Thursday, April 16th, 2009 at 11:09 am  |  26 responses

Here Comes the Reign

LeBron is one of a kind.

LeBron JamesPhoto by Pier Nicola D’Amico
Originally published in SLAM 93

They call him King, right?—Adam Fleischer

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  • jiggy embalsado

    the King! Great photo!

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    If Lebron really used a sword playing basketball, he’d be that much more awesome

  • http://slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/fear/ Fred34

    head band AND crown – now that’s a look !

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    The jersey and shorts look like they were made by Champion!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    Or Champ, whatever you want to call it.

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  • underdog

    MVP 2009

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    Looking back, this was pretty corny.

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    It was still totally awesome. That’s still my favorite cover of all time. It was just McNasty. And the King playing card theme was awesome with it. Just an overall awesome cover.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    This was so much fun to be a part of. If you guys had seen how cheap the crown and sword we actually had looked before they were retouched…. My man Nic did magic with this sh*t.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    The King needs his crown.

  • Superman Osman

    I name the…Sir David Stern in the old city Akron.

  • http://canadianballer.blogspot.com/ karma

    he needs to shave or trim his chest.

  • http://canadianballer.blogspot.com/ karma

    …and this would have been dope without that stupid robe there.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    SLAM 93…. has it been that long ago already?

  • Krishan

    LOL, no disrespect but the left arm + sword looked like it was copy-pasted to his torso.

  • http://www.oprah.com doyouwantmore

    LBJ’s ego — where corny happens…(still hope they beat the Lakers)

  • http://anf.blogspot.com anf

    Iloved this cover!

  • Blinguo

    @karma, you don’t do that. Word to Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld. Or those old SLAM Khalid “taco meat” refs/stories.
    Bought it at a supermarket, cashier lady took a good long look at the cover and said something about “dang he looks so old now, should probably shave to look young again. He ain’t the baby faced kid anymore.”

  • http://www.twitter.com/mansonovic Andy

    Isn’t this usually the point where James the Balla or The Seed come in and tell us that LeBron actually stole that sword from Big Z, whereas Kobe would have happily let Bynum have it?

  • http://www.for-sports-sake.blogspot.com/ Faz

    It’s only the beginning! LBJ is no doubt King of the league and D-Wade is Sir Lancealot!

  • Dan

    Damn sword looks like a knife, couldn’t you guys have found a bigger one? dude is 6’8″

  • http://yahoo.com Domo

    I wish I could get this Cover autographed…!!!

  • http://gmail.com KB24

    Lebron is a joke!! he cant even get his team to the finals…..

  • http://gmail.com KB24

    Lebron is a joke….. he cant even get his team to the finals as the so-called best player in the league.

  • Bisso

    LBJ 23 Is the king of all times.
    you rock MAN keep on