You must have heard about the famous NBA player LEBRON JAMES. If you don’t know him, you can easily read about Lebron James’ net worth and biography below.
Lebron who is an NBA player whose full name is Lebron Raymone James is an NBA player who was born in Akron, Ohio in the year 1984, 30th December. He was born to Gloria Marie James and Anthony McClelland. Lebron who became a superstar loved basketball at a tender age, he was not raised by his family but was sent to go stay with Frank Walker family who introduced him to basketball when he was nine years old.
Lebron James Net Worth 2020 And Biography
- Full Name: Lebron Raymone James
- Date Of Birth: December 30th, 1984
- Country Of Origin: United States
- Lebron James Net Worth: $440 Million
- Sport: Basket Ball
Lebron who was born to a dysfunctional family, his mother gave birth to him when she was 16 years of age, while the father who has a criminal record was not able to stay with them, due to financial challenges. They always moved on from one apartment to the other while his mum struggled to find a stable job so they can survive. During this time, Gloria; Lebron’s mom was not happy with the change of environment which affected her son mentally and educationally. During that period she had to move him into a more friendly and family environment. Lebron started staying with the Walker, as at then Frank Walker was a youth football coach, he then introduced him to Basketball.
At fifth grade, Lebron James started playing for the Amateur Athletic Union for the North East Shooting Stars. James and his friend played basketball and they formed a team with which they call themselves “The FAB FOUR”.
The four of them attended high school together, they all attended the St. Vincent-St Mary High School.
As a freshman James was doing well in school, he averaged 21 points and 6 rebounds per game, they broke a record as the only undefeated team in the game. Moving forward, at the Sophomore year he averaged 25.2 points and was having 7.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.8 steals per game. Named their team as the Fighting Irish, they finished this time at 26-1 still making it the only undefeated team.
At St Vincent- St Mary played their basketball game at the University of Akron’s arena, because of the large capacity it can hold.
Lots of basketball lovers, bought tickets just to watch James play, he was like something else on the field, playing like a professional even at the Sophomore stage in the high school. James was an outstanding player and this earned him the Ohio Mr. Basketball, he was also selected to appear at the USA TODAY and he became the first Sophomore to do that.
Being at a young age, James gained so much influence and prestige, he was rated as highly skilled. He appeared in the SLAM MAGAZINES and he was lauded as the best school basketball player at that time. He also appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated which he had average points of 29, 8.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 3.3 steals per game.
He was given many awards due to his performances as he was named Ohio Mr. Basketball, Male Gatorade Basketball player which he became the first junior to be in that category and was also selected as the USA Today All USA team. Although that year his school finished with a little set back at 23-4 points record in the Division II Championship game. These issues made James had a change of heart and he was willing to switch to the NBA. This carried lots of attention in the media and he needed to meet the requirements which were at least a high school diploma, because of stress he had to start using marijuana to cope with everything which includes the media attention.
Lebron James had a very good year in high school and he broke into fame at his senior year. During his senior-level James played alongside the Fighting Irish and won lots of awards, he played against Oak Hill Academy and this game had an opportunity to be shown on ESPN2. At this rate of success St Vincent- St Mary games to subscribe to Pay per view throughout the season.
During that year he averaged 31.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 3.4 steals per game. James was named Ohio Mr. Basketball for the 3rd time, USA Today and Gatorade National Player Of the year for the 2nd time. He participated in a three-year high school basketball game which made him eligible for the NBA Draft.
The EA sports ball round classic, the Jordan Capital Classic and the McDonalds All American game but this made him lose his NCAA (National College Athletic Association) certificate.
Apart from Basketball James also played football for a period of time, he played wide Receiver which made some Division I programs to recruit him like the Notre Dame. During his senior year, he did not play football because of a wrist injury in which he sustained, but everyone said he was a good football player and he would have been able to play in the National League.
James had grown far and wide during his senior year, he was a centerpiece of so many controversies. On his 18th birthday, he received a Hummer H2 from his mother as a gift, but the car was secured on a loan, his mother utilized his NBA future to get this car. Accepting this car as a gift James had broken the rules and regulations. This made the Ohio high school investigate on the issue. Rules and regulations stated that no amateur may receive any gift worth over $100 for his/her athletic performance. After much consideration from the school, he was pardoned because the gift came from a family member, not from an agent.
That same season James committed an offense which led them to strip him of his high school sports eligibility. He posed for pictures at an urban clothing store with throwback jerseys worth $845. He later appealed and his penalty was dropped to a two-game suspension. James was a highly skilled player which led to his team to lose one of their games which was their official loss that season. After his suspension the first game he played he scored a career-high 52 points which made St Vincent- St Mary to win the Division II Championship making their third division title in four years.
