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
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
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
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
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
Sophomore LeBron James
Sports Illustrated labels James "The Chosen One"
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
son of LeBron James and girlfriend Savannah Brinson
Bryce Maximus James born
second son of LeBron James & Savannah Brinson. Baby brother to LeBron James, Jr.
Joins Miami Heat
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!
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.