LeBron James

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Basketball player
LeBron James
LeBron James
Player information
Full name LeBron Raymone James
Nickname King James, LBJ, Chosen One,
Bron-Bron, The Little Emperor,
The Akron Hammer, L-Train
birthday 30th December 1984 (age 35)
place of birth Akron , Ohio , United States
size 206 cm
position Small forward
High school St. Vincent – ​​St. Mary (akron)
NBA draft 2003 , 1st pick, Cleveland Cavaliers
Club information
society Los Angeles Lakers
league NBA
Jersey number 23
Clubs as active
2003-2010 United StatesUnited States Cleveland Cavaliers
2010-2014 United StatesUnited States Miami Heat
2014-2018 United StatesUnited States Cleveland Cavaliers
2018– United StatesUnited States Los Angeles Lakers
National team 1
2004–2012 United StatesUnited States United States 45 games
1 As of July 17, 2012

LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984 in Akron , Ohio ) is an American basketball player who has played for the Los Angeles Lakers in the North American professional league NBA since the 2018/19 season . From 2010 to 2014 he was active for the Miami Heat . For his first team, the Cleveland Cavaliers , he was under contract from 2003 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2018. James is 2.06 m tall and usually runs as a small forward . Since he takes on the tasks of a point guard , he is sometimes referred to as a point forward . In allusion to former English kings , he is called "King James". James is considered one of the most outstanding athletes in basketball.

Hailed as a future NBA superstar while he was still in high school , James signed up for the NBA Draft right after leaving school and was first selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 draft. In his debut season with the Cavaliers, he won the Rookie of the Year award , and in 2008/09 and 2009/10 he was named Most Valuable Player of the League (MVP). From 2006 to 2010, James led the Cavaliers to the play-offs five times in a row and in 2007 to the first final (loss to the San Antonio Spurs ) in the history of the franchise. In the 2010/11 season , the first as part of the "Big Three" with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh at the Miami Heat, he reached an NBA final for the second time (loss to the Dallas Mavericks ), in the following two seasons ( 2011/12 , 2012/13 ) he won his third and fourth MVP award and his first two NBA titles. As a player on the United States national team , James won bronze at the 2004 Olympics , gold medals in 2008 and 2012 . In 2014 returned James to the Cleveland Cavaliers back, with whom he in the season 2015/16 his third NBA title against the Golden State Warriors won. The Cavaliers were already 3-1 behind in the final series, but were able to win the next three games and claim the first NBA title in club history. It was the first championship of a professional sports team in Cleveland since 1964. On July 2, 2018, his management announced the move to the Los Angeles Lakers .

Early years

James was an only child in a poor quarter of the industrial city of Akron in the US state of Ohio born. His mother, Gloria James, was only 16 years old at the time of birth and a few months before graduation from high school . James' biological father left Gloria before the birth, which is why his mother had to raise the boy alone. The family lived on a low income, moved from apartment to apartment and often relied on welfare support. At times, Gloria James had to give her son into the care of a foster family . James learned about basketball at the age of nine through his foster father, Frankie Walker. His outstanding talent was recognized early and brought him a scholarship to the private Catholic St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (officially abbreviated as STVM) in Akron. James initially played both basketball and football for the STVM Fighting Irish , but then focused entirely on basketball.

James began his high school career as the pre-eminent basketball talent in the state of Ohio. He already measured 1.92 m and started as a point guard for the Irish . The crew was captained by 12th grader Maverick Carter, a close friend of James' and his future manager. Although LeBron James commonly refers to him as his "cousin," the two are not related. With Carter and James as the team's top performers, the Irish won 26 of 27 games this season including the Ohio Division III championship.

After Carter's high school graduation, James, though only a tenth grader, took over the Irish team . He was already almost 2.00 m tall and therefore left the point guard position to smaller players. With outstanding performance, he led the team to another Ohio state championship. He was also known as "Mr. Basketball "from Ohio State and named to the first selection of the USA Today All-USA Team - the first tenth grader ever.

