LeBron James.

What else is there to say?

James has won four MVP’s, three championships and has been an NBA All-Star thirteen-times by the age of 32. He has been debated against Michael Jordan (who is arguably the greatest player of all time) numerous times. People always ask the same question, “Will LeBron be greatest when his career is over?” “Can LeBron pass Michael Jordan?” Well, there is no way of telling how James will end his career, nor can we tell if primetime Jordan could beat prime time LeBron.

Although, one thing is clarified. LeBron James is the greatest player of our generation. For the past ten years or so, he has been the face of the NBA, and possibly the face of all athletes. So here are three reasons why LeBron James is the greatest player of our time.

Efficiency

Yes, LeBron James is one of the most efficient players of all-time. His PER is outstanding. With a career score of 27.59, James only trails Michael Jordan in the all-time rankings. James is also one of the best all-around players of all-time, putting up career numbers of 27.1 points, (on 49% shooting) 7.0 assists and 7.2 rebounds with 1.7 steals and 0.8 blocks. Those are amazing numbers that are very hard to compete with. Sure, Russell Westbrook and James Harden are racking up triple-doubles left and right, but both of them will have drained their athleticism by the time they reach their mid-30s.

James observes his play to stay healthy, that’s why he is always active on both ends of the floor.

Accolades

At the age of 32, LeBron James already has one of the NBA’s most prolific careers. He has had many great accolades including four well-deserved MVP awards and 13 All-Star apperances. LeBron is a regular starter for the All-Star Game, a common choice for MVP, and even a wild card for Defensive Player of the Year. Accolades don’t prove everything, but they can’t be ignored.

Popularity

 

No matter what sport it is, there is always a notable name or a popular face leading it. For the whole basketball world, LeBron James is the man. James has tallied the biggest endorsements/opportunities and made a name for himself. He has partnerships with Nike, Sprite, McDonalds, Samsung, Dre Beats and many others.

Last season, it looked like back-to-back MVP guard Stephen Curry was taking the reigns, as he was getting an incredible amount of attention from his ridiculous shooting, inspiring people all over the world. Then came the 2016 Finals, Curry against James in an epic battle. Steph played terribly in the series which helped the LeBron and the Cavaliers win in seven games. Ever since, James has comfortably been at the top.

There are stars, but it is extremely rare for an athlete to get up to James’ popularity. The only comparable athlete is “His Airness” himself, Michael Jordan.

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