LeBron James journey from growing up with single mother to becoming best basketball player in the world and being considered as one of the greatest players of all time is truly inspiring. Lebron James Net worth 2018 is $440 million, Lebron James is also known for his Philanthropic activities, LeBron James school started by LeBron James is aimed to help poor kids.
Difficulty in Childhood :
James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, he was born to a teenage mother, Gloria Marie James when she was just 16 years old. His was father, Anthony McClelland who had lot of criminal records left her mother as soon he was born.
Gloria Marie James decided not to abandon LeBron James but instead she took help from her friends in raising him, LeBron James childhood was full of struggle, there were lot of struggle in life of Gloria Marie James during that period, her mother died and many relatives died in this span, she could not find any stable job as she was changing jobs and apartments frequently. LeBron James missed most of his schooling days because of this.
Gloria Marie James decided to up bring LeBron James amidst the poverty, when LeBron James was two years old Gloria Marie James started to date Eddie Jackson, soon LeBron James started to like Eddie but unfortunately Eddie was soon arrested for cocaine trafficking, Gloria Marie’s brothers Terry and Curt helped her lot in this situation.
The life of LeBron James changed when he entered elementary school. He was shy kid as he was not making friends easily due to the bitter experience in his family life, for the same reason and frequent house shifting he found studies difficult, he decided to play Football and Basketball to show his emotions.
LeBron James like football his coach was Frankie Walker who was also a coach of Local youth football team, LeBron James usually played the role of receiver, he scored 19 touchdowns in just six games in first year. Frankie Walker became impressed by the skills of LeBron James, he followed him frequently and he started to hear that his fourth graded hero was missing his school on regular basis, he soon heard that Lebron James completely dropped from his school, he soon went to his mother and told her that LeBron should continue his education, realizing it she also agreed that Lebron should move in with Walker and his family.
LeBron James Started to play Basketball in his fifth grade, he later joined Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars and he played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball. The team became so famous they played the national level and he became captain soon, he along with his friends Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, and Willie McGee called themselves Fab Four and joined St. Vincent–St. Mary High School.
LeBron James School
LeBron James joined St. Vincent–St. Mary High School and soon after joining he became part of by St. Vincent-St. Mary High School basket ball team in the year 1999. Even at the early stage of his school career he averaged 18 points per game, he helped his team to win Division III state title as he scored 25 points in the championship match.
His football career ended suddenly, when LeBron James broke his wrist during a basketball match and fortunately this incident became blessings for him as he now concentrated completely on basketball and soon he became popular through words of mouth about his basketball skills.
LeBron James school career achievements.
LeBron James school career was fantastic was named Ohio’s Mr. Basketball for three years in a row, by end of LeBron James school his numbers were amazing he had 2,657 points, 892 rebounds, and 523 assists.
LeBron James was chosen for USA Today All-USA First Team, he was first high school grad who selected for this award. His team also won the Division III state title for the second year in a row.
The following year, Lebron James was named in PARADE magazine’s High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year.
LeBron James averaged 31.6 points per game, helping his team clinch their third state title.
LeBron James as Pro Basket Ball Player
Soon Lebron James school life ended he was most popular name in basket Ball field, with his record in School level LeBron James was the first player who was selected in NBA Draft in 2003, The Then Struggling team Cleveland Cavaliers signed the contract with the young legend.
LeBron James NBA Stats
2004-05: The year was turning point in the career of LeBron James, the 20-year lad scored on an average of 20 points per game he also went on creating history by becoming first ever Cleveland Cavaliers player to win NBA Rookie of the Year Award joining the club of Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson.
2005-06: LeBron James improved in scoring average by scoring at the rate of 27.2 points per game.
2006-07: LeBron James maintained his consistency in scoring average he scored at the rate of 26.6 points per game even his team also got recognition, he extended the contract with Cleveland Cavaliers.
2007-08: Lebron Created his best record by scoring at the average of 30 points per game and also took his team Cleveland Cavaliers till semifinals.
2008: In 2008, LeBron James reached greater heights when bagged prestigious NBA’s Most Valuable Player award, he scored on an average James, with a season average of 28.4 points per match
2009-10: In 2009-10 season LeBron James again won NBA’s Most Valuable Player award for second time but again he achieved his personal best by scoring around 40 points per game in an average. Unfortunately, the team lost at playoff level at home and James was booed off the court by his home crowd. The same Year LeBron James Contract with Cleveland Cavaliers ended and he decided not to extend.
2010-11: With several criticism from Cleveland Cavaliers, he entered contract with Miami Heat, but he took it as challenge and had a good start in the new season where he scored 26.7 points on an average.
2011-12: This Season was turning point in the career of LeBron James when Miami Heat won over Oklahoma City Thunder and won the NBA Title, LeBron had an average of 26 points per game.
2012-13: This Season was also was great for LeBron James he achieved history of becoming youngest player to score 20,000 points, he became 38th player in NBA history to achieve this honor the team also performed well Miami Heat won title again.
2013-14: This season was also good for Miami Heats but they had to lose to the previous year finalists San Antonio Spurs but this time San Antonio Spurs clinched the victory from the hands of Miami Heats. LeBron contract with Miami heats was ended by that time.
2014-15: LeBron James Decided to rejoin Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron had faced injury during the season as he had to miss 13 out of 82 matches he played, then too he averaged 25.3 points per game and took Cavaliers to the NBA Finals and joined history books by becoming the first player in history to reach the finals for five consecutive seasons but due to injuries of many important players Cleveland Cavaliers lost the match against Golden State Warriors.
2015-16: Even in this season LeBron James Scored at an average of 25.3 points per game, Cleveland Cavaliers season had the best season in their NBA Seasons when they reached Finals second time and faced defending champions Golden State Warriors but this time they ended up on a winning note.
