November 01, 2006

lebron james

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Background

DRAFTED: Selected in the first round (first pick overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
2004-05: Played in a total of 80 games (80 starts)…averaged career-highs of 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 2.21 steals per game…became just the fifth player in NBA history to post averages of 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for an entire season…ranked first in the NBA in minutes per game (42.4), minutes played (3388), and field goals made (795), second in points scored (2175) and steals (177), third in points per game (27.2), steals per game (2.21) and triple-doubles (four), fifth in assists (577) and sixth in assists per game (7.2)…named All-NBA Second Team, becoming the youngest player in league history to be awarded All-NBA honors…set career bests in every category except blocked shots and free-throw percentage…scored a career-high and franchise record 56 points on 18-36 FG, 6-12 3FG and 14-15 FT at Toronto on March 20…led or tied for the team lead in scoring 64 times, rebounds 16 times, assists 57 times, steals 46 times and blocks on 12 occasions…posted 25 double-doubles including four triple-doubles (11 point-rebound double-doubles, 10 point-assist double-doubles and four triple-doubles)…shattered the franchise record for points in a season, 2,012, by posting 2,175 points…became the youngest player and second-fastest player (Oscar Robertson) to reach career numbers of 3,500 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists…selected as a starter to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team, becoming the second All-Star starter in team history (Shawn Kemp)…posted 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game…set the franchise record for minutes played in a season by posting 3,388 minutes…named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month twice (Nov. and Jan.)…became the youngest player (20 years, 20 days old) in NBA history to post a triple-double with his 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists at Portland on Jan. 19…posted another triple-double just three days later at Golden State with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists…his four triple-doubles were the most ever by a Cavalier in one season and also tied him for most career triple-doubles by a Cavalier in franchise history…set the franchise record for scoring average in a season by averaging 27.2 points per game (previously 24.5 ppg by Mike Mitchell)…scored between 20-29 points 41 times, 30-39 points 24 times, 40-49 points four times and 50-59 points one time, 10-19 points on 11 occasions, and 0-9 points one time…became the youngest player to score 2,000 points in his career when he did it on Nov. 27 at the age of 19 years, 272 days old (previously Kobe Bryant – 20 years, 184 days old)…averaged 33.9 points, 10.9 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game during the last eight games of the season…missed two games from Jan. 28-30 with a sprained left ankle...

2003-04: Played in a total of 79 (79 starts) games with the Cavaliers…averaged 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 39.5 minutes per game…named NBA Rookie of the Year, becoming the first Cavalier and youngest player to ever receive the award…one of three rookies in NBA history to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in one season (O. Robertson, M. Jordan)…led team in scoring, steals and minutes…led the Cavaliers in scoring on 39 occasions, in assists 41 times and in steals on 37 occasions…recorded 12 double-doubles…ranked 10th in the NBA in minutes per game (39.5)…ranked 13th in the league in scoring, assists and steals…finished first among rookies in steals, second in scoring average, third in assists per game and fifth in rebounding average…finished third among rookies in double-doubles with 12…scored over 30 points on 13 occasions…named the NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month every month of the season (Nov.-Apr.), becoming the first Cavalier to accomplish that feat…scored 33 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out six assists in the Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend…became the youngest player to score 1,000 points in NBA history on Feb. 9 and the youngest to score 40 points in a game on March 27…scored a career-high 41 points versus New Jersey on March 27 while dishing out a career-high 13 assists…scored the most points in an NBA debut by any prep-to-pro player with 25 points at Sacramento on Oct. 29, 2003…set career-highs of 55 minutes and 16 rebounds to go along with 33 points and seven assists versus Memphis on Nov. 29...hit a career-high 16 FTM on his way to 37 points against Boston on Dec. 13…posted 32 points, ten rebounds and nine assists against Portland on Dec. 28…missed three straight games with a sprained right ankle (Jan. 20-24)...

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Named the consensus 2003 National High School Player of the Year…named the PARADE High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a junior and senior, becoming the first repeat winner in the 47-year history of the award…named the USA Today and Gatorade Player of the Year as both a junior and senior…led St. Vincent-St. Mary (SVSM) to three state championships in four seasons…named Mr. Basketball for the state of Ohio by the Associated Press (AP) for three straight seasons beginning with his sophomore year…named to USA Today All-USA First Team for three consecutive seasons beginning with his sophomore season…totaled 2,657 points, 892 rebounds and 523 assists in four seasons at SVSM…named the MVP of McDonald’s High School All-American Game, the EA Sports Roundball Classic and the Jordan Capital Classic…in the McDonalds Game, led the East to a 122-107 victory with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists…in the Round Ball Classic, led West to 120-119 victory with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and hit the game-winning jump shot with 25 seconds remaining…in the Capital Classic, scored 34 points and added 12 rebounds and 6 assists as his team dropped a 107-102 decision…as a senior in 2002-03, led the team to a 25-1 record and the national high school championship as selected by USA Today…averaged 31.6 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 4.6 apg and 3.4 spg on the season…scored 25 points and added 11 rebounds as SVSM defeated Kettering Alter 40-36 in Columbus, Ohio on March 22 to capture their third state title in four seasons…scored a career-high 52 points on 21-35 FG against Westchester High School of Los Angeles…as a junior in 2001-02, led the team to a runner-up finish for the state championship…averaged 29.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 5.7 apg and 3.3 spg on the season…during his sophomore season in 2000-01, led SVSM to the Division III state title for the second straight season by defeating Miami East (Casstown)…team finished fifth in USA Today Super 25 rankings…became the first sophomore player ever chosen for USA Today All-USA First Team…averaged 25.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 5.8 apg and 3.8 spg for the year…led team to a 27-0 record and the Division III state title as a freshman in 1999-00…averaged 18.0 ppg and 6.2 rpg…

PERSONAL: Was a member of the Bronze Medal-winning 2004 United States Olympic Team…averaged 5.4 points, 1.0 rebound and 1.6 assists in 11.4 minutes per game (eight games played)…played high school football before giving it up to concentrate on basketball…during his junior season, he helped SVSM to the state semifinals in football and during his sophomore season was named First Team All-State in football as a wide receiver…considers Michael Jordan as his role model which is why he chose number 23…shares his Dec. 30 birthdate with Tiger Woods.

Personal

Was a member of the Bronze Medal-winning 2004 United States Olympic Team
Played high school football before giving it up to concentrate on basketball…during his junior season, he helped SVSM to the state semifinals in football and during his sophomore season was named First Team All-State in football as a wide receiver
Considers Michael Jordan as his role model which is why he chose number 23
Shares his Dec. 30 birthdate with Tiger Woods

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