LeBron James commonly known as ‘King James’ has won 4 NBA Championship rings and his NBA Championship ring are won in year 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2020.
James won his first two NBA championships rings while playing for the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013.
In both of these years, he also earned the league’s MVP and Finals MVP awards.
After his fourth season with the Heat in 2014, James opted out of his contract to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 2016, he led the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory over the Golden State Warriors in the Finals by coming back from a 3–1 deficit, delivering the team’s first NBA championship ring and ending the Cleveland sports curse.
2018 season, James exercised his contract option to leave the Cavaliers and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won the 2020 NBA championship ring and his fourth Finals MVP.
Above all, LeBron James is also the first player in NBA history to accumulate $1 billion in earnings as an active player.
LeBron James Rookie year
LeBron James was selected by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft.
In his first regular season game, he scored 25 points against the Sacramento Kings, setting an NBA record for most points scored by a prep-to-pro player in his debut performance.
At the conclusion of the 2003–04 season, he became the first Cavalier to receive the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
Furthermore, with final averages of 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game, he also became the third player in league history to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game as a rookie.
Cleveland Cavaliers ultimately finished the season 35–47, failing to make the playoffs despite an 18-game improvement over the previous year.
2012 Miami Heat NBA Championship Ring
The 2011–12 season was delayed by the 2011 NBA lockout. That summer, LeBron James worked with Hakeem Olajuwon in order to improve his post-up game.
Years later, James revealed that during the lockout he received contract offers to play professional football from the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks.
That he gave the idea of playing football serious consideration and even began training with it in mind.
Humbled by the Miami Heat’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the experience inspired James to leave behind the villain role that he had been embracing.
Which helped him regain a sense of joy on the court.
Behind James’s expanded skillset, Miami began the year with a franchise-best 18–6 record.
He was eventually named MVP for the third time, finishing with averages of 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.9 steals per game on 53 percent shooting.
In the second round of the playoffs, Miami temporarily lost Chris Bosh to an abdominal injury and found themselves trailing the Indiana Pacers 2–1.
However, LeBron James responded with a 40-point, 18-rebound, and 9-assist outing in Game 4 to help even the series. To compensate for Bosh’s absence.
With the Heat embraced a small-ball lineup with James at power forward, which they retained even after Bosh’s return in the Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics.
Facing Elimination in game 6
Facing elimination in Game 6, James recorded 45 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Heat to victory in what The New York Times called a “career-defining performance”.
Miami won Game 7 to advance to the Finals, earning them a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder and James’s budding rival Kevin Durant.
Late in Game 4 of the series, James hit a three-pointer to give the Heat a lead, helping them win the game despite missing time with leg cramps.
Above all, in Game 5, he registered a triple-double as Miami defeated Oklahoma City for their second-ever championship and James’s first NBA championship ring.
James was unanimously voted the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player and the Miami Heat’s second NBA Championship rings.
LeBron James 2013 Miami Heat NBA Championship Ring
In Game 1 of the Conference Finals, James scored a buzzer-beating layup to give Miami Heat a one-point victory against the Indiana Pacers.
Throughout the series, his supporting cast struggled significantly, and his added scoring load prompted him to compare his responsibilities to those of his “Cleveland days”.
Despite these struggles, the Heat advanced to the Finals for a meeting with the San Antonio Spurs, signifying a rematch for James from his first Finals six years earlier.
At the beginning of the series, he was criticized for his lack of aggressiveness and poor shot selection as Miami fell behind 2–3.
In Game 6, he recorded his second triple-double of the series, including 16 fourth quarter points, to lead the Heat to a comeback victory.
Also in Game 7, he tied the Finals record for most points scored in a Game 7 victory, leading Miami over San Antonio Spurs with 37 points.
LeBron James was named Finals MVP for the second straight season, averaging 25.3 points, 10.9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2.3 steals per game for the championship round.
Bringing home his second NBA Championship ring with the Heat winning 3 NBA Championship rings in their franchise history.
2016 Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship Ring
LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Golden State Warriors who earned home-court advantage by setting the NBA regular season wins record (73–9).
Jumped to a 2–0 lead in the series while recording the largest combined margin of victory (48) through two games in NBA Finals history.
Cleveland returned home and responded with a 120–90 win in Game 3, but the Warriors won Game 4 to take a 3–1 series lead.
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship Ring Ceremony
The Cleveland Cavaliers won the next three games to become the first team in Finals history to overcome a 3–1 deficit. It also marked the first time since 1978 that Game 7 was won by the road team.
This was the first NBA Championship ring won by the franchise and making LeBron James to win a total of 3 NBA Championship rings in total.
LeBron James winning the 2020 NBA Championship
The Los Angeles Lakers entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the West and advanced to the Finals convincingly, with only three total losses along the way.
In Game 5 of the Conference Finals against the Nuggets, LeBron James helped clinch the conference championship by scoring a game-high 38 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter.
Furthermore, in the Finals, James and his teammates found themselves matched up with his former team, the Heat, and quickly took control of the series with a 2–0 lead.
However, in Game 5, James had his best statistical performance of the Finals with 40 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists in a memorable duel with Miami’s star player Jimmy Butler.
But Los Angeles was ultimately defeated in a three-point game.
The Lakers finally eliminated the Heat in Game 6, which earned James, who averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 8.5 assists per game during the series, his fourth NBA championship and fourth Finals MVP award.
This earned LeBron James his fourth NBA Championship ring making him to own a total of 4 NBA Championship rings in total.
Details of the LeBron James 2020 NBA Championship Ring
The NBA Championship ring has a total of 804 stones and 15.50 carats of white and yellow diamonds.
Another .95 carats feature Lakers purple Amethyst stones.
The ring is complete with 16.45 carats of stones and approximately 180 grams of a signature batch of 14 karat yellow gold.
Meaning Behind the Details:
There are 17 Lakers purple amethyst stones placed in the L to represent the team’s 17 championships.
With .95cts of amethyst to acknowledge the 95 days the Lakers spent in the bubble.
There are .52cts of yellow diamonds to stand for the 52 regular-season wins.
Around the ring, there are 17 trophies to acknowledge the 17 championships.
Each player’s number surrounds the ring.
Also, each number has a Mamba snake behind it that pays homage to Kobe Bryant.
With the 2020-21 team’s playoff slogan, “Leave a Legacy” is featured.
There is a removable top that reveals all the retired Los Angeles Lakers jerseys with a special emphasis on the two Kobe Bryant retired jerseys.
On the background behind the retired jerseys is a snakeskin texture.
Furthermore, removable top has UNITY written on the underbelly with each player’s full name in the background.
The regular-season record is featured on the side of the ring.
With the record of each individual playoff series is also featured on the side of the NBA Championship ring