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'''[[http://www.youtube.com/TheLeBrons The LeBrons]]''' is a 2011 Internet animated series from [=LeBron=] James. It started out as [[Advertising/TheLebrons a series of live action Nike commercials]] that [=LeBron=] created in 2005.

Based on [=LeBron=]'s childhood and taking place in his hometown Akron, Ohio, it is about a family of four personalities [[AuthorAvatar based on himself]]. The four [=LeBrons=] are:

* Kid, the youngest of the family
* Athlete, the basketball player
* Business (also known as "Biz"), the suave businessman
* Wise, the oldest of the family

In every episode, the family has a stunning misadventure, and later either learns a [[AnAesop moral lesson]] or demonstrates a lesson to kids, a la ''FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids''.

The first season has lasted for 10 episodes so far. Some people presumed the show has ended after the tenth episode, but the producers said they are working on the second season. The second season premiered exclusively on XBoxLiveArcade and [[http://specials.msn.com/msnvideo/thelebrons.aspx MSN Video]] on May 10, 2013, but apparently, it's [[AllCGICartoon all CGI]] now.

The first season's animation is similar to WesternAnimation, since it's [[AnimationBump a lot more detailed than other webtoons]].

To read tropes associated with the original live action commercials, see [[Advertising/TheLebrons this page.]]

[[Characters/TheLebrons The Characters page.]]

