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20 Surprising Facts About LeBron James


Everyone knows King James is the best basketball player in the NBA, but maybe there are things you probably didn’t know about him and we’ve decided to share the details.

1. High School Football Star

Not many people know that LeBron was not only a star on his high school basketball team, but that he was also an amazing talent on the football field as well.

In fact, he probably could have received a scholarship to a Division 1 school as a wide receiver. In his junior year, he was already an All-State receiver in Ohio, which is one of the states with the most talent when it comes to football recruitment.

However, he chose to sit out his senior year after breaking a finger. He surely realized that playing football could lead to an injury that could jeopardize his basketball career.

Since he was not able to leave school and sign with an NBA team after his junior year, he decided to leave football and the risk of injury behind and focus on basketball for his fourth year of high school, which would be his final year playing as an amateur.

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