LeBron Raymone James Sr. (/ləˈbrɒn/; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is often regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time, which has resulted in frequent comparisons to Michael Jordan. His accomplishments include three NBA championships, four NBA MVP Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. James teams appeared in eight consecutive NBA Finals (2011-2018 seasons). James is the all-time NBA playoffs points scored leader, fourth in all-time NBA points scored, and eighth in all-time NBA assists. James has played in sixteen NBA All-Star Games being All-Star MVP three times, voted onto the All-NBA First Team a record twelve times, and the All-Defensive First Team five times.