In January 2001 the Irish first met the team from the Oak Hill Academy from Virginia , a boarding school that recruits basketball players nationwide and therefore year after year one of the best teams in the USA. Although the Irish lost 68:69, this near-win put James in the limelight. Interviews with SLAM Magazine and other sports magazines should follow.

High School (2001-2003)

Although he was only in his penultimate year, James was considered the top player in high school basketball by almost all talent scouts. His performance increased again compared to the previous year, consequently he was again named "Mr. Basketball ”from Ohio as well as an All-USA First Teamer . In addition, James was named "Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year" in 2002. No player was able to do this before as a 11th grader.

The STVM Irish were promoted to Division II after their dominance in Division III. There they were denied the third national championship title in a row - they lost 63:71 in the final against the Roger Bacon High School from Cincinnati . James' popularity, however, did not detract from this. It appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in February 2002 with the title "The Chosen One". The Irish games had to be moved to larger arenas due to the great demand, and quite a few games were even recorded by TV stations and broadcast in Ohio.

In February 2002 it was also when James delivered a private duel with their best player, Carmelo Anthony , in a new edition of the game against Oak Hill . Oak Hill was again much stronger than James' team and won the game 72:68. Still, James' outstanding performance led some scouts , such as Howard Garfinkel , to say that James was the best high school basketball player of all time.

The media rush for James increased in his senior year. He appeared on other magazine covers, including on SLAM Magazine (together with Sebastian Telfair ). Because his dominance at the high school level was so great, the press speculated that James would move to a professional position before he graduated from high school. Since the NBA regulations forbid such a change, DIME Magazine reported on a possible move James' to Italy , where he would play for a year and then move to the NBA. The rumors turned out to be baseless; James completed his senior year of high school with STVM.

But he had long since aroused the interest of the NBA. John Lucas , head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the time , invited James to practice with the Cavs in the 2002 offseason. Since this was forbidden by NBA regulations, Lucas was suspended for some games in the 2002/03 season. On December 12, 2002 it came for the third time to the game STVM against Oak Hill. With so much public interest in James growing, sports broadcaster ESPN decided to broadcast the game live nationwide - never before had a high school game aired nationwide in the United States. James played one of his best games under the watchful eye of ESPN commentators Dick Vitale and Bill Walton , and for the first time the STVM Irish beat Oak Hill.

For his 18th birthday, James was given a Hummer H2 worth 80,000 US dollars , which triggered the so-called "Hummer incident". It has been speculated that the vehicle was a gift from an NBA team or a sporting goods manufacturer. Accepting such gifts from third parties is prohibited for players under the rules of the high school sports associations in the United States. As it turned out a short time later, James' mother had given the vehicle to her son after she had previously taken out a loan. According to the regulations, gifts from family members are allowed. Another incident occurred in February 2003. An owner of two sports shops in Cleveland wanted to display posters of LeBron James in his stores. In return, he offered James an original Wes Unseld and Gale Sayers jersey . Shortly after the incident became known, the Ohio High Schools Association (OHSAA) banned James for the remainder of the season for violating amateur rules. Not least because of the public protest, the penalty was later reduced to two games.

STVM meanwhile won the Ohio State Championship for the third time. Likewise, James was again voted High School Player of the Year. Unlike most prospective high school graduates , James had not yet settled on a college to pursue his career in. Most schools had suspended their attempts to recruit him as it was considered certain that he would go straight to the NBA. After participating in three high school all-star games in March 2003, this was certain because it is forbidden to participate in more than two such games. On April 25th, James announced his move to the NBA.

NBA career

The first year

Unsurprisingly, his decision to skip college and sign up directly for the NBA draft instead . His home team, the Cleveland Cavaliers , picked him up with the first election of the 2003 NBA Draft . In his first game in the National Basketball Association , James scored 25 points, 9 assists , 6 rebounds and 4 steals against the Sacramento Kings . On March 27, 2004, he scored 41 points in the game against the New Jersey Nets , becoming the youngest player in NBA history to break the 40-point mark. The former basement child of the league nearly led James into the play-offs in his first season , and for this achievement he was named the best newcomer of the NBA ( Rookie of the Year ). As one of five rookies in NBA history, he managed an average of over 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game (the others were Oscar Robertson , Michael Jordan , Tyreke Evans and Luka Dončić ).


