And he's still on course to take over from Messi as the world's finest.
-- Ian Chadband "He's a world star in soccer like Michael Jordan was in basketball. That's James' career arc in his home state of Ohio.
Last year, it was to deliver the dream finale to Brazil's Olympics with the glorious free kick and winning shootout penalty against Germany to earn gold.
This year, it was inspiring the greatest comeback in the game's annals for Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League with an individual tour de force that Liverpool great Steve Gerrard hailed as one of the greatest he'd ever seen.
Fans once jilted by James adore him again, and, still dominating at age 32, he might be delivering them thrills for years to come.
James received rave reviews for his appearance in the 2015 Amy Schumer film "Trainwreck" and is slated to star in the forthcoming "Space Jam 2." Will he add an Oscar to his four MVP trophies? -- Thomas Neumann "I've never seen a man in my life tell an entire state: 'Get on my back, I got you.