LeBron James

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LeBron Raymone James Sr. (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).wikipedia
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List of NBA All-Stars

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James has appeared in fifteen NBA All-Star Games and been named NBA All-Star MVP three times.
LeBron James holds the record for most All-Star Game selections among active players, with 15 selections.

List of National Basketball Association career scoring leaders

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He won the 2008 NBA scoring title, is the all-time NBA playoffs scoring leader, and is fourth in all-time career points scored.

All-NBA Team

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He has been voted onto the All-NBA First Team twelve times and the All-Defensive First Team five times.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and LeBron James hold the record for the most total selections with fifteen.

2003 NBA draft

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A prep-to-pro, he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 as the first overall draft pick.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, who had a 22.50 percent probability of obtaining the first selection, won the NBA draft lottery on May 22, and Cleveland chairman Gordon Gund said afterward his team would select LeBron James.

List of first overall NBA draft picks

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A prep-to-pro, he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 as the first overall draft pick.
Eleven first picks have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award: Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (record six-time winner), Bill Walton, Magic Johnson (three-time winner), Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan (two-time winner), LeBron James (four-time winner), and Derrick Rose (youngest winner).

The Decision (TV program)

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This move was announced in an ESPN special titled The Decision, and is one of the most controversial free agent decisions in American sports history.
The Decision was a television special in which National Basketball Association (NBA) player LeBron James announced that he would be signing with the Miami Heat instead of returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cleveland Cavaliers

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A prep-to-pro, he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 as the first overall draft pick.
Cleveland was awarded with the top overall pick in the 2003 draft, and they selected LeBron James.

Miami Heat

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After failing to win a championship with Cleveland, James left in 2010 to sign as a free agent with the Miami Heat. James won his first two NBA championships while playing for the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013; in both of these years, he also earned league MVP and Finals MVP.
In 2010, after creating significant cap space, the Heat partnered Wade with former league MVP LeBron James, and perennial NBA All-Star Chris Bosh, creating the "Big Three".

St. Vincent–St. Mary High School

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James played basketball for St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, where he was heavily touted by the national media as a future NBA superstar.
Mary alumnus LeBron James donated $1 million to the school for the purpose of renovating their basketball arena.

Jordan Brand Classic

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He participated in three year-end high school basketball all-star games—the EA Sports Roundball Classic, the Jordan Capital Classic, and the McDonald's All-American Game—losing his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility and making it official that he would enter the 2003 NBA draft.
The game's rosters feature the best and most highly recruited high school boys in the senior class including alumns like Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, and Zion Williamson.

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He has also hosted the ESPY Awards and Saturday Night Live, and appeared in the 2015 film Trainwreck.
The film stars Schumer and Bill Hader along with an ensemble cast that includes Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, John Cena, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller, and LeBron James.

2012 NBA Finals

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James won his first two NBA championships while playing for the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013; in both of these years, he also earned league MVP and Finals MVP.
Heat small forward LeBron James was named the Finals MVP.

USA Today All-USA high school basketball team

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For his outstanding play, James was named Ohio Mr. Basketball and selected to the USA Today All-USA First Team, becoming the first sophomore to do either.
1st team: Kwame Brown, Eddy Curry, LeBron James, Kelvin Torbert, Dajuan Wagner

Roundball Classic

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He participated in three year-end high school basketball all-star games—the EA Sports Roundball Classic, the Jordan Capital Classic, and the McDonald's All-American Game—losing his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility and making it official that he would enter the 2003 NBA draft.
Most notably, it sold out the United Center in Chicago in 2003 when the game featured LeBron James, gathering an attendance of 19,678, the highest in Roundball Classic history, beating the previous record of 16,649 established in 1977.

2006 NBA All-Star Game

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At the 2006 All-Star Game, James led the East to victory with 29 points and was named the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player.
Trailing by 21 points, the East rode the hot shooting of LeBron James and the teamwork of the four All-Stars from the Detroit Pistons to a 122–120 victory over the West.

2003 McDonald's All-American Boys Game

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He participated in three year-end high school basketball all-star games—the EA Sports Roundball Classic, the Jordan Capital Classic, and the McDonald's All-American Game—losing his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility and making it official that he would enter the 2003 NBA draft.
LeBron James, who played wearing number 32 instead of his usual 23, since that number was retired in honor of Michael Jordan, was named the game's MVP after finishing with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists.

National Basketball Association

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LeBron Raymone James Sr. (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The Lakers/Spurs dominance continued in 2007 with a four-game sweep by the Spurs over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were led by LeBron James.

Double-double (basketball)

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In his postseason debut, James recorded a triple-double in a winning effort versus the Washington Wizards.
Jason Kidd recorded the most triple-doubles in this timespan with 107, which was 68 more than second placed LeBron James.

2004–05 Toronto Raptors season

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On March 20, James scored 56 points against the Toronto Raptors, setting Cleveland's new single-game points record.
Similar to superstars LeBron James’ return to Cleveland in 2010 and Kevin Durant’s return to Oklahoma City in 2017, he was booed by the Toronto crowd during starting lineups and whenever he touched the ball.

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The team enjoyed success on a local and national level, led by James and his friends Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, and Willie McGee.
Joyce is a close friend of LeBron James and was his teammate at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School.

2016 NBA Finals

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In 2016, he led the Cavaliers to victory over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, delivering the franchise's first championship and ending Cleveland's 52-year professional sports title drought.
NBA Finals MVP winner LeBron James propelled the Cavaliers to the historic comeback.

2003–04 NBA season

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Named the 2003–04 NBA Rookie of the Year, he soon established himself as one of the league's premier players; he won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2009 and 2010.
LeBron James (1st overall to Cleveland), Carmelo Anthony (3rd overall to Denver), Chris Bosh (4th overall to Toronto), and Dwyane Wade (5th overall to Miami), among others, formed one of the strongest drafts in NBA history.

2007–08 NBA season

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In February of the 2007–08 season, James was named All-Star Game MVP for the second time behind a 27-point, 8-rebound, and 9-assist performance.

2006–07 San Antonio Spurs season

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The Cavaliers went on to win Game 6 and claim their first-ever Eastern Conference championship, earning them a matchup with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.
There, the Spurs faced off against the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by a young LeBron James, who were making their first ever NBA Finals appearance.

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LeBron Raymone James Sr. (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The NBA has featured many famous players, including George Mikan, the first dominating "big man"; ball-handling wizard Bob Cousy and defensive genius Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics; charismatic center Wilt Chamberlain, who originally played for the barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters; all-around stars Oscar Robertson and Jerry West; more recent big men Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and Karl Malone; playmakers John Stockton, Isiah Thomas and Steve Nash; crowd-pleasing forwards Julius Erving and Charles Barkley; European stars Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol and Tony Parker; more recent superstars LeBron James, Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant; and the three players who many credit with ushering the professional game to its highest level of popularity during the 1980s and 1990s: Larry Bird, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, and Michael Jordan.