Right at the beginning of the 2004/05 NBA season , LeBron James broke two records: On the one hand, he reached the 500-assists mark half a year earlier than the previous record holder, Magic Johnson , and on the other hand, he was above the 2000 point mark a year faster than Kobe Bryant . In the fan vote for the All-Star Game of the Year 2005, James won the third-most votes of all players in the Eastern Conference . On January 19, 2005, James scored the first triple-double of his career. At 20 years and 20 days, he is the third youngest player in NBA history behind Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball , who scored a triple-double. Just three days later, James reached the next triple-double. On March 20, 2005, he scored 56 points against the Toronto Raptors , becoming the youngest player to ever score more than 50 points. James is just under a year and a half younger than previous record holder Rick Barry . However, he was surpassed by Brandon Jennings in the 2009-10 season . In his career, James has broken the 50-point mark twelve times so far (as of July 4, 2019).


At the beginning of the 2005/06 NBA season , James broke another record: On November 13, 2005, he reached the 4,000 point mark 254 days earlier than the previous record holder Kobe Bryant. On March 29, 2006, at the age of 21 years and 89 days, he hit the 6000 mark, which he also undercut Kobe Bryant, who had reached that mark at the age of 22 years and 206 days. At the All-Star Game on February 2nd, James was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP), replacing previous record holder Oscar Robertson as the youngest winner of this award. In the choice of Most Valuable Player of the regular season, he finished second behind Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns .

LeBron reached the play-offs for the first time and made his debut against the Washington Wizards led by Gilbert Arenas . He secured a place in the NBA history books alongside Magic Johnson and Johnny McCarthy in the 97-86 win with 32 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as one of three players to triple-double in their play-off debut could record. The series ended victorious after six games for the Cavaliers and James, who recorded an average of 35.7 points per game. In the second round, the Cleveland Cavaliers had to admit defeat to the Detroit Pistons in seven games .


LeBron James taking a free throw (April 2007)

James was selected as the starting player for the All-Star Game for the third year in a row this season. In 32 minutes on the field he scored 28 points and got 6 rebounds and 6 assists. In the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to build on the performance of the previous season with 50 wins and were thus the second best team in the Eastern Conference. LeBron James' statistics averaged 27.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He is the only player besides Oscar Robertson who has been able to achieve an average of at least 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in three consecutive years. He was voted the youngest player of all time to the All-NBA 1st team , getting the most votes.

In the first round of the play-offs, James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first sweep ( sweep = not lose a game in a series ) against the Washington Wizards and their superstar Gilbert Arenas. James got an average of 27.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game in this series. In the second round, the Cavaliers were able to prevail in 6 games against the New Jersey Nets and thus move into the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 15 years.

After losing the first two games to the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals , the Cleveland Cavaliers struck back and won the remaining four games in the series to advance to the NBA Finals. In the fifth game, James convinced with an outstanding performance. He set a franchise play-off record with 48 points and recorded 9 rebounds and 7 assists. He scored the last 25 and 29 of the last 30 points of his team in double overtime, including the last, game-deciding, basket.

In the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers could not oppose the San Antonio Spurs and had to admit defeat after four games. LeBron James' 22.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game couldn't change that either.


James during his pre-game ritual tossing chalk in the air (March 2008)

In the 2007/08 NBA season , on February 27, 2008 at the age of 23 years and 59 days, he became the youngest player of all time in the NBA to reach more than 10,000 points and closed the season as the player with the most points per game (30, 0). He was also named MVP of the NBA All-Star Games again; in this game he managed almost a triple-double. LeBron James scored seven triple doubles throughout the regular season, which was both a new personal record and a franchise record.

