by Peter Walsh / @goinginsquad

Balling with his peers and shutting down gyms coast to coast? Check. Dropping one of the hottest kicks on the market? Check. Organizing an All-Star charity game? Check. Legitimizing his brand worldwide? Check.

There wasn’t much LeBron James didn’t do this offseason. And, to the dismay of his many haters, further proved that he is the face of the NBA, as well as the most polarizing figure the game has seen in quite some time. Click through the gallery above as SLAMonline chronicled LBJ’s off-season prominence.

Previously:
Dear Summer: Kevin Durant
Dear Summer: Brandon Jennings
Dear Summer: John Wall
Dear Summer: Kemba Walker
Dear Summer: Derrick Rose
Dear Summer: Dwight Howard