LeBron James named one of TIME's 'Most Influential'

LeBron James probably isn't worried about awards or lists right now.

He's got Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round on his mind, as the Cleveland Cavaliers head to Indiana to face the Pacers with a 2-0 lead in the series Thursday.

But James does have another bullet point to add to his resume. 

On Thursday, TIME magazine announced its annual "Most Influential" list, citing the year's 100 most influential people across the world. James was listed under the "Titans" category.

The eclectic list entails a variety of leaders, performers, athletes and executives, such as Ivanka Trump, Chance the Rapper and Kim Jong Un.

James has made an impact beyond the hardwood. Sure, he's got three NBA championships, four MVPs, three NBA Finals MVPs and a pair of Olympic gold medals, but his philanthropy and business sense has also made him a "titan" across Northeast Ohio.

Recently, the LeBron James Family Foundation teamed up with Akron Public Schools to create the "I Promise" School, which will educate at-risk students who are part of the foundation. 

James has also shifted to the entertainment industry, as a producer of NBC's "The Wall." The show is the fourth from SpringHill Entertainment, which was founded by James and Maverick Carter.

Click here to read what Rita Dove had to say about James in her feature for TIME's list.

Click here to view the full list.

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