- A Once In A Generation Player.
The King’s been surpassing the incredible hype about himself since he was a junior in high school.
And with no end to his basketball dominance in sight, here’s an easy guide to exactly how legendary James has become.
- Some Unprecedented High School Coverage.
LeBron James received coverage that no high school player had ever received. By his senior year of high school, LeBron’s basketball games were televised by ESPN and he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
- A Four-Time NBA MVP.
In a five year span from 2009-2013, LeBron James won a total of four MVPs in the league. Other legendary ballers with fewer MVPs than LeBron include Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, Moses Malone and Tim Duncan.
- A Three-Time NBA Champion.
After almost a decade in the league and countless no-ring jokes, LeBron James finally won an NBA Championship in 2012 with the Miami Heat. James’ Heat defended the title the following year.
- Two Olympic Gold Medals.
James has won three Olympic medals in his iconic career. In 2004, LeBron and Team USA took third place and the bronze medal. While in the past two Olympic games, James was crowned with two gold medals.
- 2004 NBA Rookie of the Year.
LeBron James was, of course, selected first overall in the 2003 NBA Draft, but expectations were high for the 18 year old. James impressed by winning the Rookie of the Year over Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.
- Youngest To Score 20,000 Points.
LeBron James entered the league at just 18 years old, which gave him a nice head start to reaching some enormous feats. He was the youngest player to score 10,000 and 20,000 points in his career.
- Triple-Double Machine.
LeBron James is effortless in filling up the stat sheet. Of active players, James has the most triple-doubles in the NBA. James’ total outweighs Michael Jordan’s, too.
- Elite Athleticism.
Praised for his out-of-this-world athleticism, it’s been discussed in length that if LeBron James didn’t play basketball he could be an elite player in other sports like soccer and football.
- Celebrities Come To See LeBron Play
LeBron James is a spectacle to see on the court. Celebrities have traveled far and wide to see The King play. Even fellow royalty.
Nikko L. Pescueso