LeBron James is an American professional basketball player. He plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Among all the basketball players, he is considered one of the best basketball players. The famous player has a new interest- he is also a voice actor. He has lent his voice in the upcoming animated movie Smallfoot where he is a yeti called Gwangi.
Read on to know more about the pro basketballer and a new voice actor.
LeBron James’s Bio, age, family, education
LeBron James was born at the end of the 1984 year, that is December 30, 1984. His birthplace is Akron, Ohio. James’s full name is LeBron Raymone James. His mother, Gloria Marie James was a teen mom, giving birth to LeBron at the age of 16. His father’s name is Anthony McClelland. Anthony was Gloria’s casual boyfriend and had an extensive criminal record. So obviously, Gloria was a single mother that raised her son herself.
Life was hard for mom Gloria and young LeBron as she had difficulty finding a steady job. They had to move from apartment to apartment due to this.
Gloria realized her son will have a better future with a more stable family. So she let the family of Frank Walker take LeBron in. Frank was a local football coach who also introduced 9-year-old JeBron to Basketball.
“Sports carried me away from being in a gang, or being associated with drugs. Sports was my way out.”
He is an educated fellow. He completed his high school from St. Vincent-St Mary which is located in his hometown. In school, he played in the school basketball team. He skipped college to become a pro-NBA player. Worked out well for him.
In movies and series
After a successful career in basketball, he turned his head towards movies. He has appeared in TV series such as My wife and Kids (2009), Entourage (2009), SpongeBob’s Truth or Square (2009), The LeBrons (2011-2014), Survivor’s Remorse (2015) and Teen Titans Go! (2016).
“I made a difficult decision to leave Cleveland but I understood what my future was about … I knew we had a bright future [in Miami].”
He has also starred I movies More than a Game (2008), Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants (2009), Trainwreck (2015). In the 2018 animated movie Smallfoot, he has voiced the character Gwangia, a yeti in the Himalayas.
About LeBron James’s Wife
LeBron is a loverboy. He was in a relationship with Savannah Brinson, his high school sweetheart. After years of dating, he proposed to his long-term girlfriend on On January 1, 2012. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony with about 200 close friends and family in San Diego on September 14, 2013.
The couple has one daughter and 2 sons. Long before they were married, they had a son LeBron Jr who was born on October 2004. Again on June 14, 2007, the couple became parents for the second time. Their second child- a son was born on On June 14, 2007. They named him Bryce Maximus James.
James and Savannah had soon good news to share! The couple was expecting their third child together. The couple was so happy to welcome a daughter- Zhuri James was born on October 22, 2014.
LeBron James’ Body measurements, Net Worth and Salary
Being a basketball player, he is quite tall, 6 feet 8 inches which gives an advantage in his game. His weight is known to be around 250 pounds.
As of 2016, the pro-NBA player’s net worth was $275 million. His hard work and determination have paid off quite well. In the year 2016-2017, his annual salary was $31 million. That number makes him the third player to be paid such amount after Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. His other endorsement includes Intel, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Beats by Dre, Blaze Pizza and Kia Motors.