If you were to take a look at some of the most prominent basketball players that are currently still active, one name that would pop up quite a bit for you would be LeBron James. James is a player that is rather old if you think about it since he is approaching forty years of age, but in spite of the fact that this is the case he has managed to enjoy a massive career and he is still fit enough to play in a really important position in his team.
The position that Lebron James currently plays in his team which is the Los Angeles Lakers is shooting guard. It is important to note that shooting guards are the one that protect their team’s basket from the offensive players who are in the other team. At the end of the day, the other team is there to win as well, and they will always be aggressive in their pursuit of scoring the maximum number of points that they can manage. Hence, without a shooting guard suffice it to say that the home team will have a really hard time managing its affairs and there is a strong chance that the other team would end up scoring so many points that it would be difficult for the home team to catch up let alone supersede them in the points count.
James is one of the best shooting guards that have ever played. He used to play as a small forward too, but now that he is approaching the end of his career he has been given the relatively more relaxed role of the shooting guard so that he can preserve his health.