THE JAMES FILE
Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Position: Small forward
Birthday: 12/30/1984, 38 years old
Scoring Average: 27.2 points
Draft: First round, first pick, 2003
Contract: Signed a 2-year $97.1 million extension, 2022
WAG: Savannah James
Children: Bronny, Bryce, Zhari
4x NBA champion
4x NBA Finals MVP
4x NBA MVP
3x NBA All-Star Game MVP
NBA Rookie of the Year, 2004
NBA Scoring champion, 2008
2x National High School Player of the Year, 2002, 2003
3x Ohio Player of the Year, 2001, 2002, 2003
At this point, it’s all about the legacy. How will LeBron James be remembered?
The greatest basketball player of all-time. The greatest ambassador of the game. A spokesperson for equal rights. A husband and father?
Don’t be misled. James is chasing a fifth NBA title and possibly a fifth NBA Finals MVP. He remains as committed to his craft as ever. Competing is his passion. He has played through injuries in 2022-2023. And it’s not as if the 2022-23 season will be his last. He would love to play with his son Bronny, who’s a senior in high school.
But the comparison, which will probably go on for decades – or until the next phenom emerges is this: Is James or Michael Jordan the greatest of all-time? Wouldn’t you love to be included in that debate?