LeBron James entered the NBA with much hype (including comparisons to Michael Jordan) and garnered his first Sports Illustrated cover as a high school junior. He was drafted No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 and has done nothing more than notch a bunch of victories, win tons of honors, grab an MVP or two, and win the NBA finals three times, including one for the championship-hungry city of Cleveland.
Let’s take a peek inside King James’s trophy case, shall we?
King James and His Massive Trophy Case
LeBron James is currently playing in his 15th NBA season and has nabbed his 14th consecutive All-Star Game selection, to the surprise of exactly nobody. The only season he didn’t make the All-Star squad was his rookie year, and he notched an exclusive honor that year anyway – he was selected to the 2003-04 All-Rookie first team, along with other familiar names like Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade. Oh, and he also won the Rookie of the Year that season, too.
James spent the first seven years of his career in Cleveland before departing in free agency after the 2009-10 season. He ultimately left Cleveland for a warmer climate, joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, where he helped lead the team to back-to-back championships (2011-12 and 2012-13) during a run of four consecutive finals appearances. James also earned his first two NBA Finals MVP awards at the same time.
James returned to Cleveland after four seasons in Florida, where he has helped the Cavs return to the NBA Finals three years in a row. Most importantly, the team captured the NBA title in 2016 – the team’s first, and the city’s first championship in 52 long years.
James has also won the MVP award four times – twice while playing in Cleveland, and twice while he was in Miami.
In 2007-09, James earned the NBA Scoring title, as he averaged 30 points per game over the course of the season. He’s also won the All-Star MVP twice and made an appearance on the NBA’s All-Defensive team six times.
Then there’s the Olympics – yes, those Olympics. Over three appearances with Team USA, he’s won a medal each time. In 2004, they won the bronze, and in both 2008 and 2012, they won the gold.
The King’s Court
King James is 33 years old and is not done yet. As he hopes to return to the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year, why not get some amazing authentic NBA gear from Fanatics before you head to the Q to take in a Cavaliers game? You know you want to.