LeBron James is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players ever and is viewed as a living legend by many. After all, he has the most illustrious resume out of any player currently in the league and has continued to play at a high level while approaching the back end of his career.
Fans might struggle to fathom how much King James had to adapt and evolve his game over the years to keep up with the changing times. In each team that he went to, different things were expected of him at varying junctures of his career.
One could argue that LeBron has played all 5 positions in basketball over the last two decades in the NBA. That said, people should undoubtedly want to know which position he excelled in the most.
LeBron James is widely considered one of the best passers in NBA history
To the more recent and inexperienced NBA fans, there are 5 positions that players are typically assigned to when on the court. The positions are called; point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center. Players are usually classified by height with the shortest playing guards and the bigger one playing forwards or center.
Since LeBron is listed at 6’9, one might assume that he has played the small forward or power forward position throughout his career. While this isn’t inaccurate, fans should also remember that a prime LeBron was able to guard and score over talented centers. Especially during his time with the Miami Heat.
There are several forwards in the league capable of playing in the center position for a while. Therefore, doing both isn’t exactly ultra-rare. However, LeBron has also played the point guard position during several stretches of his career.
King James has always claimed to play the game the right way. He has been criticized by many for passing up shots to teammates. Nonetheless, there is no denying that his high basketball IQ to go with his size makes LeBron a supreme passer.
The only position LeBron has never really played is that of the shooting guard. the SG is usually the player who shoots the most shots on the team and is a good wing defender. If we had to decide which position he played the best, it would be the point guard position or perhaps his time as a power forward in Miami.