2016-17: This turned to be wonderful season for both Cleveland Cavaliers as well as LeBron James, the team reached final for third consecutive time and LeBron James scored on an average of 26.4 points per game but this time again Cleveland Cavaliers faced Golden State Warriors but lost to them.
2017-18: This season again became interesting season in NBA’s history as the Cleveland Cavaliers reached finals and again had to face Golden State Warriors for fourth time, but unfortunately, they again lost to them in finals but LeBron James contribution had increased than before as he scored at an average of 27.5 points per game. The Contract of Lebron James had also ended with Cleveland Cavaliers and he decided not to extend the contract but instead he decided to join Los Angeles Lakers on July 1, 2018.
LeBron James in Olympics
LeBron James not only played for NBA but also represented United states of America in Olympics, he represented USA in 3 Olympics ie., 2004,2008 and 2012.
2004: The Olympics in 2004 was held in Athens of Greece, USA stood third in ranking after Argentina and Italy and secured bronze medal by defeating Lithuania.
2008: The Olympics in 2008 was held at Beijing city of China this time they ended up winning gold by defeating Spain in final.
2012: The Olympics in 2012 was held in London in UK, USA ended up winning gold for second time by defeating France by 98-71.
Lebron James Wife
It was during LeBron James school days in St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, when he met his future wife Savannah in a local football game, she was a cheerleader he got impressed by her and he got to know that she is a softball player, he invited her to basketball game and surprisingly she agrees and both started to love each other.
In the year 2004 the couple LeBron James and Savannah gave birth to their eldest son LeBron Jr on October 6, 2004, both affectionately called them Bronny.
In the year 2007, the couple gave birth to their second kid Bryce Maximus who was born on June 14, 2007. The love between LeBron James and Savannah kept on increasing as days past.
It was in the year 2013 after 11 years of their love the couple decided to marry, LeBron and Savannah tied knot in San Diego on September 14th of 2013 in presence of 200 guests.
In the year 2014, The LeBron James couple gave birth to their kid but this time it was a girl they named it as Zhuri.
Lebron James Net Worth
LeBron James Net Worth at very young age of 19 when he signed his first NBA contract worth $12.9 million across three seasons. Calculating the recent agreement of LeBron James in July 2018 with Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James Net Worth would increase by $154 million by next four years. LeBron James Net Worth in 2018 is $440 Million.
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Lebron James Philanthropy
LeBron James not only known for his Basketball skills but also, he is famous for his giving back to society through his Philanthropical arm LeBron Foundation.
After School All Stars:
LeBron James started an initiative called After-School All-Stars for children of his hometown Akron, Ohio. He started with an initiative called “Wheels For Education” which was a Bike a thon with an intention of collecting funds for education of Children. The Foundation has denoted around $40 million for the initiative and the program is supporting around 800 children through the novel initiative.
The initiative is aimed at reducing the school dropout rate by monitoring and motivating the kids, it also engages the children in extracurricular activities to draw their attention towards the education. LeBron James also tied up with University of Akron for funding.
Donation for “Muhammad Ali: A Force For Change”
LeBron James took Boxing legend Muhammad Ali as his inspiration since his childhood, LeBron James liked Muhammad Ali not only as an athlete but he liked passion, goal and morals of Ali during and after the civil rights movement.
It was during the recent exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in honor of Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali, LeBron James donated $2.5 million, he became next to Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson in donating for the cause.
Donation for “Boys and Girls Club of America”
The Miami club had concept of helping the kids by mentoring and encouraging them to go to school, for this cause Lebron James donated $2.5 million which he got from the proceeds from ESPN’s “The Decision” where he announced his decision of Joining Miami Club special to Boys and Girls Clubs of America. LeBron James also donated 1000 new computers to 59 Boys and Girls Clubs and also donated furniture to Miami club.
LeBron James foundation also funds ONEXONE which is an organization just like After-School All-Stars which helps children with 5 pillars hunger, health, education, water and play. The Initiative aims at providing the healthy breakfasts in schools, water, medical help, educational help to school Children.
Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund started in 1973 is NGO similar to After-School All-Stars which fights for the Children rights, LeBron James foundation funds this initiative like other social initiatives aimed for child welfare.
LeBron James School
In Nov 2017, LeBron James foundation decided to support the education cause in his hometown Akron, the foundation approached Akron school board about setting up of a school and started I Promise school to help students who are lagging in their studies due to problems at home.
The Specialty of the school is that the school operates longer than the normal school, the school aims at focusing on combating the troubles the children facing outside school to continue their studies
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The main curriculum of LeBron James School is STEM ie., Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math which LeBron James thinks that will help in jobs in future.
LeBron James Awards
- Sports IllustratedSportsperson of the Year: 2012, 2016
- Sporting NewsAthlete of the Year: 2012
- Sporting NewsNBA MVP: 2006
- Sporting NewsRookie of the Year: 2004
- Sports IllustratedNBA All-Decade First Team: 2000–2009
- 7× Best NBA Player ESPY Award: 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
- 3× Best Male Athlete ESPY Award: 2012, 2013, 2016
- Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award: 2004
- 4× Best Championship Performance ESPY Award: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016[
- 6× BET Sportsman of the Year: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013
- 2× Associated Press Athlete of the Year: 2013, 2016
- 2× Hickok Belt: 2012, 2013
- Middle School in St. Charles County named in James’honor.
- 3× NBA champion: 2012, 2013, 2016
- 3× NBA Finals Most Valuable Player: 2012, 2013, 2016
- 4× NBA Most Valuable Player: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
The Life of LeBron James has been inspiring from born to poor family to becoming legendary Basketball Player, he is also known for the give back to society through philanthropy and also LeBron James school is also an initiative where is changing the traditional educational system.
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