So pretty much he got the knick because his last name was james and he just happened to be a good layer. Lebron was nick named king james because he was a three time mr.
Frequently his name is thrown in with michael jordan as the best to ever play the game of basketball.
Why is lebron james nickname king. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. He is a truly gifted player and it is not hard to understand why he has the nickname king james while it does sound a little pretentious he commands the basketball court much like a king would his royal court. Los angeles lakers superstar lebron james is a legend among men on the basketball court.
Lebron james scrutiny is at an all time high following the so so performance he gave in game 5 and the dreadful performance he gave in game 4 of the 2011 nba finals. So with that in mind mike wise. When did lebron get the nickname king james i remember following him when i first got instagram in 2012 and that was his username which is the farthest back i can remember the name going.
Post 1 by jordan esque fri jul 9 2010 11 31 pm from espn radio ny apparently he started calling himself that sometime between his sophomore junior year growing up in a christian themed high school. Did lebron really give himself the king james nickname. Why beyonce lebron james are so inspiring exclusive at the helm of the lebron james family foundation the i promise school and an amazing basketball legacy james is nothing less than royalty and aptly the king.
That s why he s picked up names like king james the king the chosen one among others. Sports nicknames king james lebron james is one of those names that everybody knows. The summer of lebron has barely begun yet almost everything that s happened.
King james in reference to a popular and powerful mythical bible reference character. Dan gilbert also called him the self proclaimed king. My understanding is he was given that nickname while a prep player in high school.
Assuming that is so then those who complain about his arrogance to give himself that nickname are entirely off base. Here s why lebron james is called the king by jim litke ap sports columnist jul 4 2010 jul 4. Basketball of ohio in high school and was highly promoted in the national media as a future nba superstar while a sophomore at.
This thread is archived. Some nicknames are self created of course but others probably the majority are from others.