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LeBron James Position Small forward Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Weight 250 lb (113.4 kg) Team Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey #23 Born December 30, 1984 (1984-12-30) (age 23) Akron, Ohio, USA Nationality United States High school St. Vincent - St. Mary Akron, Ohio, USA Draft 1st overall, 2003 Cleveland Cavaliers Pro career 2003–present Awards 2003 Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2004 Rookie of the Year 2004 Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award 2005 All-NBA Second Team 2006 NBA All-Star Game MVP 2006 All-NBA First Team 2007 All-NBA Second Team 2008 NBA All-Star Game MVP 2008 All-NBA First Team 2008 NBA Scoring Champion LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). James, commonly nicknamed "King James,""LBJ" and sometimes referred to as "The L-Train" by Austin Carr, was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA star while still in high school at St. Vincent - St. Mary High School, and was named Ohio's "Mr. Basketball" three times. At the age of 18, he was selected with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers and signed an unprecedented US$90 million shoe contract with Nike before his NBA debut. He has since set numerous youngest player records. During his first season, he received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and in the following four seasons received All-NBA and All-Star honors. He has led the Cavaliers to consecutive playoff appearances in 2006, 2007, and 2008; in 2007, the team advanced to the Conference Finals for the first time since 1992 and the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. James is listed as a small forward, but often handles the ball and runs the Cavalier's offense as a point guard would. James was a member of the United States men's national basketball team that won the bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics and is currently on the 2008 men's USA Olympic team. He finished second in the league Most Valuable Player balloting in 2006. Contents 1 High school 1.1 Freshman year 1.2 Sophomore year 1.3 Junior year 1.4 Senior year 2 NBA career 2.1 2003–04 season 2.2 2004–05 season 2.3 2005–06 season 2.4 2006–07 season 2.5 2007–08 season 3 United States national team 4 Player profile 5 Personal life 6 NBA career statistics 6.1 Regular season 6.2 Playoffs 7 Awards and honors 8 References 9 External links High school Freshman year James attended St. Vincent - St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio; he was named the starting small forward for the Fighting Irish. He averaged 21 points and 6.2 rebounds, and led the team to a 27–0 record. . en route to the Division III state title. Keith Dambrot, now Head Coach at University of Akron, was the head coach at St. Vincent St. Mary. Coach Dambrot started working with James doing $1 clinics at a local recreation center. Sophomore year In his sophomore year, James averaged 25.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.8 steals. He led the team to a 26–1 record and a Division III state title for the second straight season. He was the first sophomore to be named Ohio's "Mr. Basketball" and also became the first sophomore player ever selected to the USA Today All-USA First Team.
 As Lebron James was an avid football player, James was also named First-Team All-State as a wide receiver. James accumulated more than 700 yards and was highly recruited by college scouts Junior year In James' junior year his stats improved again. He averaged 29.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 3.3 steals and was again named Mr. Basketball of Ohio. He also earned a spot on the All-USA First Team, and was named the 2001–02 boy's basketball Gatorade National Player of the Year. It was at this time that his nickname "King James" would become a household staple in Ohio. Dubbed "The Chosen One" by Sports Illustrated, James was the first high school basketball player on the cover since Kevin Garnett.James appeared in SLAM Magazine, which began his nationwide exposure. However, the St. Vincent-St. Mary basketball team did not defend its state title when increased enrollment forced the team to move up to the more challenging Division II (Ohio high school basketball has four divisions based on annual enrollment figures) and lost to Cincinnati Roger Bacon High School. James attempted to declare for the NBA Draft after the season ended, petitioning for an adjustment to the NBA's draft eligibility rules which at the time required prospective players to have at least completed high school. The petition was unsuccessful, but it ensured him an unprecedented level of nation-wide attention as he entered his senior year and By then, James had already appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine. His popularity forced his team to move their practices from the school gym to the nearby James A. Rhodes Arena at the University of Akron. NBA stars such as Shaquille O'Neal attended the games, and a few of James' high school games were even televised nationally on ESPN2 and regionally on pay-per-view.
