Fun fact, LeBron James has played in the NBA longer than he has not. To say he is a generational athlete almost feels like an understatement. In recent years he has also expanded his cultural influence outside of the sport. Most relevant to MultiVersus is his foray into one of the most beloved movies of the 90s, Space Jam, with its sequel in 2021. Originally drafted into the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003, he quickly proved why he was the first overall pick, earning Rookie of the year and averaging over 20 points across the season.
Even as he was propelled to stardom, James had to work through the league, and over the next 7 years, he would go from a promising rookie with shades of stardom to an undisputed powerhouse of the sport. By the time he became a free agent in 2010, LeBron had won an MVP vote and proved to be capable in nearly any role on the court. After signing with the Miami Heat, he would go on to win back-to-back championships and later return to Cleveland and bring them a championship of their own.
As of 2018, LeBron continues to play as part of the Laker's roster, even as injuries threaten him to slow down and reduce his playing time, he remains a king of the court, a popular figure for the sport, and attracts the eyes, of some Warner Brothers executives.
After a rouge Warner Brothers’ artificial Intelligence called AI-G becomes self-aware, it traps both Lebron and his son inside a virtual world, where AI-G offers him the chance to earn his freedom if he assembles a team to play basketball and wins a match against AI-G’s team.
LeBron can be a controversial figure within basketball. He is, without a doubt, a top athlete who holds himself to the highest possible standard in terms of physical and mental focus on his matches. This can come across as an abrasive personality on the court, where he commands respect from his peers and demands their attention. LeBron's overwhelming physical presence when playing can cause opponents to falter, and even as the towering figure he is, the real value in his physical performance is his ability to get inside his opponent's mind and probe them for a reaction, ideally one that distracts them or leaves them exposed.
LeBron’s core mechanic centers around playing with his basketball throw, especially when it comes to team fights, where allies can take a pass and return it for extra damage. He is a fast and somewhat heavy character with many special aerials that deal devastating damage. He is vulnerable to combos and can be at a disadvantage off-stage.
Although he can throw around his basketball, due to the speed of the projectile, he is not much of a ranged character, preferring to keep the distances close to maximize the power of his special moves and build upon damage.
In MultiVersus, LeBron features similar visuals to those in Space Jam: A New Legacy with the iconic teal and orange kit of the Toons team. He also has skins for his Robin costume and cowboy attire from Space Jam.