1.LeBron was an All-State wide-receiver in high school.
2.LeBron's mother, Gloria, had him when she was 16.
3.LeBron's surrogate father, Eddie Jackson, spent three years in jail for cocaine trafficking charges.
4.LeBron unsuccessfully petitioned to be allowed to declare for the NBA Draft after his junior year of high school.
5.During his senior year, tickets to St. Vincent — St. Mary games he was playing in would routinely go for $100-$120.
6.LeBron became friends with Jay-Z around the same time that Kanye West did.
7.During the Wizards — Cavs series in 2008, DeShawn Stevenson called LeBron James "overrated." Jay-Z actually recorded a DeShawn Stevenson diss track in defense of LeBron.
8.LeBron's a part-owner of English Premier League club Liverpool FC.
9.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.
10.LeBron donated $20,000 to Barack Obama's campaign in 2008.
11.Despite growing up in Ohio, LeBron is a Yankees, Bulls, and Cowboys fan.
12.Even though "The Decision" was a widely reviled event, it produced $2.5 million in charity for the Boys & Girls Club of America.
13.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.
14.LeBron has a sordid Olympics past.
15.LeBron was good friends with disgraced Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett.
16.A Vogue cover with LeBron in a King Kong-esque pose set off a storm of racial controversy.
17.LeBron is the youngest Rookie of the Year ever. He's also the youngest player to ever break 40 points in a game and to be named to an All-NBA team. And no prep-to-pro player has ever scored more in his first NBA game.
18.Two controversies almost derailed LeBron's high-school eligibility: he accepted a $50,000 Hummer — his mother took out a loan to buy it — and he accepted two vintage jerseys in exchange for a photograph.
19.LeBron's a basketball history buff.
20.During his second return trip to Cleveland, LeBron didn't come out during the Heat's pre-game introductions. He claimed he was in the bathroom.