Updated: Jan 30, 2021
How did the struggling kid from Akron become an NBA legend? Determination is what the kid had, and now he’s known as the NBA great LeBron James. James was born in Akron, Ohio, on December 30, 1984. He was brought up in a very violent part of Ohio and really struggled in getting well-educated and financially stable. Growing up, he was brought up by a single mother, but he always had a passion for basketball. In middle school, LeBron played phenomenal basketball, but LeBron and his mom would move schools every year because of financial problems.
When LeBron was nine years old, a coach noticed his talent of basketball and realized he was struggling to find an education. The coach brought them to his house and gave them sturdy education for LeBron. LeBron went to St.Vincent High School and averaged a whopping twenty one points, and six rebounds in his freshman year. In his sophomore year, he averaged twenty five points, seven rebounds, and five assists. His team almost finished the season undefeated with twenty six wins and one loss in his sophomore year. Surprisingly, in his junior year James was on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and was the Gatorade National Player of the Year!
As a rising star, LeBron got drafted to the NBA as a first overall pick in the 2003 draft to his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.He is part of a handful of players who were directly drafted out of high school. In his rookie season, he got the rookie of the year award and averaged twenty points, five rebounds, and five assists. During LeBron’s career, he has had three NBA championships, sixteen all star appearances, four MVP awards, two gold Olympic medals, and many more!
LeBron has helped society many times. For example, he built a school for The less fortunate people in Akron, Ohio. He also participated in the current Black Lives Matter movement. LeBron has been a part of many movies like the Trainwreck, Smallfoot, and his upcoming movie Space Jam 2. LeBron has three children: Bronny,Bryce, and Zhuri. He is a family guy and loves to spend time with them.
LeBron is a great person. He persevered through his tough childhood. He has won many NBA awards and played magnificent basketball. He has contributed to society and also been in many films. Last but no least, he has a heart of gold and will leave a lasting impression on all the people he has touched.