LeBron James is already regarded as a basketball phenomenon at the age of just 19. One of the greatest high school basketball players ever seen, James signed a promotional deal with Nike worth US$100 million before he even played his first match in the NBA.
He wears the No. 23 like Laureus World Sports Academy member Michael Jordan and passes the ball like Magic Johnson. He fully lived up to the billing in his October debut for Cleveland Cavaliers, scoring 25 points with six assists, four steals and nine rebounds.