LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NationalBasketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "King James", he was a three-time "Mr. Basketball" of Ohio in high school, and was highly promoted in thenational media as a future NBA superstar while a sophomore at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School. At just 18, he was selected with the number onepick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers and signed a US$90 million shoe contract with Nike before his professional debut. Listed as asmall forward, James has set numerous youngest player records since joining the league. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2003–04, NBAMost Valuable Player in 2008–09, and has been both All-NBA and an All-Star every season since 2005. The focal point of the Clevelandoffense, James has led the team to consecutive playoff appearances from 2006 through 2009. In 2007, the Cavaliers advanced to the Conference Finalsfor the first time since 1992 and to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. James has been a member of the USA nationalteam, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and gold at the 2008 Olympics.
It’s an actuality subject because in a game against the DenverNuggets, James became the first player in NBA history to record 43 points, 13 rebounds, 15 assists, two steals and four blocks in a game .
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