NBA star LeBron James has been playing in the league for 19 years.
The Los Angeles Lakers star went on to establish his history in the NBA after a standout collegiate career.
James' career has lasted approximately 20 years, during which time he has earned several awards including four NBA Championships
Only a small number of other players have won four MVP honours, and they are all revered as superstars in the NBA.
Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Michael Jordan have all won four MVP trophies in their respective careers.
He had only turned 18 when he agreed to a $87 million, seven-year contract with Nike.
It's interesting that James was receiving offers for millions of dollars even though he hadn't even participated in a professional game.
Reebok allegedly made a $115 million offer in addition to Nike, while Adidas suggested a $60 million agreement.
Reebok allegedly offered $115 million, while Adidas suggested a $60 million agreement.