12 – LeBron James
LeBron James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). James has won four NBA championships, four NBA MVP awards, four NBA Finals MVP awards, three All-Star MVP awards, and two Olympic gold medals. He has scored the most points in the playoffs, the second most career points, and has the seventh most career assists. He has been selected an NBA All-Star 18 times, for the All-NBA Team a record 17 times, and five times for the NBA All-Defensive First Teams. He has competed in ten NBA Finals, the third most of all time, including eight consecutively between 2011 and 2018. Nicknamed “King James”, he is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time and is often compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player of all time.