LeBron James was born by his 16 year-old mother Gloria James, December 30th, 1984. His biological father walked out on the family when he heard the news that he was going to be a father. When LeBron was 2 she dated Eddie Jackson because LeBron liked having a father figure around. Jackson was arrested for drug and alcohol trafficing and sentenced to prison. When LeBron started playing sports, Frank Walker saw his great size, strength, and natural ability so he took him into his house to keep him away from drugs and the streets. Walked payed for him to play youth sports and brought him wherever he needed to go.