LeBron James is widely regarded as one of the best players in basketball today. He has an incredible combination of skills, strength, leaping ability, and height that make him one of the best athletes in the world. LeBron Raymone James, also known as King James, was born December 30, 1984, Akron, Ohio, U.S. He is an American professional basketball player who is broadly considered one of the greatest all-around players of all time and who won National Basketball Association (NBA) championships with both the Miami Heat (2012 and 2013) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (2016). James was the consensus national high-school player of the year during his senior season, and he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall selection of the 2003 NBA draft. James led the Cavaliers in scoring, steals, and minutes played over the course of the 2003–04 season. He won the league’s Rookie of the Year award in the process. He was the NBA Finals MVP and Champion in 2012. He was the NBA MVP multiple times. He is the only player in NBA history to average at least 26 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists over their career. He was the first forward to average more than 8.0 assists per game. LeBron was even the youngest player to score 40 points in a game, also the youngest player to get a triple-double in the playoffs. He too won the Olympic Gold Medal in 2008 and 2012.