The number 1 overall NBA draft pick in 2003 who won the NBA Rookie of the Year award and multiple regular season and finals MVP awards.
His father figure was his youth football coach Frankie Walker, who took him into his home at the request of James' single mother. Walker taught him the importance of school and introduced him to basketball.
Known as King James, he set a number of records while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed with the Miami Heat in 2010.
He and his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson. had their first son, LeBron James Jr., on October 6, 2004.
He won Olympic gold medals with Kobe Bryant at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.