43.7 minutes in the NBA Finals vs. Dallas…led Miami in defensive rebounds, assists, steals and minutes in the Finals…recorded the first triple-double in HEAT postseason history with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Game 5 at Dallas on June 9…2010: Started all 11 games for the Cavs and averaged 29.1 points (.502 FG%, .733 FT%), 9.3 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.82 blocks, 1.73 steals and 41.8 minutes…led Cleveland in points, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes…scored in double figures in all 11 contests, including nine games with at least 20 points, five games with 30-or-more points and one 40-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times and handed out double-figure assists twice…recorded four double-doubles and two triple-doubles…averaged 31.8 points (.567 FG%, .720 FT%), 9.2 rebounds, 8.2 assists, 2.40 blocks, 1.20 steals and 40.8 minutes in Cleveland's Opening Round series vs. Chicago…averaged 26.8 points (.447 FG%, .743 FT%), 9.3 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 2.17 steals, 1.33 blocks and 42.3 minutes in the Cavs' six-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. Boston…2009: Started all 14 games for Cleveland and averaged 35.3 points (.510 FG%, .749 FT%), 9.1 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.64 steals and 41.4 minutes…led the NBA in scoring average…led the Cavs in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, field goal percentage, free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds, assists and steals…scored at least 25 points in all 14 games, including nine games with at least 30 points and four 40-point performances…grabbed double-figure rebounds seven times, including a postseason career-high four consecutive games (Apr. 21-May 5)…handed out double-figure assists once…posted seven double-doubles and one triple-double…averaged 32.0 points (.506 FG%, .797 FT%), 11.3 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.50 steals and 40.8 minutes in Cleveland's Opening Round sweep of Detroit…his 11.3 rebounds per game average vs. Detroit is his high for a postseason series…averaged 33.8 points (.556 FG%, .696 FT%), 8.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.50 steals and 37.8 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinals sweep of Atlanta…averaged 38.5 points (.487 FG%, .745 FT%), 8.3 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 1.17 steals and 44.3 minutes in the six-game Eastern Conference Finals series against the Magic …the 38.5 points per game scoring average vs. Orlando is his personal high in a playoff series…scored a Cavs playoff franchise-record 49 points vs. Orlando in Game 1 on May 20…made the game-winning buzzer-beating shot in Game 2 vs. Orlando on May 22…recorded his lone triple-double of the 2009 postseason with 37 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists in Game 5 vs. Orlando on May 28 becoming the first player to record at least each of those numbers in a postseason game since Oscar Robertson on Mar. 21, 1963…2008: Started all 13 games for Cleveland and averaged 28.2 points (.411 FG%, .731 FT%), 7.8 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.77 steals, 1.31 blocks and 42.5 minutes…led the Cavs in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goal attempts, free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes…scored in double figures in all 13 games, including 12 games with at least 20 points, seven games with 30-or-more points and one 40-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds on four occasions and handed out double-figure assists three times…posted six double-doubles and one triple-double…averaged 29.8 points (.483 FG%, .701 FT%), 9.5 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 1.33 steals, 1.33 blocks and 41.3 minutes in the Opening Round series vs. Washington…averaged 26.7 points (.355 FG%, .756 FT%), 7.6 assists, 6.4 rebounds, 2.14 steals 1.29 blocks and 43.4 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. Boston…scored 45 points in Game 7 at Boston on May 18, the fourth highest individual point total scored in a Game 7 in NBA playoff history…2007: Started all 20 games for the Cavs and averaged 25.1 points (.416 FG%, .755 FT%), 8.1 rebounds, 8.0 assists, 1.70 steals and 44.7 minutes…led the Cavs in points, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goal attempts, free throws made and attempted, defensive rebounds, assists, steals and minutes…scored in double figures in all 20 games, including 16 games with at least 20 points, six games with 30-or-more points and one 40-point performance…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times and handed out double-figure assists on four occasions…set a franchise record for double-doubles in a playoff season with eight…averaged 27.8 points (.425 FG%, .813 FT%), 8.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.75 steals and 45.5 minutes in Cleveland's Opening Round sweep of Washington…averaged 24.7 points (.423 FG%, 754 FT%), 8.5 assists, 7.3 rebounds, 1.17 steals and 44.0 minutes in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. New Jersey…averaged 25.7 points (.449 FG%, .741 FT%), 9.2 rebounds, 8.5 assists, 2.67 steals and 46.2 minutes in the Eastern Conference Finals series vs. Detroit…scored a then franchise-record 48 points on 18-33 shooting in Game 5 at Detroit on May 31…scored 29 of Cleveland's final 30 points in Game 5, including each of their last 25 points overall…averaged 22.0 points (.356 FG%, .690 FT%), 7.0 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.00 steals and 42.5 minutes in the NBA Finals series vs. San Antonio…2006: Started all 13 postseason games for the Cavs and averaged 30.8 points (.476 FG%, .737 FT%), 8.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.38 steals and 46.5 minutes…led the Cavs in scoring, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds, assists and minutes…scored at least 20 points in all 13 games, including eight games with 30-or-more points and a pair of 40-point efforts…grabbed double-figure rebounds four times and handed out double-figure assists twice…posted four double-doubles and a pair of triple-doubles…averaged 35.7 points (.510 FG%, .746 FT%), 7.5 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.33 steals and 47.2 minutes in Cleveland's Opening Round series vs. Washington…his scoring average against the Wizards was the third highest in NBA history for a player in his debut series trailing only Wilt Chamberlain (38.7 ppg in 1960) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38.2 ppg in 1970)…recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in Game 1 vs. Washington on Apr. 22 to become only the third player in NBA history to record a triple-double in his postseason debut joining Johnny McCarthy and Magic Johnson…became the first player in NBA history to score over 40 points in his first road playoff game with 41 points in Game 3 at Washington on Apr. 28… averaged 26.6 points (.442 FG%, .727 FT%), 8.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.43 steals and 46.0 minutes in Cleveland's seven-game Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. Detroit.

