one talented player• lebron james first played basketball St. Vincent-St.Mary High school.• he was a two time gatorade national basketball playerof the year in high school.• he also was named ohio mr. basketball 3 years in arow in high school.• he also was a 2 time consensus national h.s. player ofthe year
high school statsN/APPG RPG APG21.0 6.2 N/A28.0 7.2 5.825.3 8.3 5.730.4 9.6 4.6juniorsophomorefreshmanseniorfreshman seniorjuniorsophomore
The Draft• Lebron decided not to go to college because he hadthe skills to go straight to the nbc.• lebron james was the first pick in the first round ofthe 2003 draft.• The cleveland cavaliers picked up the talented highschooler out of akron, ohio.
a big change• after the 09-10 season, lebron james chose to go tothe heat over the cavaliers after his seven-yearquest for the ring in cleveland.• Dwayne wade’s ring from 2006 was what really soldlebron.• cleveland cavalier owner, dan gilbert, made thestatement, “i personally guarantee that thecleveland cavaliers will win an nba championshipbefore the self-titled former “king” wins one.
SO CLOSE• in the 10-11 season, the heat finishedfirst in the southeast division with arecord of 58-24.• the heat then made it to the nba finalsonly to have it stripped away by themavericks.
finally, a ring• in the 11-12 season, after thedisappointing loss in the nba finalsthe previous year, the heat came outand dominated with a record of 46-20.• once again the heat made it to thefinals, this time against the thunder,but they prevailed this time.
another ring?• the heat look as if they might win thefinals again this year.• the heat had a streak of 26 wins duringthe regular season.• they finished the regular season with anamazing record of 66-16, the bestrecord in the nba.• the heat swept the bucks in the firstround of the playoffs.Reasons why:
rookie of the year• in the 2003-2004 season, lebron jameswas named rookie of the year by thenba.2003-2004ppg: 20.9rpg: 5.5apg: 5.9
all star• lebron james is a 9 time nba all-star.• he has been an all-star contender from 2005-2013.
nba scoring champion• in the 2008-2009 season, lebron jameswas given the honor of nba scoringchampion.total pts: 2,304
3 TIME NBA MVP• lebron james is a three-time nba mvp.• two of his mvp awards came when he was acavalier.years08-0909-1011-12heatcavalierscavaliers
finals mvp• after winning the finals in 2012, lebronjames was named the nba finals mvp.finals statsppg: 28.6rpg: 10.2apg: 7.2
cavaliers all-timeleading scorer• lebron james is the cavaliers all-time leadingscorer, scoring 12,993 points during hiscareer in cleveland.top 4 scorers12,99310,38910,26510,142ilgauskascarrdaughertyjamesi. c. d. j.
team usa• lebron james has made 3 appearances inthe olympics.• his appearances were in 2004, 2008, and2012.year/medal2004: BRONZE2008: GOLD2012: GOLD