The year 2003-2004 James played for the Cleveland Cavaliers as the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft. During his debut performance, he set a record by scoring 25 points against the Sacramento Kings. At the end of the season, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year, finishing with averages of 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game. James became the first Cavalier to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game as a rookie. It was a good season for the Cavalier as they ended up well.
In the year 2004, James earned his NBA All-Star Game selection which he contributed 13 points, 6 assists and 8 rebounds for the Eastern Conference. James was said to be a great player by a different coach, at the age of 20, he was like a professional on the field. He scored 56 points against the Toronto Raptors, he made good points like 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 2.2 steals per game. Despite a good startup record, the Cavaliers did not end up with a good result.
The year 2006 James led the East to victory with 29 points and was named NBA All-star game most valuable player. He averaged the season with 31.4 points, 7 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game. He finished second in Overall NBA most valuable player. The year 2004 was a good year for the Cavalier because they qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 1998.
The year 2006 to 2007 James averaged declined to 27.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Some said it was a lack of effort and focus. Even with that, the Cavaliers finished the season with 50 wins for the second time which enable them to enter the playoff.
James was able to achieve 48 points with 9 rebounds and 7 assists in which he scored 29 of Cleveland 30 points, the commentators said the game was called the best performance in the postseason history. This performance was ranked the fourth greatest in the NBA playoff history in 2012 by the ESPN.
James became a free agent on 1st July 2010, this made many teams be able to contact him which includes the Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and a lot of others. After much deliberation and consideration, July 8th he announced that he would sign with the Miami Heat, this news was broadcast live on ESPN. The telecast which was broadcast was able to raise $2.5 million for charity with an additional $3.5 million which was donated to other charity.
Leaving the Cavaliers, James was the media center of attraction, as many of his fans became angry with him even celebrities like Michael Jordan and others. The president of the Cavaliers published an open letter denouncing James’ statement, but even with that lots of people were disappointed with his decision, they said he was not man enough to take his team to victory. Many fans burned jerseys with his name attached to it, later on, it was revealed that James moving to the Miami Heat, has been a decision which was planned with two of his other teammates since 2006. This sparked lots of rumors and many allegations against him.
He was officially signed to the heat as a free agent on July 10th, James which was received with a welcome party received negative comments from the public, still, that would not change his mind. James and his teammates became a villain to the public eye in which made them struggle in 17 of their games, he played with anger on the field which made him not to perform to his very best of his ability. December 2nd was when he faced the Cavaliers for the first time since leaving as a free agent, the game was intense as he was booed anytime his hands touched the ball but that did not make him lose the game as he scored 38 points and led the Miami Heat to a win.
Miami Heat played well for that season and came out in a second place with James averaging 26.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 7 assists per game on 51 percent shooting. During their final game, James played but lost to the Dallas Mavericks in which everyone says was his fault as his average points where dropped. His Finals scoring average of 17.8 points per game signified an 8.9-point drop from the regular season, the largest point drop-off in league history.
From the year 2011, James was humbled by the heat loss and instead of seeing himself as a villain he saw himself as someone who should work hard to regain his skills and ability in which he did, he performed absolutely well after giving himself intense training. Miami Heat began the year with a franchise-best record of 18-6 which made James named the Most Valuable Player for the third time.
February 2012 – 2013 James averaged 29.7 points and 7.8 assists per game while setting multiple shooting efficiency records. Miami Heat finished that year with a good record, they had a 27 winning streak and James performance was rated as exceptionally wonderful for like a month and he was named the Most Valuable Player for the fourth time. James played for Miami till 2014, which was his final season, Throughout the year, he was one of the few staples for a Heat roster that used 20 different starting lineups due to injuries. June 25th he broke the contract with the Miami Heat and moved back to the Cavaliers, which was well received, his absence left the team in a disorganized order and he had to break the curse to push them forward.
James missed two weeks due to left knee and lower back strains, which represented the longest stretch of missed games in his career. After some time James opted out and moved to the Los Angeles Lakers from then he moved to the National team in which he did exceptionally well.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
LeBron James got married to his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson, he proposed to her December 31st on his 27th birthday, she accepted and then got married. Giving birth to three kids, he bought a $9 million three-story mansion in Coconut groove. He also bought a $21 million square foot East Coast style mansion in Brentwood Los Angeles.
LEBRON JAMES NETWORTH ($440 Million)
LeBron James Networth according to Forbes list is $440 million dollars. He has lots of landed properties, Endorsements deals, and signings. Although much information has not been provided online if he has other business outside playing Basketball.
LeBron James has been tagged one of the best basketball players till date. He has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most influential basketball players with lots of achievements, awards and many considered him as a positive influence to young ones and to the society.