The Things You Didn’t Know About LeBron James

The Things You Didn’t Know About LeBron James
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  • 12. When LeBron left Cleveland for Miami, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, who also plays a role in the company that produces Fatheads, cut the price of LeBron's fathead to $17.41 — the year of Benedict Arnold's birth

  • 11. Even though "The Decision" was a widely reviled event, it produced $2.5 million in charity for the Boys & Girls Club of America. Also Kanye West was there.

  • 10. Despite growing up in Ohio, LeBron is a Yankees, Bulls, and Cowboys fan.

  • 9. LeBron donated $20,000 to Barack Obama's campaign in 2008.

  • 8. In high school, LeBron was part of a group that called themselves the "Fab Four." They passed over mostly black Akron school Buchtel to attend St. Vincent — St. Mary, which made them cover their tattoos during games.

  • 7. LeBron's a part-owner of English Premier League club Liverpool FC.

  • 6. LeBron became friends with Jay-Z around the same time that Kanye West did.

  • 5. During his senior year, tickets to St. Vincent — St. Mary games he was playing in would routinely go for $100-$120.

  • 4. LeBron unsuccessfully petitioned to be allowed to declare for the NBA Draft after his junior year of high school.

  • 3. LeBron's surrogate father (left), Eddie Jackson, spent three years in jail for cocaine trafficking charges.

  • 2. LeBron's mother, Gloria, had him when she was 16.

  • 1. LeBron was an All-State wide-receiver in high school.

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