LeBron James has accomplished pretty much everything in the basketball world, but the superstar forward still appears to have a soft side to his hard-driven exterior. And nothing exemplified this more than an earlier incident when the Cleveland Cavaliers battled the Atlanta Hawks. James gazed up at the screens in the arena only to see a young boy in the crowd holding up a sign. What it said left the point-scoring phenomenon awestruck…
An unflappable machine
Usually, nothing could disrupt James' game-day concentration. His incredible skills on the court have won him stacks of awards, and he’s taken the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Los Angeles Lakers all the way to the NBA championships. Through talent and dedication, basketball powerhouse LeBron James has become the NBA's all-time leading scorer. You'd think, then, that nothing could throw him off his game.
Destined to be the GOAT
Born in 1984, the Ohio native was always destined for success in his chosen field. Even as a freshman in high school, James garnered much admiration for his incredible point-scoring prowess. He became the first sophomore to receive a place in USA Today’s All-USA First Team. And that was only the beginning of his dominance in the sport.
After receiving plaudits for being the Parade magazine High School Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year, James quickly ascended to the top flight of basketball. He was acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003, right out of high school. Yet it didn’t take James long to prove his worth in the upper echelons of basketball.
A record-setting behemoth
Not only did the star become the first ever Cavaliers player to pick up the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in the 2003-2004 season, but he also set a new record for the youngest player to ever scoop the prize. He was just 20 years old when he won it. Since those record-breaking feats, the skilled forward has only gone from strength to strength in the NBA.