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Name: LeBron James                                                                   
Born: 30 December 1984 Akron, Ohio, USA                                             
LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional           
basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the             
National Basketball Association (NBA). Commonly nicknamed "King James" and "The     
Chosen One", the Akron, Ohio-born James was highly promoted in the national         
media as a future NBA star while still in high school, and was named Ohio's "Mr.     
Basketball" three times. At the age of 18, he was selected with the first           
overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers and signed an unprecedented     
US$90 million shoe contract with Nike before his NBA debut. He has since set         
numerous youngest player records. In his first season, he received the NBA           
Rookie of the Year Award and in the following three seasons received All-NBA and     
All-Star honors. He led the Cavaliers to back-to-back playoff appearances in         
2006 and 2007; the latter year the team advanced to the Conference Finals for       
the first time since 1992 and the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise         
James is listed as a small forward, but can also play point guard and shooting       
guard. This versatility has led to his classification as a "point forward."         
James was a member of the United States men's national basketball team that won     
the bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens and he finished second in the       
league Most Valuable Player balloting in 2006.