2013 The Root 100

LeBron James led the Miami Heat to their second consecutive national title.

  • Influence: 212.5
  • Reach: 18.80
  • Substance: 7
  • Media Mentions: 22214
  • Internet Mentions: 29400000
  • Twitter Followers: 9704778
  • LeBron James

  • NBA champion and MVP.
  • Job: NBA player, businessman
  • Sector: Sports
  • Twitter: @KingJames
  • Location: Miami
  • Age: 28
  • Bio: It was written that there would be feasts and famine, fits and starts. For LeBron James (King James to the masses), the realm remains flush with the spoils of sweet victory. In the last year, the dynamic Miami Heat guard -- considered one of the best basketball players of all time -- won his second national championship, stacked his fourth MVP award, banked $42 million in blue chip endorsements (selling $300 million in "LeBrons" for Nike alone) and was voted fans' favorite player by ESPN. It's a far cry from 2010 when he left Cleveland to take "his talents to South Beach." He also is an executive producer of an upcoming sitcom on Starz, Survivor's Remorse. Icing on this year's cake is the wedding cake he cut this fall with fiancee Savannah Brinson, and curating the entire soundtrack for NBA 2K14 (his royal countenance appears on the cover).

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