- Personal Information:
- Full Name: LeBron Raymone James Sr.
- Nicknames: King James, LBJ, Chosen One, Bron-Bron, The Little Emperor, The Akron Hammer, L-Train, Benjamin Buckets
- Date of Birth: December 30, 1984
- Age: 38 years
- Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
- Mother: Gloria Marie James
- Father: Anthony McClelland (absent father)
- Spouse: Savannah James (Married in 2013)
- LeBron “Bronny” James Jr.
- Bryce James
- Zhuri James
- Career Information:
- Current Team:
- Los Angeles Lakers (Jersey #23, Positions: Power Forward, Small Forward)
- Positions: Small Forward, Power Forward, Point Guard, Center, Shooting Guard
- Year: 2003
- Round: 1st
- Pick: 1st overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers
- NBA Debut: October 29, 2003
- Experience: 20 years
- Current Team:
- Physical Details:
- Height: 206 cm (6 feet 9 inches)
- Weight: 113 kg (250 pounds)
- Shoe Size: Size 15 (US)
- Financial & Contractual Details:
- Latest Contract: Two years, $99,023,288 (Signed August 28, 2022)
- Average Annual Salary: $49,511,644
- Net Worth: Estimated $1 billion (Forbes, 2023)
- Other Details:
LeBron James Stats
LeBron James, known for his remarkable career in the NBA, has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers. He is recognized for his position as a Small Forward and wears the jersey number #23. Here’s a brief analysis of his extensive career stats:
- Teams Played For: Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers
- Position: Small Forward
- Jersey Number: #23
Career Averages (Per Game):
- Games Played (GP): 1430
- Games Started (GS): 1428
- Minutes (MIN): 38.0
- Field Goals (FG): 10.0-19.7 (50.5% accuracy)
- 3-Point Shots (3PT): 1.6-4.6 (34.5% accuracy)
- Free Throws (FT): 5.7-7.7 (73.5% accuracy)
- Rebounds (REB): 7.5 (1.2 offensive and 6.3 defensive)
- Assists (AST): 7.3
- Steals (STL): 1.5
- Blocks (BLK): 0.8
- Fouls (PF): 1.8
- Turnovers (TO): 3.5
- Points (PTS): 27.2
- Field Goals (FG): 14239-28197 (50.5% accuracy)
- 3-Point Shots (3PT): 2277-6609 (34.5% accuracy)
- Free Throws (FT): 8124-11056 (73.5% accuracy)
- Rebounds (REB): 10743 (1671 offensive and 9072 defensive)
- Assists (AST): 10469
- Steals (STL): 2198
- Blocks (BLK): 1082
- Fouls (PF): 2618
- Turnovers (TO): 5003
- Points (PTS): 38879
- Double Doubles (DD2): 549
- Triple Doubles (TD3): 107
- Disqualifications (DQ): 6
- Ejections (EJECT): 2
- Technical Fouls (TECH): 69
- Flagrant Fouls (FLAG): 8
- Assist to Turnover Ratio (AST/TO): 2.1
- Steal to Turnover Ratio (STL/TO): 0.4
- Scoring Efficiency (SC-EFF): 1.379
- Shooting Efficiency (SH-EFF): 0.55
LeBron James has consistently been one of the most dominant players in the NBA, maintaining high performance across all areas of his game. His ability to score, rebound, assist, and defend at elite levels is evident in his stats. Notably, his career points total and his efficiency in scoring and shooting reflect his status as one of the game’s all-time greats. His contributions have made significant impacts on every team he’s played for, cementing his legacy as a legendary figure in basketball history.
LeBron James 2023-24 Profile
LeBron James — the 6 foot 9, 250 pound forward for the Los Angeles Lakers — is undeniably one of two greatest basketball players of all time. Whether you place him over Michael Jordan is personal preference, but anybody who refuses to acknowledge that James and Jordan deserve to be in the same GOAT conversation likely have some personal vendetta for King James. Yet, when it comes to resumés, not even that of Michael Jordan can compete with what LeBron James has done throughout his 21 season (and still counting) career. And what’s most impressive of all is that he barely seems to be slowing down in the 2023-24 NBA season
In this article, we’ll discuss LeBron James’s general information, note his pre-NBA background, break down his legendary NBA career, and discuss the state of King James’ reign in 2023-24.
LeBron James General Information
LeBron Raymone James Sr. was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, United States. James’ mother is Gloria Marie James, and his father is Anthony McClelland — although McClelland was an absent father, and LeBron was raised entirely by his mother.
LeBron James is married to Savannah James. The couple have been together since high school, and were married in 2013. They currently have three kids together: LeBron “Bronny” James Jr., Bryce James, and Zhuri James.
On August 28, 2022, James signed a two year, $99,023,288 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers — which makes for an average annual salary of $49,511,644. James’ net worth is estimated to be $1 billion.
LeBron James wears jersey number 23, and is a size 15 (US) shoe.