    OLYMPICS:

    2008: Started all eight games for the USA Basketball Senior National Team which won the gold medal in Beijing, China…averaged 15.5 points (.602 FG%, .458 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.38 steals, 1.00 blocks and 24.8 minutes…led the team in minutes played, field goals made and blocks…topped the team in scoring once and rebounds twice…2004: Was a member of the bronze-medal winning USA Basketball Senior National Team…came off the bench in all eight games and averaged 5.4 points (.594 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.6 assists and 1.0 rebounds…became the youngest professional player ever named to be a member of the U.S. Senior National Team.

    HONORS:

    2010-11: Earned First Team All-NBA honors…was an NBA All-Defensive First Team selection…was a starter for the Eastern Conference at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles…was a five-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Dec. 26, Jan. 9, Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Mar. 20) and a three-time Player of the Month (December, January and April)…led the NBA in field goals made and triple-doubles…2009-10: Received the NBA MVP Award…earned First Team All-NBA honors…was an NBA All-Defensive First Team selection…started for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game in Dallas…was a four-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month (November, December, January and February)…was a six-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and Feb. 28)…led the NBA in triple-doubles…2008-09: Captured the NBA MVP Award…was All-NBA First Team…was an NBA All-Defensive First Team selection…started for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix…was a four-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month (November, January, March and April)…was named the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week an NBA-record seven times (weeks ending Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Dec. 28, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Mar. 15 and Mar. 22)…led the NBA in free throws made and triple-doubles…2007-08: Was named to the 2008 USA Basketball Senior National Team which won the gold medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China…earned First Team All-NBA honors…was a starter for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans and captured MVP honors…was a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month (January and February)…was a three-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 25, Jan. 6, Feb. 24)…received the NBA's Community Assist Award for June 2008…led the NBA in scoring average and field goals made…2006-07: Was an All-NBA Second Team selection…was a starter for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas…was the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for March…was a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 19 and Mar. 11)…2005-06: Was an All-NBA First Team selection…was a starter for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game in Houston and captured the MVP Award…was a two-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month (November and March)…was a five-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 20, Jan. 29, Mar. 19, Mar. 26 and Apr. 2)…received the NBA's Community Assist Award for June 2006…2004-05: Was a Second Team All-NBA selection…was a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the NBA All-Star Game and a starter for the Sophomore Team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Denver…captured NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors twice (November and January)…was a three-time Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 14, Nov. 28 and Jan. 23)…led the NBA in field goals made, minutes and minutes per game…2003-04: Was named to the 2004 USA Basketball Senior National Team which won the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece…was a recipient of the NBA's Community Assist Award for August 2004 with his USA Basketball Olympic teammates…was the NBA Rookie of the Year and a unanimous All-Rookie First Team selection…was the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month all six months of the season…started for the Rookie Team in the Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend.

