Top 5 Career Defining Moments of NBA Legend LeBron James

By: Fatima Roshni Image credit: Getty Images

Entering the 21st season of his professional career with the Lakers, LeBron James prominence is an establishment of his career achievements and performance as part of three franchises.

James's personality as an eminent basketball star of today as well as his popularity are, however, a result of some of the defining and notable moments of his 20-season career.

Foregoing his college years to become one of the top prospects in the 2003 NBA draft as a 19-year-old St.Vincent-St. Mary High School player, however resulted in his favor today.

As a first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Ohio native NBA debut scoring 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists against the Sacramento Kings was one of the most anticipated ones.

At the end of his first season performance with the team, James received the Rookie of the Year honor, followed by the Rookie All-First Team nominations.

During his 4-year tenure with the Miami Heat, LeBron was unanimously voted for the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP trophy as well as the Larry O'Brien Finals Championship trophy.

In the 2014 Finals Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors, LeBron, representing the Cavaliers, became the third player to score a triple-double followed by their championship win after 52 years.

As part of the Lakers, the NBA star achievements include a championship and MVP, five All-Star appearances, and the All-Time Scoring Leader with 38,694 points, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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