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LeBron James: From Akron to NBA Stardom

LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984. He is the son of Gloria James, who had him when she was just 16 and raised him in a single parent family. James played high school basketball at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School in Akron, graduated in 2003. He decided to skip college and enter the 2003 NBA draft. James was drafted number one overall by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 2022, James reached the Finals a total of five times with the Cavaliers and won a title in two separate stints with the team. He also won two titles with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013, and one with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020.

Off the field, LeBron James is a businessman. He invested in Blaze Pizza when it was a small business. He also started the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio in 2018 to give underprivileged children in his hometown a chance to get a good education for free.

James has acted in several films, including “Space Jam 2: A New Legacy”, “More Than a Game”, and “Trainwreck”.


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