101 Facts About LeBron James

1. LeBron James is viewed as the best player in basketball, and that's a title Kevin Durant is desperately trying to gain, it seems.

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2. LeBron James became just the fifth player in NBA history to eclipse 32,000 points during the contest.

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3. LeBron James missed 17 games with a groin problem after sustaining the injury Christmas Day in a win over Golden State.

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4. LeBron James was back in the lineup after sitting out their loss to the Golden State Warriors over the weekend, and in perhaps fitting fashion, his personal accomplishment was the highlight of the game for the Lakers.

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5. LeBron James gets what he wants, and he wants Davis, a 25-year-old perennial MVP candidate.

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6. In 2018, LeBron James opted out of his Cleveland contract to sign with the Lakers, and in February 2019 became the fifth NBA player to reach 32,000 career points.

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7. LeBron James injured his groin during a Christmas Day win against the Warriors, which caused him to miss 18 of the team's next 19 games.

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8. LeBron James helped Miami win 27 consecutive games that season, and he was rewarded with his fourth league MVP award.

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9. LeBron James is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

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10. LeBron James complimented former teammate Kyrie Irving on his latest comments about free agency and spoke for the first time about their recent phone call, writes Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

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11. LeBron James will pick first in the opening round, where the pool of eight other starters will be divided.

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12. LeBron James is doing everything he can to lobby for certain star players to come to the Los Angeles Lakers with him.

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13. LeBron James discussed Irving's recent comments about his free agency when he acknowledged his future was up in the air.

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14. LeBron James opened up for the first time about a recent phone conversation he had with Kyrie Irving, revealing the two former teammates are in a good spot now.

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15. LeBron James admitted after Thursday's game he's not back to 100 percent.

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16. LeBron James initially injured his groin during the Lakers' Christmas Day matchup against the Warriors and he was sidelined for five weeks, missing 17 games.

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17. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James commented Saturday on a recent phone conversation he had with Boston Celtics guard and former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving.

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18. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will not play in Saturday night's game against the Golden State Warriors because of "load management", head coach Luke Walton told reporters.

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19. LeBron James was not on the Lakers' bench Saturday and instead was due to receive treatment during the game.

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20. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will not play in Saturday night's game against the Golden State Warriors because of "load management", head coach Luke Walton told reporters.

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21. LeBron James was a late scratch, the Lakers had to change their game plan just before the game.

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22. LeBron James played 40 minutes on Thursday after sitting out 17 games with a groin strain.

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23. LeBron James will not be on the Lakers' bench Saturday and instead will receive treatment during the game.

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24. LeBron James started Thursday against the LA Clippers after being sidelined since Christmas, a stretch of 17 games.

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25. LeBron James sat out Saturday night's nationally televised road game against the Golden State Warriors as the Los Angeles Lakers rested their star after his return from a groin injury.

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26. LeBron James missed 17 games over five weeks after straining his groin during the Christmas game against Golden State.

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27. LeBron James will not play Saturday against the Warriors, according to Yahoo Sports.

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28. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will not play in Saturday night's game against the Golden State Warriors because of "load management", head coach Luke Walton told reporters.

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29. LeBron James has worn his clothing in a show of support several times.

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30. LeBron James has supported Colin Kaepernick in the aftermath of his participation in the US national anthem protests, saying that he was being unfairly blackballed from a new contract in the NFL and that he would hire him if he had a football team.

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31. LeBron James has previously voiced his support for Colin Kaepernick both as an NFL quarterback and as the face of the 30th anniversary of Nike's "Just Do It.

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32. LeBron James will return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, according to his team.

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33. LeBron James said he is confident the Lakers can secure a playoff berth after the superstar forward's return in Thursday's overtime victory over the Clippers.

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34. LeBron James gets a day to rest, the Lakers are off on Friday but fly up to the Bay Area for a nationally televised game against the Warriors on Saturday.

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35. LeBron James played 40 minutes—and the Lakers needed every one to get the win.

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36. LeBron James got some help—good Lance Stephenson showed up, and he had 20 points off the bench plus hit 5-of-8 from three.

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37. LeBron James has to get all the aching muscles and that strained groin ready to play again on Saturday night in a rematch with the Warriors in Oakland.

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38. LeBron James is willing to extend an olive branch to Kyrie Irving and reunite with his former teammate, according to The Athletic's Sam Amick.

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39. LeBron James welcomed the chance for conversation, telling Rondo he had recently had a dream in which Rondo appeared.

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40. LeBron James settled in comfortably at his locker, looking happy to be back in a familiar routine.

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41. LeBron James missed 17 games after straining his groin against the Warriors on Christmas Day.

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42. LeBron James always demands a bigger defender and can drag that defender away from the basket simply with his presence.

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43. LeBron James loves to play with shooters for a couple of reasons.

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44. LeBron James clearly wasn't confident in his legs as he never really drove to the basket throughout the first 24 minutes of play.

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45. LeBron James challenged for a triple-double with 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists, while Lance Stephenson and Brandon Ingram added 20 and 19 points, respectively.

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46. LeBron James is back just in time for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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47. LeBron James practiced fully and seemed to be making progress.

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48. LeBron James appears close to making his return, but his status remains uncertain.

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49. LeBron James had the Cavaliers existing in open rebellion for more than a season now, with no Pat Riley in the organizational shadows to scare everyone into compliance.

