Even those who don’t like basketball know LeBron James. Although you might think there are a lot of facts you remember about one of the most talented and most recognizable athletes in the world, there are yet a plenty of undiscovered facts about the man hailing from Akron, OH. Here is the list of the 20 Things You Didn’t Know About LeBron James.
Number One: LeBron James Didn’t Go to School
LeBron’s mother spent a few days in jail after committing small crimes like trespassing and disorderly conduct. Thus, LeBron was ashamed to go to school. It made him miss the majority of fourth grade. LeBron James made it with a perfect attendance in the fifth grade, though.
Number Two: Broken Wrist
Michael Jordan‘s personal doctor helped James rehab after he broke his hand in an AAU Chicago game. Luckily, LeBron broke his non-shooting hand that summer before his senior year. It scared the hell out of the future Number One pick as well as it ended his football career.
Number Three: LeBron James’ NBA Draft
After LeBron lost in the Division II Championship game, he tried to petition the NBA. At that time no one was allowed to be drafted… That was until the NBA’s “one-and-done” rule was implemented in 2006.
Number Four: Too Tall to Be Measured
Once LeBron got six foot six inches tall, James refused to be measured. He wanted to keep his anonymity. He didn’t want anyone to know his secret.
Number Five: LeBron James – Scientist
James’ favorite subject at school was Earth Science.
Number Six: Young and Successful
LeBron James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were the only players to win at least two MVP awards by 25.
Number Seven: Let me take a S***
LeBron missed the introductions two times back to Cleveland. It happened while he was using the bathroom.
Number Eight: Too Many Haters
LeBron James almost got kicked off the 2008 USA Basketball Team. No one liked James as a 19-year-old in the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2006 World Championships. So, Team USA asked Jason Kidd to help LeBron get ready for the 2007 Tournament of the Americas.
Number Nine: LeBron owns Liverpool FC
Money wise, LeBron James is not as silly as you may think. He successfully invested his millions into the famous football club.
Number Ten: Jay-Z Defended LeBron James
Jay-Z performed Blow the Whistle freestyle in defense of James after LeBron was called overrated. Real friendship never ends.