The leader had noticed lebron s talent during a pickup game in his backyard. At age 36 lebron is putting up per minute numbers commensurate with the rest of his career playing fewer minutes than ever and leading the lakers to an nba best 11 3 record while not missing a game.
And still playing awesome.
Lebron james started playing basketball age. Lebron raymone james sr. Early life and high school basketball career james was born on december 30 1984 in akron ohio. Twelve years ago thursday the most hyped teenager in nba history played in his first regular season game.
Widely considered one of the greatest nba players in history james is frequently compared to michael jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player of all time. Through the first 14 games of the 2020 21 nba season lebron james has reminded everyone he is timeless. L ə ˈ b r ɒ n.
Born december 30 1984 is an american professional basketball player for the los angeles lakers of the national basketball association nba. Then at nine years old he picked up a basketball at the behest of his football coach frank walker. P and honestly your hours of practice does not count as a measure of greatness if not done wisely.
In doing so 18 year old lebron james catapulted himself into the stratosphere of the. Our king james certainly has the potential to do better. He started playing when he was 9.
I personaly am a lebron fan but he is just 29 now as compared to tim duncan allan parker. At an early age james showed a natural talent for basketball. Lebron james in full lebron raymone james byname king james born december 30 1984 akron ohio u s american professional basketball player who is widely considered one of the greatest all around players of all time and who won national basketball association nba championships with the miami heat 2012 and 2013 the cleveland cavaliers 2016 and the los angeles lakers 2020.
He was recruited by st. Dru joyce ii who coached james for many of his early years recalled in an article for the knight ridder tribune news service that while playing in a summer league during elementary school james was an aggressive offensive player who really liked to shoot the ball a lot. Taller and more athletic than most other kids his age james got hooked on basketball early in childhood.
Scouts became enamored with james early on. The young athlete began playing football for a local team.