On March 5, 2008, James was the third player since the ABA -NBA merger to record 50 points and 10 assists in one game against the New York Knicks . A few days later, on March 21, 2008, James broke Brad Daugherty 's franchise record of 10,389 points, becoming the most points player in the history of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cleveland Cavaliers ended the season with 45 wins and 37 losses, this time becoming the fourth best team in the Eastern Conference. In the first round of the play-offs they had to play again against the Washington Wizards and moved victoriously into the second round after six games. That year it wasn't enough for the Conference Finals, as they had to admit defeat to the Boston Celtics in seven games. LeBron scored 45 points in that crucial game, but it wasn't enough for the team to win.


James defended Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics (October 2008)

A year later, in the 2008-09 season , James was finally named the NBA's Most Valuable Regular Season Player.

In the first round of the NBA play-offs, the Cavaliers prevailed in four games against the Detroit Pistons . James scored 32.0 points, 11.3 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. In the following round, LeBron led his team to victory again in four games, this time against the Atlanta Hawks . In the Eastern Conference Finals, however, the Cavaliers had to admit defeat to Orlando Magic around the young aspiring superstar Dwight Howard .


Even before the 2009/10 season began, Cleveland strengthened itself with four-time NBA winner Shaquille O'Neal . On March 19, James scored 29 points and, at 25 years and 79 days, broke the 15,000 point mark as the youngest player in NBA history. The previous record holder was Kobe Bryant at 27 years and 136 days. LeBron was voted for his sixth straight All-Star Game and the Cavaliers stepped up during the season with the signing of Antawn Jamison . At the end of the 2009/10 season, the Cavaliers were able to set up the best win rate for the second year in a row and James was re-elected MVP. Of 116 of the 123 sports journalists who are entitled to vote, he was voted first.

In the NBA play-offs, the Cavaliers were able to prevail in the first round against the Chicago Bulls , but had to admit defeat to the Boston Celtics in the second round . In the fifth game of the series, which was also James' last home game in Cleveland for the time being, the Cavaliers lost by 32 points - the highest home defeat in the team's history.


James at a dunk against the Washington Wizards (March 2011)

On July 9, 2010, James announced his move to the Miami Heat . There he formed the so-called "Big Three" with two other top 5 picks from the 2003 NBA Draft , Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh , who like James switched to the Heat by sign-and-trade deal (analogous to the team around Paul Pierce , Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in Boston ). James justified his move by saying that winning would be the only thing that counted for him and that he saw the best chance of winning the championship in Miami.

On November 9, 2010, LeBron James scored 20 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds in the game against Utah Jazz, his first triple-double in the jersey of the Heat. On December 17, 2010 he was able to record his second triple-double of the season in a game against the New York Knicks : 32 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. On February 3, 2011 James scored 51 points in a home game against the Orlando Magic and recorded an additional 11 rebounds and 8 assists. No player could score more points in a game in the 2010/11 season . He was invited to the All-Star Game again this season and scored only the second triple-double in the history of the All-Star Games with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists after Michael Jordan. In the 2011 playoffs, everything seemed to be going according to plan for the Miami Heat . Miami won 4-1 games against both the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls led by Derrick Rose and made it to the 2011 NBA Finals . In the finals, James and the Heat then met in a new edition of the NBA Finals 2006 on the Dallas Mavericks around the German superstar Dirk Nowitzki , to whom they were defeated 2: 4.


Motivated by the defeat in the NBA Finals last season against the Dallas Mavericks , James decided to work on his game under the basket and trained for it. a. with Hakeem Olajuwon . Due to the lock-out , the 2011/12 season only began on December 25, 2011 and consisted of only 66 games per team. The Miami Heat started the shortened season with a club record of 16 wins in the first 21 games. As part of the All-Star Games in 2012 James 36 points, scoring presented with six scored three points litters the record for the most hits from behind the three-point line into an NBA All-Star Game. At the end of the season, thanks to his 27.1 points (53% throwing rate), 7.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game, he was named the most valuable regular season player for the third time .

