Anthony mcclelland lebron james dad when lebron was younger his father was in and out of jail for theft and arson. There is very little information about lebron s father aside from a 2002 espn the magazine article which calls anthony his dad.
Raised by his single mother gloria the heat forward moved.
When did lebron james dad leave. Lebron admits his father s absence gave him motivation to succeed. James enjoyed the championship celebration with his three children but made no mention of his. In an unusually heartfelt and candid interview lebron james has thanked his absent father anthony mcclelland for inspiring him.
Lebron james won his third nba title on father s day 2016 but there was no mention of his father. Him and gloria were never in a relationship and he abandoned her after finding out that she was pregnant. In a recent interview alongside rapper and first time father drake the greatest nba player in a generation explained how growing up without a dad has pushed him to be an even better father to his three kids.
James has always been candid about the fact that he was born to a 16 year old sophomore in high school and was abandoned by his father.