LeBron James is an American basketball superstar who currently plays for the National Basketball Association (NBA) team “Cleveland Cavaliers”. He is six feet, eight inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. He was born to a 16 year old single mother named Gloria Marie James on December 30, 1984 in Ohio. Gloria sent LeBron to live with the family of a local football coach so he could grow up in a more suitable environment. It was here that LeBron was introduced to basketball at the age of 9. He attended St. Vincent–St. Mary High School where he played basketball for his school team. In his freshman year, his team won the division state title. He had already begun to gain a reputation as an outstanding player, and NBA scouts regularly attended his games to analyze his talent as a future star.
LeBron continued to impress fans and during his sophomore, junior and senior years, he was given the title of “Ohio’s Mr. Basketball” and was also selected to the “USA Today All-USA First Team”. This was no mean accomplishment as he was the first player to achieve both feats at his age and the only one to have won them for three consecutive years. During his junior and senior years, he won the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award, being the first high school player to have done so and to have won it for two consecutive years. He also appeared on the covers of SLAM magazine and Sports Illustrated, again unprecedented by anyone his age. After his team’s loss in the division championships, he petitioned the NBA to let him join them despite the fact that he hadn’t graduated high school, which is a requirement to be drafted. His petition was rejected and LeBron returned to his senior year of high school being the most talked about high school basketball player and the centre of enormous amounts of media attention. During this time, he began to use marijuana as a means of stress relief.
He was recruited by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2003-04 season, where he set many records in his first year. This included being the youngest