As the second best team in the east, the Heat prevailed in the first round against the New York Knicks , in the second round against the Indiana Pacers and in the Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics . In the 2012 NBA Finals, which was James' third appearance in the finals, the Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games, with only the first game in the series being lost. James won his first NBA championship and was named MVP of the NBA Finals thanks to his 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists in the final round .


On January 16, 2013, James scored the 20,000 in the game against the Golden State Warriors . Point of his NBA career. At 28, he was the youngest player to break this mark. In a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 12, 2013 James delivered his sixth game in a row with at least 30 points with a field throw rate of over 60 percent. This feat has never before been achieved in the history of the NBA. At the end of the 2012/13 season , James won his fourth MVP award.

As the best team in the East, the Miami Heat prevailed in the first round of the 2013 Playoffs with a sweep against the Milwaukee Bucks , in the second round against the Chicago Bulls and in the Conference Finals in the seventh and final game against the Indiana Pacers and won thus for the third time in a row the title of Eastern Master. In the final series against the San Antonio Spurs , the Miami Heat finally prevailed again in the seventh and final game 4: 3 and thus won the NBA championship for the second time in a row ( repeat ) and for the third time. Thanks to his 25.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game, two triple doubles in the series and an outstanding performance with 37 points in the decisive seventh game, LeBron James became the MVP of the NBA Finals chosen. This means that James, alongside Michael Jordan and Bill Russell, is the only player to date to have been voted MVP for both the regular season and the final series for two consecutive years.


James on his return to Cleveland (November 2014)

On March 3, 2014 James achieved a new career best with 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats . He ended the 2013/14 season with an average of 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.4 assists, and with a throw rate of 57% over the season, he set a new personal best. Thanks to his strong performances, the Miami Heat moved into the NBA Finals for the fourth time in a row after some clear wins in the play-offs, which had only been achieved by four teams in NBA history. As in the previous year, the opponents were the San Antonio Spurs . This time the Heat hardly had a chance against the strong offensive and partly celebrated team basketball of the Spurs and after four clear defeats lost the series in five games with 1: 4, which was the third lost final series of his career for James.

By means of a release clause , James terminated his contract with Miami Heat, which was originally valid until 2016, at the end of the season. He justified this with the fact that he wanted to test his possibilities with other clubs. On July 10th, he announced his decision to move back to Cleveland to bring the NBA title to Ohio in the Cavaliers jersey, which he had not yet succeeded in when he moved in 2010. On July 12, James signed a two-year deal with the Cavaliers worth $ 42.1 million. The contract included a release clause after one year.

Cleveland intensified after James' return to All-Star Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves . Together with Kyrie Irving and Love, James formed a new, strong trio. With James, the Cavaliers reached second place in the Eastern Conference. With 25.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists, he played a key role in the Cavs' first play-off qualification after five years. In the MVP election , James finished third behind Stephen Curry and James Harden . After winning the play-off series against the Boston Celtics , Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks , James reached the NBA Finals for the fifth time in a row, where Cleveland met the Golden State Warriors . The final series was lost 2: 4, which was the fourth defeat in the finals for James. Although James was able to significantly improve his odds in the final series and averaged 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists, making him the best player of the 2015 NBA Finals in each of these three categories he did not avert the loss to Golden State.


In the 2015/16 season , James averaged at least 25 points per game (25.3) for the twelfth season in a row, which was a new record. Two other players succeeded eleven times in a row: Jerry West (1961/62 to 1971/72) and Karl Malone (1987/88 to 1997/98). With the Cavaliers, James again won first place in the Eastern Conference, which secured home advantage in the play-offs. He marched through the play-offs with his Cavaliers and moved into the 2016 NBA Finals, where the opponents were again the Golden State Warriors . After the Cavs were already 3-1 behind in the final series, they managed to win the last three games of the series and to win the finals 4-3 on June 20, 2016 in Oakland . James scored a triple-double in the seventh game. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Championship, which was also the first championship of a professional Cleveland sports team since 1964. In addition, James, who secured his third NBA title in the sixth finals in a row, was named the most valuable player of the finals.


