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Los Angeles Lakers | #23 | Forward

LeBron

James

PPG

25.0

RPG

7.7

APG

7.8

PIE

19.1

6'9" | 250lb | 36 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Four-time NBA Champion (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020) … Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) … Four-time NBA Finals MVP (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020) … NBA Rookie of the Year (2003) and unanimous All-Rookie First Team selection … Helped lead the United States to gold medals at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics and to a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics … 15-time All-NBA honoree (First Team in 2006, 2008-18; Second Team in 2005 and 2007; Third Team in 2019) … Has been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Team six times (First Team in 2009-13; Second Team in 2014) … Signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 9, 2018 … became the first pair of teammates (alongside Anthony Davis) in NBA history to average 25 points while shooting 50 percent from the field in a single postseason (min. 6 games), and the fourth to do so in the Finals (S. O’Neal/K. Bryant, 2002; S. O’Neal/P. Hardaway, 1995; J. Erving/A. Toney, 1982) … joined Robert Horry, John Salley and Danny Green as the only players to win an NBA Championship with three franchises … surpassed Derek Fisher for first on the NBA’s all-time lists for postseason wins (172) and career playoff appearances (260) … became the first player to win Finals MVP with three different franchises, the second to win four Finals MVP awards and four regular season MVP awards (joining M. Jordan), and the fourth to win four championships and four regular season MVP awards (joining K. Abdul-Jabbar, Jordan and B. Russell) … Named a starter for the NBA All-Star Game in each of the last 15 seasons (2005-2019), averaging 24.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 29.4 minutes … Earned All-Star Game MVP honors in 2006, 2008 and 2018 … Has been selected Eastern Conference Player of the Month 38 times and has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week 61 times … Captured the 2007-08 NBA scoring title … Two-time Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2012 and 2016) … USA Basketball 2012 Male Athlete of the Year … J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award winner (2016) … Has appeared in 1,198 NBA games (1,197 starts) for the Lakers, Cavaliers and Heat … Owns career averages of 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 38.6 minutes, while shooting 50.4 percent from the field, 34.3 percent from three-point range and 73.6 percent from the free throw line … Ranks fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring average list (27.16), fifth in triple-doubles (81), fourth in points (32,543), fifth in field goals made (11,838), eighth in free throws made (7,140), 10th in assists (8,662), 16th in steals (1,937), 17th in minutes (46,235) and 19th in three-point field goals made (1,727) … Only player in NBA history to rank in the Top 10 in all-time points scored and assists … Also has the most assists among all frontcourt players in NBA history … Has scored in double figures in 1,190 games, including an NBA-record 928 consecutive times, a streak that began on January 6, 2007 … Has scored 20+ points in 993 games, 30+ in 445 games, 40+ 64 times, 50+ in 12 games and one 60-point game … Owns 81 career triple-doubles and 443 career double-doubles … Has averaged at least 25.0 points in an NBA-record 15 consecutive seasons (2004-2019) … Is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ all-time leader in games (849), minutes (33,130), field goals made (8,369), three-point field goals made (1,251), free throws made (5,130), defensive rebounds (5,156), total rebounds (6,190), assists (6,228), steals (1,376) and points (23,119) … Has missed just 98 games through 16 professional seasons … Playoffs: Has appeared in 239 playoff games (239 starts) for the Cavaliers and Heat, averaging 28.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks in 42.0 minutes while shooting 49.1 percent from the field, 33.2 percent from three-point range and 74.3 percent from the free throw line … Ranks first on the NBA’s all-time postseason scoring list (6,911), first in minutes (10,049), first in field goals made (2,457), first in free throws made (1,627), first in steals (419), second in triple-doubles (23), third in three-point field goals made (370), third in assists (1,687), fourth in scoring average (28.92), fourth in games (239), sixth in rebounds (2,122), sixth in double-doubles (112) and 15th in blocks (232) … Tallied 23 triple-doubles and 112 double-doubles … Scored in double figures in 237 games, including an NBA playoff-record 214 games with 20+ points, an NBA playoff-record 110 games with 30+ points, 27 games with 40+ and one 50-point game … Has played in eight consecutive NBA Finals (2011-2018) … Has posted an all-time series record of 13-0 in the First Round … Career Transactions: Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft … Acquired by the Miami Heat in exchange for a 2011 second round draft pick, a 2012 second round draft pick, a 2013 first round draft pick and a 2016 first round draft pick on July 10, 2010 … Signed as a free agent with the Cavaliers on July 12, 2014 … Re-signed with the Cavaliers on July 20, 2015 … Re-signed with the Cavaliers on August 12, 2016

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is LeBron Raymone James … Son of Gloria James … Married his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson on Sept. 14, 2013 … Has two sons (LeBron James Jr. and Bryce Maximus James) and one daughter (Zhuri Nova James) … Launched the LeBron James Family Foundation in 2004 with a mission to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives … Received the NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award in January 2017, which is presented to individuals in sports for their high achievement in athletics and contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights and community involvement … Is very active in Hollywood and has executively produced shows or sitcoms on networks such as HBO, Starz, CNBC and NBC … In 2015, he played himself in the Judd Apatow film Trainwreck … His production company, SpringHill Entertainment, was named after the public housing complex where James grew up in Akron, Ohio … James’ digital video company, Uninterrupted, is hosted on Bleacher Report and is used by several other athletes … Elected as vice president of the National Basketball Players Association on Feb. 13, 2015 … In July 2018, in partnership with the Akron Public Schools, opened the I Promise School, a public elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, that is aimed at providing a quality education and other resources to at-risk children … In 2011, the LeBron James Family Foundation launched its pillar program, “Wheels for Education”, with its mission to improve graduation rates in Akron, this groundbreaking initiative targets third graders and provides them with the programs, support and mentors they need for success in school … Through his Foundation, he also delivered on his promise to his high school alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary, to rebuild the gymnasium and outfit all student-athletes with brand new Nike uniforms ... In 2012, he pledged $1 million to renovate his old stomping grounds at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School as the completion of The LeBron James Arena had its ceremonial grand opening on December 14, 2013 … He and his Foundation also work regularly with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, renovating a local Boys and Girls Club in every All-Star host city each year, an initiative that began in 2008 in New Orleans and continues today … 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 Slumdog 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 Bissinger 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 No. 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