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USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Honors:  2012 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympic Games, 2008 Olympic Games, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival.
  • Bronze Medals: 2006 FIBA World Champioship, 2004 Olympic Games.
  • Named a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Jan. 18, 2016.
  • Has played on 11 USA Basketball teams, appeared in 68 games and compiled 979 points (14.4 ppg.), 281 (4.1 rpg.) rebounds.
  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
  • Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Started in all eight games and averaged a team third-best 13.3 ppg., and added 5.6 rpg., a team-high 5.6 apg., 1.4 spg., and shot 60.3 percent (44-73) from the field and 75.0 percent (12-16) from the free throw line.
  • Member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Started in all five games and averaged a team best 18.6 ppg., and added 4.8 rpg., 4.0 apg., 1.8 spg., and shot 59.0 percent (36-61) from the field and 50.0 percent (6-12) from 3-point.
  • Selected USA Basketball's 2012 Athlete of the Year.
  • Is one of three U.S. male players to play on three Olympic teams.
  • Among all competitors at the 2012 Olympic Games, he ranked No. 2 in assists (45), No. 7 in assists averaged (1.4) and No. 9 in points (106) and field goal percentage (.603).
  • In the U.S. Olympic career record book, he is tied with David Robinson for most games played (24) and lists No. 1 in points scored (273), field goals made (113) and assists (88), as well as No. 2 in rebounds (95) and field goals attempted (188), No. 3 in field goals made (78) and 3-pointers attempted (58), tied for No.3 in steals (36), tied for No. 4 in 3-pointers made (22) and tied for No. 5 in blocked shots (10).
  • In the quarterfinal game against Australia on Aug. 8, James finished with 11 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists for the first triple-double in U.S. Olympic history and just the second triple-double in the Olympics overall (since assists were kept as an official statistic in 1976). His 12 assists tied the all-time U.S. Olympic single-game high, and his 14 rebounds tied the overall 2012 Olympic single-game high.
  • With the USA trailing Lithuania 82-80 in the fourth quarter of preliminary round play, LeBron scored nine of his 20 points in the last four minutes to help the U.S. to a hard-fought 99-94 win.
  • In the gold medal game against Spain on Aug. 12, James tallied 19 points, 7 rebounds and dished out a team-high 4 assists.
  • Named a finalist for the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Team on Jan. 16, 2012.
  • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on Feb. 10, 2010.
  • Member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal.
  • Member of the 2008 USA Senior National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record.
  • Member of the 2007 USA FIBA Americas Championship Team that finished 10-0, won gold and qualified the United States men for the 2008 Olympics. The USA Team was a team comprised of members of USA Basketball Senior National Team.
  • Started in all 10 of the USA’s FIBA Americas Championship games. Averaged a team second-best 18.1 ppg., 3.6 rpg., a team-leading 4.7 apg., a team second-best 1.5 spg., averaged a team-leading 22.2 minutes a game, while shooting a team second-best 76.0 percent (73-96 FGs) from the field, a team second-best 62.2 percent (23-37 3pt FGs) from 3-point, and 66.7 percent (12-18 FTs) from the foul line. Ranked third on the team for made 3-pointers.
  • Ranked among all FIBA Americas Championship competitors 10th in scoring, 2nd in field goal percentage, 2nd in assists, 3rd in 3-point percentage, tied for 7th in 3-point field goals made, and tied for 9th in steals.
  • Scored in double-digits in nine of the 10 games. Recorded 31 points (11-15 FGs, 8-11 3pt FGs) in gold medal game victory over Argentina and had 27 points in second round win over Argentina. Led or shared team game scoring honors four times, led the squad in rebounding in one contest and led or shared team honors for assists in three games.
  • In the 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge he recorded 18 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 blocked shots in 23 minutes for the USA White, which fell 105-104.
  • Helped lead USA to an 8-1 record and bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan, and was named a tri-captain of the 2006 USA World Championship Team.
  • Was the only U.S. player to play and start in all nine games in the 2006 World Championship, and finished as the USA's third-leading scorer, averaged 13.9 ppg., while playing a team-high 24.2 mpg. Shot 58.2 percent from the field, while adding a team-leading 4.8 rpg., a team second-best 4.1 apg. and 1.6 spg.
  • His 37 assists rank tied for second most by a USA player in World Championship play.
  • Finished the 2006 FIBA World Championship ranked 19th in scoring and 5th in assists.
  • Named on August 17, 2006, a member of the 2006 USA World Championship Team. 
  • Named on March 5, 2006, to the 2006-2008 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team.
  • Helped lead the USA Senior National Team to a 5-0 record during its pre-World Championship tour averaging 15.8 ppg. and 2.8 rpg.
  • Member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic basketball team that finished 5-3 and won the bronze medal. Played in all eight games, averaged 5.4 ppg., 1.0 rpg., and 1.6 apg., shot 59.4 percent from the field.
  • As a member of the 2004 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team that compiled a 5-1 record in its pre-Olympic training, played in five games, averaged 5.8 ppg., 2.6 rpg., 1.6 apg. and shot 47.6 percent.
  • Was 19 years, seven months and 13 days old when the ‘04 Olympics opened on Aug. 13, making him the youngest USA male basketball player to participate in the Olympics since Spencer Haywood in 1968 (Haywood was 19 years, five months and 26 days).
  • Selected for the 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival, despite having just completed his sophomore high school season (the majority of Festival participants were high school juniors), led the USA North Team to the Festival gold medal and averaged a Festival-best 24.0 ppg., added a Festival fifth-best 7.2 rpg., 2.2 apg., a Festival second-best 2.0 spg., and shot 52.7 percent from the floor, and a Festival second-best 47.8 percent (11-23 3pt FGs) from 3-point.
  • Accounted for game highs of 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the North to an 83-82 win over the East in the 2001 Youth Development Festival gold medal game.


