There’s certainly no denying LeBron James’ influence. He’s been the face of the NBA for a decade, children love him, adults love him (and hate him), he started a school, he’s producing TV shows in Hollywood now and he’s also taken political stances on important issues to him.
LeBron remains the NBA’s biggest star. He’s still an elite player (when healthy), and his name resonates with casual fans and even non-fans. Add his off-court interests – more accessible to him in Los Angeles – and his importance can’t be denied.That’s why LeBron made TIME’s 2019 list of 100 most-influential