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50. LeBron James is 3 for 3 at doing this when going to a new team.

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51. LeBron James is to the point that his return to the court will be a game-day decision Thursday.

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52. LeBron James cautioned that "I don't run the team" and that "obviously there's some things that need to be worked out on both sides.

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53. LeBron James continues to make progress toward returning to the court.

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54. LeBron James is set to star in Space Jam 2, the sequel to the 1996 hit starring Michael Jordan.

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55. LeBron James competed on the US Olympic basketball team during three Summer Olympic Games, in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

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56. On July 1, 2018, LeBron James announced that he was moving on to the next chapter of his career by signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, a storied franchise that counted Bryant, Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson among its all-time greats.

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57. LeBron James led the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, becoming the first player in nearly 50 years to reach the championship round in five consecutive seasons.

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58. LeBron James made several references to his impending free agent status, but he was sure to downplay the matter.

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59. In 2006, LeBron James reached a new contract agreement with the Cavaliers.

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60. At an early age, LeBron James showed a natural talent for basketball and was recruited by St Vincent-St Mary High School to join their basketball team in 1999.

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61. In 2006, LeBron James was named the Most Valuable Player in the NBA All-Star Game, a feat he would repeat in 2008 and 2018.

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62. LeBron James was selected for the NBA All-Star Game for the first time in 2005, and would go on to earn a spot in the annual showcase in each of the next 14 seasons.

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63. LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio.

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64. LeBron James is 6 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds.

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65. In 2003, LeBron James signed several endorsement deals, including a deal with Nike for $90 million that could net him over $1 billion over his lifetime.

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66. LeBron James participated in some full-contact portions of practice Saturday, the first time he had done so since he was injured.

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67. LeBron James is not the only one to be hobbled by injury this season, though, as Rondo and Ball (ankle) have each been sidelined as well.

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68. LeBron James left Cleveland and signed a four-year, $153.3 million deal with Los Angeles this offseason.

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69. In June 2008, LeBron James donated $20,000 to a committee to elect Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

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70. LeBron James made LeBron look smart, which isn't easy to do.

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71. In 2015, LeBron James announced a partnership with the University of Akron to provide scholarships for as many as 2,300 children beginning in 2021.

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72. LeBron James has his own charity foundation, the LeBron James Family Foundation, which is based in Akron.

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73. LeBron James has tried his hand at acting, appearing in a cameo role on the HBO series Entourage.

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74. In 2014, LeBron James realized a profit of more than $30 million as part of Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics; he had originally struck a deal to get a small stake in the company at its inception in exchange for promoting its headphones.

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75. In March 2008, LeBron James became the first black man—and third man overall after Richard Gere and George Clooney—to appear on the cover of Vogue, when he posed with Gisele Bundchen.

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76. LeBron James has led the league in jersey sales six times.

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77. On February 13, 2015, LeBron James was elected the first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association.

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78. LeBron James is sometimes mentioned as the greatest player ever, which has resulted in frequent comparisons to Michael Jordan.

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79. LeBron James eventually developed a reputation for raising his defensive level in the playoffs, which some analysts referred to as "Playoff LeBron".

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80. LeBron James holds numerous "youngest to" distinctions, including being the youngest player to score 30,000 career points.

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81. LeBron James became the leader of the team with Kobe Bryant, who would soon be 34, stepping back.

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82. LeBron James credited the team's attitude and experience for their improvement, saying: "I don't think we understood what it meant to put on a USA uniform and all the people that we were representing in 2004.

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83. LeBron James felt his limited playing time was a "lowlight" and believed he was not given "a fair opportunity to play".

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84. LeBron James made his debut for the United States national team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.

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85. On June 29, 2018, LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Cavaliers and became an unrestricted free agent.

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86. On June 25, 2014, LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Heat, and on July 1, he officially became an unrestricted free agent.

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87. LeBron James decided that his post game needed improvement, so he worked with Hakeem Olajuwon during the offseason.

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88. LeBron James scored 38 points and led Miami to a win while being booed every time he touched the ball.

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89. LeBron James would be relieved of the burden of scoring, and he thought he could be the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double in a season.

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90. LeBron James decided to join with Bosh and Wade in part so that he could shoulder less of the offensive load; he thought that his improved teammates would give him a better chance of winning an NBA championship than had he stayed in Cleveland.

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91. LeBron James was selected by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft.

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92. LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio to a 16-year-old mother, Gloria Marie James.

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93. In 2018, LeBron James opted out of his Cleveland contract to sign with the Lakers.

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94. In 2014, after four seasons with Miami, LeBron James opted out of his contract to re-sign with the Cavaliers.

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95. LeBron James was fouled hard after driving to the hole with the game on the line Sunday night.

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96. LeBron James surprised many when he elected to join the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency without another superstar joining him in Southern California.

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97. LeBron James moved to the Lakers earlier this summer and is expected to be joined by a high.

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98. LeBron James scores season-high 44 to lead Lakers over Trail Blazers.

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99. On Wednesday, LeBron James passed Wilt Chamberlain for fifth on the all-time scoring list and the Lakers forward's name is all over the league's record book.

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100. LeBron James insisted the possibility of Carmelo Anthony joining the Los Angeles Lakers is not his call as he lamented the loss of Rajon Rondo after his team's loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday.

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101. LeBron James says the Lakers adding Carmelo Anthony in free agency isn't his decision.

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