Young Professional Basketball Players Worldwide-LeBron James, Andrew Wiggins

LeBron James and Andrew Wiggins are one of the most professional basketball players in the world. Despite their young ages, the two players gained many achievements in their careers.

LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984. The American professional basketball player was raised by his mother, Gloria Marie James, on her own as his father Anthony McClelland did not pay much attention to him.

His mother then allowed him to live with Frank Walker, who introduced him to basketball when he was nine.

Thanks to the support of Frank Walker, he played Amateur Athletic Union basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars. He then attended a white private school named St. Vincent-St. Mary High School instead of their local public school.

During his career, James’ team ‘Miami Heat’ twice won the NBA championship from 2012 and he was named as NBA Most Valuable Player for the victories.

He was a member of the Olympic Gold Winning American Team at Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012 and a bronze at Seoul Olympics in 2004. At the age of 28, James made the NBA history in 2013 and became the youngest NBA player to score 20,000 points.

Andrew Wiggins, a Canadian professional basketball player, was born in Toronto on February 23, 1995. However, his parents raised him and his siblings in the Thornhill neighbourhood of Vaughan, Ontario. His father Mitchell Wiggins Sr. is also a former professional basketball player for the NBA teams Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, and Philadelphia 76ers.

Andrew Wiggins started playing basketball when he was nine. A year later, he became a part of an under-10 team in Toronto. By the age of 13, he had made his first slam dunk.

When he studied at Vaughan Secondary School, he joined the Ontario provincial championship. In 2011, he attended Huntington Prep School in West Virginia. Two years later, he was included in the First-team Parade All-American and McDonald’s All-American games.

After considering the basketball programs of the University of Kentucky, the Florida State University, and the University of North Carolina, Wiggins joined the University of Kansas in 2013.

Despite the young age, Wiggins and his Canadian junior national team won the bronze medals at the 2010 FIBA Under-17 World Championship and 2012 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship.

In August 2015, he joined the Canadian national team for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, which served as the qualifier for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

LeBron James Biography (part 1)

LeBron James is an American professional basketball player. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and other fun facts.

  • Nick Name: King James
  • Birthday: December 30, 1984
  • Nationality: American
  • Born In: Akron, Ohio
  • Age: 36 Years
  • Sun Sign: Capricorn
  • Height: 6’8″ (203 cm), 6’8″ Males
  • Also Known As: LeBron Raymone James
  • Famous As: NBA Star

Family:

  • Father: Anthony McClelland
  • Mother: Gloria Marie James
  • Spouse/Ex-: Savannah Brinson (M. 2013)
  • Children: LeBron James Jr., Zhuri James, Bryce Maximus James

Personal Life

  • LeBron James got married to Savannah Brinson, his high school sweetheart. They have three chidren; including two sons: LeBron James, Jr. (2004) and Bryce Maximus James (2007), and a daughter Zhuri James (2014).
  • A philanthropist, he is an active supporter of the Children’s Defense Fund, Boys & Girls Club of America, and ONEXONE. LeBron James has also established his own charity foundation named the LeBron James Family Foundation.

Lebron James is an American pro basketball player. Although he had a difficult childhood, showed tremendous talent early in his life. As a freshman at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School, James was pivotal in leading his school’s team to two consecutive Division III State championships. He started attracting national attention for his basketball skills and was also good at football in which he garnered All-state honors. He was also taken as the top overall pick in the NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He later became the youngest person in the history of the NBA to score 40 points in a game and also became the youngest person to win the Rookie of the Year award. He was globally praised for his versatility, since he was used as a shooting guard, point guard, and small forward. His no-look passes and highlight-reel dunks thrilled his fans. In his third season, James led the Cavaliers to the playoffs. In his fifth season, James nearly single-handedly led the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, only to be swept in 4 games by the San Antonio Spurs.

Kobe Bryant Biography

  • Nick Name: Kobe
  • Birthday: August 23, 1978
  • Nationality: American
  • Died At Age: 41
  • Sun Sign: Leo
  • Also Known As: Kobe Bean Bryant
  • Born Country: United States
  • Born In: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Famous As: Basketball Player
  • Height: 6’6″ (198 cm), 6’6″ Males

Kobe Bean Bryant was an American former professional basketball player, who was one of the most popular and successful basketball players of his time. His father is a retired professional basketball player and perhaps is the inspiration behind his fondness for this sport. He started playing basketball from a very early age and represented his school in many events. He helped his school register a victory after 53 years, creating a great moment for Bryant and his school as well.

After completing high school, Bryant decided to pursue a career in the sport and did not further his studies. He became one of the few players who were directly drafted into the NBA from high school. This talented player was a member of his long-time favorite team ‘Lakers’ and since then, he never looked back. His performance improved with every game and helped him add a new feather to his crown. He faced injuries and got embroiled in controversies, but emerged successfully out of all this. He had set some records and also broken several old records. He was an asset to ‘Los Angeles Lakers,’ and dedicated his entire career of twenty years to his team.

Awards and Achievements

  • Kobe Bean Bryant was named ‘NBA Most Valuable Player’ in 2008 and has won the ‘NBA Finals MVP’ on two occasions.
  • This remarkable player led his team to victory in the ‘NBA Finals’ on five occasions and was named the ‘NBA All-Star’ on 18 occasions. Kobe was also named ‘NBA All-Star Game MVP’ on four occasions.

Net Worth

  • Kobe Bean Bryant had a net worth of $500 million.

Trivia

  • He was associated with the rap group ‘CHEIZAW’ and has released a song titled ‘K.O.B.E.’

Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi- Who is Better Football Player?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are known as the most legendary football players in the world. Fans of the two players sometimes compared that who is the better one.

Regarding the biographies, Cristiano Ronaldo was a Portuguese football player and born in Santo António on February 5, 1985. He was expelled from the school and decided to focus on professional football by the time he was 14 years old. In 1995, he joined a football club in his home town and had chances to join one of the biggest clubs in Portugal, namely, ‘Sporting CP.’

During his career, Cristiano Ronaldo received the Ballon D’Or in 2008 when he played at Manchester United team. In 2013 and 2014, Ronaldo twice won the FIFA World Player of the Year Award. At present, he holds the record for being the highest scorer in Real Madrid’s history with 338 goals. He is also the most top ever goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League with 89 career goals so far.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina, on June 24, 1987. He started playing football for a local club coached by his father by five years old. By the age of eight, he played for Newell’s Old Boys. However, it is unfortunate that Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency at the age of eleven. No club was willing to help him but the sporting director of FC Barcelona Carles Rexach. After that, Messi was enrolled at the Barcelona’s youth academy.

Messi received many achievements in his career. He won the prestigious Ballon d’Or for five times in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015. He has in his kitty 20 Player of the Year awards including FIFA World Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, Goal.com Player of the Year, UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, FIFA U-20 World Cup Player of the Tournament, La Liga Player of the Year, La Liga Foreign Player of the Year, and La Liga Ibero-American Player of the Year.

Messi was thrice awarded the European Golden Shoe in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He also won the FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball in 2009 and 2011.