LeBron James' Educational History and Basketball Future
LeBron James announced tonight that he is joining the Miami Heat. This is a huge issue for sports fans, and some are even calling the event “The Decision.”
We at EDUinReview.com would like to provide a little background information of this basketball superstar.
James was born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. He attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Ohio. James became a starter during his freshman year and averaged 21 points and 6.3 rebounds that year. He was named “Mr. Basketball” of Ohio as a sophomore, the youngest player to receive this honor. During his junior year, James petitioned the NBA to be drafted, but he was denied.
However, this did not stop NBA stars such as Shaquille O’Neal from attending James’ high school basketball games, which were televised nationally on ESPN2. It was at this point that most people started referring to him as “King James.”
James decided not to pursue a higher education and signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. He has been with the Cavaliers since then. However, he did not decide to renew his contract after the 2009-2010 season and has been a free agent since July 1, 2010.
He has been courted by the following teams: New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James announced his decision to join the Miami Heat July 8, 2010 during an ESPN special.
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