On May 8th, Beijing time, the American media clutchpoints published an article entitled "Five Things About LeBron James", which you didn’t know. At the beginning, it was written that LeBron James is one of the most famous athletes in the world. He is a child from Akron, Ohio. Since he left St. Mary’s High School in Saint Vincent, he has become a world-famous basketball star. LeBron’s influence now far exceeds basketball.
First, James played football and was selected as an All-Star for a while. When James was studying at St. Mary’s High School in St. Vincent, he spent all his time on the court. Even though he was the most famous basketball star in the school, he still joined the school football team (American football). James played with his childhood friend and now business partner maverick Carter. LeBron was a player of the Irish team. He played American football for two seasons in high school. In his sophomore year, he was named the all-star of the state first team. In a short time,
Second, James is a fan of the new york Yankees (MLB). Considering that LeBron is Akron’s child, he should be a fan of Cleveland Indians. This native Ohio is not a fan of Cleveland Indians, but a fan of new york Yankees! In 2007, James took a baseball cap from new york Yankees to watch the game at Cleveland Indians’ home. It was a playoff game, and James was bombarded by many fans in Chicago. However, in 2016, James supported the Indians in the game between Indians and Chicago Cubs.
Third, James has never met his real father. James was born to his mother Gloria James at the age of 16. LeBron’s biological father Anthony McClelland has a large number of criminal records, and he has never had a definite relationship with James’s mother. James’s childhood was very miserable. Gloria didn’t have a stable job, so he had to move frequently. Moreover, as a single mother in her teens, she had to take care of young James. James had complained many times that his father had abandoned them.
Fourth, the mother gave James a controversial gift. On James’s 18th birthday, Gloria, James’s mother, borrowed $50,000 to buy a pair of new Hummer H2 cars for her son. This was a controversial gift, because James and his son were still living in public housing at that time, and this gift almost made James lose the opportunity to attend high school. Because the Ohio High School Sports Association investigated this matter, the association prohibited players from receiving gifts exceeding $100 (the coach took bribes), and the final investigation showed that the car was purchased by James on loan at present, so James. (PS: American Sports Association imposes severe penalties for accepting bribes in sports events, such as James Wiseman, the top pick in 2020)
Fifth, James’s business ability. Before entering the NBA, James signed a 90 million endorsement contract with Nike. In the 2003 draft, James undoubtedly became the No.1 scholar, and his contract with Nike has been renewed and rising. As part of his investment, James invested in Liverpool in 2011. He bought a 2% stake in Liverpool for 6.5 million US dollars. In 2018, it has risen to 32 million US dollars, and now it is close to 40 million US dollars. In 2008, James bought a share of Beats from Dre. In exchange, he became the image ambassador of the store’s subsidiary. In 2014, Apple bought Beats, and James’s share was also bought, which is said to reach 700 million US dollars.