Although his mother feared a football injury could hurt his chances in the NBA, James played his junior year of football and had 52 receptions for more than 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns. James fractured the index finger on his left hand in the first game of the post season, but did not reveal the injury until after the state finals, where his team lost. Senior year Gloria James created a firestorm of controversy when a bank took her son's future earning power into consideration, resulting in an approval of a loan used to buy an $80,000 Hummer H2 for her son's 18th birthday. The event prompted an investigation by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). Under the OHSAA guidelines, no amateur may accept any gift valued over $100 as a reward for athletic performance. When James later accepted two throwback jerseys of Wes Unseld and Gale Sayers worth $845 from NEXT, an urban clothing store in Shaker Square, in exchange for his posing for pictures to be displayed on the store's walls, OHSAA stripped him of his eligibility. James appealed and a judge blocked the ruling, reducing the penalty to a two-game suspension and allowing him to play the remainder of the season. However, James's team was forced to forfeit one of their wins as a result. That forfeit loss was the team's only official loss that season. Despite the distractions, the Irish won a third state title, with James averaging 31.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 3.4 steals on the season. James was named to the All-USA First Team for an unprecedented third time, and was selected as Mr. Basketball of Ohio. He earned MVP honors at the McDonald's All-American Game, the EA Sports Roundball Classic, and the Jordan Capital Classic. Although it was a foregone conclusion, by participating in more than two high school all-star events, James officially lost his NCAA eligibility. James finished his high school career with 2,657 points, 892 rebounds and 523 assists. NBA career 2003–04 season James was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. Facing the Sacramento Kings in his first NBA game, James recorded 25 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, and 6 steals and shot 60% from the floor. After recording a season-high 41 points against the New Jersey Nets, James became the youngest player in league history to score at least 40 points in a game. He averaged 20.9 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game for the season, and was named 2003-04 NBA Rookie of the Year; becoming the first Cavalier and youngest NBA player to ever receive the award. He joined Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan as the only three players in NBA history to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game in their rookie season. The Cavaliers improved by 18 wins and concluded the regular season with a 35–47 record, but failed to make the playoffs. 2004–05 season James preparing to take a free throw against the Dallas Mavericks LeBron JamesIn the 2004–05 season, James was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game and recorded 13 points, 6 assists, and 8 rebounds, as the Eastern All-Stars defeated the Western All-Stars 125–115. During the season, James became the youngest player in league history to record a triple-double, score 50 points in a game, and make the All-NBA Team. He averaged 27.2 points, 7.2 assists, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game. However, the Cavaliers failed to reach the playoffs again and finished with a 42–40 regular season record.
 2005–06 season In the 2005–06 season, James was elected to his second straight All-Star Game appearance and led the Eastern All-Stars to a 122–120 victory, with 29 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. He became the youngest All-Star MVP at 21 years, 51 days. He was named NBA Player of the Week for an unprecedented three consecutive weeks and concluded the season with five honors. He scored 35 or more points in nine consecutive games and joined Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as the only players since 1970 to accomplish the feat. For the season, James averaged 31.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game, and became the youngest player in NBA history to average at least 30 points. He also became the fourth player in NBA history to average more than 30 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in a single season. The Cavaliers made the playoffs for the first time since 1998, and improved from a record of 17–65 in 2002–03 to 50–32 in 2005–06. Following the regular season, James was named as one of the top candidates for the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Although he finished second to Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns in MVP voting, he was awarded co-MVP honors with Nash by The Sporting News; an award given by the publication that is based on the voting of thirty NBA general managers. James made his playoff debut against the Washington Wizards. He recorded a triple-double with 32 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, as the Cavaliers defeated the Wizards 97–86. He joined Johnny McCarthy and Magic Johnson as the only players in NBA history to register a triple-double in their playoff debut. For the series, James averaged 35.7 points, as the Cavaliers defeated the Wizards in six games. In the process, however, James set a new record for turnovers in a 6-game series, with 34. In the second round of the playoffs, James and the Cavaliers lost in seven games to the defending Eastern Conference champion and divisional rival Detroit Pistons. James averaged 30.