In the 102: 101 victory of his Cleveland Cavaliers over the Philadelphia 76ers , James managed with 25 points to reach 10th place on the all-time NBA scorer list (26,970), overtaking Hakeem Olajuwon (26,946). In the game against the New York Knicks on February 5, 2017, he scored 32 points for a total of 28,020 points, making him the youngest player to ever exceed the 28,000 point mark. With the Cavaliers, LeBron reached second place in the Eastern Conference. In the decisive fifth conference final game against the Boston Celtics , James scored 35 points, overtaking Michael Jordan as the previous record scorer in playoff history. The Cavaliers won the game and moved into the NBA final for the third time in a row, where they met the Golden State Warriors as in the two previous years. For James it was the seventh consecutive finals. The Warriors, this time reinforced by Kevin Durant , won the series 4-1.


In the 107-102 win against the New Orleans Pelicans on March 30, 2018, he scored double-digit points in the 867th game in a row, surpassing Michael Jordan's long-standing record. On May 24, James' twelfth and unanimous election to the All-NBA First Team was announced. Nobody has been called up to the starting line-up more often . James lost the finals 4-0 against the long-standing final opponent Golden State Warriors. As a free agent , he then announced his move to the Los Angeles Lakers in July 2018 .


In the away defeat on January 25, 2020 against the Philadelphia 76ers (91: 108), James scored 29 points. With a total of 33,655 points, he overtook Kobe Bryant (33,643) the night before his death in the list of the most successful basket shooters of the NBA and is now in third place behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928).

Achievements and Awards


James in September 2009 at a press conference to mark the release of the documentary More Than a Game

Many companies hired Lebron James for marketing campaigns. For example, the sporting goods manufacturer Nike paid the young star 90 million US dollars. In 2015, Nike expanded its collaboration with him even further and signed a lifelong advertising contract with him, for the first time in the company's history. He also promotes Sprite and the Bubblicious gum brand , making millions a year.

The American avant-garde - guitarist Buckethead dedicated to him, the three songs King James , Lebron and Lebron's Hammer . Furthermore, the rapper Jay-Z dedicated the song Blow the Whistle to him . In 2009, Drake , Eminem , Lil Wayne and Kanye West rapped the song Forever , which is the soundtrack for the documentary More than a Game , which is about the friendship between James' high school friends on and off the field.

As well as being a skilled basketball player in high school, he was also a talented footballer. Many experts still assume that James could have played as a wide receiver or tight end in the NFL .

In 2015, James earned $ 24 million, making it one of the top three highest paid NBA players. In the 2017/2018 season, he earned a total of 33 million US dollars and had a player option for the following season in his contract, with which he could get out of his contract at the time. James took advantage of this and, after moving to the Los Angeles Lakers, negotiated a contract through which he earned 153.3 million US dollars for four years starting with the 2018/2019 season and again received a player option last year.

On January 23, 2018, at the age of 33 years and 24 days, James became the youngest player in NBA history and the seventh ever to surpass 30,000 points in his career.

James has been married to Savannah Brinson since 2013. Both know each other from high school days and have been a couple since 2001. They have two sons and a daughter together. In 2015, James played himself in the movie Dating Queen ( Trainwreck ) .

In a July 30, 2018 CNN interview, James accused US President Donald Trump of dividing American society. Trump commented on this in a tweet that the presenter Don Lemon - whom he described as "the dumbest man on television" - had managed to "make LeBron look smart, which is not easy" ( He made Lebron look smart, which isn ' t easy to do. ). Trump then expressed his preference for Michael Jordan .


