As one of the most famous and widely recognized athletes on the planet, LeBron James' influence has stretched well beyond the basketball world.
As a businessman, cultural icon, and movie star, he is a man of many ventures, and his name is plastered over all kinds of different projects.
On Friday, he found himself in the news again -- this time, for being the newest addition to the exciting new fighter game, 'MultiVersus.'
MultiVersus, the Smash Bros.-like Warner Bros. crossover fighter, has revealed new characters Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith, and LeBron James.
Announced during a San Diego Comic-Con panel, the panel unveiled these characters along with a closer look at how LeBron controls in the game. While it seems jarring to put LeBron James, a real-life person and pro basketball player in the NBA, this would not be the first time we have seen a "fictionalized" version of him, which initially debuted in 2021's Space Jam: A New Legacy.
The MultiVersus panel also confirmed that Morty Smith will join the roster on August 9th, while Rick Sanchez will be playable at a later date.
In the clip, we can see some of James' moves, which include a cool-looking slam-dunk-style leap attack. The character isn't officially available to players until July 26, but the hype is rising in both the gaming and basketball communities.
Smash Bros. style fighting games are all the rage today, and it's no surprise that Warner Bros. has created its own version.
So far, LeBron has not yet commented on his appearance in the game, but it's not a new experience for him. Every year, NBA 2K uses his name and likeness in their game, and he's always a player that gets a lot of focus.
We will just have to wait and see how he can be used in MultiVersus, but if his powers in the game are anything like his powers on the court, he'll be a powerful character for players all around the globe.