Sport: Basketball
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 2x NBA MVP, 8x All-Star, 5x All-NBA First Team
LeBron takes a lot of shit and sometimes deservedly so. But the stone cold truth is, he is the most talented basketball player to come around since Kobe Bryant. We also seem to forget how King James actually exceeded the insane expectations placed upon him coming out of a highly publicized high school career. Remember that this guy led a bunch of bums to the NBA Finals in just his fourth season in the L, when he was 22 years old. Yes, he ruined free agency in professional basketball, acts "Hollywood," and has yet to come through in the clutch since 2007, but his unselfishness on the court overshadows all of those flaws (plus, he's only 27). Once he and Flash figure out their roles (which they seem to be doing well so far), the Miami Heat will be well on their way to building a dynasty in South Beach.