Answering Google's top questions about LeBron James

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Ryan Murphy

July 19th, 2021

Look up "LeBron James" on Google. Go ahead, we can wait.

Chances are you’ll receive 127 million results in under one second. That’s a staggering number of results, and it points to the global popularity of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar.

Unfortunately the sheer volume of posts about LeBron can make it difficult to find the information you’re looking for. That’s where we come in.

We’ve identified the top Google autofill questions about James and have provided detailed responses below about the once and future king.

Is LeBron James still playing basketball?

It may seem hard to believe, but James is about to enter his 19th season in the NBA. The four-time MVP has appeared in 1,310 regular season games and 266 playoff games and, at 36-years-old, is set to be one of the oldest players in the league when the 2021-22 campaign tips off. James currently ranks first among all active players in career minutes and is sixth all-time, just behind Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd.

What is LeBron James’ nickname?

James has more nicknames than MVP trophies, but the one he’s best known for is King James. The moniker is a reference to a long-dead English Monarch for whom the King James Bible is named, but it’s also a clever nod to LeBron’s supremacy on the court. The Akron native earned the honorific in high school and still uses it to this day in his social media handles. LeBron’s other colorful nicknames include LBJ, The Chosen One, Bron-Bron, The Little Emperor, The Akron Hammer, and L-Train.

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James makes a move against the Houston Rockets. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire)

What is LeBron James’ net worth?

Ready to have your breath taken away? According to Forbes, James’ net worth is over $500 million, and the four-time NBA champ is expected to top $1 billion in career earnings later this year. And here’s the crazy part: only 30% of his earnings have come from his basketball salary. The remainder has been the result of endorsements with mega brands like Nike, Coca-Cola, and 2K Sports, as well as profits from his production company, SpringHill Entertainment. James has also made a bundle by investing wisely in companies like Blaze Pizza. The Pasadena-based eatery has become a thriving national chain since LBJ first came onboard in 2012.

Why is LeBron James the GOAT?

Honestly, we could probably write a thesis in response to this question, but we’ll do our best to remain succinct. LeBron is (big breath) a 17-time All-Star, 16-time All-NBA selection, four-time NBA champion, four-time MVP, four-time NBA Finals MVP, three-time NBA All-Star Game MVP, and a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He has the highest Value Over Replacement Player (VORP) rating in league history and is the only player ever to rank in the top five in career points and assists. And that’s just the regular season. LeBron also holds playoff records for most games, wins, points, field goals, free throws, and steals. Not bad for a kid from Akron.

Who is LeBron James married to?

LeBron has bounced around from one franchise to another during his career, but throughout it all he’s remained committed to one woman: Savannah Brinson. The pair met in Akron, Ohio when James was 17 and Brinson was 16, and soon became inseparable despite attending rival high schools. LeBron and Savannah got hitched on Sept. 14, 2013, and are now the proud parents of three adorable kids: Bronny, Bryce Maximus, and Zhuri Nova.

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) looks to pass during an NBA game. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire)

Is LeBron James left-handed?

It may seem like a silly question since LeBron clearly shoots with his right hand, but the four-time NBA Finals MVP uses his left hand for virtually everything else. That includes writing and eating (and a few other things you probably don’t want to imagine).

Even now, James isn’t entirely sure why he became a right-handed basketball player, but he suspects he was just following in the footsteps (and handprints) of his favorite childhood stars. "I think maybe it was because of Michael Jordan, Penny Hardaway, guys that I looked up to growing up," he's explained. "Seeing those guys shoot righty, I guess I'll shoot righty. I just thought I guess it looked cool -- until I got older and I wish I was a lefty, because those shots look a lot better."

Is LeBron James alive?

Yes he is, and he’d probably roll his eyes if he knew that hundreds of people Google this question daily.

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is guarded by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire)

What are the most points LeBron James has scored in a game?

James erupted for 61 points on March 3, 2014 in a lopsided win against the Charlotte Bobcats. The 17-time All-Star shot 22-for-33 from the floor, 8-for-10 from beyond the arc, and 9-for-12 from the charity stripe. And, like most superheroes, he did it while wearing a mask. LeBron required the facial gear after breaking his nose two weeks prior in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Does Michael Jordan like LeBron?

That’s a tricky one. Jordan has a very small inner-circle and LeBron isn’t in it. However, MJ has watched James’ career closely over the years and is a self-confessed fan of the Lakers superstar. "I love watching him play," Jordan told the press in 2020. "He's an unbelievable player. He's one of the best players in the world, if not the best player in the world."

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Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony show off their gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. (Photo by Camera 4/Imago/Icon Sportswire)

Why is LeBron James a great role model?

Unlike some athletes who are only interested in building their personal brand, LeBron is genuinely interested in giving back to his community. That became readily apparent in 2015 when he pledged $87 million to help underserved kids from Akron attend university. He has since expanded his philanthropic footprint in his hometown by opening the I Promise School in 2018. The public elementary school identifies at-risk children and provides them with a safe space to learn and pursue their dreams.