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!!''[[WebAnimation/TheLebrons The LeBrons]]'' includes examples of:
%%* AnAesop
%%* AllCGICartoon: The second season. At least it was only on Xbox Live.
%%* AngryGuardDog: The pitbull in "Lion".
%%* AnimatedSeries
* AnArmAndALeg:
** Subverted; at the beginning of "Lion", Kid and his friend Condor escape Ray Johnson's pitbull, but when they rush to the door, Kid slams it on Condor's leg. Condor was wailing that the pitbull ate his leg, but Kid tells him that he just slammed the door on it.
** This subversion happens again in the same episode, but instead of shouting, Condor tells Kid that it's getting older.
%%* AuthorAvatar: The [=LeBrons=] themselves.
* BadMoodAsAnExcuse / BewareTheNiceOnes: In "Misunderstood", Kid is rather upset about the fact he missed his basketball game, so much that he blames it on himself, believing that he's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin misunderstood]]. WordOfGod says this is based on [=LeBron=] James' attitude after he missed ''his'' game.
* BearsAreBadNews: In the CGI episode "Camping Trip: Part 1", Kid, Condor and Erik encounter a bear while walking in the forest, so Kid and Erik flee off in panic but Condor saves them by scaring the bear off.
* BerserkButton: Kid in "Misunderstood", when Condor tells him to calm down.
--> "I'll calm down?! I'll show you just how I calm down!"
%%* BigGame: Subverted in, well, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Big Game]]".
* BigNo: Kid has one at the end of "Stay on the Court", when [[spoiler:he's about to get "kissed" by a huge guy named Yugi after he was saved by Li.]]
* BowtiesAreCool: Not a bowtie, but in "Superstition", Kid gets to wear a necktie as part of a gentleman suit he wears to his school's dance party.
%%* BreakoutCharacter: Kid.
%%* TheBully: Jamal, who appeared in "Coach", "Bullies", the ending of "Misunderstood", and the two-part season finale "The Comeback".
%%* CallOnMe: The pet store cashier in "Lion" does this to summon Otis.
* TheCameo: Drizzy Drake in the episode "Drake".
* CatapultNightmare: At the beginning of "Misunderstood", Kid has a dream about a basketball flying at the basketball hoop in slow motion and exploding as it hits it. Then he flings up and pants.
%%* CelebrityToons
%%* ChangedMyMindKid: Condor, Erik and Li in "The Comeback".
%%* CharacterTitle
* ChickMagnet: Biz. Especially in the episode "Gloria", where he dates the family's mother Gloria, which Wise isn't very impressed about.
%%* CliffHanger: "Camping Trip: Part 1" promptly ends with one involving [[RailroadTracksOfDoom a train]].
* ConspicuousCGI: Used for any vehicles and certain backgrounds in the first season.
* CutawayGag: In "Stay on the Court", this appears twice, in which Kid is sitting on a hospital bed wearing a body cast.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: At one point in "Lion", Otis, during his confrontation with the pitbull, threatens him to "rip out your head and play ball with it".
%%* DeadpanSnarker:
%%** Wise.
%%** Condor.
* DescendedCreator: [=LeBron=] James as Business.
%%* DirtyOldMan: Wise.
* DoubleStandard: In "Camping Trip: Part 2", when the kids are relaxing around the campfire, Erik and Condor were talking about Li's hotness but Kid isn't quite amused that Condor is taking Li away from him. Then when Erik tells Kid that he thinks Li is hot too, they and Condor laugh and Condor decides that he'll have a love interest of his named Rosie while Kid will have Li.
* EatTheCamera: Done twice in a single scene in "Stay on the Court"; when [[spoiler:Yugi leans closer to Kid's face to "kiss" him, he eats the camera, and then it immediately cuts to Kid screaming a BigNo as the camera pans over to his mouth.]]
* EekAMouse: The beginning of "Gloria", although there's a talking grasshopper instead of a mouse. When Gloria was cleaning the kitchen, she sees the grasshopper standing at the window, and she got so scared that she screams ([[ReactiveContinuousScream which prompts the grasshopper to scream back at her]]), dropping the bag of sugar on the floor and thus clouds come out of it covering the house.
* EpicFail: In "Superstition", Kid goes and buys popcorn and three cans of soda on a tray, but accidentally smashes them together and drops them when he watches Athlete playing basketball. He eventually goes and buys them again.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: At the end of "Big Game", Kid shoots the basketball at the hoop in slow motion while time is running out, with all his might - only the ball just spins around and flies off, making him lose the game.
%%* FiveManBand:
%%** TheHero: Business.
%%** TheLancer: Kid.[[note]]Subversion: He's the main character.[[/note]]
%%** TheSmartGuy: Wise.
%%** TheBigGuy: Athlete.
%%** TheChick: Gloria.
* {{Flashback}}:
** In "Big Game", Erik has one after he sees Otis very nervous. In this flashback, Erik is in a football game with Kid and Condor, and tries to run with them, but they instantly crash into other football players.
** Later, near the end of the same episode, Wise has one in which a younger himself is taking care of a baby Kid and then makes him toss a bag of trash to a garbage truck.
%%** Then in "Camping Trip: Part 1", there's Wise's civil war story.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
%%** '''Sanguine''': Business.
%%** '''Choleric''': Wise.
%%** '''Melancholic''': Athlete.
%%** '''Phlegmatic''': Kid.
* FurryDenial: At the end of "Lion", Athlete was afraid when he sees Otis hanging out with Biz in the living room.
* GagDub: ''Cubed'', a Fox Sports web series, once did [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoQgTMNquko a parody dub]] of one of the first episode's scenes.
%%* GangOfBullies: Jamal and his fellow bullies.
* GetOut: In "Gloria", Biz says this to Athlete and Kid when he's annoyed with them for sitting around the house while he's trying to date with Gloria.
* GrowlingGut: Subverted; this happens to Condor at the beginning of "Lion" when he is bicycling with Kid, but [[spoiler:it is actually the pitbull growling before a chase after Kid and Condor ensues.]]
* HorribleCampingTrip: The appropriately titled two-parter "Camping Trip" concerns Kid and his friends' aborted adventure in the woods, Business and Wise's boredom, and Athlete's struggles to put a tent up.
%%* Creator/HouseOfCool: Created designs and storyboards for the series.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Happens once in "Lion":
--> '''Business''': Ray Ray, you need to check your dog.
--> '''Ray Ray''': Mind your own business...Business.
--> (''tries to close the door, but Business stops him and opens the door'')