LeBron James Background
LeBron James began playing basketball in fifth grade, and attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. As a freshman, James averaged 21 points and 6 rebounds per game.
During his junior season, James was featured in Slam magazine, and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated (becoming the first high school underclassman to do so.) His junior season, James averaged 29 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 3.3 steals per game. He was named Ohio Mr. Basketball, was selected to the USA Today All-USA First Team, and was named Gatorade National Player of the Year.
As a senior in high school, James averaged 31.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 3.4 steals per game. He won all of the same awards we won one season before, and also participated in the McDonald’s All-American Game, the Jordan Brand Capital Classic, and other high school all-star games. During this time, James made it known that he intended to enter the 2003 NBA draft.
And on June 26, 2023, LeBron James was selected by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, with the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft.
LeBron James’s NBA Career So Far
LeBron James’ 2003-04 rookie season saw him average20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game, which was enough to win him the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. James went to his first ever All-Star game in his second season, and ended the year averaging 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 2.2 steals per game—which was enough to earn him his first All-NBA Second Team honors.
James won the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 2006, and finished his third season averaging 31.4 points, 7 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game. He finished second in NBA MVP voting. The Cavaliers also qualified for the playoffs for the first time in James’ career, and won their first round series before losing in the second round.
James’ averages declined to 27.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game in the 2006-07 season, although the Cavaliers finished as the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference. They went on to the NBA Finals in that season, but lost to the San Antonio Spurs. James struggled in this Finals series, averaging 22 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game on just 35.6 percent shooting.
James averaged 30 points per game in the 2007-08 season and earned his second All-Star Game MVP—but the Cavaliers struggled during the regular season and were ultimately eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by the Boston Celtics.
James won his first NBA MVP award during the 2008-09 season, after averaging 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game. He also finished second in NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting, and made his first NBA All-Defensive team.
James won his second consecutive MVP in the 2009-10 season, averaging 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8.6 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1 block per game on 50 percent shooting. Yet, his Cavaliers were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs.
On July 8, 2010, James made his infamous ‘Decision’, where he announced via ESPN he would be signing with the Miami Heat. Handling much media scrutiny all season for this choice, James still averaged averaging 26.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 7 assists per game on 51 percent shooting.
The Heat reached the NBA Finals, but were defeated by the Dallas Mavericks. James’ Finals scoring average of 17.8 points per game signified an 8.9 point drop from the regular season.
James won his third NBA MVP during the 2011-12 season, after averaging 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.9 steals per game on 53 percent shooting. The Heat once again reached the NBA Finals, but this time, were able to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder and win James his first ever NBA Championship. James averaged 30.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game throughout the postseason, which is considered one of the best postseasons in NBA history.
The Heat went back-to-back in the 2012-13 season, and James won his second straight Finals MVP, upon averaging 25.3 points, 10.9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2.3 steals per game in the Finals.
James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 (which earned him much praise among the media), and lost in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors in 2015. James averaged 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game in the series.
During the 2015-16 regular season, James averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game. The Cavaliers reached the Finals once again, went down 3-1 in the series, but won three straight James to win the NBA Finals; securing the first ever Championship for the Cavaliers franchise and the third of James’ career. James won Finals MVP after averaging 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 2.6 steals per game in the series.
The Cavaliers returned to the NBA Finals in 2016-17, but lost to the Warriors in 5 games. James averaged 33.6 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists per game (becoming the first player to average a triple-double in the Finals).
James’ Cavaliers faced the Warriors for a fourth time in the 2019 NBA Finals, but lost via sweep. James averaged 34 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 10 assists per game during the Finals.
LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018. But James was injured for much of his first season in LA, and the team struggled. James was named to the All-NBA Third Team upon season’s end (the first time in twelve years that he did not make the All-NBA First Team.)
After trading for Anthony Davis, the Lakers became Championship contenders in the 2019-20 season. James ended the regular season as the league leader in assists for the first time in his career, averaging 10.2 assists per game. The Lakers ultimately advanced to the NBA Finals, and defeated the Miami Heat in 6 games—earning James his fourth NBA Championship (and fourth Finals MVP award).
On February 7, 2023, James scored his 38,388th point to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. James finished the 2022-23 season averaging 28.9 points per game.
Also notable is James’ National Team career, where he is a three-time Olympian and two-time Gold medalist.
LeBron James 2023-24 Season Forecast
What else can there be said about LeBron James? If the above resumé doesn’t convince you that he deserves to be considered one of the GOAT’s, then nothing will. What’s for sure is that LeBron James’ only has a few seasons left in his career. In fact, he has made it very clear that he intends to play with his son, Bronny, in the NBA before he retires—and Bronny is NBA draft eligible in 2024. With that in mind, it’s best to dismiss all debate and appreciate LeBron James’s greatness while he’s still in the NBA. We’re going to miss him when he’s gone.
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