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Los Angeles Lakers | #6 | Forward











6'9" | 250lb | 36 years

Player Bio

LeBron Raymone James Sr. was born in Akron, Ohio, on Dec. 30, 1984, to Gloria Marie James. He led St. Vincent-St. Mary High School to three state championships and was named the 2003 National High School Player of the Year. James also played football in high school through his junior year but gave up the sport to concentrate on basketball. He launched the LeBron James Family Foundation (https://www.lebronjamesfamilyfoundation.org/) in 2004 with a mission to positively affect the lives of children and young adults "by providing them with the programs, support and mentors they need for success in school and beyond." In July 2018, in partnership with the Akron Public Schools, he opened the I Promise School, a public elementary school in his hometown of Akron, that is aimed at providing a quality education and other resources to at-risk children. He and his Foundation also work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to renovate a local Boys and Girls Club in every All-Star host city each year. In January 2017, James received the NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award for his high achievement in athletics and contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights and community involvement. He owns a production company, SpringHill Entertainment, that is named after the public housing complex where James grew up. James was elected vice president of the National Basketball Players Association on Feb. 13, 2015. He has co-authored a book titled Shooting Stars that tells the story of the St. Vincent-St. Mary High School team that overcame adversity to fulfill its dream. James hosted Saturday Night Live on Sept. 29, 2007, and co-hosted the 15th Annual ESPY Awards on July 11, 2007. Learn more by following James on Instagram (@kingjames) and on Twitter (@KingJames).