LeBron James LeBron James is an American basketball player. He is currently signed to NBA club Cleveland Cavaliers. He previously played and won the NBA with Miami Heat. He is one of the highly rated athlete in the world. LeBron Raymone James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. As a kid he showed tremendous potential. He and his friends Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, and Willie McGee were dubbed the Fav Four. They chose to attend St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, a largely white private Catholic school.