As we are sitting at home, self-isolating, there is a whole NBA post-season being held in the so-called “bubble” in Florida. If you are a real NBA fan, by now you are probably aware that we are going to have a Finals battle between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers. And, while this is a big deal since we’ve gotten used to seeing the Golden State Warriors be one of the contenders, there is a larger story. And, that, of course, is LeBron James – arguably the best player in the world. He keeps making history by making his 10th Finals appearance at 35 years old. So, pick out a LeBron James wallpaper from our photo gallery to celebrate the career and achievements of the NBA’s star player. We have gathered the best backgrounds for both your phone and your desktop computer’s screen so start browsing.
LeBron James is making history by making his 10th Finals appearance
Who is LeBron James?
LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio to a single mom. He had a really challenging childhood because his mother had trouble making ends meet. Because of that, she send LeBron to live with a family friend who was a local youth football coach. He was the one who introduced James to sports. While in high school LeBron played both football and basketball. But it seemed like basketball was his true calling. In 2003 he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the number one overall pick. Since then he has won three championships, three Finals MVPs and 4 league MVPs among many other accolades.
LeBron started his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but right now he is playing for the Los Angeles Lakers
Who did LeBron James play for?
James started his career in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio. Winning Rookie of the Year put James on the path to stardom. In the seasons that followed he solidified his place as a superstar by winning his first two MVP awards and making the All-Star games among other achievements. Unfortunately, during his first tenure with the Cavs, LeBron didn’t manage to get to the Larry O-Brien Championship trophy. That resulted in what was knows as “The Decision”, when James announced on live TV that he will be signing with the Miami Heat. This resulted in his jerseys being burned on the streets of Cleveland with fans calling him a traitor.
LeBron James is considered the face of the NBA
James’ years in Miami
By signing with Miami, James had a lot of people to prove wrong. Fortunately, that is exactly what he did. During his time in Miami he put the league on notice not only by winning his second back to back MVPs, but also winning two back to back championships. Forming a big three with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, James was still the best player on the floor. However, after a disappointing loss to the San Antonio Spurs, which kept the heat from completing a three-peat, LeBron decided to go back to Cleveland and make good on his promise to bring a championship to the city of Cleveland.
Going back to Cleveland, LeBron solidified himself as one of the best to ever play the game
LeBron’s second tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers
After going back to Cleveland James wasted no time and took the team to the NBA Finals. Facing the Golden State Warriors, led by the MVP Stephen Curry, the Cavaliers lost the series in six games. That, however, was just the beginning of a rivalry that would span four years. After losing in 2015, the Cavs and Warriors were once again the contenders for the title in 2016. This time James had the help of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. After the Warriors led the series 3-1, the LeBron led Cavs came back strong and became the first team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the Finals, winning the title in 7 seven games. Naturally, James was named the unanimous Finals MVP. The rivalry continued in 2017 when the Warriors defeated the Cavs in 5 games and in 2018 when the Cavaliers were swept by the Warriors.
James made good on his promise and brought a title to his hometown
Pick out a LeBron James wallpaper to celebrate him taking the Lakers to the Finals
After the sweep in 2017, LeBron signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Unfortunately, his first season with the team was a complete let down. This resulted in James missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005, as well as the Finals since 2010. In 2019, however, things looked a lot different. By adding superstar Anthony Davis to the roster, the Los Angeles Lakers became an immediate title contender. Now, after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets in the playoffs, the team is off to the Finals, where they will face James’ old team – the Miami Heat.
LeBron James is also knows as King James
The King’s charity ventures
James is well known for his strong opinions on politics, racism and injustice. Having grown up in a low income household, James knows what it means to be an underdog. After founding the LeBron James Family Foundation, he opened his I Promise school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. He has also been a strong advocate for racial equality. He has also expressed his strong feelings against Donald Trump’s presidency, resulting in a Twitter beef with the President. What’s more, LeBron’s opinions on police brutality and his support for the Black Lives Matter movement have caused people to ask him to “shut up and dribble”, insisting that it is not his place to deal with those things. This caused quite a stir and many fans and people who agreed with James’ opinions voiced their support for him.
LeBron is a strong advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement
Some might wonder if he is human when they are watching him on the court
The on going debate is whether James is the King, or if he still has a lot to prove before passing Michael Jordan as the best player ever
The King on his throne
“Blocked by James” is a phrase that every Cavs fan knows and every Warriors fan hates to hear
The championship Lebron won for Cleveland was the first professional sports championship for the city in 52 years
Who is better: LeBron James or Michael Jordan?
The rivalry heard around the world – LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry
Even in his 17th year in the league it doesn’t seem like James is slowing down
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The kings – LeBron James and Kobe Bryant
LeBron James and Anthony Davis led the Lakers to the NBA Finals
Even at 35 years old LeBron can still jump just as high as he used to in his prime
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