How many rings does Lebron James have?

Learn all about NBA superstar LeBron James’ iconic Championship rings won over the course of his illustrious career.


How many rings does Lebron James have?

LeBron James 2020 NBA Finals celebration (Via AP)

The LA Lakers superstar LeBron James is one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history. His exceptional talent has earned him countless honors throughout his storied career, including numerous NBA championships.

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LeBron’s excellent numbers, which demonstrate his exceptional skill, his commitment, and perseverance in his game, show just how dominant he is on the court. Now playing his 21st season in the league, the NBA icon does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

In this article, we will look at LeBron James’ rings as well as some of the specifics of the NBA championships he has captured over his illustrious career.

Player nameLeBron James
BornAkron, Ohio, December 30, 1984
Rings count4 rings
Ring years2012, 2013, 2016, 2020
Teams he won rings withMiami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, LA Lakers
Drafted year2003
Drafted byCleaveland Cavaliers

How Many Rings Does LeBron James Have?

Over his career, LeBron James has captured four NBA rings with three different teams. He has won two with the Miami Heat and one each with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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LeBron James
LeBron James (via open source)

LeBron has so far been to 10 NBA Finals in his career. Out of the ten Finals, King James has come out triumphant four times, adding four coveted Championship rings to his collection.

What years did LeBron James win his rings?

LeBron James captured his first-ever ring in 2012 with the Miami Heat. He was able to spearhead the franchise to back-to-back titles as he won the championship in 2013 as well.

LeBron James rings
LeBron James has won four rings in his career (Via NBA)

Following that, he took his talents back to Cleveland and won the franchise its first championship in 2016. Later, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers and won his fourth championship in 2020.

2012: LeBron James finally draped in gold

After ending his first two Finals series in the losing column, LeBron James finally won his first championship in 2012 as a member of the Miami Heat. With Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh by his side, the Heat demolished the Oklahoma City Thunder, downing them in five games.

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OKC was a young team brimming with superstar talent, with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden leading the pack. However, they couldn’t stop James from finally getting draped in greatness.

2012: LeBron James finally draped in gold
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LeBron James averaged 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 7.4 assists in 5 games in the 2012 NBA Finals. He spearheaded the franchise to its second-ever championship, receiving the Finals MVP in the process.

2013: LeBron James defends the gold

After winning his first championship, LeBron James led the Miami Heat to back-to-back titles, becoming a franchise legend in the process. Another incredible postseason run saw the Heat reach the NBA Finals, where they faced a formidable and seasoned San Antonio Spurs squad.

LeBron James celebrates NBA Finals
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When both teams battled on the grandest stage of basketball, it was a neck-and-neck series, with the Miami Heat emerging victorious. The Heat defeated the Spurs in seven games to win back-to-back championships. LeBron James won the Finals MVP again, averaging 25.3 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 7.0 assists.

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2016: LeBron James paints his native state of Ohio in gold

LeBron James was instrumental in guiding the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA title in team history in the 2016 NBA Finals. The Cavaliers played the Golden State Warriors, who had a 73-9 regular season record and were the reigning champions.

After trailing the series 3-1, LeBron James and the Cavaliers refused to give up. In Game 5, James led Cleveland to a 112-97 victory by scoring 41 points, grabbing 16 rebounds, and dishing out seven assists. He had another triple-double in Game 6 with 41 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds as the Cavaliers triumphed 115-101.

2016: LeBron James paints his native state of Ohio in gold
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LeBron James had a historic game in Game 7 with 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists, including a critical block on Andre Iguodala’s layup attempt with less than two minutes remaining. The Cavaliers won 93-89, and LeBron James was crowned Finals MVP for his exceptional performance throughout the series.

2020: LeBron James wins one for the Lake Show

LeBron James donned the glorious purple and gold as he joined the Lakers in 2018. He led them to their first NBA Finals since 2010 and played a key role in leading the Lakers to the title.

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LeBron James celebrates NBA Finals
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They locked horns with the Eastern Conference champions and his former team, the Miami Heat, in the finals. The Lakers won the series 4-2, with James putting on a show the entire series. He averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 8.5 assists per game and was named the Finals MVP for the fourth time in his career.

LeBron James VS Michael Jordan: Who has more rings?

Arguably one of the fiercest debates in basketball history has been who is the better player, LeBron James or Michael Jordan. Both the players’ luminosity on the basketball floor will always be an escape from reality. However, the question remains, who has won more NBA championships?

Michael Jordan and LeBron James
Michael Jordan and LeBron James (Via Charlotte Observer/MCT)

LeBron James has been to the finals 10 times, coming out with the championship on four occasions. Jordan went to the finals six times and astoundingly won all 6 of them without ever needing to go to Game 7.

While Jordan leads James in the rings category, the forward still has a lot of gas in his tank. He continues to play at a high level, so it will be intriguing to see whether King James’ can match Jordan’s total number of rings.

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FAQs

Q. How many NBA Championship rings has LeBron James won?

LeBron James has won four NBA Championships in his career.

Q. How many NBA Finals has LeBron James been to?

LeBron James has played 10 NBA Finals in his career.

Q. How many NBA Championships has LeBron James won with the Lakers?

LeBron James has won one NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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