2012 The Root 100

LeBron James is an NBA player who won a title, an MVP award and an Olympic gold medal in 2012.

  • Influence: 208.8
  • Reach: 18.2
  • Substance: 7.0
  • Media Mentions: 17606
  • Internet Mentions: 13700000
  • Twitter Followers: 5876142
  • LeBron James

  • Professional basketball player and businessman who won an NBA championship, the NBA's MVP award and an Olympic gold medal in the same season.
  • Job: Professional basketball player and businessman
  • Sector: Sports
  • Twitter: @KingJames
  • Location: Miami
  • Age: 27
  • Bio: Through his on-court displays in the NBA Finals and the Olympics this year, LeBron James left no doubt that he's the world's best player. He joined Michael Jordan as the only players to ever win an NBA championship, NBA MVP award and an Olympic gold medal in the same season. The 2010-11 season was hell for James, who became the NBA's public enemy No. 1 and lost the NBA Finals against Dallas. When he "finally" won his first NBA ring in June (at a year younger than when MJ won his first), it released the severe pressure that had been mounting since he left Cleveland for Miami. U.S. Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski said James is "the most unique player to ever play basketball." He's also a shrewd businessman. James has teamed with Nike to market LeBron X, the most expensive basketball shoes ever, which will be released in September at $270, according to reports. Visit his website and like his Facebook page.
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