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.