The Cavaliers superstar has a long and illustrious career, but one of his most notable moments came during the 2010 NBA All Star Game.
The All-Stars were on the court as James took the stage to receive the NBA MVP trophy and then returned to the court with the Cavs.
James was then seen dancing and joking around with his teammates.
The Cavs were already up 6-0 after the first quarter and were on top for most of the second, but the Thunder had a few quick scoring chances.
In the third quarter, James had to leave the court in an ambulance and the crowd erupted in celebration.
LeBron James: All-Time Top 10 Cavs stats All-time: 30,543 LeBron James ranks in the top 10 of Cavs players that have played at least 25 games in the NBA All Time rankings, behind only the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Los Angeles Lakers’ Laker legends Shaquille O’Neal, and Magic Johnson.
His 10,000 career points rank second to only Magic Johnson (11,816), and his 2,000 assists are tied with Larry Bird (2,878).
In addition to scoring at a near-post clip, James has become a key part of the Cavs’ success this season.
In his past five games, James is averaging 23.9 points per game, including 7.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.4 steals.
His 3.8 assists per game are second only to Magic Johnson, who ranks fourth.
His 8.1 assists per contest are third on the team behind Durant and Kevin Durant.
The last time LeBron was on the All-NBA team was in 2003.
In fact, the only player besides James that has ever played in more All-star games is Kobe Bryant (1,087).
James is a great example of the type of player that LeBron is.
He’s one of the greatest athletes in the history of the game, and he is still playing at an all-time high level.
LeBron’s teammates have taken notice.
The players have also expressed their excitement about his upcoming appearance.
“It’s going to be great to see him again, I love seeing him play,” LeBron James said during a media availability.
“I hope he has a good time with his team.
I hope he is happy and it’s just a great experience for us.”
LeBron James has never been a player that would be on the NBA team when the All Star game was announced, but he has been an All-American for three straight years, including the 2010 All-Tournament Team.
The 2009-2010 NBA season saw him average a triple-double with 25.5 points, 12.6 assists, 11 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per night.
The 2011-2012 NBA season was much different, as he averaged just 8.9 rebounds per game and played only 31 games due to a torn meniscus in his right knee.
He only played in 29 games during the 2013-2014 season due to another injury.
LeBron will be the sixth player to play in the All Stars Game since its inception, and the fifth time LeBron will make the trip.
LeBron is also the first player to represent his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers in the event since 2007 when Kevin Garnett played with the Cavaliers.
The only other Cavaliers players to make the All STAR team in the past four years were Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Kevin Love.
LeBron James’ next NBA All Stars team will be announced at the NBA Summer League on June 22 in Las Vegas.
LeBron has made a habit of visiting the NBA Finals since joining the league in 2009.
Last year, he was in Houston to watch the Rockets play the Spurs.
LeBron was also the host for the 2015 NBA AllStar Game in Miami, which featured the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, and New Orleans Pelicans.
LeBron also spent the past year and a half at the 2015 ESPYs, where he became the first African-American athlete to be inducted into the ESPY Hall of Fame.
LeBron played his final game in Miami on Jan. 30, 2020.
James’ decision to skip the AllStar festivities will be a significant departure for him and his teammates, but it will be welcomed by many fans.
“LeBron has always been a leader, and we’re excited to have him back on our team,” Cavs forward Tristan Thompson said.
“He’s been the MVP of the league and we all know how important that is.
We’re excited for him to return to Cleveland.”
James has always made it known that he does not plan on retiring anytime soon.
LeBron says he will “go all the way” to the end of his career and is committed to winning championships, which includes the 2020 NBA Finals.
“No matter what the outcome is, I want to be remembered as a leader.
That’s who I am and I will always play for that, regardless of what happens,” LeBron said.