Is the reign over? Time catches up to LeBron James Published Jan. 5, 2015 At some point, all reigns come to end. Perhaps we are beginning to witness the beginning of the end for "King" LeBron James, as the now 30-year-old has seen the minutes, and the injuries, pile up this year. To compare, we take a look at similar players at similar moments in their careers. The outlook isn't good for James, or the Cleveland Cavaliers.