The second best basketball player on the planet right now is not Lebron James. It's Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder. He's apparently also a nice guy; no "I'm taking my talents to South Beach" press conferences, no messy divorces, no kids out of wedlock, no guns in the locker room. Just a good Christian kid who is supremely talented at basketball. It helps that he's 6'10" and can run and jump and shoot lights out from outside; he's just too big for small forwards to guard, too quick for power forwards.
I say "second best" because... well, you know. You have to beat the King to become the King.