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 5.8 assists in the playoffs. At the end of the season, James negotiated a three year contract extension, with a player option for a fourth year. The contract is worth US$60 million and begins at the start of the 2007–08 season. Although it is for fewer years and less money than the maximum he could sign, it allows him the option of seeking a new contract worth more money as an unrestricted free agent following the 2010 season. 2006–07 season James was elected to his third consecutive All-Star game appearance during the 2006–07 season. He played a game high 32 minutes and finished with 28 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. In the regular season, the Cavaliers tied the previous season's record with 50 wins and clinched the second seed of the Eastern Conference on the last day of the season. For the season, James averaged 27.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. He joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to average 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for three consecutive years. In the first round of the 2007 NBA Playoffs, James led the Cavaliers to their first sweep in franchise history over the Washington Wizards in four games. It was also the first time the franchise had won consecutive road playoff games. For the series, James averaged 27.8 points, 7.5 assists, and 8.5 rebounds. In the second round of the playoffs, James led the Cavaliers to a 4–2 series victory over the New Jersey Nets. He averaged 25.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 8.6 assists in the series, as the Cavaliers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 15 years. In the Eastern Conference Finals, James led the Cavaliers from an 0–2 deficit against the Detroit Pistons to win the series in six games. His performance in Game 5 was especially memorable. James recorded a franchise-record 48 points on 54.5% field goal shooting, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. In addition, James scored 29 of Cleveland's last 30 points, including the team's final 25 points in a double-overtime victory. NBA analyst Marv Albert referred to James's performance as "one of the greatest moments in postseason history," while color commentator Steve Kerr called it "Jordan-esque." In the 2007 NBA Finals, James averaged 22.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.8 assists, as the Cavaliers were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in four games. For the postseason, James averaged 25.1 points, 8.0 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game. He set a franchise record for double-doubles in a playoff season with eight and became the first Cavalier and the first non-guard in NBA history to have at least seven assists in eight consecutive playoff games. 2007–08 season In the 2007–08 season, James continued his dominant play, earning his fourth consecutive All-Star Game appearance and once again positioning himself as one of the frontrunners for the NBA Most Valuable Player award. James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January 2008. He won the 2008 All-Star Game MVP with 27 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals as the Eastern Conference All-Stars defeated their Western counterparts, 134–128. On February 19, 2008, James recorded his fifth triple double of the 2007–08 season by putting up 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists against the Houston Rockets. Five triple doubles in a season ties his personal and team records for triple doubles in a season. It was the 15th triple double of his career, another Cavaliers' record. He is the third youngest player to post 15 triple doubles, behind Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson. He scored his 6th triple double of the season and 16th of his career against the Indiana Pacers the very next game. It was the second time this season that he had triple double in back-to-back games. The last player to accomplish that feat was Magic Johnson in 1988. James was named NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, February 18 through Sunday, February 24.
 It was the third time he has won the award this season and the 13th time he has won the award in his career. On February 27, 2008, against the Boston Celtics, James became the youngest person to score 10,000 points in his career at 23 years and 59 days, achieving the feat in style with a slam-dunk over 11-time All-Star Kevin Garnett, eclipsing the old mark by more than a year. James did so in 368 games, the ninth fastest in league history. On March 3, 2008 James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February 2008. It was the second straight month that he won the award. On March 5, 2008, James scored 50 points with 8 rebounds and 10 assists on the New York Knicks, becoming only the third player since the NBA-ABA merger to record a 50-point 10-assist game. On March 10, 2008, James notched his seventh triple double of the season against the Portland Trail Blazers. Seven triple doubles in a season broke his personal and team records for triple doubles in a season and 17 career triple doubles broke his team record as well. On March 12, 2008, James scored 42 points against the New Jersey Nets and surpassed Austin Carr for second all-time in Cavaliers points scored. On March 21, 2008, James scored 29 points against the Toronto Raptors, taking him past Brad Daugherty's all-time Cavaliers scoring record of 10,389 points. Daugherty achieved this record over the course of 548 games, while James took only 380 games to score 10,414 points.
