LeBron James (IPA: , born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio); nicknamed as King James or The Chosen One, is an All-Star NBA basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Standing at 6 feet, 8 inches (2.03 m), the 21-year-old James is considered one of the most gifted and versatile players in the NBA. Although he primarily plays the small forward position, he is capable of shifting to any of the guard positions in instances as well. His overall skill sets and on court play have led to comparisons between him and NBA greats such as Magic Johnson as well as his childhood idol Michael Jordan, and some fans going as far as to give him the title of "The Next Michael Jordan". Due to LeBron's versatile gameplay-often considered to be a triple-double threat, some consider James more like the legendary Oscar Robertson, who was known for his superb all-around talents.