A STAR IS BORN!
On 1984 Dec. 30: James is born in Akron, the only child of teenage mom, Gloria James. He shares the same birth date with golfer Tiger Woods,
18 years later he becomes Ohio’s most honored basketball player, becoming the first player to win Mr. Basketball in Ohio three straight years.
On March 22: In his final high school game, James leads St. Vincent-St. Mary to its third state title. Tickets to the championship game sell for as much as 20 times their $5 face value. Innocenzi estimates that the team generated between $350,000 and $370,000 that will go into the school’s general fund.