Today in Sports History: June 26

In 2003, LeBron James was selected first overall in the NBA Draft. A small forward from Akron, Ohio, was drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 2022 James averaged 30.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game in his 19th NBA season.

James went on and played for the Cavaliers until taking his talents to South Beach in 2010 to play for the Heat. From 2003 to 2010 James led the Cavaliers to three postseason appearances. While playing for Miami from 2010 to 2014, LeBron lead the team to back-to-back championship titles in 2012 and 2013. 

In 2014, LeBron back to his hometown team, and the Cavaliers were determined to win a title. In 2016, he made history and lead the Cavaliers to their first championship in a 3-1 comeback against the Golden State Warriors. In 2018, LeBron signed to the Los Angeles Lakers where he currently still plays. 

James had been awarded the Most Valuable Player four times in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013, and earned three NBA finals MVP Honors in 2012, 2013, and 2016. He is also a 16-time All-Star since being drafted into the NBA in 2003 and has been named All-Star game MVP three times in 2006, 2008, and 2018. He was also named the AP Athlete of the Year in 2013, 2016, and 2018 and the Sportsperson of the Year in 2012 and 2016.

James is a 3x Olympian with Team USA, winning 2 gold medals and one bronze medal.

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