Lebron James: The man, The Athlete and Global Icon

After Lebron James retires from professional basketball, he will surely be remembered as one of the best to ever play the beautiful NBA game. Even though he does not have as much Playoff rings as Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, his Basketball intelligence cannot be compared to any player retired or still active.

Lebron James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron Ohio. He has won the NBA Championship three times, the NBA MVP Award four times, NBA Finals MVP three times, as well as two Olympic Gold medals. He is currently the Playoff scoring leader, and fourth in all-time career points scored. He has made the All-NBA First Team twelve times and the All-Defensive first team five times; he’s definitely a player worth your NBA betting.

Lebron James currently plays as a small forward or power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers. At the age of 34 it is safe to say King James is at the twilight of his career. He was the first pick overall in round 1 of the 2003 NBA draft selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He played for the Cavs for 7 years before moving to Miami in 2010 where he won his NBA Championship. He returned to the Cavs in 2014 and helped the city to its first sporting title in over 50 years in 2016. His free agency move to the Miami Heats in 2010 is one of sports most controversial free agency decision.

Lebron James is married to his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson with whom they both have 3 kids: Lebron Jr. (b. 2004), Bryce (b. 2007) and Zhuri (b. 2014). His opinions have yielded significant influence on how people who make important league decisions; for example, in 2014 Lebron asked the NBA commissioner Adam Silver to increase the duration of the All-Star break, and the request was granted the following season. Throughout his career Lebron James has always been ranked among the most influential athletes in the world, and in 2017, he was listed among the 100 most influential people in the world by Times magazine.

Lebron James has a minority stake in Liverpool Football club after signing with Fenway Sports Group to handle all his global marketing rights. Lebron James has stated he would like to own a basketball team when he retires from the sport. James is an active supporter of non-profit organizations, as well as owning his own charity the Lebron James Family Foundation. In 2015, James announced a partnership with University of Akron to provide scholarship for 2300 students from 2021. James also has a public elementary school I Promise School to help struggling elementary school students stay in school. The school officially opened in 2018, and James sees it as his greatest ever accomplishment.

His off the court achievement surpasses his achievement on the court which has made Lebron a global icon. The NBA Season kicks off on 23 October 2019, with Toronto Raptors playing against New Orleans Pelicans. Lebron James will be on show when LA Clippers play against LA Lakers in the second match of the season. Sports betting outfit Surebet247 tips LA Clippers who have signed Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as favourites to win the championship this season. While Lebron James’ LA Lakers are second favourites.

From October 23 basketball betting will commence in the NBA, and you can smile to the bank selecting your favourite team to win. When Lebron faces the reigning finals MVP Kawhi Leonard on opening night, you can expect fireworks at the Staples Center Los Angeles. Go to www.surebet247.com for your betting desires.

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