Goes by the nickname: “U.D.” Is a member of both the Miami High and University of Florida Hall of Fames. Started the Udonis Haslem Children’s Foundation in 2005. Played Football until 10th grade when a knee injury forced him to the sidelines.



Years Pro: 10

High School: St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron)

Selected in the first round of the 2003 NBA Draft (first overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers and traded to the Miami Heat for a pair of first-round draft picks and a pair of second-round draft picks on July 9, 2010. James is a three-time NBA regular season MVP and one-time NBA Finals MVP, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, is an eight-time NBA All-Star and twice has captured All-Star Game MVP honors. Earned All-NBA First Team honors six times and All-NBA Second Team honors twice, is a four-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection, named the NBA Rookie of the Year and was a unanimous All-Rookie First Team selection in 2003-04. Entered the 2012-13 season ranked third on the NBA’s all-time scoring average list behind only Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. Started all 23 games for the Heat during the 2012 NBA Playoffs and averaged 30.3 points (.500 FG%, .739 FT%), 9.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.87 steals and 42.7 minutes.

Full name is LeBron Raymone James. Launched the LeBron James Family Foundation in 2004 with the mission of empowering children and single-parent households. Grew up idolizing Michael Jordan. Was a first-team All-Star wide receiver in Ohio his sophomore year.



Years Pro: 9

College: Miami

Selected by the Indiana Pacers in the second round (49th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft. Traded to the Phoenix Suns for a second-round draft choice on Aug. 25, 2005. Traded to the Portland Trail Blazers along with the draft rights to Rudy Fernandez for cash considerations on July 11, 2007. Signed by the Miami Heat as a free agent on July 9, 2008. Has scored in double figures on 117 occasions, including 12 games with at least 20 points (10 have come off the bench). Ranks among Miami’s all-time leaders in three-point field goal percentage (4th), three-point field goals made (11th) and three-point field goals attempted (12th). Has scored in double figures in 11 postseason contests, including one 20-point effort.

Answers to the nicknames “JHoops” and “JJ.”  Graduated with a finance degree from the University of Miami.  Owns an urban development company called “James Jones Ventures.”  Four Year letter-winner at American Senior High in Miami.  State player of the year in 1999.



Years Pro: 15

High School: Alief Elsik (Texas)

Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round (32nd overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft. Traded to the Orlando Magic in a sign-and-trade deal in exchange for a future conditional second-round draft pick on July 11, 2007. Traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Gilbert Arenas on Dec. 18, 2010. Traded to the New Orleans Hornets along with a 2012 second-round draft pick in exchange for Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor on June 20, 2012. Signed as a free agent by the Miami Heat on July 11, 2012. Is a two-time NBA All-Star. Has hit at least 80 percent of his free throw attempts in a season nine times, including each of the last seven seasons.

Nicknamed “Sweet Lew” by former Sonics broadcaster Kevin Calabro. Threw out the first pitch to a Red Sox-Mariners game in 2000, the day he signed his second pro contract.


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Years Pro: 3

College: Kentucky

Signed by the Heat on February 25, 2014 on a 10-day contract. Was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game as a member of the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Originally drafted by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft. Has averaged 1.6 ppg and 1.2 rpg in 56 NBA games played with Orlando and the Oklahoma City Thunder.