As his team was not at the top ranks, Lebron James has continuously received special recognition for his capabilities. He was named as the Most Valuable Player in the All-Star Game of NBA in 2006. In that same year, Lebron attained a new contract agreement with the Cavaliers.
James on the spotlight
The Cavaliers have proven to be stronger competitors the next season, and defeated Detroit to win the Eastern Conference. However, in the NBA Finals against the Spurs, Cleveland lost their championship bid in 4 consecutive games. In addition, during this times, Lebron James has become a father for the 2nd time. Savannah Brinson, his girlfriend, gave birth to Bryce Maximus in June 2007. In the 2007 to 2008 season, he is continuously helping the Cavaliers for the improvement of their standing in Eastern Conference. The team made it into the semifinals in which they have been defeated by the Boston Celtics in 7 games.
What’s with Lebron?
When it comes to individual performance, Lebron James has a stellar year, which he outperforms such rival players as Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant when he scored an average of 30 points every game. This was the highest average in the regular season of NBA.
- Career with Miami Heat – That summer, Lebron James traveled to Beijing, China, to play with Dwayne Wade, Jason Kidd, and Kobe Bryant on the United States Olympic basketball team. This time around, the United States team brought the gold home after they defeated the Spain in the final round. Early in the 2008 to 2009 season, fans and sports journalists started to talk about the future of James in the sport. He had the choice to become a free agent in 2010, and there has been much discussion as to where Lebron James would end up.
Several journalists identified the New York Knicks as a prospective suitor for this rising player. Lebron made several references to his impending free agent status, but he was certain to downplay the matter. James said that he is focused on the team and that he will win a championship. He also added that he would not think about changing at this point. Nevertheless, shortly after he became a free agent, Lebron announced that he will join Miami Heat for the 2010 to 2011 season. His fans in the Cleveland have been less than pleased, and many considered his departure as a betrayal to his hometown.
- Championship wins – The 2011-2012 season furthermore saw major success for James and his new team, with the victory of his team over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals, this superstar forward has finally achieved his first title. In the clinching Game 5, Lebron scored 26 points with 13 assists and 11 rebounds. James told that he made a hard decision to leave Cleveland but he understood what his future was about. Lebron competed at his 3rd Olympic Games in year 2010 at the Summer Olympics in London, together with the teammates Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Duran, as well as many other top players. The United States basketball team took the gold medal, which is James’s 2nd consecutive Olympic gold.
During the 2012 to 2013 season, he made NBA history yet again. At the age of 28, Lebron became the youngest player to score 20,000 points, succeeding the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, who accomplished this feat when he was at the age of 29. Lerbron James made a jump shot at the final seconds of the game and bring is scoring total 20,001, and lead the heat to a 92-75 victory against the Warriors. Success followed the Heat to the end of 2012 to 2013 season. This follows a hard fought 6 Game series with Pacers so that they can make their way to the exciting Eastern Conference. Miami Heat outlasted the San Antonio Spurs in 7 games to win its 2nd consecutive NBA championship.
There you have it- the triumphs of Lebron James!