LeBron James Life TimeLine

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Born in Akron, OH

12/30/1984

His mother, Gloria James, was only 16 years old. His biological father, Anthony McClelland, was an ex-con uninterested in parenting. Gloria raised LeBron on her own. He proudly uses his Mom's last name - JAMES.

LeBron enter St. Vincent-St. Mary High School Akron, OH

09/07/1988

James became the school's star basketball player, and played football for three years while he maintained solid grades

Coaches Dru Joyce & Lee Cotton help form playing style

09/1998 - 2002

played basketball with his best friends, including Dru Joyce III and Sian Cotton whose Dad's coached. They stressed the values of good sportsmanship and being a team player,. These 3 pals, along with Willie McGee, played together every chance they could as kids, and vowed to stay together. That childhood promise became a reality as all four boys all attended St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, known for its basketball program.

Fab Four with their team win AAU National Championship Tournament

1999

James lived with the Walker family, his coach off and on. He became close with Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, and Willie McGee named themselves the "Fab Four"

St. Vincent-St. Mary High Wins Div III State Title with Freshman LeBron

11/23/1999

Freshman year, James averaged 18 points per game. He helped the team to a Division III state title by scoring 25 points in the championship game. Word of his advanced basketball skills spread, and James received several honors for his performance. He was chosen for the USA Today All-USA First Team. James was the first sophomore ever to receive this award. His team won the Division III state title for the second year in a row.

Akron Fab Five

2000

they added another friend to their group, Romeo Travis. This bond of the 5 boys became a documentary titled, 'More Than A Game'.

St. Vincent-St. Mary's win Second Division III State Title Lebron is a Sophomore

04/01/2001

Sophomore LeBron James

Sports Illustrated labels James "The Chosen One"

06/14/2002

James's ability to cope with pressure was a critical factor in his success. Sportswriters and coaches agreed James was uncommonly mature. He handled the new fame with and the extraordinary expectations of others with grace.

Overall #1 2003 NBA Draft picked by Cleveland Cavaliers

2003 - 2010

LeBron wore jersey 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers, he left the Cavaliers in 2010

LeBron James, Jr. born

10/06/2004

son of LeBron James and girlfriend Savannah Brinson

Bryce Maximus James born

06/14/2007

second son of LeBron James & Savannah Brinson. Baby brother to LeBron James, Jr.

Joins Miami Heat

2010

Drafted to Miami Heat during a publicized free agency period.

LeBron proposes to high school sweetheart

12/31/2011 - 01/01/2012

during the New Year holiday, LeBron asks girlfriend Savannah Brinson to marry him. Savannah is also the Mom of LeBron's two sons LeBron Junior and Bryce

LeBron wins his 1st NBA title, the Heat's 2nd!

2012

Heat wins second NBA title in franchise history, LeBron's first overall.

Black History Month Nike Designs by LeBron

01/21/2013 - 01/26/2013

This line dedicated to BHM will debut Monday, January 21 during various aired NBA games. Public purchase starts on January 26th.