7. LeBRON JAMES
The man who may or may not have dubbed himself “The Chosen One” in his sophomore year of high school is perhaps the new-age definition of swag. His swag has evolved into a refined, ruthless, killer-type of glint in his eye. When he started out in the league, though, his swag was brash and unrefined. The powder, which still remains, was flamboyant and somewhat controversial. Dancing on the sidelines, joking around, and dominating on the court. Whatever he did, though, there was always room for more. His turning point was his Decision, a move made with his principal interests at heart. It was a move that could’ve been handled differently, yes, but it turned out to be the right one. It took King James a few years to learn that, though, as “not one, not two, not three…” turned into all-black uniforms, a blank stare, and a championship.
The new LeBron is a little colder to the touch, but just as hot on the court. It’s the reason why when people say “Swag is for kids, class is for men” I shake my head. Everyone can have swag, but there is such a thing as a man’s swag. That’s what LeBron James has come to possess in his continued tenure as best basketball player on Earth.