The Ultimate LeBron James Quiz

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The Ultimate LeBron James Quiz
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LeBron James is one of the best players ever to grace an NBA court. How much do you know about him? Find out by taking this quiz.
In which state did James play high school basketball?
Ohio
He was raised in Cleveland.
Maryland
Miami

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Which NBA team first drafted James?
Miami Heat
Cleveland Cavaliers
By chance, his home city's team had the first crack at drafting him.
Los Angeles Lakers

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How tall is James?
7 feet (2.1 meters)
6 feet 10 inches
6 feet 8 inches
For NBA players, 6 feet 8 inches isn't really that tall.

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James left the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for which team in 2010?
Orlando Magic
Miami Heat
He used his superstar status to cobble together a super team in Miami.
Golden State Warriors

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How many points did James score in his first NBA game?
25
No player straight out of high school has ever had such a high-scoring debut.
18
eight

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How old was James' mother when she gave birth to him?
16
She was a16 years old and single when she had him.
17
18

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What is James' middle name?
Raymone
His middle name is Raymone, but everyone just calls him King James.
Antoine
Dray

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Why did James stay in high school for his senior year instead of joining the NBA?
The NBA's rules required him to graduate.
NBA rules required him to get his diploma before being drafted.
He promised his mother he would finish school.
His sponsorships required him to get a diploma.

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In which year of high school was James on the cover of Sports Illustrated?
sophomore
junior
He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated for the first time when he was a high school junior in 2002.
senior

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To which team did the James-led Cavaliers lose during the 2015 NBA Finals?
Golden State
They could not counter Curry and his cohorts
San Antonio
Houston

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Which NBA team did James cheer for as a kid?
Chicago Bulls
Like a lot of kids, he rooted for the Bulls and was taken by Michael Jordan's heroics.
Boston Celtics
San Antonio Spurs

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James' national popularity plummeted after which incident?
his move from the Cavaliers to the Heat
The trade was nationally televised and widely ridiculed.
He spit on a fan at a game.
his domestic abuse charge

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As a high school junior, how many points per game did James average?
29
He averaged 29 points per game. He was named to USA Today's All-USA first team.
26
25

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Coming out of high school, how much was James' contract with Nike worth?
$90 million
He was set for life (or several lifetimes) right out of the gate with his $90 million contract.
$48 million
$12 million

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Besides basketball, what other sport did James play during high school?
football
He was named first team all-state as a wide receiver.
baseball
track

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In order to cope with constant media scrutiny as a high-school student, James admitted to what?
taking anger management classes
drinking heavily
smoking marijuana
Being under the microscope took a toll on his mental and emotional well-being, and he admitted to smoking marijuana.

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James won season MVP, NBA Finals MVP and an Olympic gold medal in the same year. Which other player did the same?
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan and LeBron James are the only two players to accomplish this trifecta.
Larry Bird
Magic Johnson

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Who made up the so-called "Big Three" of the Miami Heat?
LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade
James, Bosh and Wade took the Eastern Conference by storm.
LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Rashard Lewis

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What is James' favorite cartoon?
"The Simpsons"
"Tom and Jerry"
James has said he "always rooted for Jerry."
"G.I. Joe"

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The media gave James what title in the hopes that he would revive interest in a declining NBA?
The Chosen One
They were right — James helped draw fan interest back to the league after Michael Jordan's retirement.
The Man
The President

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James is one of only two players to obtain two NBA MVP awards by age 25. Who is the other player?
Michael Jordan
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Abdul-Jabbar also dominated the sport from a young age.
David Robinson

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James' scores peaked in his third NBA season. How many points did he score during this time?
2,231
2,478
During the 2014-'15 season he scored 1,743 points.
1,983

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James didn't attend college, but he has said he would have liked to go to which university?
Ohio State University
He seems to have a preference for all things Ohio.
Duke University
Florida State University

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What affliction caused James to miss much of a fourth-quarter NBA Finals game versus the San Antonio Spurs?
muscle cramps
He was nearly doubled over from the pain of muscle cramps.
hamstring injury
stomach flu

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In which grade did James first dunk a basketball?
fifth
seventh
eighth
He wasn't even finished growing when he started dunking in eighth grade.

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What is the most points James has scored in a single game?
49
61
He scored 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats.
53

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How many points did James average duping the 2004 Olympics?
14
eight
five
He was used sparingly during their bronze-medal run and only averaged 5 points.

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How many points did James average during the 2015 NBA Finals versus the Golden State Warriors?
36
James averaged 36 points. It was a superhuman performance, but the Cavaliers still lost the title.
28
23

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James was league MVP when he left Cleveland for Miami. How many other reigning MVPs have left their teams?
four
five
two
Only two other players have done so, including Moses Malone in 1982.

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What is one of the most unimpressive aspects of James' basketball skills?
defense
free-throw shooting
At about 75 percent, his free-throw shooting is merely average compared to the rest of his game.
three-point shooting

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