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LeBron James has the power to drastically change the landscape of the NBA
You knew he would be on this list.
LeBron James is the most powerful player in the NBA today, and it's really not even close.
He showed just how powerful he was throughout the "Summer of LeBron" and the debacle that was "The Decision."
He held a franchise hostage for over a year in regards to his future with it and made the monumental choice to take his talents to South Beach.
No franchise in recent memory has lost more in one offseason than the Cleveland Cavaliers did when they lost LeBron in his prime.
No player has quite as much leverage over his team, nor does another player contribute more to his team.
In short, LeBron is the best player in the world and has the talent to change the future of whatever franchise he plays for.
Now, imagine just how crazy it would be if LeBron didn't want to play for the Miami Heat anymore.
Every team would put together its best package for the Heat and pray that Micky Arison was dumb enough to accept.
The pandemonium to secure his services would be ridiculous, and he would, once again, alter the landscape of the NBA.
That's what comes with being the NBA's predominant superstar.