How Old Was LeBron When He Was First On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated?
The prodigy drove a borrowed car to St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. “He was down to do whatever,” LeBrecht said. They started in the locker room, just LeBron, LeBrecht and one photo assistant. LeBron posed on a desk. Sitting in front of a locker. Then more poses after practice. On the court. Soaring to the rim. LeBrecht remembers his subject as “easy to instruct. It was a long shoot … Whatever I asked, he felt comfortable and did it. It’s always real cool when a subject is down to trust you and do certain things.”
The magic moment happened in front of a black backdrop, with one strip light high, and one low, LeBrecht peering through his Mamiya RZ67 Pro II. LeBron held a pale yellowish-green basketball LeBrecht brought “because I thought it stood out more than a regular ball.”
LeBron’s facial expression looks as if he was simultaneously excited to gaze out at America and amazed by his unwritten future. “That was me trying to draw some character,” said LeBrecht, now a veteran of dozens of SI covers. “Everyone was always all hard, tough, serious. Or happy. I wanted an expression to come from it.”
What College Was LeBron Planning To Go To?
During the speech, LeBron stated that if he were to have gone to college it would have been at Ohio State University.
How Many Game Winners Has LeBron Scored During His Career?
How Old Was LeBron When He Recorded His First Triple Double?
LeBron recorded his first triple double on Jan 19, 2005. The Cavaliers beat the Trail Blazers 101 - 107.
When Is LeBron James's Birthday?
How Many Points Did LeBron Score In His First Ever NBA Game?
James had 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and four steals, mesmerizing one of the league's loudest crowds with skills no teenager had ever displayed at this level.
LeBron made an NBA record for most points scored by a prep-to-pro player in his debut performance.
How Many Times Has LeBron Been Put On An NBA All-Defensive Team?
LeBron has been selected for the NBA All-Defensive First Team 5 times (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13) and the NBA All-Defensive Second Team once (2013-14).
How Old Was LeBron When He Scored His First Ever 40 Point Game?
On Mar 27, 2004, LeBron dropped 41 points. The Cavaliers best the Nets 107 - 104.
What Is LeBron's Career High In Points?
LeBron had a career high in points of 61 on March 3, 2014. The Heat took down the Bobcats that game 124-107.
How Many Days Of School Did LeBron Miss When He Was In Fourth Grade?
What Was LeBron's Nickname When He First Entered The NBA?
Grant Wahl later told Jesse Washington of The Undefeated back in 2017:
"I was worried, that we were going to ruin the kid’s life by putting him on the cover. It’s one thing to do a feature on somebody inside the mag. But when you put a young kid on the cover and proclaim him ‘The Chosen One’ – maybe ‘ruin his life’ is a little strong, but it took things to such a level that I felt like his life was not going to be the same after that. The pressure would get a lot higher."
Where did LeBron James win his second Olympic gold medal?
LeBron James and United States national team defeated Spain in the final game of the 2012 Olympic in London, England.
On how many occasions has James been named MVP of the All-Star Game?
3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2006, 2008, 2018)
How Old Was LeBron When He Met His Wife Savannah Brinson?
The couple met for the first time in high school. LeBron was 17-years old when he saw Savannah Brinson as a 16-year old cheerleader on one of the rival team's bench.
Who Does LeBron Consider His Close Friends?
What is LeBron's middle name?
LeBron Raymone James.
How Many Times Has LeBron Won The NBA MVP?
LeBron has 4 MVPs: 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, and 2012-13.
For how many consecutive seasons did LeBron and the Cavaliers meet the Warriors in the NBA Finals?
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
James won his sole NBA scoring title in the 2007-08 season. How many points per game did he average that season?
Who Was LeBron's Favorite NBA Player When He Was Growing Up?
What Is The Most Consecutive 10+ Point Games LeBron Had?
Yep. 988 consecutive games with 10+ points. The streak started January 6th, 2007 and is still going (as of March 10th, 2020).
What English Premier League Soccer Team Does LeBron Have A Major Investment In?
Why Did LeBron Wear Number 6 When He Played For The Miami Heat?
"My second-favorite player was Julius Erving, and he wore No. 6," James said. "I wore 32 in high school because Dr. J wore it at first. My first child was born on Oct. 6, it's my Olympic number, my second child was born in June."
Which NBA Player Was Born In The Same Hospital As LeBron?
There's something in the water in Akron, Ohio.
LeBron James wasn't the only NBA MVP born there. Stephen Curry was too.
And not only were the two born in the same city (which is a remarkable enough coincidence), but they were also born in the same hospital—Akron General Medical Center, to be exact.
While James' ties to Ohio are well-known, Curry has always claimed Charlotte, North Carolina, as his hometown. It is, after all, where his father played 10 seasons with the Charlotte Hornets.
But before joining the Hornets in 1988, Dell Curry played the 1987-88 season for the Cleveland Cavaliers—during which time he and his wife, Sonya, gave birth to a future NBA giant.
However, Curry's ties to Charlotte still trump Akron.
"I'm from Akron but Charlotte raised," he told reporters Thursday.
But if you ask LeBron, Curry's birthplace has everything to do with his success.
When asked in 2012 if the reason Curry could make other athletes play at a higher level was because he was born in Akron, James said, "That's already self-explanatory."
In What Grade Did LeBron First Dunk A Basketball?
The way LeBron occultized "the dunk" invited the question: When did he first dunk a basketball?
His response was as reflexive as it would've been had you asked him his birthday.
"Eighth grade," he said.
"Do you remember the time?"
After a pregnant pause, James asked, "You want the story?"
James then looked at his watch, for effect as much as the time. He and Wade had spent 12 and a half minutes behind the microphone. With an 8:00 p.m. start in Miami, deadlines for most of the print reporters had long since expired.
There's a collective laughter from the room.
"It was a middle school game. It was teachers versus students, and I got a fast break on the teachers."
Wade couldn't contain his laughter.
"This isn't funny. This is serious, man! I went to Riedinger Middle School in Akron, Ohio! I got a fast break and this was the first time I ever even tried it. I said, 'I'm going for it.' When you first start dunking, you go to the very -- "
James gestured with his hand, reaching out to an imaginary goal. Illustrating something as bio-mechanical as a dunk with words is difficult, so Wade jumped in.
"All the way to the corner," Wade said.
"All the way to the corner! The side of the rim. That's, like, the easiest one to get when you first start dunking."
After all the descriptive flourishes, LeBron's voice drops a level and his tone becomes more earnest. He seems surprised by how much sentimentality the story evokes for him. Wade has stopped chuckling.
"It was definitely ... It was an unbelievable moment for myself when I realized I could dunk."
Did the teachers fail him?
"Nah, they knew better."
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