GP Matches played (Games Played) GS Games from the beginning (Games started) MPG Graduated minutes per game (Minutes per game)
FG% Throw rate from the field (field goal percentage) 3P% Throwing quota three-point throws (3-point field-goal percentage) FT% Free throw rate (free-throw percentage)
RPG Rebounds per game (rebounds per game) APG Assists per game (assists per game) SPG Steals per game (steals per game)
BPG Blocks per game (blocks per game) PPG Points per game (points per game) FAT Career record

Regular season

2003-04 Cleveland 79 79 39.5 .417 .290 .754 5.5 5.9 1.6 0.7 20.9
2004-05 Cleveland 80 80 42.4 .472 .351 .750 7.4 7.2 2.2 0.7 27.2
2005-06 Cleveland 79 79 42.5 .480 .335 .738 7.0 6.6 1.6 0.8 31.4
2006-07 Cleveland 78 78 40.9 .476 .319 .698 6.7 6.0 1.6 0.7 27.3
2007-08 Cleveland 75 74 40.4 .484 .315 .712 7.9 7.2 1.8 1.1 30.0
2008-09 Cleveland 81 81 37.7 .489 .344 .780 7.6 7.2 1.7 1.1 28.4
2009-10 Cleveland 76 76 39.0 .503 .333 .767 7.3 8.6 1.6 1.0 29.7
2010-11 Miami 79 79 38.8 .510 .330 .759 7.9 6.2 1.9 0.6 26.7
2011-12 Miami 62 62 37.5 .531 .362 .771 7.9 6.2 1.9 0.8 27.1
2012–13 Miami 76 76 37.9 .565 .406 .753 8.0 7.3 1.7 0.9 26.8
2013-14 Miami 77 77 37.7 .567 .379 .750 6.9 6.4 1.6 0.3 27.1
2014–15 Cleveland 69 69 36.1 .488 .354 .710 6.0 7.4 1.6 0.7 25.3
2015–16 Cleveland 76 76 35.6 .520 .309 .731 7.4 6.8 1.4 0.6 25.3
2016–17 Cleveland 74 74 37.8 .548 .363 .674 8.6 8.7 1.2 0.6 26.4
2017-18 Cleveland 82 82 36.9 .542 .367 .731 8.6 9.1 1.4 0.9 27.5
2018–19 LA Lakers 55 55 35.2 .510 .339 .665 8.5 8.3 1.3 0.6 27.4
2019-20 LA Lakers 58 58 34.9 .499 .347 .698 7.8 10.7 1.3 0.5 25.6
total 1256 1255 38.4 .504 .344 .735 7.4 7.3 1.6 0.7 27.1


2005-06 Cleveland 13 13 46.5 .476 .333 .737 8.1 5.8 1.4 0.7 30.8
2006-07 Cleveland 20th 20th 44.7 .416 .280 .755 8.1 8.0 1.7 0.5 25.1
2007-08 Cleveland 13 13 42.5 .411 .257 .731 7.8 7.6 1.8 1.3 28.2
2008-09 Cleveland 14th 14th 41.4 .510 .333 .749 9.1 7.3 1.6 0.9 35.3
2009-10 Cleveland 11 11 41.8 .502 .400 .733 9.3 7.6 1.7 1.8 29.1
2010-11 Miami 21st 21st 43.9 .466 .353 .763 8.4 5.9 1.7 1.2 23.7
2011-12 Miami 23 23 42.7 .500 .259 .739 9.7 5.6 1.9 0.7 30.3
2012–13 Miami 23 23 41.7 .491 .375 .777 8.4 6.6 1.8 0.8 25.9
2013-14 Miami 20th 20th 38.2 .565 .407 .806 7.1 4.8 1.8 0.6 27.4
2014–15 Cleveland 20th 20th 42.2 .417 .227 .731 11.3 8.5 1.7 1.1 30.1
2015–16 Cleveland 21st 21st 39.1 .525 .340 .661 9.5 7.6 2.3 1.3 26.3
2016–17 Cleveland 18th 18th 41.3 .565 .411 .698 9.1 7.8 1.9 1.3 32.8
2017-18 Cleveland 22nd 22nd 41.9 .539 .342 .746 9.1 9.0 1.4 1.0 34.0
total 239 239 42.1 .491 .331 .750 8.9 7.1 1.8 1.0 29.2


See also


  • Ryan Jones: King James. Believe the hype. The LeBron James Story. St. Martin's Press, New York 2003. ISBN 0-312-32229-1 .
  • Jan Hieronimi: King among kings. In: Five 1, 2003, pp. 32-36.
  • Ders .: The Takeover. In: Five 9, 2004, pp. 28-33.
  • Ders .: The King's Game. In: Five 25, 2006, pp. 32-37.