NBA HONORS:

  • Named 2016 NBA Finals MVP.
  • Named 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and 2012 Sporting News Athlete of the Year.
  • Named NBA MVP four times, winning the award in 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. Became the first player since Michael Jordan to win at least three MVPs.
  • Named MVP of the 2012 and 2013 Finals after leading Miami to back-to-back NBA titles.
  • All-NBA first team selection ten times (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) which is tied for the second-most selections in NBA history.
  • All-NBA second team twice (2005 and 2007).
  • Voted NBA All-Defensive first team five times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013).
  • Voted NBA All-Defensive second team once (2014).
  • NBA Rookie of the Year in 2004.
  • NBA All-Rookie first team in 2004.
  • Twelve-time (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) NBA All-Star Game selection.
  • MVP of the 2006 and 2008 NBA All-Star Games.
  • Starter for the Eastern Conference at the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists in 20:13 of action.
  • Starter for the Eastern Conference at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, recorded 30 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals in 31:45 minutes of action.
  • Starter for the Eastern Conference at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, recorded 36 points (15-23 FGs, 6-8 3pt FGs), 6 rebounds, 7 assists in 32 minutes.
  • Starter for the Eastern Conference at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game, recorded just the second triple-double ever in NBA All-Star history with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes.
  • Starter for the Eastern Conference at the 2008 NBA All-Star Game, recorded 27 points, 9 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals in 30:15 of action to earn MVP honors.
  • Recorded in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game an East Team best 28 points and added 6 rebounds, 6 assists in 32 minutes. Led all players in votes with 2,516,049, the second-highest total in history behind Yao Ming’s 2005 total (2,558,278).
  • Participated in the 2007 Skills Challenge that was won by USA teammate Dwyane Wade.
  • Recipient of the NBA Community Assist Award for June 2006.
  • Recorded 29 points and 6 rebounds to lead his East team back from a 21-points deficit and earned MVP honors at the 2006 NBA All-Star Game.
  • Finished runner-up in the 2006 Skills Challenge.
  • Named as a starter in the 2005 NBA All-Star Game and recorded 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • Named 2003-04 NBA Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie first team.
  • Twenty-seven time Eastern Conference Player of the Month.
  • Forty-eight time Eastern Conference Player of the Week
  • Won all six Rookie of the Month awards for the Eastern Conference to join Carmelo Anthony, David Robinson (1989-90) and Tim Duncan (1997-98) as the only rookies in NBA history to earn Rookie of the Month honors every month of their inaugural season.

