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Born Dec. 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio; the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar player LeBron James, turns 30 years old today

At age 20, LeBron became the youngest player ever drafted No. 1 overall in the NBA, when the Cleveland Cavaliers took him with the first pick of the 2003 draft. He has also achieved a number of NBA records, including becoming the youngest player to score 20,000 points at age 28, in January 2013. Young LeBron showed a natural born talent for basketball, and began to earn a reputation as a prodigy in high school. During the 2003-04 season, he won the Rookie of the Year Award.

James played on the 2004, 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball teams, winning a team bronze medal and two team golds overall. He went on and led the Miami Heat to NBA championship victories in both 2012 and 2013. This year it was announced that James will be returning to the Cavaliers.

Happy Birthday LeBron, and many more to come.

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LeBron James – Mini Biography (TV-14; 03:28) A short biography of LeBron James

-Infinite Wiz (@InfiniteWiz)