He was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio. He was also born in Akron when he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He grew up with a single mother and didn’t know his father, who left before he was born.
He went to high school at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School where he graduated in 2003. In that same year, he played with the Cavs team that plays basketball against other teams from all over America. This is when LeBron first became noticed by everyone in the U.S. In 2004, he got drafted by the Cavs and began playing on their team right away! This is when people started calling him “The King” because it’s usually a title given to someone who rules a country or kingdom!
In 2010, LeBron James decided to leave Cleveland and play for the Miami Heat. He was already a national champion and he even made it into the “Hall of Fame” and “Finals MVP”.
Now, LeBron is only 27 years old with many more years to go! Everyone wants him on their team because he’s such an incredible player and has ALWAYS been one of the best players in whatever game he was playing before.
How much does Lebron James weight
The weight of LeBron James is 250 pounds. His height is 6’8″. His wingspan is 7’3″.
Can you guess what his vertical jump is?
According to ESPN, LeBron James has a 44-inch vertical jump. The average NBA player has a 29-30 inch vertical jump. And that averages out every single NBA player in its database. LeBron James makes up nearly HALF of all the 30+ inch jumps in the league.
So if he wasn’t in the league, it would drop down to an average of 28 inches or so. He doubles up everyone else without even trying. This gives him an advantage when he is driving to the basket, or shooting layups.
It’s not that shocking when you consider that LeBron James was also building houses before he came into the NBA. So his explosiveness comes from more than just basketball training. He has an incredible vertical jump which helps him get where he wants on the court.
What about his running vertical jump?
According to ESPN, LeBron James had a 46 inch running vertical as a high school junior. This was the highest number ever recorded by the testing company at that time. That year, he broke former slam dunk champion Nate Robinson’s record of 45 inches. Remember, this is running vert, not just standing still vert. We will go even further and say that if you combine both of these numbers (44 and 46) and presume that LeBron hasn’t gotten any weaker since then (he’s gotten stronger), we can estimate that LeBron has a 48-inch vertical jump RIGHT NOW.
That means: If LeBron jumped as high as possible, he could grab 12″ above the rim on a regulation 10-foot basketball rim.
Now that you have an idea of just how high LeBron James can jump, you can now see that he has the body control to land without hurting himself. And if he knocks down shots consecutively, I doubt they would call goaltending even though he jumps OVER the rim. It’s not traveling either because it’s one continuous motion. This means LeBron could easily dunk with two hands if he wanted to or windmill it if his legs were strong enough. At least once per game, LeBron probably jumps far enough over the rim where NBA officials aren’t sure whether make him settle for a layup or dunk it.
LeBron James cannot be stopped by the common man with a regular jump shot, so don’t think you can stop him if you are an average player. He is strong enough where he will just power through your fouls and jump over you to score. At really close range, LeBron might even consider dunking on you. This means all hope is lost for your team when LeBron gets in his shooting rhythm and starts releasing from anywhere inside the three-point line (he averages 5 attempts per game from there). You may as well just give up until he misses one of those crazy pressure threes because no one is stopping him from scoring at this point.
Today, LeBron James plays for the Miami Heat where they are part of The National Basketball Association (NBA). The main reason why LeBron James switched teams is that he wanted to win an NBA title before Dwyane who also plays for Miami did. So far, LeBron James has won three titles.
Now you know everything there is to know about basketball player LeBron James!