LeBron James Quiz

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How Many Times Has LeBron Won The NBA MVP?

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LeBron has 4 MVPs: 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, and 2012-13.

In What Grade Did LeBron First Dunk A Basketball?

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LeBron's first dunk came against the teachers of Riedinger Middle School in Akron.

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?"

"Absolutely."

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.

"Ah, okay."

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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Which NBA Player Was Born In The Same Hospital As LeBron?

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(via: BleacherReport: May 30, 2015)

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."
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For how many consecutive seasons did LeBron and the Cavaliers meet the Warriors in the NBA Finals?

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2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

How Many Points Did LeBron Score In His First Ever NBA Game?

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LeBron James more than lived up to his hype in the first regular-season game of his NBA career, playing like no other 18-year-old ever had in his professional debut as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 106-92 to the Sacramento Kings on October 29, 2003.

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.
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On how many occasions has James been named MVP of the All-Star Game?

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3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2006, 2008, 2018)

James won his sole NBA scoring title in the 2007-08 season. How many points per game did he average that season?

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How Old Was LeBron When He Was First On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated?

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“I was transitioning from assisting to being a full-time photographer,” LeBrecht said. “I called his mom, Gloria, and we set it up. He had practice that day. We could start at 8 in the morning. ‘That’s cool, but who’s gonna bring him to the high school gym?’ They were like, ‘Don’t worry, LeBron will get there.’ ”

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.”
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What is LeBron's middle name?

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LeBron Raymone James.

Who Does LeBron Consider His Close Friends?

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In 2015, James posted a "Clique Up!!" photo of him and some of his Cavaliers teammates, with Love being a notable exclusion. A day later, Love went on ESPN's Mike & Mike last week and talked about his relationship with James. Love grabbed some headlines during the interview by admitting that he and James were not "best friends." All of this talk about relationships may be meaningless. James recently revealed, via Joe Vardon of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, that there are only a few players in the NBA that he would consider to be his "very good friends": "People get so infatuated with the best of friends, things of that nature. First of all, I've got three very good friends in this league, and that's Carmelo (Anthony), and that's C.P. (Chris Paul), and that's D-Wade. And after that I have a bunch of teammates. I have guys I ride for every day. But Kyrie is a guy I understand how important he is to this team, how important he is. And the same with Kev as well."
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What Is LeBron's Career High In Points?

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LeBron had a career high in points of 61 on March 3, 2014. The Heat took down the Bobcats that game 124-107.

What English Premier League Soccer Team Does LeBron Have A Major Investment In?

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How Many Game Winners Has LeBron Scored During His Career?

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Lebron has 18 game winners and buzzer beaters over his career. But the thing is, he is still playing and will more than likely add on to that total. He is 8-20 in the final 24 seconds of a game and 6-11 in the final 10 seconds. He also has 5 buzzer beaters in the playoffs, the most of anyone all time, and is 7-15 on go ahead shots in the last 5 seconds in the playoffs.
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How Old Was LeBron When He Scored His First Ever 40 Point Game?

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On Mar 27, 2004, LeBron dropped 41 points. The Cavaliers best the Nets 107 - 104.

When Is LeBron James's Birthday?

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Why Did LeBron Wear Number 6 When He Played For The Miami Heat?

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In 2010, James talked about why he decided on the #6, which also explains why he wore it in the Olympics and at various Cavaliers practices over the years -

"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."
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How Many Days Of School Did LeBron Miss When He Was In Fourth Grade?

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James missed 83 days of school in the fourth grade because he and his mother lived on the other side of town and had difficulty getting back and forth from the school building with no car and an uncooperative bus schedule. Luckily, several families took an interest in him and provided their care and support.
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Who Was LeBron's Favorite NBA Player When He Was Growing Up?

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"I watch Jordan more than anybody, for sure. But I'll watch tapes of AI [Allen Iverson] too. I don't take anything from AI. Well, I do -- his will. They say he was six feet, but AI was like 5'10½". Do we even want to say 160? 170 [pounds]? Do we even want to give him that much weight? And he played like a 6'8" 2-guard. He was one of the greatest finishers we've ever seen. You could never question his heart. Ever. He gave it his all. AI was like my second favorite player growing up, after MJ." - LeBron 2013
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What Was LeBron's Nickname When He First Entered The NBA?

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LeBron was dubbed the nickname "The Chosen One" on a Sports Illustrated cover on February 18, 2002 by Grant Wahl. The nickname stuck with him as he 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."
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How Many Times Has LeBron Been Put On An NBA All-Defensive Team?

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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).

Where did LeBron James win his second Olympic gold medal?

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LeBron James and United States national team defeated Spain in the final game of the 2012 Olympic in London, England.

How Old Was LeBron When He Recorded His First Triple Double?

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LeBron recorded his first triple double on Jan 19, 2005. The Cavaliers beat the Trail Blazers 101 - 107.

What Is The Most Consecutive 10+ Point Games LeBron Had?

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Yep. 988 consecutive games with 10+ points. The streak started January 6th, 2007 and is still going (as of March 10th, 2020).

How Old Was LeBron When He Met His Wife Savannah Brinson?

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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.

What College Was LeBron Planning To Go To?

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In 2013, LeBron James led his home state’s Ohio State Buckeyes on to the field in their B1G matchup with Wisconsin. Prior to even leading the Buckeyes on to the field LeBron had gotten them pumped up in the locker room with a little pre-game speech.

During the speech, LeBron stated that if he were to have gone to college it would have been at Ohio State University.
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