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LeBron James gets mystical power-up from Marvel's Doctor Strange

In a content partnership between ESPN and Marvel, our NBA heroes battle for the fate of the world -- and the Larry O'Brien Trophy in the 2016-17 season. Marvel's Doctor Strange has imbued the NBA's greatest players with incredible abilities, even beyond those they've already demonstrated. See all of the the super transformations here.


LeBron James


Illustration by Dale Keown and Chris Sotomayor

Cleveland Cavaliers | SF

Power: Superhuman strength

Key stat: Averaged 36.3 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 9.7 APG, 3.0 SPG, 3.0 BPG in Games 5-7 of 2016 Finals

Mind-bending moment: Chase-down block on Andre Iguodala to preserve a tie late in Game 7 of 2016 Finals.

Prior to June, we believed we lived in a world in which Cleveland was incapable of winning a championship. But LeBron James knew that such a reality was just one of many, and he used his supernatural abilities to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and introduce us to a world in which Cleveland is the city of champions. As The Ancient One says, not everything has to make sense -- like a player seemingly teleporting across the court to pin an opponent's shot against the backboard in the most important game of his life.