2011 NBA All-Star Game

LeBron's Famous Friends

Photos of King James and his court.

LeBron James is one of the world's most famous athletes, so it's only fitting that, starting in October 2018, he'll be playing basketball in Los Angeles, celebrity culture's ground zero. The Lakers' purple-and-gold uniform will be a new one for James, who's notched 11 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers and four with the Miami Heat, but he's already well-acquainted with L.A.'s glamorous life: He owns two homes in Brentwood; his IMDb page boasts a combined 27 writing, acting, and producing credits; and, as you can see below, he knows his way around the A-list.

FRIENDLY COMPETITION Marc Serota/Getty Images FRIENDLY COMPETITION James exchanges a few words with Spike Lee at the American Airlines Arena in Miami in December 2010. THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT BEN KMazur/WireImage for ESPN THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT BEN James, less than a month after being picked first overall in the 2003 NBA Draft, meets Ben Stiller at the ESPY Awards in Hollywood.

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VIEWS Jesse Grant/WireImage VIEWS James and noted Toronto Raptors-fan Drake pose for a picture at the debut of "The LeBrons" in Hollywood in 2011. BIG HUG John W. McDonough/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images BIG HUG James hugs First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. HOW I MET YOUR MVP Michael Caulfield/WireImage HOW I MET YOUR MVP James accepts a Spike TV Guys Choice Award from Jason Segel in Los Angeles in 2010. LAUGHING MATTER Jason Merritt/Getty Images LAUGHING MATTER James has a chuckle with Jay-Z and Beyoncé during the 2009 NBA All-Star Game. THE KING AND THE PRESIDENT Mark Wilson/Getty Images THE KING AND THE PRESIDENT James shares the podium with President Barack Obama during the Miami Heat's January 2013 visit to White House. GOOD GAME Jason Miller/Getty Images GOOD GAME Usher encourages James after the Cavaliers' loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals. ALL SMILES Angela Weiss/Getty Images ALL SMILES James and the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh pose with Arnold Schwarzenegger at a charity event in Los Angeles in February 2011. BABY BLUE Carlo Allegri/Getty Images BABY BLUE James, fresh off his rookie season with Cleveland, presents an award with Samuel L. Jackson at the 2004 ESPYs in Hollywood. STRONGER TOGETHER Justin Sullivan/Getty Images STRONGER TOGETHER James speaks at a rally for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland, Ohio on November 6, 2016. PLEASED TO MEET YOU Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic PLEASED TO MEET YOU James shakes hands with Jessica Biel in Los Angeles in 2010. THE STEAL Elsa/Getty Images THE STEAL James snags a drink from Kevin Hart at the 2016 NBA All-Star Game ... THE ASSIST Elsa/Getty Images THE ASSIST ... and passes it off to Drake, moments later. A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Vince Bucci/Getty Images A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN James, Terrell Owens, and Geena Davis attend a pre-party for the 2003 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. FRESH PRINCE, KING JAMES Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images FRESH PRINCE, KING JAMES James chats with Will Smith before Game 5 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals. BIG BRON Alberto E. Rodriguez BIG BRON James and Ben Affleck pose for a picture at the 2013 ESPYs. GIVING BACK Jennifer Pottheiser/Getty Images GIVING BACK James and Denzel Washington attend an event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2011.


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