Celebrating Black History Month-Lebron James

Celebrating Black History Month-Lebron James

In celebration of BLACK HISTORY MONTH…MY person of the day is Lebron James.

One of the greatest of all time, LeBron James is an ambassador and basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers. James first garnered national attention as the top high school basketball player in the country. With his unique combination of size, athleticism, and court vision, he became a four-time NBA MVP. After leading the Miami Heat to titles in 2012 and 2013, James returned to Cleveland and helped the franchise claim its first Championship in 2016.

James was born on December 30, 1984, twenty minutes outside of Cleveland Ohio. At an early age, James showed a natural talent for basketball.

In January 2018, at age 33, James surpassed Bryant as the youngest player to accumulate 30,000 career points and became the seventh player in NBA history to achieve that milestone. The feat put him just more than 8,000 points shy of Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time record of 38,387 points.
In 2019, James surpassed Jordan’s career tally of 32,292 points to move into fourth place on the all-time list. In January 2020, he eclipsed Bryant’s total of 33,643 points to slide into third place, one night before his predecessor’s shocking death in a helicopter accident.

One of the world’s most recognizable athletes, James hasn’t been shy about expressing his views on social media. Among other issues, he displayed his support for Trayvon Martin after the teen’s death in 2012, and he has clashed with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Lebron James is a better man off the court than he is a basketball player and that says everything you need to know about Lebron James. Lebron has high hopes to get to play with or against his son Bronny in the NBA at some point in the future.