All told, James had propelled Cleveland to a 45–37 record, good for second place in the Central Division and the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Prior to Cleveland's first-round series versus the Washington Wizards, Wizards guard Deshawn Stevenson said James was "overrated," prompting James to say that he would not return the insult, as that would be "almost like Jay-Z [responding to a negative comment] made by Soulja Boy." In response, Soulja Boy himself made an appearance at Game 3 of the series (played in Washington) in support of the Wizards, and his music was played over the PA system. James would later say that he meant no disrespect to Soulja Boy with his comment, and that his young son is a big fan of the rapper. Jay-Z responded by producing a freestyle version of the Too Short single "Blow the Whistle", named "Playoff", in which he "disses" Stevenson and Soulja Boy on James' behalf.. The Cavaliers would go on and win the series in 6 games (4–2), setting up a meeting with the Boston Celtics. The series was decided by the seventh game in Boston. James and opponent Paul Pierce each scored 40+ points, but the Cavaliers could not get a victory, thus losing the series (4–3). United States national team James goes up for shot against China's Yao Ming Sunday, August 10, 2008, during action in the Group B men's Olympic basketball game between the U.S. and China, at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.Olympic medal record Competitor for United States Men's Basketball Bronze 2004 Athens USA World Championships Bronze 2006 Japan USA FIBA Americas Championship Gold 2007 Las Vegas USA After his rookie season, James played on the 2004 U.S. Olympic basketball team in Athens, where the United States won the bronze medal in men's basketball. It was the first time a U.S. Olympic team with NBA players failed to win the gold medal. Limited to 14.6 minutes per game, James averaged just 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. James also competed in the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan and averaged 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. However, the team finished with an 8–1 record, and was again awarded the bronze medal. James was named as one of three captains for the U.S. men's basketball national team from 2006–2008, alongside Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade. After failing to win the 2006 World Championships, the team competed at the 2007 Tournament of Americas Olympic qualifiers to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. During the gold medal game against Argentina, James recorded 31 points, the most by an American in an Olympic qualifier, as the United States captured gold medal honors. He averaged 18.1 points (on tournament-high field-goal percentage (76%) and three-point percentage (62.2%)), 4.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 22.2 minutes per game. Currently, James is competing in the Beijing 2008 Olympics. The United States Team has qualified for the quarterfinals against Australia in an elimination round. Player profile James has established himself as a legitimate triple-double threat and has averaged 27.3 points, 6.6 assists and 6.9 rebounds per game for his career. As of the 2007–08 season, he has recorded 17 triple-doubles in his career, with 14 in the regular season and 3 in the postseason. On offense, James utilizes his quickness, size, and strength to get past defenders. James is known for his exceptional upper body strength. When penetrating to the basket, James exhibits superb body control, adjusting his shot in mid-air according to the defense, allowing him to absorb contact and finish at the basket. In the 2005–06 season, he led the league in completed traditional three point plays. He is a solid rebounder who regularly ranks among the league leaders in rebounds for the small forward position. His overall skill sets and on-court play has led to many comparisons to NBA legends Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Michael Jordan. Although James exhibits exceptional offensive ability, he has yet to be featured on the NBA All-Defensive Team and has struggled with his free throw shooting — he averaged a subpar .698 free throw percentage in the 2006-07 season. Personal life This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone or spelling. You can assist by editing it now. A how-to guide is available. (December 2007) The 1933 King Kong movie poster and the March 2008 Vogue cover with James and Gisele Bündchen which some claim references it James has two children with his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson. The first, LeBron James Jr., was born on October 6, 2004 and the second, Bryce Maximus James, on June 14, 2007. During his sophomore year at St. Vincent - St. Mary High School he was named first-team all-state as a wide receiver in football, and in his junior year, he led his team to the state semifinals. In basketball, James compared himself to a young Penny Hardaway. James stated, "Penny sees the whole