    PERSONAL:

    Full name is LeBron Raymone James…is the son of Gloria James…has two sons (LeBron James Jr. and Bryce Maximus James)…has his own website (www.lebronjames.com)...launched the LeBron James Family Foundation in 2004 with a mission of empowering children and single-parent households…among the Foundation's most important national programs is the Playground Build Initiative, which began in 2008 during All-Star activities in New Orleans, and has built a playground at the St. Bernard Recreation Center in New Orleans in 2008, at the Robson Boys and Girls Club in Phoenix in 2009 and at the Oak Cliff Boys and Girls Club in Dallas in 2010…from 2005-10 the Foundation hosted his annual "King for Kids Bike-a-thon" and in 2011 hosted his inaugural Wheels for Education in his hometown of Akron benefitting the Akron Area YMCA and Akron Urban League…also hosts an annual King's Academy basketball camp each summer…is a big supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America…along with teammates Chris Bosh and Mike Miller, is a member of Hoop Heroes, a unique initiative that brings together NBA players and corporate sponsors to support the children served by After-School All-Stars, a national organization that provides comprehensive programming to middle school students in 13 cities across the country…in collaboration with Nike, he has raised money to refurbish basketball courts in downtown Akron and Beijing, China…aided Hurricane Katrina efforts by personally shopping for and distributing three truckloads of supplies to shelters in the region…also hosted a Katrina family during the 2006 NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston…has endorsement partnerships with Nike, State Farm, Upper Deck and Coca-Cola…in September 2008, More Than a Game, executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, finishing up as runner-up to the eventual Academy Award winner Slum Dog Millionaire…released in October 2009, the film chronicles LeBron and his teammates at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and their seven-year journey which culminated with a national high school championship…co-authored the book Shooting Stars with Buzz Bissenger which was released in 2009 and chronicled the St. Vincent-St. Mary High School team that overcame adversity to fulfill their dream…hosted Saturday Night Live on Sept. 29, 2007 and co-hosted the 15th Annual ESPY Awards on July 11, 2007…grew up idolizing Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and is a fan of the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys…wore number 23 in high school and the first seven years of his NBA career as a tribute to Jordan…led St. Vincent-St. Mary High School to three state championships and was named the consensus 2003 National High School Player of the Year…was named PARADE magazine's High School Boys Player of the Year as both a junior and senior to become the first repeat winner…won Ohio's Mr. Basketball Award his final three seasons, becoming the first sophomore to earn the honor…also played football in high school through his junior year before giving it up to concentrate on basketball…was named First Team All-State as a wide receiver his sophomore year…wears size 16 sneakers.

    REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:
    MINS: 55, vs. Memphis (11-29-03)
    FGM: 19, three times (last: vs. San Antonio, 2-13-06)
    FGA: 36, at Toronto (3-20-05)
    3-PT FGM: 8, at Milwaukee (2-20-09)
    3-PT FGA: 13, three times (last: at New York, 3-5-08)
    FTM: 24, at Miami (3-12-06)
    FTA: 28, at Miami (3-12-06)
    OR: 6, at Phoenix (3-12-09)
    DR: 17, vs. New York (4-14-05)
    TOT: 19, vs. Charlotte (1-11-08)
    AST: 15, three times (last: vs. Denver, 2-18-10)
    STL: 7, at Memphis (12-13-04)
    TO: 10, at New Orleans (3-28-05)
    BLK: 5, two times (last: vs. Chicago, 3-16-04)
    PTS: 56, at Toronto (3-20-05)

    POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHS:

    MINS: 53:00, at Washington (5-5-06)
    FGM: 20, vs. Orlando (5-20-09)
    FGA: 33, at Detroit (5-31-07)
    3-PT FGM: 7, at Washington (4-30-06)
    3-PT FGA: 12, at Washington (4-30-06)
    FTM: 18, at Orlando (5-24-09)
    FTA: 24, at Orlando (5-24-09)
    OR: 5, vs. Washington (5-3-06)
    DR: 16, at Boston (5-13-10)
    TOT: 19, at Boston (5-13-10)
    AST: 13, two times (last: vs. Boston, 5-12-08)
    STL: 4, six times (last: vs. Dallas, 6-2-11)
    TO: 10, two times (last: at Boston, 5-6-08)
    BLK: 5, at Boston (5-7-11)
    PTS: 49, vs. Orlando (5-20-09)