How Much Do You Really Know About LeBron James?

Gavin Thagard

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About This Quiz

Power, court vision, leadership, dedication; LeBron James has it all when it comes to playing basketball, which is why he's still one of the greatest players in the game, even after he has aged beyond his peers. It's also why he's nicknamed "The King." How much do you know about this NBA superstar both on and off the court? Could you pass a quiz on Lebron James and his accomplishments? Take this quiz to find out!

Even before LeBron James entered the NBA, while he was a young buck making a name for himself in high school, he had star potential. Many people were even comparing him to the greatest player of all time, Michael Jordan. Over the years, James has lived up to the hype, as he crafted his game to become one of the most lethal weapons on the court. 

He's also done well for himself off the court, becoming a successful businessman through both endorsements and investments, and doing his best to be a role model for the millions of kids who have grown up watching him over the years. 

Do you know everything there is to know about Lebron James? If you think you do, take this quiz and prove it! 

What state is LeBron James from?

LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio. He went to high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary.

What other sport did LeBron James play in high school?

LeBron James was a star football player in high school. He was recruited by several Division I programs but decided to stick with basketball.

What position does LeBron James play?

LeBron's primary position throughout his career has been small forward. However, he's talented enough to move around to different positions.

Who drafted LeBron James?

LeBron James went to the NBA straight out of high school. He was quickly compared to greats like Michael Jordan.

Which pick was LeBron James in the draft?

LeBron James was a first-round pick in the 2003 NBA draft. Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Bosh all went in the same draft.

How many NBA championships does LeBron James have?

From 2011 until 2017, LeBron played in seven straight NBA Finals. During that span, he has a 3-4 record.

For how many years did LeBron sign his rookie contract?

LeBron's rookie contract was worth $12.96 million. He also signed several endorsement deals worth more than the contract.

When did LeBron James go to his first NBA Finals?

LeBron's first appearance in the Finals was against the San Antonio Spurs. The Cleveland Cavaliers, for which he played, were swept in that series.

Which team did LeBron join in 2010?

LeBron united will fellow stars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. This decision was widely criticized at the time.

What's the name of the ESPN program that announced LeBron's decision to leave Cleveland for Miami?

Ohio turned against LeBron as soon as he made his decision. Fans even burned his jersey in the streets.

To which team did LeBron's team lose in the 2011 NBA Finals?

LeBron James had some of the worst performances of his career during this series. It's still held over him when talking about the greatest player of all time.

Who did LeBron's team defeat in the 2012 NBA Finals?

LeBron captured his first NBA title against the Kevin Durant-led Thunder. The Thunder also had future stars, ​Russell Westbrook and James Harden.

What are the most points LeBron James has scored in an NBA game?

LeBron has claimed that he isn't a great scorer like some of the other greats. Putting up 61 points isn't easy, though.

Against what team did LeBron James score 57 points?

LeBron James was in his 30s when he scored 57 points in a single game. That just demonstrates his greatness, even as he ages.

In what year did LeBron win his first All-Star Game MVP?

LeBron James won the award when he was 21 years old. At the time, he was the youngest player to ever receive All-Star MVP.

In what year was LeBron James the scoring champion in the NBA?

LeBron James averaged 30 points per game that year. It was the second highest total of his career.

What number does LeBron wear in Cleveland?

Growing up, LeBron James idolized Michael Jordan. That's one reason he wears the same number.

What number did Lebron James wear in Miami?

One of the reasons LeBron went to Miami was because of Pat Riley. Riley was a proven champion, and LeBron was looking for a title.

Against what team did LeBron play in the 2013 Finals?

LeBron won his second title in 2013. It took his team, the Miami Heat, seven games to do it, though.

How many points per game did LeBron average in the 2013 finals?

LeBron was named the Finals MVP in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he was the highest scoring player on either team.

What's the most number of points LeBron has scored in a playoff game?

LeBron James has put up 49 points twice in playoff games. The last time he did it was in 2014 against the Nets.

What's the most points per game LeBron James has averaged in the playoffs?

LeBron James averaged 35 points per game in the 2009 NBA Playoffs. The Cavaliers lost to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals.

How many Olympic Gold Medals does LeBron James have?

LeBron won gold in both 2008 and 2012. He also won a bronze medal in 2004.

How many rebounds per game did LeBron James average throughout the 2017-18 regular season?

This was the highest rebound total per game for a season in LeBron's career. Surprisingly, he did it at the age of 33.

From 2015 through 2017, LeBron James went to three straight NBA Finals against what team?

Golden State's dominance during this time was guided by Steph Curry. In 2015 and 2016, Curry won back-to-back NBA MVP awards.

How many times did LeBron's team defeat the Warriors in the Finals?

The Cavs were down 3-1 in the 2016 NBA Finals. One game away from elimination, the team won three straight and the NBA championship.

How many rebounds per game did LeBron average in the 2015 NBA Finals?

LeBron went up against the Warriors in 2015 with an injured Kyrie Irving and no Kevin Love. He pushed the series to six games but his team ultimately lost.

In what year did LeBron James average a triple-double in the NBA Finals?

LeBron and the Cavs went down 4-1 against the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals. Kevin Durant was named the Finals MVP.

How many times has LeBron James been the NBA MVP?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has the most MVP awards with six. He won his last MVP in 1980.

When did LeBron win his first NBA MVP?

LeBron James has played all 82 regular season games only once in his career. In 2009, he came up one game short.

How many times has LeBron James averaged 30 points or more per game throughout the regular season?

LeBron's highest regular season scoring total was 31.4 points per game. He accomplished that feat in the 2005-2006 season.

What's the name of LeBron's foundation for needy children?

LeBron's foundation provides students who are falling behind in school with the resources to succeed. It has helped thousands of kids reach their goals of going to college.

How many times was LeBron James named the AP Athlete of Year?

LeBron was given the award in 2013 and 2016. He has also been named the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year twice.

How many points did LeBron score in his first NBA game?

LeBron scored more points in his debut than any other player who went straight from high school to the NBA. He finished the season averaging 21 points per game.

As of 2018, in how many All-Star Games has LeBron James played?

LeBron played in his first All-Star Game in 2005. It was his second season in the league.

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