--> '''Business''': Kid ''is'' my business. And your dog is out of control.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Business's purple executive suit and pants.
* IncrediblyLamePun: A joke that both Kid and Erik make in "Bullies".
---> '''Kid''': You know I do. Just be open.
---> '''Condor''': What you mean "be open?" I'm like 7/11 over here!
---> '''Erik''': Yeah, you are open. (''Laughs a bit'') Open like your fly.
---> (''Erik laughs with Kid'')
---> '''Condor''': (''frustrated'') Whatever, E.
%%** The girls' jokes in the same episode.
* LittleNo: Li has one in "Stay on the Court", when Kid falls off the high dive.
* LookBehindYou: When Otis confronts the pitbull in "Lion", the pitbull points at the left telling him "Oh look! Baby gazelle!" and runs off barking down the street.
* MeaningfulName: The [=LeBrons=] themselves -- Kid (a kid), Athlete (an athlete), Business (a businessman) and Wise (an old man) -- all qualify.
* {{Moe}}:[[invoked]] Erik [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this during Li's introduction scene in the second episode:
--> '''Erik''': She's like one of those hot anime characters, only she's not a cartoon.
%%* MotionCapture: The second season.
%%* MultiPartEpisode: "The Comeback" and "Camping Trip".
* NoExportForYou: If you live in [[CanadaEh Canada]] and wanted to watch an episode on Website/YouTube, you'd click on the link and get the "This video is not available in your country" message instead.
* OhCrap: Everybody at the end of "Big Game", when Kid jump shoots with time running out in slow motion but fails miserably.
%%* OnTheNext
%%* OpeningNarration: Done by [=LeBron=] James.
* OverlyLongScream: Sometimes abused, especially in "Stay on the Court" and "Gloria".
%%* PantheraAwesome: Otis the lion.
* PlanetOfSteves: As with the title being ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, everybody in the family (except for Gloria) were ''all'' named [=LeBron=] (because ''[=LeBron=]'' James has divided his personality into four different characters), except it was used as a family name of some sort. Nice touch, [=LeBron=] James!
%%* PreviouslyOn
%%* ProductPlacement
* RailroadTracksOfDoom: Kid and his friends walk across one in "Camping Trip", while calls for a cliffhanger in the first part in which Condor was about to be run over by a train. Then the second part begins with Condor escaping the train by jumping before he ends up hanging onto the mountain.
%%* ReactiveContinuousScream: Happens with Gloria and the grasshopper at the beginning of "Gloria".
%%* ResetButton: "The Comeback".
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Condor attempts this by running away in "Camping Trip: Part 1", with Kid and Erik giving chase after him.
%%* SeasonFinale: "The Comeback", a two-part episode.
* ShoutOut:
** At the beginning of the intro, [=LeBron=] James himself appears in live action explaining the episode's [[AnAesop Aesop]], similar to Creator/BillCosby on ''FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids''.
** In the first episode, there's a reference to ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', in which Otis ties the pitbull up to a chair and turns a radio on, which he dances to while trying to devour him.
** Near the end of "Misunderstood", Kid, upon seeing Jamal, says [[Film/KillBill "Yo,]] ''[[Film/KillBill Jamal!]]''[[Film/KillBill ...We got some unfinished business!"]].
%%* ShownTheirWork
* ShuttingUpNow:
--> '''Pitbull''': Please accept my deepest and most sincere apologies!
--> '''Otis''': Shut up, fool.
--> '''Pitbull''': That sounds like a plan. I'm gonna shut up now.
%%* SmallNameBigEgo
* SoftWater: In the episode "Stay on the Court", Kid nervously climbs on a very high diving board (called a "high dive") and "dives" off of it, taking the longest fall he ever had until he finally hits the water in the swimming pool, where he's about to drown, only to be saved by Li.
* SpecialGuest: Drizzy Drake makes a guest appearance in "Drake", where his partner Neko duels with Biz in a rap battle.
* SpeedStripes: Happens some of the time, such as in the scene in "Stay on the Court" where Kid dives off the high dive.
%%* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids''.
%%* SpotlightStealingSquad: Kid, somehow.
* StealthHiBye: Both Condor and especially Kid do this in "Coach", when an angry Gloria chases them down the school hall for stealing a book that she wrote.
* StockAudioClip: Kid yelling "Another foul!" in "The Comeback".
* StoryArc: The first season has a long one, from the fourth episode "Coach" to the tenth episode "The Comeback".
* TakeMyHand: Kid and Erik do this to Condor in "Camping Trip: Part 2" to help him back up on the mountain.
* TalkingAnimal: Otis the lion, as well as Ray Johnson's pitbull, but only in the first episode. They didn't talk in subsequent episodes.
%%* ThematicThemeTune
%%* ThemeTuneRap
%%* ThemeTuneRollCall
* ThisIsNoTimeToPanic: When Kid, Condor and Erik stumble upon the bear in "Camping Trip: Part 1", Condor gives off this speech:
--> '''Condor''': Okay, all right, this is where we make our stand, okay? Now watch a lot of nature channel, and they say to make yourself real ''big'', like ''bigger'' than a band, you know what I mean? And just don't panic, and whatever you do, ''don't run''.\\
(''Kid and Erik run off screaming, ignoring Condor's warning'')
%%* ThoseTwoGuys: Condor and Erik.
%%* ThreeAmigos: Kid, Condor and Erik.
%%* TitleThemeTune
* ToBeContinued: "The Comeback: Part 1" and "Camping Trip: Part 1".
%%* TotallyRadical
* ToughRoom: The girls at the beginning of "Bullies" fall into this.
--> '''Erik''': What's all the laughing about, anyway?
--> '''Girl''': Nothin'. [[IncrediblyLamePun Just watchin' you little boys attempt to play ball.]]
--> (''The girls laugh'')
--> '''Erik''': [[LampshadeHanging Jeez, tough room.]]
--> '''Girl''': Just calm it like you see it.
* ATwinkleInTheSky: Done in the 1st season episode "Stay on the Court" when Erik shoots the basketball up towards the sky.
--> '''Kid''': Dang, I think Boy Genius lost our ball again.
%%* UnclePennybags: Business.
* WalkIntoCameraObstruction:
** "Coach" ends this way when Kid and his friends charge at the bullies to fight them.
** "Misunderstood": Twice. first when Condor runs towards the camera to talk an irritated Kid out, and second when Kid walks away from him angrily after his BerserkButton was pressed.
* WhamEpisode: "Big Game", where Kid misses his basketball game.
%%* WhatDoTheyFearEpisode: "Camping Trip".
%%* WithFriendsLikeThese: Condor and Erik, to Kid.
%%* WorstNewsJudgementEver: Kid's basketball incident from "Big Game" becomes this in "Misunderstood", much to his surprise/disappointment.
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