Fortunately for fans and the league, we have plenty of players that can be the face of the NBA in the future. This decade will see several superstars retiring, including LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant.
After these monsters retire from the game, fans worldwide will need new stars to root for. Plenty of people believe LeBron James' heir is already playing in the league. Still, everybody has a different opinion on who really will take over the association once The King calls it a career.
One NBA designer made an incredible pic of the 4x NBA champion surrounded by 10 kids supposed to take the throne once he leaves the league. Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum, LaMelo Ball, Donovan Mitchell, and Ja Morant are on Bron's right side. Moreover, we find Brandon Ingram behind the player, while Devin Booker, Trae Young, Luka Doncic, and Zion Williamson are on the left side.
Fans reacted to this, congratulating the designer, "Ma|a¢h¡ W®¡ght," for such an incredible job. Others, however, claimed that Ben Simmons doesn't belong in the picture.
This question, surrounding LeBron James and who will be next after him, has gotten more interesting in the past couple of years. The league is full of superstar talent, and every year we confirm that specific figures will make big things in the association.
If these players keep developing, the NBA will be in good hands after LeBron's departure. Besides these 10 players, Giannis Antetokounmpo is another young talent that can rule the league for the next decade. The Greek Freak has been on a dominant run for three years now, and that doesn't seem to be changing soon.
Nikola Jokic, Zach LaVine, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Michael Porter Jr. and more also have good cases to take torch.
Who will be the best player in the world once James hangs the shoes? Time will tell. The only certain thing is that we won't miss candidates to take that honor.