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  1. usabasketball.com - All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster // J ( Memento of the original from January 6, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.usabasketball.com
  2. Boxscore Cavaliers - Kings, October 29, 2003
  3. ^ Boxscore Cavaliers - Nets, March 27, 2004
  4. Triple Double Alert, Part 2
  5. Brandon Jennings' 55 points sets NBA record . In: huffpost.com . March 18, 2010 (English).
  6. Most 50-Point Games. In: Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 4, 2019 .
  7. ^ ESPN : Playoff debut Triple Double
  8. ESPN : Cavs defeat Wizards in 6 games
  9. ESPN : Pistons defeat Cavaliers in 7 games
  10. NBA : All-Star Game 2007 BoxScore ( memento of the original from May 26, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.nba.com
  11. ^ ESPN , "Elias says ..." April 20, 2007
  12. ^ ESPN : Cavaliers Sweep Wizards
  13. ESPN : Cavaliers defeat Nets
  14. ESPN : LeBron dominates Pistons in Game 5
  15. NBA @ YouTube: LeBron takes over Game 5
  16. Yahoo Sports : LeBron James youngest to 10k
  17. ESPN : Cavaliers - Knicks BoxScore
  18. Yahoo Sports : LeBron takes the scoring crown
  19. ESPN : Celtics win game 7
  20. NBA : LeBron James = MVP ( Memento of the original from May 7, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.nba.com
  21. ^ CBS Sports : Cavaliers add Shaq to LeBron's court
  22. ^ ESPN : Jamison joins Cavs
  23. NBA: LeBron James named 2009-10 NBA MVP presented by Kia ( Memento of the original from May 5, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.nba.com
  24. ESPN : Worst playoff home loss in team history
  25. AOL FanHouse: Cavs agree to LeBron sign-and-trade
  26. Sun Sentinel : Heat fall to Jazz despite James' Triple-Double ( Memento of the original from November 13, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / articles.sun-sentinel.com
  27. Huffington Post : LeBron James' 2nd Triple Double 2010–2011 ( Memento of the original from December 22, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.huffingtonpost.com
  28. Miami Herald : LeBron scores 51 points  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.miamiherald.com  
  29. NBA All-Star Game 1997 ( Memento of the original from May 24, 2012 on WebCite ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.nba.com
  30. spiegel.de: Bryant dominates in West victory
  31. Fox Sports Florida : Olajuwon thrilled by LeBron's breakthrough
  32. NBA: 20,000 points from LeBron James. In: DiePresse.com. January 17, 2013, accessed February 13, 2013 .
  33. Peter Ahrens: NBA: LeBron James is the new record scorer. In: spiegel.de. February 13, 2013, accessed February 13, 2013 .
  34. LeBron James' 61 points in win set career, Heat records (English). In: espn.go.com. March 4, 2014, accessed March 4, 2014 .
  35. NBA: James terminates contract with the Heat. (No longer available online.) In: sky.de. June 24, 2014, formerly in the original ; Retrieved June 24, 2014 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.sky.de  
  36. LeBron James Returns To Cleveland
  37. The crown is forever heavy: LeBron James and his Finals legacy
  38. NBA: NBA Stats 2014-15 Finals League Leaders
  39. LeBron gives Cavs the title
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  41. The sports day: Schröder shines, LeBron James chases Nowitzki record on n-tv, February 5, 2017, accessed on February 8, 2017
  42. James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win
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  44. Markus Unckrich: All-NBA teams announced. On: Basket website; Cologne, May 25, 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  45. James overtakes his NBA idol Bryant: "Pretty cool thing". In: t-online.de . dpa , January 26, 2020, accessed on January 26, 2020 .
  46. LeBron James with Lifetime Advertising Contract: Until Death Do Their Part. Spiegel Online , December 8, 2015, accessed December 8, 2015 .
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