25 interesting facts about LeBron James you may not have known
Perhaps no player in NBA history has been scrutinized more than Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. Since entering the league out of high school with sky-high expectations, he's been under the microscope for over a decade.
Despite spending his career being compared to some of the game's legends — Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan, to name a few — James has mostly lived up to expectations becoming a transcendent superstar in his own right.
After beginning his career in Cleveland, bolting to win two titles in Miami, and then making a dramatic return to the Cavs, LeBron will most likely spend the rest of his career trying to win the franchise its first NBA championship. The multi-talented superstar has put up some incredible stats on the court thus far, and PointAfter has compiled 25 numbers-driven facts about King James that paint a picture of one of the best the game has ever seen.
Note: Stats referenced come courtesy of Basketball Reference and reflect all games played before March 24, 2016.
No. 1 Overall Draft Pick
There was no doubt James would be taken first overall in the 2003 NBA draft. With 13 years to look back on, that year's class ranks among the most successful in the league's history.
Nine players from this draft have made at least one All-Star team, and four of the top five picks — James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade — are probably headed to the Hall of Fame once they hang up their sneakers.
2 NBA Championships
According to Forbes, James made $65 million in 2015, factoring in his NBA salary and endorsement deals. That put him at No. 18 on the list of the world's highest-paid celebrities of the year, ahead of non-athlete stars like Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest and Jay-Z. In Dec. 2015, Nike announced it had signed James to a lifetime contract with an undisclosed annual salary. Regardless of his on-court success, safe to say it's good to be the King.