NBA MILESTONES:

  • Helped lead Cleveland to the 2016 NBA Championship as Cavs became first team to win the Finals after trailing 3-1.
  • Ranks tied for 134th in NBA all-time regular season career games played (987), 42nd in minutes played (38,478), 13th in all-time scoring (26.833), 109th in rebounding (7067), 18th in assists (6815), 141st in blocked shots (773), 26th in steals (1657), 21st in made field goals (9687), 23rd in attempted field goals (19,459), tied for 147th in field goal percentage (.4978), 30th in made 3-point field goals (1343), 24th in attempted 3-point field goals (3953), 19th in made free throws (6116), and 16th in attempted free throws (8221).
  • Ranks 9th (199) in NBA all-time playoffs career games played.
  • Ranks as the all-time scoring leader in NBA All-Star Games with 291 points (24.3 ppg.).
  • Has played in six straight finals (2011-2016) and is the eighth player in NBA history to appear in six consecutive finals and the first who didn't play for the Boston Celtics.
  • Won in 2007-08 his first scoring title (30.0 ppg) and became one of only three players in NBA history – joining Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson – to average at least 30.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists in a season.
  • In 2007-08 became the youngest player to score 10,000 career points.
  • Averaged at least 27.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 6.0 apg. for six consecutive seasons (2004-05 - 2009-10). The only other player to accomplish that feat in at least six consecutive seasons was Oscar Robertson, who accomplished it in each of his first eight seasons.
  • In 2005-06, joined Oscar Robertson and Jerry West and Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to post averages of at least 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
  • Became the youngest NBA player to: be selected No.1; to be named All-NBA first team; named to an All-NBA team; named Rookie of the Year; named MVP of an NBA All-Star Game (2006); to score 30, 40 and 50 points in a game; to lead his team in scoring; to score 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, 6,000, 7,000, 8,000, 9,000 and 10,000 career points; record a triple-double, score 2,000 points in a season; average at least 30 points a game in a season.
  • One of three rookies in NBA history to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in one season (joining Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan).
  • Won all six Rookie of the Month awards for the Eastern Conference to join Carmelo Anthony and greats David Robinson (1989-90) and Tim Duncan (1997-98) as the only rookies in NBA history to receive Rookie of the Month honors every month of their inaugural season.
  • Became the second-fastest player (Oscar Robertson) to reach 3,500 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.
  • Became in 2004-05 the fifth player in NBA history to post season averages of 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.


NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2015-16 his 13th NBA season, ninth overall with Cleveland and played four with the Miami Heat (2010-14).
  • On July 12, 2014, signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Has played in 987 NBA regular season games, started 986 games, has averaged 27.2 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 6.9 apg., 1.7 spg., while shooting 49.8 percent from the field, 34.0 percent from 3-point and 74.4 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared and started in 199 career postseason games, has averaged 28.0 ppg., 8.8 rpg., 6.8 apg., and 1.8 spg., while shooting 47.8 percent from the field, 32.1 percent from 3-point and 74.6 percent from the foul line.
  • Played and started in 76 games in 2015-16, averaged 35.6 minutes a game (12th in NBA), 25.3 ppg. (5th in NBA), 7.4 rpg. (37th in NBA), 6.8 apg. (9th in NBA), 1.4 spg. (32nd in NBA), shot 52.0 percent from the field (14th in NBA), 30.9 percent from 3-point and 74.1 percent from the foul line.
  • Led Cleveland to 2016 NBA Championship, averaged during the playoffs 26.3 ppg., 9.5 rpg., 7.6 apg., 2.3 spg., 1.3 big., and shot 52.5 percent from the field, 34.0 percent from 3-point and 66.1 percent from the foul line.
  • In 20 Playoff games in 2015, averaged 30.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.5 assists, 1.7 steals, and shot 48.8 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from 3-point, and 71.0 percent from the foul line. 
  • Recorded a triple-double in Game 7 of the Finals, posting 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as Cleveland earned a 93-89 victory.
  • Recorded back-to-back 41 point games in the 2016 NBA Finals. Scored 41 points (16-30 FGs, 4-8 3pt FGs), and added 16 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals in 42:38 of action in Cleveland's Finals Game 5 victory over Golden State (6/13/16), recorded 41 points (16-27 FGs, 3-6 3pt FGs), 8 rebounds, 11 assists, 4 steals in 42:35 of action in Cleveland's Finals Game 6 victory over Golden State (6/16/16).
  • Signed in July 2010 with the Miami Heat.
  • Averaged 25.7 ppg., 9.2 rpg. and 8.5 apg. in the 2007 eastern conference finals against Detroit and became the fourth player in NBA history to average at least 25 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in a conference finals series. The others were Oscar Robertson (1963), John Havlicek (1968) and Larry Bird (1986).
  • Ranked in the top five among rookies in all major statistical categories. Led rookies in steals (1.65), second in scoring (20.9), third in assists (5.9), fifth in rebounding (5.5).
  • Selected in the first round and No. 1 pick overall of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.


