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Name: ________________________________

Date: _______________________________

ABE IV: Comunicacin en Ingles

Valor: ____________________________

Theme: Athletes Biography

Reading Comprehension

LEBRON JAMES BIOGRAPHY

Lebron James was born December 30, 1984 in Ohio. He grew up in Akron where he had a
difficult childhood. His father was an ex-con who wasn't there when he grew up. His family
was poor and had a tough time. Fortunately his basketball coach, Frankie Walker, took
LeBron under his wing and let him stay with his family where he could get away from the
projects and focus on school and basketball.
His early childhood was a struggle as he often moved from one home to another with his teenage mother, Gloria. He began
playing basketball at an early age and showed tremendous talent early in his life. James quickly made a name for himself as
a freshman at St. Vincent-St. Marys High School. As a freshman, he was named the teams starting small forward an
averaged 20 points per game in leading his team to a 27-0 record and the Division III State championship.
After this freshman year, Lebron took the number 23 in honor of his childhood idol, Michael Jordan. In his sophomore
year, he was named Mr. Basketball in Ohio and averaged 25.2 points per game and led his team to its second consecutive
Division III state championship. At this point, James began attracting national attention for his basketball skills and chose to
stop playing football, a sport in which he also garnered All-state honors as a wide receiver. James just kept getting better as
he progressed through high-school. He averaged 29 points per game as a junior and earned a spot on the All-USA First
Team, and was named the 2001-02 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. At the age of 17, James was
already 68 and weighed 240 pounds. In addition, he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine
and a couple of his games were nationally televised on ESPN2, making him arguably the most acclaimed high-school athlete
in the history of American high school sports. Despite all of the media attention, James averaged 31.6 points per game in
his senior year and was named Mr. Basketball in Ohio for the third straight year. By the time his senior year was over,
James was one of the most heralded prospects in basketball history. It was a foregone conclusion that he would skip college
and be taken as the number one overall pick in the NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Lebron James entered the NBA in 2003-2004 and had an immediate impact. During his rookie season he became the
youngest person in NBA history to score 40 points in a game and became the youngest person to win the Rookie of the Year
award. He averaged 20.9 points per game, 5.9 assists, and 5.5 rebounds. He was universally praised for his versatility, as he
was used as a point guard, shooting guard, and small forward. His highlight-reel dunks and no-look passes thrilled his fans
and earned him endorsement deals worth millions of dollars. He was also named to the U.S. Mens Olympic Team, which
earned a Bronze Medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics. In his second season, he averaged 7.2 points per game, 7.2 assists,
and 7.4 rebounds per game. It wasnt until his third season, however, that he led the Cavaliers to the playoffs. In his fifth
season, he nearly single-handedly led the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, only to be swept in four games by the San Antonio
Spurs. In the Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons, James had one of the most spectacular games in recent
memory, scoring 48 points, including 29 of the Cavaliers last 30 points! That year he averaged 27.3 points per game.
In 2010, LeBron became a free agent. This meant he could go play for any team he wanted. Which team he would choose
was big news. ESPN even had a whole show called "The Decision" where LeBron told the world that he was going to play for
the Miami Heat next. Since then he has played for the Heat.

Today, Lebron James plays for the Miami Heat, where he is widely regarded as the best player in the NBA. In 2011-2012,
Lebron won his first NBA Championship as was named Most Valuable Player of the Championship series.
Here are some of his NBAs records and awards:

He was the NBA Finals MVP and Champion in 2012.


He was the NBA MVP multiple times.
He is the only player in NBA history to average at least 26 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists over their career.
He was the first forward to average more than 8.0 assists per game.
The youngest player to score 40 points in a game.
The youngest player to get a triple-double in the playoffs.
He won the Olympic Gold Medal in 2008 and 2012.

Fun Facts about LeBron James

He was named to the first team all-state football team his sophomore year of high school as a wide receiver.
His nickname is King James and he has a tattoo saying "Chosen 1".
He was the youngest player to be drafted by the NBA number 1 at the age of 18.
LeBron has hosted Saturday Night Live.
He has two sons, LeBron Jr. and Bryce.
LeBron is 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds.
He shoots mostly with his right-hand even though he is actually left-handed.
James is a big New York Yankees fans and made Cleveland fans angry when he wore a Yankees hat to a Yankees vs.
Indians game

Name: ________________________________

Date: _______________________________

ABE IV: Comunicacin en Ingles

Valor: ______________________________

Theme: Lebron James Biography

Reading Comprehension

According to the biography, answer the following questions:

1. Where did LeBron grow up?


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2. Where did LeBron go to school?
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3. What NBA teams has LeBron played for?
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4. Does LeBron hold any records?
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