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Transcript of LeBron James
LeBron had a very hard childhood. His mom couldn't keep a job, so they kept moving from apartment to apartment constantly. When LeBron was two years old, his mom started dating a guy named Eddie Jackson. Eddie soon got sent to jail for drug trafficking, and mortgage fraud.
LeBron also liked playing football. He played Wide Receiver. His coach, Frankie Walker,was a big impact on his life. Because he had no dad, Frankie was like a father figure to him. When times got tough, LeBron and his mom stayed with Frankie for a while.
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LeBron loved basketball since he was little. He used to always play basketball for hours each day.His height and power helped him a lot with the sport.
When LeBron and his mom stayed with Eddie LeBron's mom helped pay rent. When Eddie saw how poorly he was educated he took LeBron in, and LeBron stayed with Eddie, without his mom. After 18 months LeBron went home. After that the Walkers helped pay rent.
LeBron went to St.Marys High School. LeBron played high school basketball. He was awarded the National High School Player of the Year award, the Boys Basketball Player of the Year award, and the Gatorade Player of the Year award.
Because of his skills, his school threw him a parade in his honor. LeBron lead his team to 3 state championship games. The Ohio state press named LeBron, Mr.Basketball, three years in a row starting with his sophomore year.
In LeBron's high school career he scored 2657 points, 892 rebounds, and 523 assists. LeBron won the MVP of the Mc Donalds All American Game.
LeBron also played Football in high school. He lead his football team to the semifinals,and even got scholarship offers, But he declined them to play basketball.
The number one overal pick for 2003 was LeBron James. In LeBron's first game, he scored 25 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals.
LeBron, Micheal Jordan,and Oscar Robinson were the only Rookies to average 20 points a game. This is why he was choosen rookie of the year in 2003. LeBron also was the youngest person to score 40 points in a game.
LeBron made the U.S.A. team in 2004 and got a bronze medal,in 2006 LeBron lead the U.S.A team to bronze in the Olympics. LeBron won gold medals in both 2008, and 2012
LeBron's mom was 16 years old when she had LeBron. LeBron moved 10-12 times in 3 years. He didn't have any time to make friends.
LeBron did not go to college Basketball. He went straight from playing for St.Mary's, to playing in the NBA. which is very unusual, but his skills were amazing.
At exactly 12:01am on July 1st, 2010, LeBron was a free agent. All sorts of teams like,Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, and the New Jersey Nets were interested. July 8th is when he announced he would sign over to the Miami Heat.
LeBron was signed officially on July 10th. LeBron signed a six year contract with the Heat that lasts untill 2016.
When LeBron switched to the Heat he changed his number from 23 to 6, because he did not want to copy Michael Jorden's number.
It wasn't long before LeBron played against the Cleveland Cavaliers. On December 2nd, 2010 the heat played the Cavaliers, and LeBron scored 38 points in that game.
At the end of his first season with the heat, LeBron averaged 8 rebounds,7 assists, 27 points, 2 steals and an average of 53% for shooting.
LeBron has two kids named LeBron James jr. and Bryce James. His wife's name is Savannah Brinson. LeBron married Savannah on September 14th 2013.
LeBron James jr. was born in 2004.Bryce James was born in 2007.
LeBron James has an amazing carreer and will keep amazing everybody, but I am afraid that is all I have for you today.