LeBron James is one of the most popular and recognizable basketball players of all time. However, despite all the time he’s spent in the spotlight, there are still some things about him that many people don’t know. Here, we present our list of 15 things you didn’t know about LeBron James. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon
Number Fifteen: The Number 6 is Very Important to Him. He used to wear the number six in the NBA, and he still does for the US Men’s Basketball Team. This is for a couple of different reasons: his first child was born on the 6th of October, and his second child was born in June, the sixth month of year.
Number Fourteen: He Could Have Played Football. LeBron James was a football star in high school in Akron, Ohio, and he was considered to be a top prospect before he decided to focus exclusively on basketball. It turns out all of his comparisons to wide receivers make more sense than we thought.
Number Thirteen: He and Jay-Z Have Their Own Handshake. While LeBron probably won’t ever play for the Brooklyn rapper’s lowly Nets, he definitely has a personal relationship with the hip-hop icon. Along with the handshake, Jay-Z has actually written entire songs about LeBron.
Number Twelve: He Wasn’t Allowed to Curse on His High School Team. LeBron’s high school coach had a punishment for Lebron if he cursed. It wasn’t a fine, like it would be in the NBA – LeBron just had to do ten pushups instead.
Number Eleven: He First Dunked in Middle School – Against His Teachers. LeBron’s first dunk came when he was in just 8th grade. And it came in a pretty satisfying way: against some of his own teachers in a student-versus-faculty game.
Number Ten: His Ambidexterity Extends Beyond the Court. Those of us who have watched him play over the years known that LeBron has the uncanny ability to pass and finish at the rim with either hand. This makes more sense when you learn that even though he’s a righty shooter, LeBron actually writes with his left hand.
Number Nine: He’s A Cereal Fanatic. LeBron James may appear in advertisements for McDonald’s, but he’d rather have a bowl of sugary cereal than a McMuffin. Some of his favorite cereals include Frosted Flakes and Fruity Pebbles.
Number Eight: LeBron Barely Passed the Fourth Grade. This might make it sound like LeBron was a poor student, but the real reason LeBron almost didn’t make it to the fifth grade on time is because he skipped class too often. LeBron was embarrassed to be around his peers in class after his mother was sent to prison for committing a number of petty crimes. Stay tuned for part two of our list, coming soon!