floor and can score" and that, "He's still one of my favorite players of all-time." James has endorsement contracts with Nike, Sprite, Powerade, Bubblicious, and Upper Deck. With Nike, James has released five signature shoe styles, and two additional shoes (Soldier, Soldier 2). He has acted in a series of commercials called "The LeBrons" also produced by Nike. During the 2007 NBA Playoffs, James drew criticism when he declined to sign a petition started by his teammate, Ira Newble, regarding the Chinese government's alleged involvement in the ongoing conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, stating that he did not know enough about the issue. A year later, however, James did talk publicly about the issue, saying, "At the end of the day we're talking about human rights. And people should understand that human rights and people's lives are in jeopardy. We're not talking about contracts here. We're not talking about money. We're talking about people's lives being lost and that means a lot more to me than some money or a contract." On July 11, 2007, James, with comedian Jimmy Kimmel, co-hosted the 2007 ESPY Awards. The show aired on July 15, 2007. James was nominated for three ESPYs; his nominations were for Best Male Athlete, Best NBA Player (winner), and for Best Record Breaking Performance. The Record Breaking performance was when he scored 48 points in Game 5 of the 2007 NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons, including 29 of the last 30 points and all of the teams 25 points in overtime. In other comedic pursuits, James hosted the 33rd season premiere of Saturday Night Live. The show's creator Lorne Michaels praised him for his versatility. In December 2007, James was ranked at #1 in the Forbes Top 20 Earners Under 25 with annual earnings of $27 million. On October 4, 2007, James received criticism from Cleveland fans and critics for attending Game One of Major League Baseball's 2007 American League Division Series at the Cleveland Indians' Jacobs Field wearing a cap of the New York Yankees, the Indians' opponents. In a third inning interview with TBS reporter Craig Sager while seated in the bleachers, James said, "As individuals I want every Indian to succeed. I love all these fans for coming out and supporting us. But team-wise I want the Yankees to win." Despite residing in Ohio for all of his childhood, James explained that he grew up as a Yankees fan, a Dallas Cowboys fan for the NFL and a Chicago Bulls fan for the NBA. As the Indians began to rout the Yankees in the sixth inning, James left the stadium with his entourage. On January 22, 2008, Nike announced the release of the Air Zoom V LeBron shoe, which featured a Yankees-type motif and was made available only in New York City. In March 2008, James became the first black man to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine, posing with Gisele Bündchen. He also was the third man to appear on the cover of Vogue, after Richard Gere and George Clooney. Some considered the cover offensive, describing the positioning of James and Bündchen as a reference to classic imagery of the movie monster King Kong.
 James told the The Plain Dealer he was pleased with the cover, saying he was "just showing a little emotion," and, "Everything my name is on is going to be criticized in a good way or bad way." In June 2008, James donated $20000 to a committee to elect Barack Obama  In August 2008, a source close to James said he would strongly consider playing in Europe if given a $50-million annual salary. NBA career statistics Legend GP Games played GS Games started MPG Minutes per game FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high Regular season Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG 2003–04 Cleveland 79 79 39.5 .417 .290 .754 5.5 5.9 1.6 .7 20.9 2004–05 Cleveland 80 80 42.4 .472 .351 .750 7.4 7.2 2.2 .6 27.2 2005–06 Cleveland 79 79 42.5 .480 .335 .738 7.0 6.6 1.6 .8 31.4 2006–07 Cleveland 78 78 40.9 .476 .319 .698 6.7 6.0 1.6 .7 27.3 2007–08 Cleveland 75 74 40.4 .484 .315 .712 7.9 7.2 1.8 1.1 30.0 Career 391 390 41.1 .467 .324 .728 6.9 6.6 1.8 .8 27.3 All-Star 4 4 31.0 .539 .379 .444 7.0 5.8 1.8 .5 24.3 Playoffs Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG 2005–06 Cleveland 13 13 46.5 .476 .333 .737 8.1 5.8 1.4 .7 30.8 2006–07 Cleveland 20 20 44.7 .416 .280 .755 8.1 8.0 1.7 .5 25.1 2007–08 Cleveland 13 13 42.5 .411 .257 .731 7.8 7.6 1.8 1.3 28.2 Career 46 46 44.5 .433 .288 .742 8.0 7.3 1.6 .8 27.5 Awards and honors Main article: List of career achievements by LeBron James NBA Rookie of the Year: 2004 NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2004 NBA Scoring Champion: 2008 2-time NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2006, 2008 4-time NBA All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 4-time All-NBA: First Team: 2006, 2008 Second Team: 2005, 2007 Bronze medal with Team USA, 2004 Summer Olympic Games. Bronze medal with Team USA, 2006 FIBA World Championship. Gold medal with Team USA, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.
