LeBron James entered the NBA as the most hyped rookie of all time. And he hasn’t disappointed, claiming three titles and four MVP trophies (and counting on both fronts). He dominated the varsity ranks for four years in high school, ultimately choosing hoops over his other love: football. This is the forgotten story of LeBron James’ football career
LeBron James kicked off his varsity basketball career at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, by averaging 18 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.1 steals per game as a freshman, according to Ballislife.com, leading the Fighting Irish to a 27-0 record and the Division III state title. By his sophomore season, the high school team had to play some home games at the University of Akron’s Rhodes Arena to accommodate the attention their star underclassman was drawing.