LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio), nicknamed "King James", is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) and weighing in at 250 pounds (113 kg), he has played the small forward and power forward positions for Miami, as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers. James has been an NBA champion, an NBA Finals MVP, a four-time NBA MVP, an NBA scoring champion, the NBA Rookie of the Year, and an Olympic gold medalist. He has also been selected to nine NBA All-Star teams, nine All-NBA teams, and five All-Defensive teams, and is the Cavaliers' all-time leading scorer.
James played high school basketball at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. He was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar while winning multiple national player of the year honors during his junior and senior year. After graduating, he was selected with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers. James led the Cavaliers to the 2007 NBA Finals, their first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history, but the team was swept by the San Antonio Spurs. In 2010, he left the Cavaliers for the Heat in a highly publicized free agency period. In his first year in Miami, the Heat reached the 2011 NBA Finals, but lost to the Dallas Mavericks. James won his first championship in 2012 when the Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, and was awarded the NBA Finals MVP Award. His career achievements and leadership role during the Heat's 2012 championship run have led a majority of basketball analysts, experts, and writers to consider him the best player in the NBA today.
On his back he has the words "CHOSEN". he had this done after Sports Illustrated gave him the title on one of the covers, while he was still in High School. In his First NBA season his Lion Head on the right arm had some new scripting included with it. King (above) and James (below). On his left arm he has many tattoos including, The Beast and the words "Hold my Own".
His third season LeBron had a tattoo in honor of LeBron Jr's 1st birthday. A portrait with "Prince James". His fourth season he had 330 tattooed on his right forearm. Referencing his hometown's area code. On the inside of the arm "No one can see through what i am except for the one that made me" in script inside a paper ribbon.
In 2007 James had the letters "L" and "J" scripted on his triceps and a new tattoo over the lion head which says "Gloria" in honor of his mother Gloria James.