Cleveland forward Cavaliers LeBron James (23) shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (7) and forward Lauri Markkanen (24) in the first round at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, United States, Monday (4/12 / 2017).
The first quarter is only 5 seconds. The scoreboard shows 27 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and 25 points for the San Antonio Spurs. LeBron James, the Cavaliers striker, tries to dribble the ball, blocked by Danny Green. But Green is not agile enough. After entering the two-point firing area, with a backward move made in a blink of an eye, LeBron immediately jumped high and threw the ball. Blessings! The ball entered smoothly.
The audience cheered. LeBron’s colleague on the bench stands and gives applause. The camera highlights LeBron’s dense face with the sideburns. There is no excessive joy. He doesn’t even smile. He only hugged his teammate, Dwayne Wade.
“Amazing moment. With this shot, LeBron managed to record 30,000 points,” the commentator said.
January 23, 2018, the name LeBron James was recorded in NBA gold ink. He became the seventh member in the list of players who managed to record 30,000 points. In the history of the NBA, only six players have managed to do it: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, and Dirk Nowitzki (still actively playing). Even more extraordinary, LeBron became the youngest player when entering the elite list, which is 33 years 24 days, beating Kobe Bryant’s record (34 years 104 days).
That night, LeBron recorded 28 points. Cleveland lost to Spurs, 114-102. But the defeat could not erase his joy. “This is a special moment,” LeBron said after the match. “I immediately thought again of my journey, from the boy who first held a basketball at the age of five years, and underwent a match with the rules at the age of 9 years, until this moment.”
LeBron’s journey to 30,000 points is indeed long and full of tombs. LeBron was born in Ohio (December 30, 1984) and raised by a single mother named Gloria Marie James. At that time, she was only 16 years old when giving birth to LeBron. In the essay “America’s Working Single Mothers: An Appreciation,” LeBron said how her mother fought very hard so that they both could live adequately.
“We had to move residence, a dozen times in three years. It was scary. My mother worked wherever and whenever, trying to meet the needs of both of us. But from there, I was sure: I had a mother who would always cover me and give me a sense of security. He is my mother, my father, everything. He always puts me first. I know that whatever happens, nothing is more important to him than me. I lose many things, but never once did I feel ignored or unloved. ”
LeBron’s way of life changed when Gloria left him with the Frank Walker family, an American soccer coach, who later introduced him to basketball. At that time, LeBron was nine years old, and Gloria knew that her age children needed to feel stability. After a year living with the Walker family, LeBron returned to live with Gloria, who was able to start organizing life.
In his first year joining the St. High School basketball team Vincent-St. Mary, LeBron scored an average of 21 points and six rebounds per match. He became a megastar on the field. He even became the cover of the prestigious sports magazine, and was highlighted in many gambling sites, especially in sportsbook and poker bet site like agen poker, the most renowned poker channel in Indonesia!
In the 2003-2004 season, LeBron decided to enter the NBA. He became the number one choice in the 2003 class of Draft and officially joined the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 23, 2003.
Some channels recorded the moment LeBron set foot on the NBA field for the first time. On October 29, 2003, the Cavaliers visited the Sacramento Kings headquarters. Some match observers said he was nervous, of course. Thousands of pairs of eyes seemed to highlight it. But when he entered the field, he did not appear like a rookie or a new kid.
Wearing a red and golden uniform numbered 23, combined with a red headband and white shoes, LeBron entered the field with complete confidence . In the third minute, LeBron, who managed to escape from the escort of the enemy, slipped to the left side of the opponent’s defense.
After getting the ball, he dribbled quickly toward the ring, then jump shot. Smooth. In the first quarter, he scored 12 points, two rebounds, two assists, and three swags. At the end of the match, he scored a total of 25 points: the record for the most number of debutant players in the NBA.