Lebron James Memorabilia
The undisputed best player in the world. LeBron James is often compared to the original G.O.A.T, Michael Jordan as they are seen as the best basketball players to ever play the game.
Born in Akron, Ohio, James struggled growing up as his single teenage mother would have to move from apartment to apartment in an attempt to find better work in order to support LeBron in his younger years. James started taking basketball seriously in fifth grade, which was when he started playing AAU basketball. Four years later, he decided to take his talents to play and attend high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, which was a school in northeast Ohio.
James was a star from the beginning. He averaged more than 21 points and 6 rebounds as a freshman, as he led his team to an undefeated 27-0 record, finishing the season with a championship. James would continue to improve his game, and by his junior year he was pronounced the “best high school player in America” as well as winning the Gatorade National Player of the year—the first junior to ever win the award. By his senior year, he averaged more than 31 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals per game. After such a stellar high school career, he decided that he would forgo college, and enter his name into the 2003 NBA draft.
James would go on to be selected first overall in the 2003 draft, by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. After averaging 21 points and more than 5 rebounds and assists per game, he was awarded the Rookie of the Year award. While the Cavaliers failed to make the postseason in James’ rookie season, James guided them to a 19 game improvement in comparison to the previous year, and it was obvious that he was a force to be reckoned with.
James has put up numbers during his career that has never been seen before as well as receiving awards at an ungodly pace. He has been named to 15 All- NBA teams, which is already tied for the most in league history. He has four MVP’s which is also tied for the most in NBA history. James has also won three championships, and he has won the Finals MVP in all three of the scenarios. Perhaps the most absurd stat from James’ career, is that he guided his team to eight straight NBA finals appearances, which included him changing teams after half of those appearances. James is a talent that the NBA may never see again._x000D_