James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio.

James was selected by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft.

On March 20, James scored 56 points against the Toronto Raptors, setting Cleveland's new single-game points record.

James became an unrestricted free agent at 12:01 am EDT on July 1, 2010.

On July 8, he announced on a live ESPN special titled The Decision that he would sign with the Heat.

James officially signed with the Heat on July 10, 2010.

Won the 11-12 Playoffs with Heats

Won the Season 11-12 with Heat

On March 3 of the 2013–14 season, James scored a career-high and franchise-record 61 points in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

12-13 Season Champion with Miami Heat

Won the 12-13 Playoffs with Heats.

On June 25, 2014, James opted out of his contract with the Heat.

On July 12, he officially signed with the team.

15-16 season Champion with Cavaliers.

Won the 15-16 Playoffs with Cleveland.

On June 29, 2018, James opted out of his contract with the Cavaliers and became an unrestricted free agent.

The deal was officially completed to Lakers on July 9.