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Kobe Bryant Incumbent Preceded by Kobe Bryant National Basketball Association Scoring champion 2007-08 Succeeded by Incumbent [show]v • d • e2008 Olympic Men's Basketball – United States Carlos Boozer | Jason Kidd | LeBron James | Deron Williams | Michael Redd | Dwyane Wade | Kobe Bryant | Dwight Howard | Chris Bosh | Chris Paul | Tayshaun Prince | Carmelo Anthony | Coach: Krzyzewski United States squad - 2006 FIBA World Championship - Bronze medal 4 Johnson | 5 Hinrich | 6 James | 7 Jamison | 8 Battier | 9 Wade | 10 Paul | 11 Bosh | 12 Howard | 13 Miller | 14 Brand | 15 Anthony | Coach: Krzyzewski 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalists Men's Basketball – United States Allen Iverson | LeBron James | Stephon Marbury | Dwyane Wade | Carmelo Anthony | Carlos Boozer | Richard Jefferson | Shawn Marion | Amare Stoudemire | Lamar Odom | Tim Duncan | Emeka Okafor | Coach: Larry Brown 2003 NBA Draft First Round LeBron James • Darko Miličić • Carmelo Anthony • Chris Bosh • Dwyane Wade • Chris Kaman • Kirk Hinrich • T. 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Ford • Michael Sweetney • Jarvis Hayes • Mickaël Piétrus • Nick Collison • Marcus Banks • Luke Ridnour • Reece Gaines • Troy Bell • Žarko Čabarkapa • David West • Aleksandar Pavlović • Dahntay Jones • Boris Diaw • Zoran Planinić • Travis Outlaw • Brian Cook • Carlos Delfino • Ndudi Ebi • Kendrick Perkins • Leandro Barbosa • Josh Howard Second Round Maciej Lampe • Jason Kapono • Luke Walton • Jerome Beasley • Sofoklis Schortsanitis • Szymon Szewczyk • Mario Austin • Travis Hansen • Steve Blake • Slavko Vraneš • Derrick Zimmerman • Willie Green • Zaza Pachulia • Keith Bogans • Malick Badiane • Matt Bonner • Sani Bečirovič • Maurice Williams • James Lang • James Jones • Paccelis Morlende • Kyle Korver • Remon van de Hare • Tommy Smith • Nedžad Sinanović • Rick Rickert • Brandon Hunter • Xue Yuyang • Andreas Glyniadakis NBA Drafts 47 • 48 • 49 • 50 • 51 • 52 • 53 • 54 • 55 • 56 • 57 • 58 • 59 • 60 • 61 • 62 • 63 • 64 • 65 • 66 • 67 • 68 • 69 • 70 • 71 • 72 • 73 • 74 • 75 • 76 • 77 78 • 79 • 80 • 81 • 82 • 83 • 84 • 85 • 86 • 87 • 88 • 89 • 90 • 91 • 92 • 93 • 94 • 95 • 96 • 97 • 98 • 99 • 00 • 01 • 02 • 03 • 04 • 05 • 06 • 07 • 08 National Basketball Association number one overall draft picks 1947: McNeely | 1948: Tonkovich | 1949: Shannon | 1950: Share | 1951: Melchiorre | 1952: Workman | 1953: Felix | 1954: Selvy | 1955: Ricketts | 1956: Green | 1957: Hundley | 1958: Baylor | 1959: Boozer | 1960: Robertson | 1961: Bellamy | 1962: McGill | 1963: Heyman | 1964: Barnes | 1965: Hetzel | 1966: Russell | 1967: Walker | 1968: Hayes | 1969: Alcindor | 1970: Lanier | 1971: Carr | 1972: L. Martin | 1973: Collins | 1974: Walton | 1975: D. Thompson | 1976: Lucas | 1977: Benson | 1978: M. Thompson | 1979: E. Johnson | 1980: Carroll | 1981: Aguirre | 1982: Worthy | 1983: Sampson | 1984: Olajuwon | 1985: Ewing | 1986: Daugherty | 1987: D. Robinson | 1988: Manning | 1989: Ellison | 1990: Coleman | 1991: L. Johnson | 1992: O'Neal | 1993: Webber | 1994: G. Robinson | 1995: Smith | 1996: Iverson | 1997: Duncan | 1998: Olowokandi | 1999: Brand | 2000: K. Martin | 2001: Brown | 2002: Yao | 2003: James | 2004: Howard | 2005: Bogut | 2006: Bargnani | 2007: Oden | 2008: Rose NBA Rookie of the Year Award 1953: Meineke | 1954: Felix | 1955: Pettit | 1956: Stokes | 1957: Heinsohn | 1958: Sauldsberry | 1959: Baylor | 1960: Chamberlain | 1961: Robertson | 1962: Bellamy | 1963: Dischinger | 1964: Lucas | 1965: Reed | 1966: Barry | 1967: Bing | 1968: Monroe | 1969: Unseld | 1970: Alcindor | 1971: Cowens & Petrie | 1972: Wicks | 1973: McAdoo | 1974: DiGregorio | 1975: Wilkes | 1976: Adams | 1977: Dantley | 1978: Davis | 1979: Ford | 1980: Bird | 1981: Griffith | 1982: Williams | 1983: Cummings | 1984: Sampson | 1985: Jordan | 1986: Ewing | 1987: Person | 1988: Jackson | 1989: Richmond | 1990: Robinson | 1991: Coleman | 1992: Johnson | 1993: O'Neal | 1994: Webber | 1995: Hill & Kidd | 1996: Stoudamire | 1997: Iverson | 1998: Duncan | 1999: Carter | 2000: Brand & Francis | 2001: Miller | 2002: Gasol | 2003: Stoudemire | 2004: James | 2005: Okafor | 2006: Paul | 2007: Roy | 2008: Durant NBA All-Star Game MVP Award 1951: Macauley | 1952: Arizin | 1953: Mikan | 1954: Cousy | 1955: Sharman | 1956: Pettit | 1957: Cousy | 1958: Pettit | 1959: Baylor & Pettit | 1960: Chamberlain | 1961: Robertson | 1962: Pettit | 1963: Russell | 1964: Robertson | 1965: Lucas | 1966: A. Smith | 1967: Barry | 1968: Greer | 1969: Robertson | 1970: Reed | 1971: Wilkens | 1972: West | 1973: Cowens | 1974: Lanier | 1975: Frazier | 1976: Bing | 1977: Erving | 1978: R. Smith | 1979: Thompson | 1980: Gervin | 1981: Archibald | 1982: Bird | 1983: Erving | 1984: Thomas | 1985: Sampson | 1986: Thomas | 1987: Chambers | 1988: Jordan | 1989: Malone | 1990: Johnson | 1991: Barkley | 1992: Johnson | 1993: Stockton & Malone | 1994: Pippen | 1995: Richmond | 1996: Jordan | 1997: Rice | 1998: Jordan | 1999: No Game Played | 2000: O'Neal & Duncan | 2001: Iverson | 2002: Bryant | 2003: Garnett | 2004: O'Neal | 2005: Iverson | 2006: James | 2007: Bryant | 2008: James Cleveland Cavaliers current roster 1 Gibson | 3 Pavlović | 4 Wallace | 10 Szczerbiak | 11 Ilgauskas | 12 Thomas | 13 West | 17 Varejão | 20 Snow | 23 James | 27 Jones | 33 D. Brown | 41 Allred | 32 Williams | Coach M. Brown
Persondata NAME James,Lebron ALTERNATIVE NAMES James, King SHORT DESCRIPTION NBA Basketball player DATE OF BIRTH December 30, 1984 PLACE OF BIRTH Akron, Ohio DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeBron_James" Categories: 1984 births | Living people | African American sportspeople | Basketball players at the 2004 Summer Olympics | Basketball players at the 2008 Summer Olympics | Cleveland Cavaliers draft picks | Cleveland Cavaliers players | McDonald's High School All-Americans | National Basketball Association high school draftees | Olympic basketball players of the United States | Olympic bronze medalists for the United States | People from Akron, Ohio | People from Cleveland, Ohio | Small forwards | United States men's national basketball team members