LeBron James

12th Annual ESPY Awards - Arrivals

James in 2004, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: LeBron Raymone James

Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 30, 1984

Ethnicity: African-American

LeBron James is an American professional basketball player, and actor. He plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. Considered as one of the greatest players of the sport, he is the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, has won four NBA championships, and has earned four Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, four Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. He is the first player in NBA history to accumulate $1 billion as an active player. LeBron has been featured in endorsement contracts, documentaries, commercials, and films, including Trainwreck, Smallfoot, and Space Jam: A New Legacy. He has been part-owner of English soccer team Liverpool F.C. He leads his LeBron James Family Foundation, a charity, which has opened an elementary school, housing complex, retail plaza, and medical center in his hometown of Akron. He is also known as Bron, LBJ, and “King James.” LeBron is 6′9″.

He is the son of Gloria Marie James, a single mother who was sixteen when he was born, and Anthony McClelland. LeBron is married to Savannah Brinson, with whom he has three children, including basketball players Bronny James and Bryce James.

LeBron’s maternal grandfather is named Willie Lee James.

LeBron’s maternal grandmother is named Freda Marie Foreman.

Sources: Notes on LeBron’s family history, by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, at The Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Genealogy of LeBron James (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

13 Responses

  1. jackson9 says:

    Steph Curry > Breanna Stewart > LeBron James

  2. jackson9 says:

    If he wins tonight or any of the next three games he is going to this 10th NBA finals. Man is the incredibly underrated

  3. jackson9 says:

    Sorry for the impatience but is Louisiana Lightning going to be on ethnic celebs? He is at least mainly French origin

  4. jackson9 says:

    LeBron James is Scottish and English. James Campbell (1632-1697) was born in Kilmun, Argyll, Scotland and died in Virginia. George Major I (1631-1700) was born in Hursley Manor, Hampshire, England. His wife Elizabeth Ironmonger was the daughter of Samuel Ironmonger II (1607-1650) and Bridget Cordray (1602-1656), who were both from England. I know it’s the 1600’s but James has a significant amount of English and Scottish ancestry at this point. Much more than 1/4096th’s.

    • follers says:

      Who are these people and how did you get from them to LeBron James?

      • jackson9 says:

        I have a long list that you can find on geni.com till the last couple of generations where they get to England and Scotland. LeBron the son of Gloria Marie James, the daughter of William Lee James, the son of Constance Deloris Gay, the daughter of George Anderson and Marie Anderson. Marie Anderson born in Tennessee was the daughter of John Anderson (1888), the son of Andrew Thomas Anderson, son of Martha Toone, the daughter of James A. Toone and Sarah Toone. James A. Toone was the son of John Lewis Toone the son of Isabella Adelphia Lea, the daughter of James William Lea, the son of Frances Major, the daughter of Ann Major, the daughter of James Campbell (1632-1697) the Scottish ancestor. Ann Major’s spouse George Major II was the son of George Major I and Elizabeth Ironmonger. George was born in England, Elizabeth’s parents in England. There are many other lineages that lead to England and Scotland.

  5. Check7t says:

    Lol, before he lost his hairline!

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