HIGH SCHOOL NOTES:

  • Consensus 2003 National High School Player of the Year.
  • Selected the Parade Magazine High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a junior (2002) and senior (2003), becoming the first repeat winner in the award’s 47-year history.
  • Named the USA Today and Gatorade National Player of the Year as both a junior and senior. Named to USA Today All-USA first team three consecutive seasons.
  • Named Mr. Basketball for the state of Ohio by the Associated Press three straight seasons.
  • Led St. Vincent-St. Mary High School to three state championships. and during his four seasons he compiled 2,657 points, 892 rebounds and 523 assists.
  • Selected MVP of the 2003 McDonald’s High School American Game (27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in leading the East to a 122-107 win), the EA Sports Roundball Classic (28 points, six rebounds, five assists and led West to a 120-119 win), and the Jordan Capital Classic (34 points, 12 rebounds, six assists in a 107-102 loss).
  • As a senior averaged 31.6 ppg., 9.6 rpg., 4.6 apg. and 3.,4 spg., while leading the team to a 25-1 record and the USA Today national high school championship.
  • Recorded 25 points and 11 rebounds as SVSM defeated Kettering Alter 40-36 on March 22, 2003, to win a third Ohio state championship.
  • As a junior, led SVSM to a state championship runner-up finish and averaged 29.0 ppg., 8.3 rpg., 5.7 apg. and 3.3 spg.
  • During his sophomore season in 2000-01, led SVSM to the Division II state title and to a No, 5 ranking in the USA Today Super 25. Averaged 25.2 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 5.8 apg. and 3.8 spg.
  • Aided team to a 27-0 record and the Division II state title as a freshman in 1999-2000, averaged 18.0 ppg. and 6.2 rpg.


PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio.
  • Married his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson on Sept. 14, 2013. Has three sons, LeBron Jr., Bryce and Zhuri.
  • Played high school football through his junior year. Helped lead SVSM to the state semifinals and as a sophomore was named All-State first team as a wide receiver.
  • Wore #23 because he considered 1984 and 1992 Olympic gold medalist Michael Jordan his role model.


SOCIAL MEDIA:



USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012 OLY 8/8 201/25.1 44-  73 .603   6-  20 .300 12-  16 .750 45/ 5.6 106/ 13.3 45 2 11
2012 MNT 5/5 129/25.8 36-  61 .590   6-  12 .500 15-  24 .625 24/ 4.8 93/ 18.6 20 1 9
2008 OLY 8/8 198/24.8 50-  83 .602 13-  28 .464 11-  24 .458 42/ 5.3 124/ 15.5 30 8 19
2008 MNT 4/4 103/25.8 26-  39 .667   3-    7 .429   6-  11 .545 18/ 4.5 61/ 15.3 16 3 12
2007 OLYQ 10/10 222/22.2 73-  96 .760 23-  37 .622 12-  18 .667 36/ 3.6 181/ 18.1 47 5 15
2007 MNT 1/1   23/23.0   8-  19 .421   1-    6 .167   1-    2 .500 2/ 2.0 18/ 18.0 5 2 1
2006 WC 9/9 218/24.2 53-  91 .582   8-  24 .333 11-  20 .550 43/ 4.8 125/ 13.9 37 3 14
2006 MNT 5/4   97/19.4 31-  48 .646   7-  17 .412 10-  11 .909 14/ 2.8 79/ 15.8 11 5 10
2004 OLY 8/0   91/11.4 19-  32 .594   3-  10 .300   2-    2 1.000 8/ 1.0   43/   5.4 13 0 6
2004 MNT 5/0   73/14.6 10-  21 .476   1-    5 .200   8-  11 .727 13/ 2.6 29/   5.8 8 1 4
2001 YDFN 5/5 166/33.2/ 48-  91 .527 11-  23 .478 13-  21 .619 36/ 7.2 120/ 24.0 6 2 10
Totals
68/54
1521/22.4
398-654
.609
82-189
.434
101-160
.631
281/ 4.1
979/ 14.4
238
32
111

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