LeBron James Birthday Special: One of the best basketball players of all time, LeBron James celebrates his 35th birthday on Monday (December 30, 2019). James is an American professional basketball player who currently represents the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6 feet 9inch player is a formidable force to reckon with he possesses the ability to pierce the defences of any opposition in order to strike the basket and his assisting skills are second to none too. Often compared to legendary Michael Jordon for the title of best basketball player ever, James generally plays at the small forward position and has been quite dominant at that spot.